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Tuesday

Lebanon Is Banking On Port City Development, Proximity To Syria

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Thursday

Iraqi government forces flash a victory sign while holding an upside-down Islamic State flag in western Mosul on June 9. As ISIS loses territory, it's still exhorting its supporters to keep fighting. Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As ISIS Gets Squeezed In Syria And Iraq, It's Using Music As A Weapon

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Tuesday

White House Releases Unexpected Statement About Syria

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Thursday

ISIS Destroys Ancient Mosque And Minaret In Iraqi City Of Mosul

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Monday

News Brief: Vehicle Hits London Pedestrians; Syria Military Jet Downed

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Wednesday

Morning News Brief: Democrats Sue Trump, GOP Health Care Plan's Future

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Attackers Strike At Multiple Sites In Iran's Capital Tehran

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Tuesday

President Trump and Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa met in Riyadh on May 21. "Our countries have a wonderful relationship together, but there has been a little strain, but there won't be strain with this administration," Trump said. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

A man walks past the Qatar Airways branch in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Monday. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states severed relations with Qatar and restricted Qatari planes' use of their airspace. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

In Beirut, an audience listens to testimonies about encounters with the police over homosexuality. The event was part of Beirut Pride week – the city's first. Alison Meuse/NPR hide caption

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At Beirut's First Pride Week, A Chance To Celebrate — And Take Stock Of Challenges

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Tuesday

Beirut Has Become A Relative Refuge For Members Of The LGBT Community

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Saturday

Hezbollah Plays Up Efforts To Oppose Israel

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Sunday

A picture taken April 16 shows the damage a day after a suicide car bombing attack in Rashidin, west of Aleppo, targeted buses carrying Syrians evacuated from Fuaa and Kafraya, two besieged Shiite villages. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Syrian residents of Khan Shaykhun hold signs and pictures on Friday during a protest condemning a suspected chemical weapons attack on their town earlier this week. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Syria, The News Of U.S. Missile Strike Is Greeted With Ambivalence

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Wednesday

A survivor of the suspected chemical attack receives treatment at a hospital in Khan Shaykhun on Wednesday. Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Dozens Of Syrian Civilians Dead In Chemical Attack On Rebel-Held Town

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Thursday

U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, regroup on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor as they advance to encircle the ISIS bastion of Raqqa on Feb. 21. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Changes And Major Dilemmas Loom In Next Phase Of ISIS War In Syria

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Wednesday

Wednesday

Damascus Suicide Bombings Could Indicate New Insurgent Strategy

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Friday

A U.N. report Wednesday said Syrian forces deliberately targeted an air strike against a convoy on its way to deliver humanitarian aid in Aleppo in September. At the time, the U.N. said at least 18 trucks in the 31-vehicle convoy were destroyed. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Lawyer Calls For Fate Of Prisoners To Be Included In Syria Peace Talks

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Friday

Now A Refuge, Syrian Town Of Idlib Faces Increasing Dangers

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Sunday

Syrian children wait as a checkpoint that once separated their Damascus suburb from government-held areas is bulldozed. Rebels left the town in a truce negotiated with the help of local activists and notables. Alison Meuse/NPR hide caption

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In A Syrian Suburb Cleared Of Rebels, A Gradual Return To Everyday Life

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