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Deborah Amos

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In Syria, Chlorine Attacks Continue To Take A Toll

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Activists say the Syrian regime continues to attack its people with chlorine gas โ€” with little reaction from an international community once focused on preventing Syria's use of chemical weapons.

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Saudi Arabia Softens Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

Friday, July 24, 2015

As Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visits the region, Saudi Arabia seems to have changed its mind about the nuclear deal between Iran, the U.S. and other world powers.

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Turkey Grants U.S. Permission To Use Air Base Near Syrian Border

Friday, July 24, 2015

The U.S. now has permission to use a Turkish air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, U.S. officials say.

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As Challenges Shift, Syria's Moderates Navigate Unexpected Territory

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

They protested against the Assad regime in 2011, hoping for democracy. Now they're in exile, fighting extremists for their country's future and trying to provide a lifeline for others back in Syria.

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Scamming The Bereaved: A Grim Side Business In Syrian Death

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Families paid tens of thousands of dollars for signs that a missing friend or relative was alive in Syria's vast prison system. But smuggled photos reveal many of those loved ones were already dead.

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Smuggled Photos Document Thousands Of Detainee Deaths In Syria

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

About a year ago, a Syrian police photographer smuggled out photos of thousands killed by the regime. Now activists are showing the photos in rebel areas in Syria and this week in the U.S. Capitol.

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What Iran's Regional Rivals Are Saying About The Deal

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

American and Iranian officials are praising the nuclear agreement reached in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday. But Iran is a regional rival to many Arab states โ€” many would say a regional threat.

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Documenting Death Inside Syria's Secret Prisons

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A Syrian forensic photographer, who goes by Caesar, took thousands of photos of those who have died in Syria's prisons. His photos will be on display in the halls of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday.

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Syrian Christians Face New Threat From Rebel Alliance

Friday, July 03, 2015

Syrian Christians face new threats from a rebel coalition that is fighting both the self-declared Islamic State and the regime.

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Success For U.S.-Backed Fighters In Syria Leads To Political Complications

Saturday, June 27, 2015

U.S. air strikes helped Kurdish fighters take ground from ISIS along the Syria-Turkey border. But Kurds used the advance to displace thousands and upset U.S. ally Turkey, wary of Kurdish ambitions.

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In Saudi Arabia, An Uphill Fight To Out-Shout The Extremists

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Can satire and commentary win out against ISIS? Some Saudi journalists and comedians are risking their lives to mock and question their country's religious extremists.

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Saudi Arabia Opens Its Stock Exchange To Foreign Investors

Monday, June 15, 2015

Saudi Arabia's stock market opened on Monday to foreign traders for the first time. Why have the Saudis opened the market now, and what does it mean for the market and for investors?

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For Yemen's Ousted President, A Five-Star Exile With No End In Sight

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Talks to resolve the conflict in Yemen begin Monday in Geneva. Yemen's ousted president and his former ministers are hoping it will lead to a return to their homeland.

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Saudi Arabia's King Shakes Up Region With Assertive Foreign Policy

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saudi Arabia's new king has been on the throne for just a few months. He launched an air campaign in Yemen against Shiite rebels, and he also increased support for anti-government rebels in Syria.

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Gen. Allen Navigates Complicated Political Landscape To Fight ISIS

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Retired Marine General John Allen was appointed by President Obama to build a coalition against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Last month, Ramadi fell to ISIS militants.

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Saudi Women Can't Drive To Work; So They're Flocking To The Internet

Monday, May 11, 2015

With so many restrictions on their movements, it has never been easy for Saudi women to join the workforce. But the Internet has opened up a new range of opportunities to work from home.

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Last Armenian Village In Turkey Keeps Silent About 1915 Slaughter

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Ottomans killed some 1.5 million Armenians a century ago, and many Armenians are talking about that terrible time as the centennial begins this week. But not the Armenians in one Turkish village.

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Turkish Educator Pledges $10M To Set Up Universities For Syrian Refugees

Friday, April 17, 2015

The war has put dreams of college on hold for some 40,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. Enver Yucel hopes to create a higher ed system to meet their needs, with coursework in English, Arabic and Turkish.

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Treating Saudi Arabian Jihadists With Art Therapy

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The Saudis are trying to rehabilitate convicted terrorists with programs such as art therapy in a resort setting. More than 80 percent have reformed, the Saudis say. But some returned to al-Qaida.

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Saudi Arabia, With U.S. Support, Joins Fight Against Rebels In Yemen

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Saudi Arabia and its allies have started a bombing campaign, hours after rebels seized an airbase that was critical to U.S. drone operations. U.S. forces aren't taking direct military action in Yemen.

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