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Trump Administration Appears To Be Lessening Push For Ceasefire In Yemen

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News Brief: G20, Saudi Arabia Investigation And Afghanistan Update

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Resolutions Set To Limit U.S. Involvement In Yemen

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Saudi Arabia Discusses Current Situation And Yemen

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'Washington Post' Columnist Looks At Rivalries Within Saudi Royal Family

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Lawmakers Reassess U.S.-Saudi Alliance In Yemen After Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi

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Thousands Of ISIS Militants' Family Members Are Being Held In Syrian Detention Camps

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How Saudi Arabia Decides Who Will Lead Kingdom

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Son Seeks Release Of Ailing 82-Year-Old Father Held Hostage In Iran

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As U.N. Talks On Yemen Loom, Voices From The Humanitarian Crisis

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Naser al-Shimary, deported this year to Iraq from the U.S., greets his four-year-old son Vincent at Baghdad international airport. Shimary had lived in the U.S. since he was five years old. He agreed to be deported under a practice halted by a U.S. court this summer. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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'They Know I'm Different': Deportee Struggles In Iraq After Decades Living In U.S.

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British academic Matthew Hedges was jailed — and then pardoned — after being accused of spying in the UAE. He is seen here with his wife, Daniela Tejada, while on holiday in Thailand. Daniela Tejada /Reuters hide caption

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Remembering Syrian Activist Raed Fares Who Was Killed Last Week

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President Trump's Approach To Saudi Arabia

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