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    Syria: Cessation of Hostilities to Begin in a Week

    Plan reached in late night talks; Kerry, Lavrov say humanitarian access is priority; deal does not apply to terrorist groups and military operations against Islamic State will continue


    FILE - In this December 17, 2012 file photo, a Free Syrian Army fighter takes cover during fighting with the Syrian Army in Azaz, Syria.

    Syrian Rebels Vow to Wage a National Liberation Guerrilla War

    Syrian rebels warn their five-year-long struggle to oust President Bashar al-Assad will go underground, if they are deserted by Western backers

    Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive on stage ahead of the start of the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Feb. 11, 2016.

    Clinton and Sanders Face Off in Wisconsin

    Democratic candidates participate in their 6th debate as their race for the White House enters a new phase

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    As Refugees Perish, Greek Graveyards Filli
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    Hamada Elsaram
    February 11, 2016 8:01 PM
    Aid workers on the Greek island of Lesbos say they are struggling to bury the increasing number of bodies of refugees that have been recovered or washed up ashore in recent months.  The graveyards are all full, they say, yet as tens of thousands of people clamor to get out of Syria, it is clear refugees will still be coming in record numbers. For VOA, Hamada Elrasam reports from Lesbos, Greece.

    As Refugees Perish, Greek Graveyards Fill

    Aid workers on the Greek island of Lesbos are struggling to bury the increasing number of bodies of refugees that have been recovered or washed up ashore in recent months. The graveyards are all full, they say.


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    Gateway to Mecca: Historical Old Jeddahi
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    February 12, 2016 11:23 AM
    Local leader Sami Nawar's family has been in the Old City of Jeddah for hundreds of years and takes us on a tour of this ancient route to Mecca, also believed to be the final resting place of Adam's wife, Eve.
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    'Mother And Father Sold Me' -- Afghan Children Reveal 'Heartbreak' Of Human Traffickingi
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    RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan
    February 12, 2016 2:03 PM
    They are young, vulnerable, and preyed upon by human traffickers. Each year dozens of children in Afghanistan are sold into slavery or even worse fates. Their families, usually very poor, hand them over to smugglers in exchange for the promise of cash. Some kids are even groomed as suicide bombers for the Taliban. RFE/RL spoke to two children who escaped from the clutches of the traffickers. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)

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