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Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

Saudi Women Still Can't Drive, But They Are Making It To Work

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Despite many obstacles, more Saudi Arabian women are joining the country's workforce. NPR's Deborah Amos profiles a successful online advertising agency that's run entirely by women.

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Saudis Grow Increasingly Critical Of The Campaign Against ISIS

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Prince Turki al-Faisal, the ex-Saudi intelligence chief, says the "pinprick" attacks against the Islamic State are not proving effective. He also says the campaign needs to be better coordinated.

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For The Saudis, A Smooth Succession At A Difficult Moment

Friday, January 23, 2015

The royal family carried out the transition to a new monarch without a hitch. Still, the region is facing unprecedented turmoil and King Salman assumes the monarchy with several major challenges.

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When Islamic Radicals Turn Moderate

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The world has been focused in recent days on Muslims who have been radicalized. Here's the story of a radical who turned moderate.

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Video Game Based On Ancient Story Aims For Audiences In Iran, Beyond

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Two entrepreneurs with Iranian roots hope to make an international splash with a new online multiplayer game that is an update of a 1,000-year-old Iranian poem.

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United Arab Emirates Shows Off Its Military Might

Monday, December 29, 2014

Known for its wealth, the United Arab Emirates has emerged as an ally in the U.S.-led fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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With Each New Upheaval In Iraq, More Minorities Flee

Saturday, December 27, 2014

"We like Iraq, but Iraq doesn't like us," says a displaced Christian man. He's just one of example of religious minorities who have been dislodged from parts of Iraq where they have ancient roots.

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Kurds Put Their Independence Dreams On Hold

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

When Iraq was rapidly fracturing this summer, the Kurds started talking about independence that they've been seeking for a century. But now, the priority seems to be battling the Islamic State.

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Kurdish Troops Free Yazidis, But Major Battles Remain

Saturday, December 20, 2014

With the help of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi Kurdish forces have made significant advances against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.

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At An Isolated Camp, Iraqi Police Prep For A Showdown With ISIS

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Iraqi security forces are training with the goal of reclaiming territory lost to the Islamic State. Police at a camp near the front line say such a battle would be personal.

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A Tweet On Women's Veils, Followed By Raging Debate In Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A prominent ultra-conservative figure says face veils for women are not mandatory. Now everyone is weighing in on the hottest topic in the kingdom.

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Cuba, U.S. Agree To Prisoner Release Including American Alan Gross

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Signaling what could be a major shift in U.S. relations with Cuba, Gross, who has been jailed in Cuba for five years, will be released, while the U.S. will release three Cubans.

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Facing Threats From ISIS And Iran, Gulf States Set To Join Forces

Monday, December 08, 2014

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council is expected to form an unprecedented, NATO-inspired joint military command. The growing strength of ISIS and Iran's influence have made cooperation more urgent.

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What The Movies Taught Us About Teaching

Friday, December 05, 2014

As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR's Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood has taught us about teachers.

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Mall Murder Of American Teacher Stuns UAE, Where Violence Is Rare

Friday, December 05, 2014

Authorities say an Emirate woman in her 30s confessed to targeting Ibolya Ryan at an Abu Dhabi mall because she was American. The woman also is suspected in a foiled bomb attack on another American.

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A Syrian Entrepreneur Looks To Build The Amazon Of The Arab World

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Souq.com, created by U.S.-educated Ronaldo Mouchawar, has a strong presence in the Middle East. Since the boom in cell phones in the region, "you can feel the crescendo" in its tech sector, he says.

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U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.

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It's Crunch Time For The Iranian Nuclear Talks

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Iran and six world powers are meeting this weekend in Vienna with a Monday deadline looming. Here's a look at what it all means for Iran and its neighbors.

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Examining Complications To U.S. Goals In Syria

Monday, November 10, 2014

A U.S.-led coalition is targeting Islamic State militants. Obama says he's not trying to "solve" Syria's war, a far cry from efforts made to negotiate an end to the war or build up the rebellion.

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Iranian Entrepreneurs Make Pitches That Are Just Practice, For Now

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Young Iranians are brimming with ideas for tech startups. But extensive financial sanctions facing their country prevent them from entering the global marketplace.

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