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An English couple on vacation in Greece composed this note, rolled it up in a bottle and, on July 4, tossed it into the Mediterranean Sea. A Palestinian fisherman caught it in his net this week. He says it's the first piece of personal mail he has ever received. Photo Courtesy of Wael Al Soltan hide caption

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The Israeli army facilitates the transfer of wounded Syrians to Israeli hospitals. Courtesy of the Israel Defense Forces hide caption

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From Israel, Quiet Efforts Are Underway To Aid Civilians In Syria

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Sympathy, Secrecy, Strategy: How Some Israelis Offer Support To Syrian Civilians

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After a meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) and a member of the Qatari royal family, Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani, Saudi Arabia said Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the hajj. AP hide caption

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Tunisian women gather to celebrate Women's Day on Aug. 13 in Tunis. On the same day, the country's president announced the review of a law requiring that a man receive twice the share of an inheritance as a woman. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Refugees From Raqqa In Northern Syria Want 'Just To Stay Alive'

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News Brief: Bannon's Magazine Interview, 'Daily Stormer' Moves To Dark Web

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President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands in Jerusalem in May. Some critics say Netanyahu responded cautiously to the Charlottesville rally because he wanted to avoid angering Trump. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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Tillerson Calls Out Key Persian Gulf Allies In Religious Freedom Report

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White Helmets Rescuer Among Several Killed In Syria Attack

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In Turkey, Syrian Workers Struggle To Obtain Official Employment

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Drivers maneuver through floodwater after a torrential rain in Alexandria, Egypt. Ibrahim Ramadan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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In Egypt, A Rising Sea — And Growing Worries About Climate Change's Effects

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Unearthed Canaanite Graves Shed Light On Descendants In Lebanon

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Syrians arriving last month from Jarablus, in Aleppo province, to their old neighborhood of al-Waer, in Homs, Syria. They left their homes to escape the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, and now they are going back. AP hide caption

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