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Palestinians in the occupied West Bank town of Ramallah protest the Trump administration's new peace plan on June 15. Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Mideast Plan Rejected By Palestinian Leaders, Panned By Former U.S. Envoys

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Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks with a group of Revolutionary Guards and their families in Tehran on April 9. Tensions between Iran and the U.S. have escalated recently following Iran's shootdown of a U.S. drone and U.S. cyberattacks against an Iranian intelligence group. On Monday, President Trump announced financial sanctions against Khamenei and other top officials. Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP hide caption

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Ekrem Imamoglu, a mayoral candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, at a polling station in Istanbul on Sunday. He won the election in March, and won again on Sunday in a new election. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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A Syrian boy walks among demolished shelters at a refugee camp in the northeastern Lebanese town of Arsal, in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, 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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President Trump reconsidered a plan to strike at Iran over its downing of an RQ-4 Global Hawk, like this drone seen at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. U.S. Central Command/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Trump Says He Called Off Strike On Iran Because He Didn't See It As 'Proportionate'

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Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, pictured here in 2015 at a news conference in Mexico City. In an exclusive interview with NPR, Ravanchi said flaring tensions between Washington and Tehran have made diplomatic talks hostile. Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Iran's U.N. Ambassador: U.S. Escalating Hostilities Like A 'Knife Under Your Throat'

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The U.S. Navy says a limpet mine put a hole in this Panama-flagged, Japanese-owned tanker anchored off Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The limpet mines used to attack the tanker near the Strait of Hormuz resemble mines displayed by Iran, a Navy explosives expert said Wednesday. Iran denies being involved. Fay Abuelgasim/AP hide caption

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After Iran shot down a U.S. drone, President Trump speculated that "it could have been someone loose and stupid" behind the surface-to-air missile strike. The president spoke about the issue on Thursday as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (center) and White House national security adviser John Bolton looked on in the Oval Office. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters hide caption

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen in Algiers on Dec. 2, 2018 — exactly two months after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and was never heard from again. Billal Bensalem/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Jeelan, 11, the day after being rescued from an ISIS family who had held her captive for the past two years. She says she doesn't remember her Yazidi family. "I want to go back to Um Ali," she says, referring to the Iraqi woman who had been pretending to be her mother in a detention camp for ISIS families. "Um Ali is my real family." Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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'I Want To Go Back': The Yazidi Girls Who Did Not Want To Be Rescued From ISIS

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Nizar Zakka (center), a Lebanese national and U.S. resident arrested in Iran in 2015 and sentenced to 10 years in jail on espionage charges, gives a press conference in Beirut after he was freed in early June. Anwar Amro /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Red Sea. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group was recently deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility as tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate. On Monday, the State Department ordered additional troops to the Middle East. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/U.S. Navy via Getty Images hide caption

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Atomic Energy Organization of Iran spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi, pictured at a July 2018 news conference in Tehran, said Monday: "We have quadrupled the rate of enrichment and even increased it more recently." Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Danisch Farooqi with his daughter, Aaliya, in Hamburg, Germany, when she was around 2 years old. "I haven't seen her in five years," he says. He wonders if she has forgotten him. Courtesy of Danisch Farooqi hide caption

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'I Would Do Anything For Her': A German Dad's Search For His Daughter, Taken By ISIS

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A picture obtained from Iranian News Agency ISNA on Thursday shows fire and smoke billowing from Norwegian-owned Front Altair tanker said to have been attacked in the waters of the Gulf of Oman. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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