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Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

Surge Of Refugees In Europe Could Be Just The First Wave

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Hiba Ezzideen, a 29-year-old Syrian activist, recently made it to a refugee camp near the German border after a perilous 20-day journey. She had set off alone from southern Turkey, walked for hours, rode in a sealed truck, boarded an overcrowded raft and slept on the streets and in a ...

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As Saudi Arabia's Love Of Online Gaming Grows, Developers Bloom

Monday, August 10, 2015

In a conservative country where opportunities for entertainment are limited, online video games give Saudis the chance for some fun. With powerful female characters, they also convey social messages.

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A Syrian Refugee School: Nearly 2,000 Students, 5 Shifts, 3 Languages

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Many Syrian refugee children haven't been to school in years. NPR's Deborah Amos visits one school in southern Turkey that serves as a refuge for those lucky enough to attend.

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In Syria, Chlorine Attacks Continue To Take A Toll

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Syrian medical student Hazem Halabi has become an expert on chlorine as a weapon of war. He made his first investigation in April 2014, after an alleged attack on the village of Kafr Zeta in northern Syria.

Villagers reported waking up before dawn to the buzz of helicopters and an ...

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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

How much does hope cost? For many Syrian families the price was counted in tens of thousands of dollars — which many were willing to pay for signs that a missing friend or relative was still alive in Syria's vast prison system.

A trove of pictures from a Syrian police ...

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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 — 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

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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

For years, Saudi Arabia seemed immune from the wars and chaos of the Middle East region — but not anymore. The sectarian violence raging on its borders hit home in May, when militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State or ISIS launched two suicide attacks on mosques in Saudi's eastern province, ...

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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

When Houthi rebels stormed Yemen's capital in January, President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi was driven from power and placed under house arrest. He escaped and then fled by sea in March. Now, Hadi and his top ministers are comfortably ensconced in a five-star guest palace in Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh.

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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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