Europe
 
Defying US Sanctions, EU Plans to Make Direct Payment to Iran
Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs (Photo by IRNA)
Turkey
Newly-appointed Catalan President Quim Torra is seen as he delivers a speech during an official swearing-in ceremony at the Generalitat Palace in Barcelona, Spain, on May 17, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
A Palestinian demonstrator walks in the smoke billowing from burning tyres during clashs with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza Strip, on May 18, 2018. (Photo by AFP)