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Deborah Amos

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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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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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