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Saudi Arabia sees massive cultural shift after crown prince's reforms

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Demolition of Jeddah neighborhoods sparks rare widespread criticism in Saudi Arabia

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The reaction in the Middle East to Zawahiri's death and the outlook for al-Qaida

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Biden's trip to Mideast was seen as a reset of relations by Gulf Arab leaders

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Saudi Arabian residents prepare for Biden's arrival

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Biden heads to the Middle East for meetings

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Bridget Brink, the new U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, speaks at a press conference on June 2 after presenting her credentials to Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a ceremony at St. Sophia's Cathedral in Kyiv The U.S. Embassy shut down shortly before Russia invaded Ukraine in February and reopened a month ago. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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U.S. ambassador to Ukraine: 'It's going to be a long, grinding, tough war'

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi (left), German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (second left), Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (center), French President Emmanuel Macron (second right), and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis meet at the Ukrainian presidential compound Thursday in a collective show of European support for Ukraine in its war against Russia. Ludovic Marin/AP hide caption

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Afghan girls participate in a lesson at a high School, in Herat, on Nov. 25, 2021. Petros Giannakouris/AP hide caption

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As school resumes in Afghanistan, will all girls be allowed to go?

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Those arguments over school book bans may influence midterm elections

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Lahore, Pakistan, is locking down to improve air quality

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Afghan music students, teachers and their families disembark from their flight to Lisbon on Dec. 13. The group of more than 270 evacuees had been staying in Doha, awaiting resettlement in Portugal. Armando Franca/AP hide caption

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Afghan music students escaped the Taliban and are beginning their new lives abroad

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Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi speaks at a news conference following the Organization of Islamic Cooperation meeting in Islamabad on Sunday. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Islamic countries are pledging to launch a humanitarian trust fund for Afghanistan

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Taliban political office spokesman Muhammad Naeem Wardak spoke with NPR in Doha, Qatar, on Dec. 11. Fatma Tanis/NPR hide caption

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What the Taliban really want from the world, in their own words

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