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A Look Back At Moments Of Devastation And Hope In Mideast

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Nofa Khudeda (left) and a neighbor in the village of Tel Qasab on the day Khudeda and her husband returned after six years in a camp for displaced Yazidis. Khudeda and her husband, Ali Edo, repaired and renovated the house, which had been looted by ISIS fighters and then militias that fought ISIS. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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With No Options, Displaced Iraqi Yazidis Return To Homes Destroyed In ISIS Fight

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Survivors of the ISIS genocide of Yazidis walk to mass graves near the village of Kocho, northern Iraq, in August 2019, on the fifth anniversary of the massacre that killed most of the men and older boys in the village. Andrea DiCenzo for NPR hide caption

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'Nothing Left In The World Except These Bones': Yazidis Search For Mothers' Remains

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U.N. Investigators Help Yazidis In Iraq Find Bodies Of Loved Ones Killed By ISIS

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Some Of The Nearly 200,000 Displaced Yazidis Return Home

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Kamo Zandinan says goodbye in the Mosul orphanage to a 10-year-old girl she believes is her daughter Sonya, taken from her by ISIS six years ago. The girl was rescued by police in March from an Arab family to whom she was not related. Zandinan is waiting for DNA tests to confirm whether the girl is her daughter. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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A Yazidi Woman Searches For Her Lost Daughter, Kidnapped By ISIS 6 Years Ago

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Gasser Abdel Razek, executive director of Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, in a photo from the organization's website. Abdel Razek was arrested with two other officials of the civil rights organization after the met with European ambassadors. Courtesy Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights hide caption

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Her Daughter Was Taken By ISIS 6 Years Ago. Now She May Have Found Her

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Samah Ibrahim Tanieub at home with her sons, Eyan, 5, and Rayan, 7 (left). Taniub is a divorced single mother working in the isolation ward of Amman's main COVID hospital. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Inside The World Of A Jordanian Nurse Doing Essential Work In The Pandemic

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What Might Biden's Presidency Mean For U.S. Foreign Policy?

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Khaled Jamal Abdullah after running away from home to pledge allegiance to ISIS and join the militant group as a fighter. He had just turned 16. Jamal Abdullah Naser hide caption

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Iraqi Family Identifies Their Son As ISIS Teen At Center Of Navy War Crimes Trial

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Christian Refugees From Iraq On Their New Lives In Jordan

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Tension Is Rising In Iraq Over An Alleged U.S. Threat To Close Its Embassy

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Kuwait state television announced Tuesday that the country's ruler, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, pictured last year at the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Saudi Arabia, has died. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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