Deb Amos

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Cole Porter's Pro-Immigration Ballet Gets A Trump-Era Revival

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Within the Quota criticized the restrictive immigration laws passed by Congress after World War I. Now the Princeton University Ballet has brought the show back — with a few updates.


Who Will Listen To The Suffering Syrians?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The conflict has created chronic mental pain in a country with few mental health specialists. Dr. Hassum Jefee-Bahloul, a Syrian psychiatrist who now lives in the U.S., has a plan to help.


Refugee Agencies Race Against Time To Beat Trump Immigration Ban

Monday, January 30, 2017

Immigration and refugee advocates say the details of President Trump's executive order are still in flux. Some travelers have been barred from entering the U.S. Others are receiving exemptions.


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.


Path To U.S.-Iran Deal, Prisoner Swap Began Years Ago

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Iran is open for business again as ten years of punishing international sanctions are lifted.

President Hassan Rouhani declared the nuclear deal a "golden page" in Iran's history as he presented a new budget to parliament on Sunday. Economists call it the biggest windfall in history, with as much as ...


Saudi Arabia, Iran Face Off As Sectarian Tensions Escalate After Executions

Sunday, January 03, 2016

The cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran turned a lot hotter in the past 48 hours, after the Saudis executed a Shiite cleric accused of terrorism on Saturday and hours later an Iranian mob ransacked and firebombed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran.

By Sunday, Riyadh had escalated ...


Higher Gas Prices, Long Lines: What Cheap Oil Means For Saudi Arabia

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The deal in Saudi Arabia has been no taxation and no representation. Bottom-of-the-barrel crude prices changed the first half of the equation this week, as officials cut utility and gas subsidies.


Hey Iran, Saudi Arabia Has Some News For You

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Saudi Arabia is taking a "soft power" jab at its regional rival Iran this week — a news website in Farsi, the language of Iran.

It launches Thursday and the Saudi government expects to eventually start a Farsi-language TV channel as well.

The step into soft power is new for ...


Saudi Arabian Women Vote (and Run) For The First Time

Monday, December 07, 2015

This week marks an historical election for Saudi Arabia. For the first time, women are allowed to both vote and run for office.

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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 ...


Kurdish Forces Retake Ground From Self-Declared Islamic State In Syria

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

With the help of U.S. airstrikes, Kurds in Syria have taken ground from the self-declared Islamic State. But that could alienate Arab rebel groups — wary of the Kurds — who the U.S. needs to take on the extremists.


Success For U.S.-Backed Fighters In Syria Leads To Political Complications

Saturday, June 27, 2015

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Saudi Muslims Mix Tradition With Shopping In Ramadan Celebration

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Saudi Muslims are turning the holy month of Ramadan into a display of consumerism and commerce. It is traditionally a month of fasting and prayer that began with the first Muslim community, Mecca.


'Shesh Yak' Explores A Society Torn Apart By The Syrian Civil War

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The off-Broadway production is the work of a Syrian playwright trying to sort out the fear and distrust that have torn his country apart. It's written for audiences who only know Syria from the news.


Assad Says He Wants No Part Of U.S. Campaign Against ISIS

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad granted a rare interview to the BBC. In it, he said the Syrian government has given the U.S. intelligence on airstrikes against the militants of the I...


Murder Of American Teacher In Abu Dhabi Shocks Nation

Friday, December 05, 2014

The murder of a American teacher in a mall in Abu Dhabi on Monday has the wealthy — and foreigner-friendly — Arab emirate in shock.


Aid Group Uses Successful Syrian Refugee To Inspire Others In Turkish Camp

Monday, December 01, 2014

A Syrian refugee who made a fortune in the tech industry now visits refugee children to tell them they shouldn't give up hope for a future.


U.S. Regional Partners Offer Vocal Support Of Syria Air Strikes

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Overnight air strikes in Syria mark a major expansion of the U.S.-led war on ISIS — one that's bound to be controversial in the Middle East.


Tensions Rise As Syrian Kurds Flee ISIS Advance

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Islamic State recently launched an offensive that sent a wave of Kurdish refugees into Turkey from Syria. Deborah Amos reports from southern Turkey on the chaos on the border.


Economic Sanctions Play Out In Strange Ways In Iran

Saturday, March 15, 2014

It's hard to see crippling sanctions at a modern shopping mall in north Tehran — the shops are stocked, the cafes are full. The latest western electronics – even iPhones and iPads, are available for those who can afford it.

But talk to middle class Iranians and you hear dire ...