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Companies from Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran were among the more than 100 Internet startups at this year's Startup Istanbul event on Sept. 30. It was Iranian entrepreneurs' first time competing on an international stage. Courtesy of Startup Istanbul hide caption

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Iranian Entrepreneurs Make Pitches That Are Just Practice, For Now

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Alleged Islamic State militants stand next to an ISIS flag atop a hill in the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, called Kobane by the Kurds, as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, Turkey, on Monday. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Smuggler Explains How He Helped Fighters Along 'Jihadi Highway'

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Syrian Rebels Fear Assad Will Benefit From ISIS Airstrikes

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Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in their northern Syrian stronghold, Raqqa. Uncredited/AP/Raqqa Media Center hide caption

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Islamic State Defector: 'If You Turn Against ISIS, They Will Kill You'

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U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIS' Oil Refineries

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U.S. Regional Partners Offer Vocal Support Of Syria Airstrikes

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U.S., Allies Hit islamic State Targets In Syria

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Tensions Rise As Syrian Kurds Flee ISIS Advance

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Syrian rebel fighters in the northern city of Aleppo in August. The Obama administration has been vetting rebel groups and decided that more than a dozen are moderate enough to arm. Zein al-Rifai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After A Long Wait, Syrian Rebels Hope The Weapons Will Now Flow

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What Does It Mean To Be A Moderate In Syria's Civil War?

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Kerry Courts Support For Obama's ISIS Plan In Paris

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More Allies Express Desire To Help Fight Against ISIS

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This image, posted on a militant website, shows an Islamic State fighter waving a flag from a captured government fighter jet in Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic State captured the city in northeastern Syria last year and it has effectively served as its capital. Uncredited/AP hide caption

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Islamic State Rule: Municipal Services And Public Beheadings

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Mideast Region Reacts To Obama's Speech With Skepticism

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ISIS Convenient For Assad's Narrative On Civil War

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