Emerging Alliances In Mosul Raise Tensions And Complications

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A member of the Kurdish security forces stand guard atop a armored vehicle at Taza district, south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraq, Friday, June 20, 2014. Emad Matti/AP hide caption

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Iraq's Ethnic Kurds See Opportunity In Nation's Chaos

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Iraqi Territory Lost To Insurgents May Be Tough To Retake

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The Shape Of Extremist Ambitions In Iraq And Beyond

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Women walk past election posters of Syria's President Bashar Assad on a Damascus street on Monday. Despite the civil war, the election will be held Tuesday in areas controlled by Assad's government. Assad became president after his father's death in 2000 and is assured of winning a third seven-year term. Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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What Syria's President Seeks From A Not-So-Democratic Election

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Syrian Conflict Marches Into Fourth Year

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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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Al-Qaida Extremists Fight For Influence In Iraq, Syria

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How Food Aid Is Being Used As A Weapon In Syria

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Diplomats Hope Syrian Rebels' Losses Promote Collaboration

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Local Opposition Councils Act As Government In Parts Of Syria

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Syrian Army Said To Be Readying Chemical Weapons

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Syrian Violence Escalates Into Civil War

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U.N. Sees 'Lack Of Willingness' For Peace In Syria

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