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United Nations Envoy Pushes For Diplomacy In War-Torn Yemen

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Syrian Government Invites Western Journalists To Damascus

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A portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad is mounted on a wall in Damascus on March 3. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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For Foreign Journalists, A Rare Invitation To Damascus

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Marsha Lewis, a semi-retired teacher, is one of the volunteers helping Syrian refugee Fadi al-Asmi, standing in the kitchen of Hartford's City Steam Brewery. Asmi, who co-owned a pastry shop in Damascus, now makes desserts at this Hartford cafe. Courtesy of Richard Groothuis hide caption

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For Syrian Refugees In Connecticut, A Helping Hand From Private Volunteers

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Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces advance toward Islamic State positions Tuesday in the village of Tob Zawa, about 5 miles from Mosul, Iraq. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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The skyline in Tel Aviv, the business capital of Israel. Some business leaders are calling for more Arabs in management. Arabs account for about 20 percent of Israel's citizens, but less than 1 percent of managers. JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Israel, A Push To Get More Arabs Into Management

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The debit card the European Union is funding for 1 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, shown in a mock-up, would provide about $30 per person per month to each family member. The idea is to help the refugees in Turkey and keep them from going to countries in Europe. Gokce Saracoglu for NPR hide caption

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Europe's Aid Plan For Syrian Refugees: A Million Debit Cards

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Traveling Exhibit Shows What It's Like To Be A Refugee

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Former U.S. Marine-Turned-Writer Returns To Iraq Over A Decade Later

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Sharbat Gula, subject of the famous "Afghan Girl" image, is in a Pakistani jail over alleged ID fraud. In 1984, Gula's brief encounter with photographer Steve McCurry, seen here next to images of Gula, led to a cover photo for National Geographic. Ulrich Perrey/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Woman From Famous 'Afghan Girl' Photo Is Arrested In Pakistan

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3 Iran-Americans Receive Lengthy Prison Sentences In Iran

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A migrant holds onto a rope during a rescue operation some eight nautical miles off Libya's Mediterranean coastline earlier this month. Aris Messinis /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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