Kurdish Ambitions Get A Rude Awakening From Baghdad

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Iraqi Shiite mourners carry the coffin of a soldier killed in clashes with anti-government fighters in Fallujah earlier this month. The government faces a months-long crisis in Anbar province, where it has lost the city of Fallujah as well as shifting parts of provincial capital Ramadi to anti-government militants. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Iraq, Anbar Faces Extremists Stronger Than Those U.S. Fought

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Splinters From Syria Reach Iraqi Kurds

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In Syria, Neighboring Militant Group Shifts Weight To Step In

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Many shops in this area of Beirut, Lebanon, known as the Dahiyeh, are now lined with sandbags to shield them against possible bombings. Tim Fitzsimons for NPR hide caption

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Beirut's Suburbs Take New Precautions As Syrian Unrest Expands

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Two Rounds Down, Syria Peace Talks Have Unfinished Business

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Syria Peace Talks Appear Near Collapse

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Syrian Peace Talks In Geneva Proceed Slowly

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Syrian Peace Talks Continue, Civilians Evacuated From Homs

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Syrian Activists Say Al-Qaida Stole Their Revolution

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Under A Hail Of Barrel Bombs, An Exodus Departs From Aleppo

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Welcome To Homs, A Syrian City Under Siege

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There's A Whole Lot Of Waste Outside Beirut's Gates

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Cynical Syrians Dismiss Peace Talks As Irrelevant

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