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Assad Regime Slows In Handing Over Chemical Weapons

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'Return To Homs' Follows Cycle Of Syrian Demonstrations

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The complete demolition of the Masha' al-Arb'een neighborhood in the Syrian city of Hama. The group Human Rights Watch says the Syrian government army destroyed at least seven neighborhoods since the middle of 2012 because they were opposition strongholds. DigitalGlobe hide caption

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Scarlett Johansson recently became SodaStream's spokeswoman and appeared at an event at the Gramercy Park Hotel on Jan. 10 in New York City. The actress soon found herself engulfed in controversy because of her affiliation with a company that has a factory in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Mike Coppola/Mike Coppola/Getty Images for SodaStream hide caption

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Scarlett Johansson's Middle East Flap ... Over Soda

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Is The U.S. Leaving A Leadership Void In The Middle East?

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Mohammed Badr, a cameraman for Al-Jazeera, appears at a court in Cairo, on Dec. 4, 2013. He is among the journalists referred to the Egyptian criminal court Wednesday. Ahmed Omar/AP hide caption

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Abdel Hamid el-Rajoub, a Palestinian, became an informant for Israel while serving time in an Israeli prison. Palestinian informants play a key role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, though both sides can be reluctant to speak about it. Rajoub, who now lives in Israel, says he is no longer an informant. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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