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Iraq Fights To Take Back Anbar Province

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Beyond Soccer, Some Suspect Qatar's Investments Are Quid Pro Quo

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Armed Palestinian masked militants push back a crowd of worshippers outside a mosque in Gaza City on August 22, 2014, before executing more than a dozen men for allegedly helping Israel during its six-week assault on the Palestinian enclave. This week, Amnesty International released a report saying that Hamas was responsible for these and other killings. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Cover Of Conflict, Hamas Killed Palestinians, Amnesty Alleges

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Iraqi anti-terrorism forces patrol in central Ramadi, Iraq, on April 18. A month later, the city fell to the self-declared Iraqi State. Ayman Oghanna, a journalist who was embedded with Iraqi Special Forces in the city, says the Special Forces are capable precision fighters — but are being asked to fill the role of an entire military. AP hide caption

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Thousands Who Run, Few Who Fight: A Journalist On Ramadi's Fall

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In this photo from 2014, passengers walk past the Middle East respiratory syndrome quarantine area at Manila's International Airport in the Phillipines. The virus is now raising public concern in South Korea. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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An aerial view of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca in October 2014. Muhammad Hamed/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Mecca Becomes A Mecca For Skyscraper Hotels

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Palestinian Jibril Rajoub (left) and Israeli Ofer Eini shook hands Friday after FIFA's member groups adopted a plan to work out problems between their soccer associations. FIFA TV/YouTube hide caption

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Foreign Policy Experts Weigh In On U.S. Strategy Against The Islamic State

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Iraqi Forces Prepare To Reclaim Ramadi From Islamic State

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Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter Jason Rezaian Begins In Iran

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A 2013 photo shows Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, a correspondent for the Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National. Both of them were in an Iranian court Tuesday. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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In a village outside of Jenin, in the West Bank, Palestinian farmers harvest wheat early and burn the husks to yield the smoky, nutty grain known as freekeh. Daniella Cheslow for NPR hide caption

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After Fall Of Ramadi, Iraqi Troops Hope For More U.S. Support

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