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Iran's national team stayed silent during the country's national anthem ahead of their Monday match in the FIFA World Cup. Julian Finney/Getty Images hide caption

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Al-Bayt Stadium in al-Khor hosts the opening game of the 2022 World Cup between host country Qatar and Ecuador. Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Saturday derided Western critics of Qatar's human rights record and blasted their 'hypocrisy' during an opening news conference in Doha, Qatar, before the World Cup, which kicks off on Sunday. Christopher Lee/Getty Images hide caption

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Choreographer Polina Mitryashina, artist Victor Melamed, and jazz producer Evgenii Petrushanskiy, from left, in Tel Aviv on Nov. 2. All three are Russian artists who have recently fled Russia to live in Israel. Tanya Habjouqa/NOOR for NPR hide caption

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Russia's biggest talents flee to Israel, seeking freedom from Putin's repression

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Qatar relied on migrant workers to build stadiums and other infrastructure for the World Cup. Human rights organizations have raised concerns about worker deaths and safety. Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia takes his seat ahead of a working lunch at the G20 Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Leon Neal/AP hide caption

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Sailors inventory urea and ammonium perchlorate found on a dhow intercepted in the Gulf of Oman. The U.S. Navy says it found 70 tons of a missile fuel component hidden among bags of fertilizer aboard a ship bound to Yemen from Iran. Kevin Frus/U.S. Navy via AP hide caption

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After Jina Amini died while in custody of Iran's morality police, rappers and rap music have been a vocal presence in the deadly protests taking place in the country. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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In Iran, political dissenters find expression through rap music

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enters an election night event for his Likud party in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Amir Levy/Getty Images hide caption

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As Netanyahu forms Israeli government, U.S. may boycott one of his far-right allies

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Its been reported that more than 6,500 migrant laborers died in the course of the construction work for the World Cup over the last twelve years. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Qatar's Human Rights Record In The Spotlight Ahead Of 2022 World Cup

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Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu enters an election night event in Jerusalem on Monday. Amir Levy/Getty Images hide caption

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With most votes now counted, Netanyahu seems poised to return as Israel's leader

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People gather in November 2021 around the official countdown clock showing remaining time until the kick-off of the World Cup 2022 in Doha, Qatar. Darko Bandic/AP hide caption

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Left: Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid addresses the media outside a polling station in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Right: Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the press after casting his vote in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Left: Jack Guez / AFP / Getty Images, Right: Amir Levy / Getty Images hide caption

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After Israel's election, polls point to a close race that could bring Netanyahu back

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Cargo ships loaded with grain in the anchorage area of the southern entrance to the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul on Monday. Ships left Ukrainian ports on Monday despite Russia's decision to pull out from a landmark deal designed to ease a global food crisis. Ozan Kose/AFP / Getty Images hide caption

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An intense global scramble is on to keep Ukraine grain deal alive, as Russia pulls out

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks from a modified truck during a campaign event in Hadera, Israel, on Oct. 6. Israel will hold a national election Tuesday, after its coalition government collapsed in June. Amir Levy/Getty Images hide caption

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Will the far right rise to power in Israel's election? Here's what to know

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