Syrians take refuge Thursday at the Bab Al-Salameh border crossing near the Syrian town of Azaz, in hopes of entering one of the refugee camps in Turkey. Muhammed Muheisen/AP hide caption

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Relentless Attacks Send Syrians Fleeing For Relief

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Republican Mitt Romney greets audience members after delivering a speech in Jerusalem on July 29. Israel's new prominence in campaign rhetoric has some in the Jewish state worried. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Israel Finds Itself A Partisan Election Issue In U.S.

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Egyptian Leader Stirs Tensions On First Visit To Iran

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The Diplomatic Options For Dealing With Syria

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United Nations Urged To Help Syrian Refugees

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Often Isolated, Iran Hosts Huge International Summit

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Thousands Of Syrians Camped Out At Turkish Border

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The Syrian rebels have no one source for their weapons and have had to scrape together their arsenal in various ways. Here, Abdel Hakim Yassin, a rebel commander in northern Syria, inspects a Yugoslav illumination mortar round that was brought to him by an Iraqi arms dealer. Bryan Denton for The New York Times hide caption

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Syrian Rebels Make Do With Hodgepodge Of Weapons

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Op-Ed: Iran's Foreign Policy Driven By Identity

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Israeli Court Rejects Suit By U.S. Activists' Family

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Egypt's President To Recalibrate Foreign Policy

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Syrian children, who fled their home with their family, take refuge at the Bab Al-Salameh border crossing, in hopes of entering one of the refugee camps in Turkey on Sunday. Muhammed Muheisen/AP hide caption

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In Distressed Syria, Urban And Rural Cultures At Odds

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Syria Plunges Into Another Week Of Deep Violence

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Palestinians enjoy a day at a beach last week. Many West Bank Palestinians allowed into Israel in recent weeks headed to the Mediterranean shore. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinians Flood Into Israel, If Only Briefly

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