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Siblings Ibrahim and Evan visit the home of their aunt December 27 in Bakhdida, Iraq, southeast of Mosul. The Islamic state burned the home, looted their parents home and destroyed or vandalized every church in Bakhdida. With a population of 50,000, it had been the largest Christian-majority town in the country, but nearly all residents have fled. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Global Powers' Commitment To Intervene In Genocides May Be Waning

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U.N. Rejects U.S. Calls For Sanctions On South Sudan

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U.S. Abstains On U.N. Security Council Vote Condemning Israeli Settlements

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U.N. Worries South Sudan Is On The Brink Of Genocide

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U.N. Security Council Votes To Send Observers To Eastern Aleppo

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How Diplomacy Time And Again Failed To Stop The Carnage In Syria

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Trump To Nominate Bankruptcy Attorney As U.S. Ambassador To Israel

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Aleppo Horrors Will Help Define Modern Evil, U.S. Ambassador Power Says

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Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson speaks to reporters after the annual Exxon Mobil shareholders meeting in 2014. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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For Trump's Top Diplomat, Questions Loom About Conflicts Of Interest

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Trump Picks Rex Tillerson To Lead The State Department

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Fears Of Genocide In The World's Newest Nation

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Cubans Fear Dampening Of U.S. Relations Under Trump Presidency

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U.N. Human Rights Officials Highlight Signs Of Genocide In South Sudan

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People wait to see President Obama on his way to make a televised address to the Cuban people in Havana on March 22. President Obama's opening to Cuba was carried out largely by executive orders that could be reversed when Donald Trump enters the White House. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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How Trump Could Easily Reverse Obama's Opening To Cuba

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