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In Dubai, Shoppers Hit The Malls For 'White Friday'

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An Iranian national shops at a popular market in the holy Iraqi Shiite city of Najaf. Recently, the city — where millions of international pilgrims visit every year — has been spared the worst of Iraq's violence. Haidar Hamdani /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Shopping, Holy Sites, Najaf Offers Respite From Iraq's Violence

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ISIS And The Corporatization Of Terrorism

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Afghanistan Sees Large Surge In Violent Attacks

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, shown in Tehran in March, supports the nuclear negotiations with the U.S. and other world powers. Iran is now receiving some $700 million a month in sanctions relief. Those watching the negotiations include former U.S. hostages in Iran, who have sought compensation for years. STR/AP hide caption

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For Former U.S. Hostages, A Deal With Iran Also Remains Elusive

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Egyptian Court Drops Case Against Ousted Former President

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Jordanians Weigh Risks And Rewards Of Being A Close U.S. Ally

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Israel Is A Homeland For Jewish People — But Is It A Jewish State?

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Pope Francis waves in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican. The pope heads to Turkey on Friday, a country with few Catholics, but he plans to reach out to Muslims and to the Orthodox Church. Tony Gentile/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In A Land Of Few Christians, Pope Will Reach Out To Muslims In Turkey

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The lowest gas prices in years are seen Wednesday on a fuel sign in Lawrence, Kan. A day later, OPEC decided to maintain current production levels, virtually ensuring continued low prices at the pump. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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OPEC Ministers To Consider Cuts To Oil Production

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