Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

In 'Damascus,' A Chilling Mystery With A Personal Connection

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Deborah Campbell's A Disappearance in Damascus is both a taut detective story and an intimate account of friendship during war — and that's before our reviewer discovered her own part in the story.


What To Know About Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince And The Issues He Will Face

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mohammed bin Salman is now first in line to the throne. At 31, he has already reshaped his country's role in the region. His biggest test will come as he tries to wean the kingdom off an oil economy.


Saudi King Names 31-Year-Old Son As New Crown Prince

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mohammad Bin Salman, son of Saudi Arabia's king, is the new crown prince and first in line to the throne. The person he replaced is his older cousin, who had been a widely respected interior minister.


The Call-In: The Refugee Experience In The U.S.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Supreme Court reviews President Trump's travel ban executive order this week. NPR takes a look at how the ban has impacted refugee resettlement in the United States.


Archaeologists In Syria Use 'Data Water' To Confound Antiquities Smugglers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Syrian archaeologists are using a new product to try to stop the illegal flow of antiquities. It's a high-tech liquid visible under special light that carries tagging data on where items come from.


Syrian Psychiatrist In The U.S. Uses Online Platform To Help Mental Health Workers

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

A Syrian psychiatrist who lives in the U.S. has found a way to help the thousands of people suffering from trauma back in and around his homeland.


For Refugees And Advocates, Trump Immigration Order Stay Leads To Disarray

Monday, February 13, 2017

Refugee advocates have hailed the ruling, but say the future of the resettlement program is uncertain because the court didn't address Trump's order to slash the number of refugees allowed in.


Trump Backers Want Ideology Test For Extreme Vetting

Saturday, February 04, 2017

What could "extreme vetting" mean in practice? For some who've helped form President Trump's refugee policies, it's not about stricter security screening. It's about something else.


Trump Administration Considers Ways To Up Vetting Of Refugees

Friday, February 03, 2017

Trump administration officials say they want "extreme vetting" for refugees. It's already a rigorous process. What else can be done?


Trump Takes Action To Cut Flow Of Refugees Entering U.S.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Trump has followed through on a campaign promise to cut the flow of Syrians entering the U.S. He signed an executive action Friday that he says will impose "new vetting measures" for refugees.


Trump Signs Executive Action To Impose 'New Vetting Measures' For Refugees

Friday, January 27, 2017

President Trump signed an executive action on Friday that he says will impose "new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States."


A Vermont Town In The Eye Of The Refugee Resettlement Storm

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

When the leaders of Rutland, an aging and ailing town, decided to host Syrian refugees, it made them a target of a national effort to oppose refugee settlement. The first families arrived this month.


Refugees Resettled In Chicago Help Make Its Most Famous Cheesecake

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia are a sought-after talent pool at Eli's Cheesecake in Chicago, where they manage the complex assembly line and rise through the ranks.


How One U.S. Group Turns Migrants Into Employees

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Migrants often have college degrees and extensive professional experience, but may still have to settle for a low-wage job. The U.S. nonprofit Upwardly Global is working to change that.


After Trump's Election, Uncertainty For Syrian Refugees In The U.S.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Donald Trump has vowed to block new Syrian refugees and send current refugees back. A family of Syrian refugees in New Jersey and the volunteers supporting them are not sure what to expect.


Syrian Refugee Father Shares His Story With Help Of U.S. Veteran

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Syrian refugee father came to the U.S. with his daughter to escape the war. Now they're telling their story to groups of Americans with the help of a U.S. Marine veteran.


For Refugees And Advocates, An Anxious Wait For Clarity On Trump's Policy

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

As a candidate, Donald Trump said he'd limit the number of refugees the United States takes in, perhaps end resettlement from Syria and even expel some current refugees. How will he proceed?


For Syrian Refugees In Connecticut, A Helping Hand From Private Volunteers

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Refugees are adjusting to life in Connecticut, where a program pairs them with private citizens who provide support for their resettlement. "I have a chance as much as anybody else," says one refugee.


Despite The Odds, Syrian Activist Keeps Basement Schools Running In Aleppo

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Marcell Shehwaro recently stopped by the United Nations to plead her case for intervention in Syria. But she's still operating schools out of the basement in opposition-held parts of Aleppo.


Refugee Summit Held On Sidelines Of U.N. General Assembly Meeting

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

In his farewell appearance at the U.N., Obama made an impassioned plea for rich countries to do more to aid refugees. Leading companies have come forward with ways they can help employ refugees.