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A Saudi company produced the first successful Arabic-language online video game, Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta. It's an adventure tale based on the life of a 14th century Arab explorer. Semaphore hide caption

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As Saudi Arabia's Love Of Online Gaming Grows, Developers Bloom

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Girls plays basketball at a school for nearly 2,000 Syrian refugees in Reyhanli, in southern Turkey. The schools, which depends on private donations, is struggling to remain open. The students attend in five separate shifts throughout the day. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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A Syrian Refugee School: Nearly 2,000 Students, 5 Shifts, 3 Languages

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Civil defense workers wear gas masks near damaged ground in a village near the Syrian city of Idlib in May. Activists said there had been a chlorine attack. Abed Kontar/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Syria, Chlorine Attacks Continue To Take A Toll

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Saudi Arabia Softens Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

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Turkey Grants U.S. Permission To Use Air Base Near Syrian Border

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"What we are doing now has nothing to do with what we expected to be doing," says Rami Jarrah, who protested against the Assad regime in Damascus in 2011 and now runs a radio station from southern Turkey that broadcasts to civilians in rebel-controlled territory in northern Syria. Alison Meuse/NPR hide caption

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As Challenges Shift, Syria's Moderates Navigate Unexpected Territory

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Images of dead bodies in Syrian prisons, taken by a Syrian government photographer, are displayed at the United Nations on March 10. The photographer, who goes by the pseudonym Caesar, took the pictures between 2011, when the Syrian uprising began, and 2013, when he fled the country. His photos will be on display at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Lucas Jackson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Scamming The Bereaved: A Grim Side Business In Syrian Death

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Smuggled Photos Document Thousands Of Detainee Deaths In Syria

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What Iran's Regional Rivals Are Saying About The Deal

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Images of dead bodies in Syrian prisons, taken by a Syrian government photographer, are displayed at the United Nations on March 10. The photographer, who goes by the pseudonym Caesar, took the pictures between 2011, when the Syrian uprising began, and 2013, when he fled the country. His photos will be on display at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Lucas Jackson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Documenting Death Inside Syria's Secret Prisons

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Kurdish Forces Retake Ground From Self-Declared Islamic State In Syria

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Success For U.S.-Backed Fighters In Syria Leads To Political Complications

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Saudi actor Nasser al-Qasabi, at left, appears in a scene from his TV show Selfie, which satirizes ISIS. He's received death threats in reaction to the series, which airs on a Saudi-owned channel. Via MBC hide caption

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In Saudi Arabia, An Uphill Fight To Out-Shout The Extremists

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Saudi Muslims Mix Tradition With Shopping In Ramadan Celebration

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