Middle East

People gather on the rubble of houses destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike near Yemen's capital Sanaa June 3, 2015. Air strikes by a Saudi-led Arab alliance shook Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday, mainly targeting military bases aligned with the dominant Houthi group, residents said

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People gather on the rubble of houses destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike near Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Wednesday

Palestinian girl stands near residential buildings that witnesses said were heavily damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip

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A Palestinian girl stands near residential buildings that witnesses said were heavily damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Beit Lahiya town

A Palestinian boy rests on an old armcha...A Palestinian boy rests on an old armchair in front of a dilapidated house on May 22, 2015 in Gaza City

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A Palestinian boy rests on an old armchair in front of a dilapidated house on Friday in Gaza City

Supporters of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) wait for the appearance Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of the party to deliver an election campaign speech during a rally in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, May 21, 2015, before Turkey's general election on June 7.  The ADP is a small party, but if it gains 10 percent of the vote it will enter parliament as a party, and could change the face of the country's politics

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Supporters of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) wait for the appearance Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of the party to deliver an election campaign speech during a rally in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday

Iraqi security forces stand guard as residents from the city of Ramadi, who fled their homes as Islamic State (IS) group militants tightened their siege on the last government positions in the capital of Anbar province, wait to cross Bzeibez bridge, on the southwestern frontier of Baghdad, on May 20, 2015. Taking control of Ramadi would constitute the group's most important victory this year in Iraq, and would give the jihadists control of the capitals of two of its largest provinces

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Iraqi security forces stand guard as residents from the city of Ramadi, who fled their homes as Islamic State (IS) group militants tightened their siege on the last government positions in the capital of Anbar province, wait to cross Bzeibez bridge, on the southwestern frontier of Baghdad, on Wednesday

A Syrian man carries a body after it was removed from the rubble of buildings following a reported barrel bomb attack by government forces on the Qadi Askar district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on May 20, 2015.

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A Syrian man carries a body after it was removed from the rubble of buildings following a barrel bomb attack by government forces on the Qadi Askar district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday

A man workouts in a gym, frequented by both residents and rebel fighters, in Aleppo's al-Fardous district

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A man workouts in a gym, frequented by both residents and rebel fighters, in Aleppo’s al-Fardous district

Iraqi soldiers fire towards Islamic State (IS) group positions in the Garma district of Anbar province west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, on Tuesday. Iraq's army and allied paramilitary forces massed around Anbar's provincial capital Ramadi, looking for swift action to recapture the city from the Islamic State group before it builds up defences

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Iraqi soldiers fire towards Islamic State (IS) group positions in the Garma district of Anbar province west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, on Tuesday. Iraq’s army and allied paramilitary forces massed around Anbar’s provincial capital Ramadi, looking for swift action to recapture the city from the Islamic State group before it builds up defences

 A solider watches smoke rising as they take part in joint Jordan-US maneuvers during the "Eager Lion" military exercises, in  Mudawwara, near the border with Saudi Arabia, on May 18, 2015. The annual "Eager Lion" exercises includes the participation of 10,000 troops from at least 18 countries, and incorporates scenarios including disaster relief and air defense.

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A solider watches smoke rising as they take part in joint Jordan-US maneuvers during the “Eager Lion” military exercises, in Mudawwara, near the border with Saudi Arabia, on Monday

Labourers work at a traditional bricks factory in Arab Mesad district of Helwan, northeast of Cairo

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Labourers work at a traditional brick factory in the Arab Mesad district of Helwan, northeast of Cairo

Children walk over rubble carrying a bag of bread after what activists said were airstrikes by warplanes loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta...Children walk over rubble carrying a bag of bread after what activists said were airstrikes by warplanes loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta May 15, 2015

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Children walk over rubble carrying a bag of bread after airstrikes by warplanes loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta on Friday

Iraqi Shia Muslim worshippers carry a mock coffin outside the Imam al-Kadhim shrine as they gather to mark the anniversary of the death of the eighth century revered Imam on Thursday in the Kadhimiya district of northern Baghdad

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Iraqi Shia Muslim worshippers carry a mock coffin outside the Imam al-Kadhim shrine as they gather to mark the anniversary of the death of the eighth century revered Imam on Thursday in the Kadhimiya district of northern Baghdad

A Palestinian woman looks from a window of her house in the Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City on May 14, 2015 ahead of the commemorations for the 67th anniversary of the "Nakba". "Nakba" means in Arabic "catastrophe" in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 67-years-ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation

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A Palestinian woman looks from a window of her house in the Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City on Thursday ahead of the commemorations for the 67th anniversary of the “Nakba”

Iraqi Shia Muslim worshippers mourn as they gather at the shrine of Imam Mussa al-Kadhim to mark the anniversary of the death of the eighth century revered Imam onWednesday in the northern district of Kadhimiya in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

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Iraqi Shia Muslim worshippers mourn as they gather at the shrine of Imam Mussa al-Kadhim to mark the anniversary of the death of the eighth century revered Imam on Wednesday in the northern district of Kadhimiya in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

An aerial view taken from a sea plane shows Swiss pilot and original Jetman Yves Rossy and Vince Reffett flying over Dubai's Palm Island...An aerial view taken from a sea plane shows Swiss pilot and original Jetman Yves Rossy (front) and Vince Reffett flying over Dubai's Palm Island, Dubai, United Arab Emirates May 12, 2015

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Swiss pilot and original Jetman Yves Rossy and Vince Reffett flying over Dubai’s Palm Island, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Tuesday

A Tunisian fisherman repairs a fishing net on May 5, 2015 in Tunisia's southern port of Zarzis, near the border with Libya, a few weeks after he rescued immigrants off the coast of Tunisia who were trying to sail from Libya to Europe

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A Tunisian fisherman repairs a fishing net on Tuesday in Tunisia’s southern port of Zarzis, near the border with Libya

A boy stands in rubble from houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, May 1, 2015. Saudi Arabia leads a coalition of mostly Sunni Arab countries conducting airstrikes against the rebels who have overrun the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and forced the Western-backed president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to flee the country

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A boy stands in rubble from houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Friday

Officials of Felix Airways, a domestic airline, inspect a plane destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Shiite rebels and their allies overnight and throughout the day on Tuesday in the Yemeni capital. Around midday, airstrikes hit Sanaa International airport, setting a plane owned by a private company on fire, according to a statement released by the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis

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Officials of Felix Airways, a domestic airline, inspect a plane destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen on Wednesday. Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Shia rebels and their allies overnight and throughout Tuesday

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A man reacts after a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad exploded in Aleppo’s al-Fardous district on Wednesday

Shiite fighters, known as Houthis, hold up their weapons as they chant slogans at the residence of a military commander of the Houthi militant group, destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa,, Yemen, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. A security official in Saudi Arabia says a soldier has been killed and another wounded in a gunfight with Shiite Houthi rebels along the kingdom's southern border with Yemen

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Shia fighters, known as Houthis, hold up their weapons as they chant slogans at the residence of a military commander of the Houthi militant group, destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa,, Yemen on Tuesday