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Friday

Syrians ride a motorcycle past a burned vehicle near the village of Barisha in the Idlib province of Syria, near where U.S. forces raided the compound of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Local residents tell NPR that noncombatant civilians were killed and injured in the van the night of the U.S. raid. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Investigates Possible Civilian Deaths During Baghdadi Raid In Syria

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Sunday

Lebanese doctors take part in anti-government demonstrations in Beirut in November. Patrick Baz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Lebanon's Economic Crisis, The Country's Health Care System Is Ailing

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Tuesday

A woman walks past a wrecked van near the northwestern Syrian village of Barisha. Local residents and medical staff tell NPR that noncombatant civilians were killed and injured in the van the night of the U.S. raid on the compound of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Ibrahim Yasouf/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Syrians Say U.S. Helicopter Fire Killed Civilians During The Raid On Baghdadi

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Anti-government protesters wave national flags as Lebanese army soldiers form a human barrier in the area of Jal el-Dib in the northern outskirts of the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

In this photo taken Thursday, flames and smoke billow from a fire on a target in Ras al-Ayn, Syria. This is the result of shelling by Turkish forces, the same day Turkey and the U.S. were negotiating a cease-fire agreement. Cavit Ozgul/AP hide caption

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Kurdish General Slams U.S.-Syria Policy; Gen. Petraeus Calls Withdrawal 'A Betrayal'

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Thursday

Grandfather Issam kisses his grandson Rayan goodbye before the 4-year-old left to enter Iraq. Issam did not have papers to cross. "Separation has killed the people. It's destroyed a generation. War is without a purpose," Issam said, crying. Cecilia Uddén hide caption

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Cecilia Uddén

Friday

Protesters block the main road outside the Palestinian refugee camp of Burj al-Barajneh, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on July 16. The protests are against Lebanese government decision to restrict Palestinians' work opportunities. Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

The Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Salalah, Oman. The country has emerged as a quiet facilitator of dialogue, including between Iran and the U.S. Sam McNeil/AP hide caption

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How Oman Has Become A Key Diplomatic Player In The Middle East

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Saturday

A Syrian boy walks among demolished shelters at a refugee camp in the town of Arsal, in the Bekaa Valley, in northeastern Lebanon on June 10. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Forced To Demolish Their Own Homes, Syrian Refugees In Lebanon Seek New Shelter

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Monday

Sunday

Axel Hirschfeld looks at the remains of dead birds while holding a Levant sparrowhawk. The bird was found locked in a small enclosure without food or water in a field used by poachers in the town of Ras Baalbek, Lebanon, in September. Sam Tarling for NPR hide caption

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Saturday

Mahmud, 11, Ayyub, 7, and their mother, Felicia Perkins-Ferreira, walk toward the boat that will take them out of Syria, across the river to Iraq, so they can start their journey home to Trinidad. Ruth Sherlock/NPR hide caption

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Trinidadian Mom Reunites With Kids Taken By Their Father To ISIS

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Wednesday

Sunday

Displaced Syrians gather inside a tent in the al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria on Dec. 8. People fled towns where the U.S.-led coalition is fighting the last remnants of ISIS. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'We Were Eating Grass': Syrians Flee As Fight Pushes On Against Last ISIS Remnants

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Friday

A church near the school was destroyed during the fight to oust ISIS from Raqqa, Syria. Ruth Sherlock/NPR hide caption

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Determined To Seek An Education, Teenagers In Raqqa, Syria, Create Their Own School

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Monday

Syrian demonstrators wave the national flag during a demonstration in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Sunday, asking for the Syrian army's protection as Turkey threatens to carry out a fresh offensive following the U.S. decision to withdraw troops. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'We Will Curse Them As Traitors': Syrian Kurds React To U.S. Troop Withdrawal Plan

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Tuesday

Representatives of the Houthi rebel delegation (left) and the Yemeni government's delegation (right) pose for a picture with representatives from the office of the U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen and the International Committee of the Red Cross on Tuesday, during peace talks at Johannesberg Castle in Rimbo, Sweden. Claudio Bresciani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

People walk through Ain Issa, one of the camps that holds displaced Syrians as well as foreign wives of ISIS fighters and their children. Thousands of foreign women and children languish in shelters in northeastern Syria, unwanted by their home governments and with no clear future. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Foreign Wives And Children Of ISIS Are Held In Syria With Uncertain Future

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Friday

Raqqa's first responders use a digger to push through the rubble of a building likely destroyed in an airstrike carried out by the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. Ruth Sherlock/NPR hide caption

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'Entire Families Wiped Out': U.S. Airstrikes Killed Many Civilians In Syria

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Friday

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by U.S. special forces, talks on the radio near Raqqa's stadium as they clear the last positions on the front line on Oct. 16, 2017. The city was an important Islamic State group stronghold. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'This Is Not Liberation': Life In The Rubble Of Raqqa, Syria

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Wednesday

Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Li Biao, chairman of the Chinese Haite Group, are at the center of the launch of a Chinese investment project in Morocco, in March 2017. Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Morocco's Chinese-Funded 'Tech City' Ever Break Ground?

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Monday

This photo released on Sept. 10 by the Syrian Civil Defense group, known as the White Helmets, shows smoke rising from an airstrike, in Hobeit village, near Idlib, Syria. Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP hide caption

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Russia And Turkey Agree On A Demilitarized Zone In Syria's Last Rebel Stronghold

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Monday

An informal tented settlement for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. AHA members filmed at this camp, gathering footage for their fundraising video Ruth Sherlock/NPR hide caption

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A German Far-Right Group Aids Syrian Refugees — To Stop Them From Reaching Europe

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