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Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

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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Who Are The Kurds And What's Their Role In Mideast Politics?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Kurds are now regularly mentioned in the news about the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. But who are they, where do they live and why do Americans need to care? Steve Inskeep turns to NPR's Deb Amos to explain this complicated ethnic group.

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A Smuggler Explains How He Helped Fighters Along 'Jihadi Highway'

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Thousands of international recruits have crossed into Syria from Turkey to join the Islamic State. A Syrian man who helped smuggle those jihadis in explains how it worked, but says he's stopped now.

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Syrian Rebels Fear Assad Will Benefit From ISIS Airstrikes

Monday, September 29, 2014

The U.S. says it's not coordinating its attacks on ISIS with the Syrian regime. But opponents to Syrian President Bashar Assad worry that he's benefitting from the U.S. air campaign.

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Islamic State Defector: 'If You Turn Against ISIS, They Will Kill You'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Syrian defector from the self-proclaimed Islamic State says he had happy moments when he first joined the militants. But he began to see brutality and cruelty that was impossible for him to support.

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U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIS' Oil Refineries

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pentagon officials say airstrikes targeted mobile oil refineries being used by militants of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. The group uses the money from the refineries to fund its operations.

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U.S., Allies Hit islamic State Targets In Syria

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Pentagon says Islamic State targets in Syria were pounded using fighters, bombers and Tomahawk sea-based missiles. We examine the regional impact of the strikes on ISIS headquarters in Raqqa.

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As U.N. Leaders Prepare To Meet, Many Issues Vie For Attention

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Multiple crises could be difficult for diplomats to make priorities with so many key issues at stake: the Ebola crisis, terrorism in the Middle East and the war in Ukraine — just to name a few.

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After A Long Wait, Syrian Rebels Hope The Weapons Will Now Flow

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The "moderate" opposition has been losing ground on the battlefield and pleading for weapons from the U.S. for the past couple of years. They are hoping that their fortunes have finally changed.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Moderate In Syria's Civil War?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The White House is lobbying Congress to authorize a package to arm and train Syria's moderate rebels. The funding is key to Obama's strategy to confront militants known as the Islamic State, or ISIS.

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