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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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In Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, Palestinians Find Respite, Sanctuary And Rallying Cry

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Jisr al-Zarqa is home to Palestinian citizens of Israel and one of the poorest parts of the country. Fatma Tanis/NPR hide caption

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Palestinians Hope A New Israeli Government Means Progress For This Poor Town

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett attends a Cabinet meeting Sunday at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem. Abir Sultan/Pool via AP hide caption

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Israel's New Government Is Dealt A Defeat With Vote Over Palestinian Citizenship Law

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Saudi Arabia Releases Women's Rights Activist Lujain Al-Hathloul From Prison

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Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is best known for leading the campaign to legalize driving for women in Saudi Arabia. She was detained in May of 2018 just weeks before the Saudi government lifted the ban. Marieke Wijntjes via Reuters hide caption

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Saudi Arabia To Release Activist Loujain Alhathloul From Prison

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Director Christopher Nolan (left) and actor John David Washington on the set of Tenet. Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Entertainment hide caption

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Christopher Nolan On 'Tenet' And Time, 'The Most Cinematic Of Subjects'

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