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Deborah Amos

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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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App Helps Syrian Refugees Adapt To Life Away From Home

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Syrian refugee has developed a phone app and website to help refugees get information on services and seek other help in their long journeys in limbo.

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Baghdad Dials Back Expectations For A Timeline On Mosul Offensive

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Iraq's second-largest city Mosul is under control of the self proclaims Islamic State. An Iraqi police general hoping for help in driving militants out got a recent visit from U.S. advisers.

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Under ISIS, Life In Mosul Takes A Turn For The Bleak

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The militants have held Iraq's second largest city since June. Now, local Sunni residents are weary of ISIS, there are signs of strain within their ranks, and it's almost impossible to flee.

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In Tikrit Offensive, Local Sunnis, Shiite Militias Are Unlikely Allies

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The main forces fighting the self-declared Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq, are Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militias. Despite decades-long animosity between the nations, local Sunnis are joining them.

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Arab States And Iran's Nuclear Talks

Monday, March 16, 2015

As talks with world powers over Iran's nuclear program resume, there are plenty of sources of opposition to a deal. Arab allies in the region see Iran as a threat to their own power and influence.

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Via Satellite, Tracking The Plunder Of Middle East Cultural History

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ISIS militants now control the long-running black market in stolen artifacts. Experts are tracking damage to heritage sites in Iraq and Syria by satellite and doing what little they can to stop it.

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Saudi Girls Can Now Take Gym Class, But Not Everyone Is Happy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Saudi Arabia has agreed to introduce physical education for girls in its gender-segregated public schools. But there's opposition from hard-liners.

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Saudi Arabia Ramps Up Training To Repel Homegrown Terrorists

Monday, March 09, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has recruited more than 2,000 young Saudi men. Some have already come back to carry out attacks on Saudi soil. The kingdom is preparing to confront the threat.

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In Syria, Archaeologists Risk Their Lives To Protect Ancient Heritage

Monday, March 09, 2015

Academic "Monuments Men" have donned disguises and dodged snipers to help save their country's cultural riches from looting and destruction. Heritage experts warn the losses so far are incalculable.

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