Syrian Conflict Marches Into Fourth Year

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Iranian shoppers buy vegetables from a street vendor in Tehran last November, a day after a six-month nuclear deal took effect. The U.S. says crippling sanctions — which caused prices for necessities like bread, rice and soap to increase — forced Iran's hand. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Economic Sanctions Play Out In Strange Ways In Iran

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Table's Laid And Guests Are Ready: Syria Peace Talks Set To Begin

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Surprise Invitation Lands Syrian Peace Talks In Hot Water

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The flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, flutters on the dome of an Armenian Catholic Church in the northern rebel-held Syrian city of Raqqa on Sept. 28, 2013. At first, Syrian rebels and civilians welcomed the experienced Islamist fighters, and the groups fought together to take over the city from Syrian troops. Now, many Syrians fear and resent ISIS. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Rebels Fight Rebels, Grim Reports From A Syrian City

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Al-Qaida Extremists Fight For Influence In Iraq, Syria

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Refugees warm their hands at a refugee camp in Harmanli, Bulgaria, on Nov. 27. More Syrians are turning up in Europe. Many are trying to get to northern Europe, believing that is the best place to start a new life. Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With The Help Of Smugglers, Syrian Refugees Sneak Into Europe

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Syrian Regime, Opposition Groups To Start Peace Talks In January

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A health worker administers polio vaccine as part of a UNICEF-supported campaign in Damascus. Aid agencies sometimes have to negotiate with rebel groups and work in dangerous situations to immunize vulnerable children. Omar Sanadiki/AP hide caption

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A Conquered Foe Returns To War-Torn Syria: Polio

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Aid Workers: Syrian Refugees Unable To Help Their Kids Cope

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Syrian Militants Battle For Christian Village

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How Food Aid Is Being Used As A Weapon In Syria

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Mohammed al Hariri is known as the mafia don of the Zaatari Refugee camp. He is the man who gets things done. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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The Don Who's Taken Charge Of Jordan's Biggest Refugee Camp

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Refugees fill cans with water inside a camp in Baalbek, Lebanon, for Syrians who have fled the fighting in their country. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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As Doctors Leave Syria, Public Health Crisis Looms

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Diplomats Hope Syrian Rebels' Losses Promote Collaboration

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