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As Saudi Arabia's Cinema Ban Ends, Filmmakers Eye New Opportunities

The AMC cinema in Riyadh hosted the first film screening in more than three decades on April 18. Movie theaters open to the wider public next month after Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas as part of a far-reaching liberalization drive.Bandar Al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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As Saudi Arabia's Cinema Ban Ends, Filmmakers Eye New Opportunities

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The CIA Introduces Gina Haspel After Her Long Career Undercover

Gina Haspel, an undercover CIA officer for three decades, has been nominated to become director of the spy agency. Several senators say they will be asking tough questions about her role in the CIA's waterboarding program that began after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.CIA via APhide caption

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The CIA Introduces Gina Haspel After Her Long Career Undercover

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An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

Britain's Conservative Party politician Enoch Powell, right, listens to two demonstrators in Canada in April 1968, reading a petition that describes him as a "racist."APhide caption

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An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

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'It's A Very Different World Now,' Says Outgoing Human Rights Commissioner

Outgoing European human rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks (L) shares a joke with the Dalai Lama at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, in 2016.Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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'It's A Very Different World Now,' Says Outgoing Human Rights Commissioner

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Sanctions Targeting North Korea Ripple Into Russia

Vladimir Baranov is still hoping to find passengers for the Man Gyong Bong ferry between Vladivostok and the North Korean port of Rajin, including Russian and Chinese tourists. But he can soon forget about the region's North Korean migrant workers that Moscow says will have to leave.Yuri Smityuk/TASS via Getty Imageshide caption

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Sanctions Targeting North Korea Ripple Into Russia

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As Trump Advisers Come And Go, Mike Pompeo's Star Keeps Rising

Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo answers questions during his confirmation hearing with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 12. Pompeo traveled to North Korea for a secret meeting with President Kim Jong Un at the beginning of the month.Jacquelyn Martin/APhide caption

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Why Putin's Pal, Germany's Ex-Chancellor Schroeder, Isn't On A Sanctions List

Putin (left) and Schroeder attend a test pipeline launch at a gas compressor station outside Vyborg, in western Russia, in September 2011.Alexei Nikolsky/AP Photo/RIA Novostihide caption

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Schroeder Putin

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'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later': Ronan Farrow On A Diplomacy-Less State Department

In War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, Ronan Farrow writes about his time at the State Department and describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence.Alex Wong/Getty Imageshide caption

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'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later': Ronan Farrow On A Diplomacy-Less State Department

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Beijing Forges Ahead With 'Made In China' Policy, Targeted By Proposed U.S. Tariffs

A Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd. C919 aircraft stands under assembly in Shanghai in 2017. Proposed U.S. tariffs take special aim at the "Made in China 2025" plan, which supports development of advanced technologies in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, biopharmaceuticals, new energy vehicles and aviation.Qilai Shen/Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Imageshide caption

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Beijing Forges Ahead With 'Made In China' Policy, Targeted By Proposed U.S. Tariffs

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Japan's Premier Visits Trump Amid Troubles Both Foreign And Domestic

U.S. President Donald Trump reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony, escorted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Nov. 6, 2017.Koji Sasahara/APhide caption

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Japan's Premier Visits Trump Amid Troubles Both Foreign And Domestic

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Why No World Power Really Wants To Topple Syria's Assad

A crowd in central Damascus waves flags and portraits in support of President Bashar Assad on Monday, two days after the U.S., Britain and France carried out airstrikes. The photo was released by the official Syrian news agency SANA.APhide caption

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Auschwitz Remembrance Is Tinged With Tension Over Poland's Holocaust Speech Law

Eighty-two-year-old Zosia Radzikowska, from Krakow, survived the Holocaust by pretending to be Christian. A retired criminal law professor, Radzikowska is an active member of Krakow's small but flourishing Jewish community.Esme Nicholson for NPRhide caption

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Auschwitz Remembrance Is Tinged With Tension Over Poland's Holocaust Speech Law

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One-Third Of Everest Deaths Are Sherpa Climbers

Rescuers carry a Sherpa injured by an avalanche that flattened parts of Everest Base Camp on April 25, 2015. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal and took at least 17 lives at Everest Base Camp, including seven Sherpas.Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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One-Third Of Everest Deaths Are Sherpa Climbers

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Saudi Arabia's First Arab Fashion Week Kicks Off, Beyond Fashionably Late

Jean Paul Gaultier was one of the big designers to participate in Saudi Arabia's first Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh.Kristy Sparow/Arab Fashion Councilhide caption

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Saudi Arabia's First Arab Fashion Week Kicks Off, Beyond Fashionably Late

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The U.S. Has Accepted Only 11 Syrian Refugees This Year

Displaced Syrians, who fled their homes in the city of Deir ez-Zor, carry boxes of United Nations aid at a camp in Syria's northeastern Hassakeh province in February.Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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The U.S. Has Accepted Only 11 Syrian Refugees This Year

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Diplomatic Corps In Moscow Shrinks Just When U.S.-Russia Tensions Are At A High

Buses with U.S. diplomats and their families who have been expelled from Russia leave the U.S. Embassy compound in Moscow on April 5. They were the first of a group of 60 U.S. diplomats who have been expelled from Russia, after the United States kicked out the same number of Russian diplomats.Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Diplomatic Corps In Moscow Shrinks Just When U.S.-Russia Tensions Are At A High

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Syrian Defector: Assad Forces Targeted, Killed Journalist Marie Colvin

New evidence presented in a Washington, D.C., federal court claims that American journalist Marie Colvin, right, was killed in a targeted assassination by the Syrian regime in 2012.Arthur Edwards/APhide caption

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Syrian Defector: Assad Forces Targeted, Killed Journalist Marie Colvin

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5 Questions About Syria And Chemical Weapons

A medical worker at a Damascus hospital holds a sign protesting a suspected chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital a year ago. The suspected attacks led the U.S. to fire a barrage of missiles at a Syrian air base on April 7, 2017.Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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