Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Trump Administration Denies Asylum To Some 100 Iranian Christians

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Trump administration has blocked a program that has brought thousands of members of religious minorities from Iran to the U.S. Refugee advocates say some are now stranded in Austria.


U.S. Renews Temporary Protected Status For Some Syrians

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Syrians who have been allowed to live in the U.S. since 2016 under Temporary Protected Status are permitted now to register for another 18 months because of the continuing war there.


Nearly 7,000 Syrians Are Waiting To See If Their Protected Status Will Be Renewed

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Around 7,000 Syrians living in the United States could be sent back to Syria if their temporary protective status granted to provide refuge from the war at home is allowed to expire.


The Year The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program Unraveled

Monday, January 01, 2018

Migrant rights advocates warn that President Trump's attempts to shut down the refugee resettlement program will have long-term consequences.


In U.N. Art Exhibition, Syrian Artist Unpacks Refugees' Baggage

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

An art exhibition at the United Nations uses tiny models of refugees' former homes and the suitcases of refugees to tell their stories.


Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Appears To Be Shifting How Power Works In The Kingdom

Monday, November 06, 2017

The move to arrest several Saudi royals — including one of the richest men in the world — shows the kingdom's up-and-coming crown prince shaking things up. But democracy isn't part of the deal.


Saudi Arabia To End Ban On Women Driving

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia says it's ending its ban on women driving by next year. But women are far from equal to men in the country.


News Brief: Tax Overhaul, Roy Moore Wins In Alabama, Saudi Arabia Lets Women Drive

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

President Trump and lawmakers are set to release a plan for a tax overhaul Wednesday. Also, conservative Roy Moore, known for some extreme-right views, won a Senate primary election in Alabama.