Rebels Storm Key Border Crossing Between Syria And Israel
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U.S. Journalist Held In Syria Since 2012 Is Freed
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Latest Gaza Cease-Fire Is Set To Expire Monday
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When boats come in to the Gaza city harbor, the fish are small and few. An Israeli blockade keeps Gazan boats within 3 nautical miles from shore, where there are few fish to catch. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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Another Front In Mideast Conflict: Fishing Rights In The Mediterranean
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Displaced Palestinian Emada Al Attar, 23, holds her 16 day-old baby boy Anous in a classroom where they sleep in a U.N. school where the family is taking refuge during the war, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip on Aug. 8. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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Gaza Students Wonder When Their Schools Will Reopen
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Introducing Iraq's New Appointee For Prime Minister
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The Omari mosque was badly damaged in the recent fighting in the territory. In the foreground are the remains of Qurans at the mosque, which dates back centuries. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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Gaza's Casualties Of War Include Its Historic Mosques
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Iraqi lawmaker Haidar al-Abadi, shown here in 2010, was appointed Monday to become Iraq's prime minister. However, Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister since 2006, has so far refused to step down. Karim Kadim/AP hide caption

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With Gazans' Eyes On Cairo, Hamas Hopes For Leverage
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As Cease-Fire Holds, Gaza Devastation Can Be Tallied
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Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Mughdeed talks to the men he commands to protect the Mosul dam, a critical piece of infrastructure that supplies water and electricity. The dam is now close to the front line with the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways
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A volunteer at a Christian church in Qosh, Iraq, loads aid onto a handcart Monday for delivery to displaced Shiites who are sheltering there. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution
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Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand
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