Much At Stake In Pakistan Talks With Taliban
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Ruthless Warlord, Hero to Uzbeks, On Ballot In Afghan Elections
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Bilal Sarwary is an Afghan journalist working in Afghanistan for the BBC. Courtesy of Bilal Sarwary hide caption

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Devastating Attack Still Leaves Afghan Journalist's Hope Alive
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Demonstrators rally to protest sexism in Brasilia, Brazil, last June. A new protest erupted last week after a study released by Brazil's Institute for Applied Economic Research reported 65 percent of Brazilians believe women who dress provocatively deserve to be attacked. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Egypt's Death Penalties Set New Standard Of Severity
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Obama Holds Talks With King Abdullah In Saudi Arabia
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A man looks at an unexploded barrel bomb that landed in a cemetery after being dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Iranians Begin To Feel The Heavy Burden Of Syria's War
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Egyptian Town Reeling Over Mass Death Sentence
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Obama Aims To Soothe Strained Relations In Saudi Arabia
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President Prepares To Meet King As U.S.-Saudi Divisions Deepen
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Relatives of defendants gather outside the courthouse in the central Egyptian city of Minya on Tuesday. Some 700 Islamists charged with deadly rioting were on trial. The day before, the court sentenced 529 men to death for killing a policeman. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli Prisoner Release Steps Toward Peace And Draws Controversy
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