• In a photo taken Saturday, May 21, 2016, Mohamad Bassel Khair poses for The Associated Press in his home in Clifton, N.J. Khair, of Damascus, Syria, is graduating from Montclair State University with a master’s in nutrition and food science and is now seeking asylum in the U.S. for his family, including a 2-year-old son. Before applying to the New Jersey school in 2015, he and his wife had fled Syria to Egypt, where they couldn't legally work. “They gave me a full scholarship, including rooming,” Khair said. “They were so helpful for me.” (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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  • In this Tuesday, May 3, 2016 file photo, released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens and firefighters gather at the scene where one of rockets hit the Dubeet hospital in the central neighborhood of Muhafaza in Aleppo, Syria. As one of the few pediatricians remaining in the Syrian city Aleppo, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz was the last ray of hope for tens of thousands of children and their parents trapped in the horror and misery of the five-year civil war.  (SANA via AP, File)

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    BEIRUT (AP) — As one of the few pediatricians remaining in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz offered hope to tens of thousands of children and their parents trapped in the horror and misery of the five-year civil war. But last month, an airstrike widely believed to have been carried out by the Syrian government destroyed the al Quds hospital where he worked, killing Maaz and dozens of colleagues, patients and other civilians.

  • In this April 25, 2016 photo, a boy from the community who call themselves the "Muhammasheen," or "the Marginalized," stands near his hut in a slum area of Sanaa, Yemen. They are Yemen's untouchables, a dark-skinned ethnic group that for centuries has been consigned to the bottom of Yemen's social scale, faced with discrimination and racism, and shunned by others. Vulnerable with no tribal protection, they have been hit particularly hard in Yemen's civil war. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — They are Yemen’s untouchables.