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Deborah Amos

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Saudi Arabia To Hold Historic Elections On Saturday

Friday, December 11, 2015

It will be the first time that women there can vote or run for office. Women's groups have been pushing voter registration drives, but only a small percentage of the voting population has registered.

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For Young Saudi Women, Video Games Offer Self-Expression

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Saudi women gamers gather at an annual convention, dressing as their favorite characters and exercising freedoms they want to see more of in their lives.

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Human Rights Groups Criticize U.S. Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The U.N. is resuming peace talks on the war in Yemen. At the same time, the U.S. plans to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia, even as civilian casualties from Saudi airstrikes in Yemen continue.

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For Saudi Women, 'Baby Steps Into This World Of Democracy'

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

For the first time, women in the country can run for office and vote. But they're still banned from driving and need a male guardian's permission to travel, work and pursue higher education.

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Saudi Elections To Offer A Small Step Toward Democracy

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Saudi Arabia will soon hold the first municipal elections in which women can both vote and run for office. More than 900 women are vying for seats across the country. Voter registration is very low.

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U.S. Missiles Boost Rebels Stand Against Syrian Regime

Friday, November 13, 2015

As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Vienna for talks on the Syrian civil war, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are countering Russia's entry into the conflict by supplying more TOW missiles to rebels.

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Films About Syrian Civil War Move From Online To New York Gallery

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Through years of brutal civil war, a Syrian film collective has been producing short films, which are now in a New York gallery, where the collective hopes to show a more human side of war victims.

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Gulf Countries Face Criticism For Refusing To Resettle Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gulf states are the top donors to the United Nations, and they allow Syrians to come on work visas. But they won't resettle Syrians because the Gulf doesn't recognize the legal concept of refugees.

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The Flood Of Syrian Refugees Puts ISIS On The Defensive

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

As more Syrian refugees board rickety boats on the Turkish coast, the Islamic State is cranking up its propaganda campaign.

The refugee crisis is also becoming a crisis for ISIS, as Syrians reject the group's claim that the so-called caliphate offers a safe haven, and the refugees instead opt for ...

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Gulf States Fend Off Criticism About Doing Little For Syrian Refugees

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Syria doesn't have a history of free and open elections, but in the past few weeks Syrians have been voting with their feet. After four years of brutal civil war, Syrians are registering a sense of hopelessness and are willing to risk dangerous journeys for a chance to start over ...

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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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