Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

Syrian War Crimes Trial Resumes In Germany

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A former Syrian intelligence officer faces war crimes charges in a landmark trial underway in Germany. He's charged with thousands of counts of torture that allegedly took place at a prison he ran.

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New York Doctor Spends Yet Another Medical Crisis In The Emergency Room

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

For Dr. Antonio Dajer from New York, the coronavirus pandemic is not the first massive medical crisis spent in an emergency room. He was there for 9/11 and, before that, the AIDS epidemic.

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Suspects In Syrian Crimes Against Humanity Trial Will Face Accusers In German Court

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

In a first, Syrian witnesses and plaintiffs, some of whom survived torture in a Damascus prison, will see a former high-ranking Syrian official in court on charges of crimes against humanity.

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Afghans, New To The U.S., Go From War Zone To COVID-19 Hot Zone

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Afghans who helped U.S. troops back home in Afghanistan have ended up in the New York area with their families, and they're helping fight the coronavirus.

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A Funny 'Talking' Dog Gives Tips On Living Right During The Coronavirus Crisis

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Pluto and her human, Nancie Wight, have been churning out viral videos with lifestyle tips from their home in Montreal.

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Canada Works To Fly Thousands Home From Overseas In Coronavirus Airlift

Monday, March 23, 2020

The country's foreign minister called the move possibly the largest peacetime repatriation in Canadian history.

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Canada To Turn Back Asylum Seekers In Effort To Stop Coronavirus Spread

Friday, March 20, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada will now turn back asylum seekers attempting to enter the country outside official border points.

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Lebanon's Government Is Accused Of Swarming WhatsApp To Catch Protesters

Monday, March 09, 2020

Protest organizers, lawyers and rights advocates tell NPR the authorities have adopted surveillance tactics, including allegedly invading chat groups to intimidate and investigate critics.

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Civilian Casualties And Refugee Crisis Intensify As Syrian Army Moves In On Idlib

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Syrian and Russian armed forces are advancing quickly on rebel areas, killing civilians and intensifying suffering as nearly 1 million refugees huddle in camps near Turkey. Little relief is in sight.

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Displaced Syrians From Idlib Province Set Up Tent Camps Near Turkey's Border

Friday, February 21, 2020

The stories come out in fragmented voice messages from Syria's Idlib province — people are leaving the area to escape the onslaught that's killed more than a thousand and displaced 1 million.

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U.N. Pleads For Cease-Fire As Displaced Syrians Head For Turkish Border

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Syrians are fleeing fighting from the Syrian government and its Russian ally as troops push into the country's last rebel-held province. Satellite images give a sense of scale to that crisis.

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With Idlib Province Under Fire, A Major Humanitarian Crisis In Syria

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Fighting has intensified in the last rebel-held province of Syria, endangering millions of civilians and raising tensions with Turkey.

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Amid Lebanon's Economic Crisis, The Country's Health Care System Is Ailing

Sunday, February 09, 2020

"We are collecting from every person of goodwill," says a Roman Catholic priest who started a low-cost clinic. "We are not expecting a miracle. We hope to create a place where people feel respected."

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An Arabic 'Sesame Street,' For Refugee Children In The Middle East

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Grover speaks Arabic in a new edition of Sesame Street — one aimed at helping refugee children cope with fear and displacement.

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Millions Of Civilians Affected As Syrian Military Advances On Idlib Province

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Syrian military, backed by Russia, is advancing further into the last rebel-held province of Syria, threatening a catastrophe for the millions of people there.

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As Lebanon's Economy Worsens, Protests Turn More Violent

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Lebanese economy is unraveling. A once-secure middle class is being hit hard as the poverty rate rises — prompting protests against political dysfunction and power cuts.

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Lebanon Protests Turn Violent As Government And Economy Remain In Collapse

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Anti-government protests in Lebanon are getting more violent, and a leadership void continues as the country's economy spirals.

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Aid For Syria Threatened At U.N.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Aid for millions of Syrians is at risk as Russia is trying to block it at the U.N. Security Council. It's part of Russia's alliance with the Syrian regime.

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Thousands Mourn Soleimani In Baghdad

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Thousands turned out for a funeral procession in Baghdad Saturday for Iran's slain military commander.

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Killing Of Iranian General Sparks Reaction Around The World

Friday, January 03, 2020

The Trump-ordered strike on a Baghdad airport killed Iran's top military leader. The move escalates what's already a tense and dangerous situation. Reaction to the general's death has been mixed.

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