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Lebanon Is Banking On Port City Development, Proximity To Syria

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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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White House Releases Unexpected Statement About Syria

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ISIS Destroys Ancient Mosque And Minaret In Iraqi City Of Mosul

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

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

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Attackers Strike At Multiple Sites In Iran's Capital Tehran

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

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Hezbollah Plays Up Efforts To Oppose Israel

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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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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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