Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

Saudi Arabians React To The Alleged Murder Of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mary Louise Kelly speaks with NPR's Deborah Amos about how people in Saudi Arabia are reacting to Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and alleged murder.

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What's Really Known About Saudi Arabia's De Facto Ruler?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is under increased scrutiny as Turkey and other nations accuse the Saudis of having journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed. Salman is said to have no tolerance for critics.

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Under Threat At Home, Refugee Scholars Find Academic Havens At U.S. Universities

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

American universities have created a consortium that offers temporary academic homes for refugee scholars threatened by war and authoritarian governments.

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15 Women Entrepreneurs From Saudi Arabia Visit U.S. To Develop Their Pitches

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

A Washington, D.C.-based tech incubator is hosting women entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia who work on social problems through apps.

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With Syria's War Nearly Over, Victims Take The Battle To European Courts

Monday, August 13, 2018

Syria's President Bashar Assad is on the verge of winning the war. But refugee activists are waging new battles against the regime from Europe.

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U.S. Refugee Program 'In Danger' Amid Steep Drop In Refugee Arrivals, Advocates Warn

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Just 49 Syrian refugees have been admitted in fiscal year 2018, compared with more than 12,000 in 2016. "The refugee program is in danger," says the head of a resettlement organization in Connecticut.

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From California, A Saudi Woman Fights Her Country's Strict Male Guardianship Laws

Thursday, July 19, 2018

"I came from a very strict country to a very free country," says Samah Damanhoori. The 29-year-old cut ties with her family after her father canceled his initial approval for her to study in the U.S.

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How This Saudi Woman Is Fighting Her Country's Male Guardianship Laws

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Saudi Arabia's restrictions on women don't stop at the country's borders. One Saudi woman in California is challenging the country's rule that she needs her father's permission to remain in the U.S.

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U.S. Can't Issue Blanket Denial To Asylum-Seeking Iranians, Judge Rules

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nearly 90 Iranians expecting to be resettled in the U.S. have been stranded in Vienna. Their asylum requests were denied en masse, and now a judge says the government must give each person a reason.

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New Kids' Books Put A Human Face On The Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

In classrooms and at home, kids are reading a new genre of books about a timely topic: refugees. They're selling well and providing a sympathetic view of people often portrayed as threats.

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The Legacy Of An Israeli-Palestinian 'Sesame Street'

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Journalist Daoud Kuttab, the author of Sesame Street, Palestine, looks back at the production of a Sesame Street for Israeli and Palestinian kids and the obstacles and promise of the effort.

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Arrests Of Saudi Women's Rights Activists 'Point To The Limits Of Change'

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The arrested women "could have been powerful ambassadors for the new Saudi Arabia. Instead, they are being branded as traitors," says Kristian Ulrichsen of Rice University.

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Those Affected By Trump's Travel Ban Hope For End To 'Chaos' After Supreme Court Case

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

"The executive order, at its heart, says Yemeni people are bad and they need to stay away. We say no! We are part of the fabric of the country," says a Yemeni-American whose mother was denied a visa.

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The U.S. Goals In Syria

Sunday, April 15, 2018

We look at how the U.S. has been involved in the Syrian civil war over the last seven years.

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The U.S. Has Accepted Only 11 Syrian Refugees This Year

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Refugee rights groups say the Trump administration has closed the door on vulnerable Syrian civilians even as it mulls military operations against the regime for humanitarian reasons.

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Syrian Defector: Assad Forces Targeted, Killed Journalist Marie Colvin

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Evidence presented in a U.S. federal court claims that the 56-year-old American was intentionally targeted in a rocket attack by Syrian regime forces in 2012. Her family is suing the country.

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Russian Chemist Who Developed Nerve Agents Has No Doubt Moscow Is Behind U.K. Attack

Monday, April 02, 2018

A Russian chemist who helped to develop the nerve agent used in the attack in the U.K. last month is now living in New Jersey — and says he has no doubt that Moscow is responsible.

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100 Iranians Remain Stranded In Austria Awaiting Asylum In The U.S.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The U.S. acceptance rate of Iranian Christians and other religious minority refugees has gone from nearly 100 percent to zero, leaving many stuck in transit.

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Reporting From the Quagmire

Friday, March 30, 2018

Two NPR journalists reflect on their days reporting in Iraq in 2003. 

Saudi Arabia: The White House Loves It. Most Americans? Not So Much

Monday, March 19, 2018

As the Saudi crown prince travels across the United States, he will have one major hurdle: polls show more than half of Americans have unfavorable views of his country.

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