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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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Left:  Kurdish People's Protection Units fighters take up positions inside a damaged building in al-Vilat al-Homor neighborhood as they monitor the movements of Islamic State fighters in Hasakah, Syria, July 22, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Rodi Said)

Amberin Zaman for Al-Monitor

Amnesty International is accusing the autonomous Kurdish administration in northern Syria of committing war crimes. 

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Jordan's King Abdullah (2nd R) walks to welcome Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman upon his arrival at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 4, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed)

 Members of a Nubian folk group perform a prayer Dec. 10, 1997, in front of the ancient temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Luxor. (photo by REUTERS) 

 A masked Palestinian protester holds a knife during a protest near the Israeli border fence in northeast Gaza, Oct. 9, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Israel divided over wave of violence
Ben Caspit for Al-Monitor
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C), sitting next to Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon (L) and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (R), speaks during a joint news conference in Jerusalem, Oct. 8, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

 Will social media spark a third intifada?
Mazal Mualem for Al-Monitor
 A Palestinian teenager uses her phone to tweet in her family's home in Gaza City, Aug. 10, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi in regard to the rockets launched at the Islamic State in Syria, Oct. 7, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Aleksey Nikolsk)

 US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before a meeting in Geneva, Jan. 14, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

 Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (L) meets with UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (R) and brother Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, July 9, 2012.  (photo by REUTERS/Emirates News Agency WAM)

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