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Emerging Alliances In Mosul Raise Tensions And Complications

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For Iraqi Christians, Return To Captured City Is A Fraught Mandate

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A member of the Kurdish security forces stand guard atop a armored vehicle at Taza district, south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraq, Friday, June 20, 2014. Emad Matti/AP hide caption

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Iraq's Ethnic Kurds See Opportunity In Nation's Chaos

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At Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery, Siege Nears A Complicated Conclusion

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After Mosul's Fall, Iraqis Adjust To New Normal Under ISIS

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Iraqi Territory Lost To Insurgents May Be Tough To Retake

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ISIS Presses Its Advance, Attacking Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery

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The Shape Of Extremist Ambitions In Iraq And Beyond

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Gulf Neighbors Struggle To Deal With Militant Advance In Iraq

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Syrian activist Dandachi found solace, and lessons, in Doctor Who (the title role portrayed here, in his 11th incarnation, by English actor Matt Smith). Adrian Rogers/BBC hide caption

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Like 'Doctor Who,' Syrian Activists Hang In Limbo Post-Election

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U.S. Policy In Syria Could No Longer Be Defended, Ex-Ambassador Says

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Women walk past election posters of Syria's President Bashar Assad on a Damascus street on Monday. Despite the civil war, the election will be held Tuesday in areas controlled by Assad's government. Assad became president after his father's death in 2000 and is assured of winning a third seven-year term. Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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What Syria's President Seeks From A Not-So-Democratic Election

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Will The U.S. Arm Syrian Rebels?

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Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh (shown here at her home in Tehran on Sept. 18, 2013, following her release from prison) was one of the last lawyers taking on human rights cases in Iran before her arrest in 2010. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian Activist Says Her Release Is A Gesture, Not A New Era

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Members of the Iranian band Accolade perform in an unauthorized stage performance in the capital Tehran in January 2013. Those seeking greater social freedoms are often testing the limits in Iran. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Iran's Culture Wars: Who's Winning These Days?

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