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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud as the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir, listens before a meeting at the Royal Palace in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sept. 11. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Does Saudi Arabia Seem So Comfortable With Falling Oil Prices?

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After Shootings, Canada Takes Steps To Balance Security With Tradition

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Canada Re-evaluates Security After Shooting In Ottawa

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Parliament Attack Shakes Otherwise Quiet Ottawa

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In Canada, Investigation Continues After Shooting Near Parliament

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U.S. And Japan Hit Snag In Major Trade Pact Negotiations

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited West Point in August, when the impoverished neighborhood was quarantined to prevent the spread of Ebola. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Three Forlorn Presidents Bring Ebola Wish List To The World Bank

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Ebola Protective Suits Are In Short Supply

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To protect its cocoa workers from Ebola, the Ivory Coast has closed its borders. Ange Aboa/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

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Ebola's Toll: Farmers Aren't Farming, Traders Aren't Trading

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Ebola Response Hampered By Limited Air Travel

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Kerry Faces Tall Order In Organizing Regional Coalition Against ISIS

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Ebola Supply Shipments Delayed By Transportation Issues

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An Israeli soldier launches a drone that's attached to a military vehicle in southern Israel, not far from the border with the Gaza Strip, on July 29. Israel was a pioneer with drones and has developed a number of military technologies that it later sells abroad. Jim Hollander/EPA/Landov hide caption

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With Homegrown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on July 23. While the two countries are close allies, they have exchanged criticism during the recent Israel-Hamas fighting in Gaza. Pool/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gaza Violence Tests Once-Unshakable Allies U.S. And Israel

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An Israeli Merkava tank drives past a field of sunflowers along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip as it moves out of the Gaza Strip on Aug. 3. Gil Cohen Magen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hamas Conflict Could Have Lingering Impact On Israel's Economy

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