Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad walk along a street in Mleiha, near the Damascus airport, during a tour organized by the Syrian government on Aug. 15. Omar Sanadiki/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

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A pro-Russian fighter guards the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine on July 19, 2014. Ukraine said the passenger plane was shot down as it flew over the country, killing all 298 people on board. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP hide caption

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U.S.-Russia Relations: More Carrot Or More Stick?

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In Cairo, First Steps Taken On Gnarled Path To Gaza Cease-Fire

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As Iraq Comes Apart At The Seams, Washington Weighs What To Do

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Syrian Crisis Splits Activists And Religious Groups Over Aid

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In Rubble Of Middle East Peace Talks, Kerry Seeks Way Forward

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Out Of North Korea, A Sexist Rant Against South's President

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Groups Disagree Over How To Aid Syrians Caught In Civil War

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Iranian students climb over the wall of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution, Nov. 4, 1979. The students went on to seize the embassy staff, and hold 52 of them as hostages for 444 days. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Taunt Or Miscalculation? Iran's Provocative Pick For U.N. Envoy

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Russia Cautions Against A Return Of Cold War Rhetoric

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Kerry Weighs Wildcard In Mideast Talks: Freedom For Israeli Spy

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Framework Of Syria Peace Talks Divides Interested Parties

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Syrian Civil War Overwhelms Aid Groups

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An American Diplomat In Paris — And A Russian One, Too

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