Deborah Amos appears in the following:
Friday, July 12, 2013
The battle for the city of Dera'a in southern Syria has become a test of an American pledge to give military support to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad. After a string of defeats, the rebels have scored rare victories around Dera'a.
But in interviews,rebel commanders passing through neighboring Jordan ...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Unlike the Egyptian revolution of 2011, the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi is a story without a clear protagonist or an easy, happy summary. Brooke talks with NPR's Deb Amos about the way the media both here and in the region has been handling that complexity. Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News.
Monday, July 08, 2013
In the Jordanian desert, the chaos begins at sundown, when the wind whips up the desert sand and the buses arrive. For the past two years, Syrian refugees have been streaming into Jordan, and they now number an estimated half million.
But for the past month, more refugees have returned ...
Monday, July 01, 2013
Across the turbulent Middle East, Arab revolts have toppled dictators and strongmen. Jordan remains stable for now but the pressure is mounting.
The Syrian war rages right next door, sending a flood of refugees across the border that has strained every resource in the kingdom.
Jordan shares the region's troubles: ...
Saturday, June 29, 2013
The death toll in Syria's ongoing civil war may now be as high as 100,000. As the violence mounts, another emergency is looming: a public health crisis across the region.
That's the conclusion of a new study published by the British medical journal The Lancet. Syria's health care system is ...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Jordan's King Abdullah vowed to make the desert kingdom a "free Internet" country as he began his rule more than a decade ago. On June 2, when local Internet providers were ordered to block hundreds of news websites across the kingdom, Web publishers protested the broken promise and international media ...
Monday, June 17, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
After more than a year of military stalemate in Syria between the rebels and the government, President Bashar Assad appears to be making political and military gains and is not likely to be pushed aside anytime soon, according to many analysts.
Assad reasserted his plans to stay in power during ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A new video from Syria is shocking even by the standards of a war that keeps setting new standards for brutality.
In the video, a rebel fighter identified as Khalid al-Hamad is shown cutting out and eating the organs of a dead government soldier.
This appeared shortly after a pro-regime ...
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Ambassador Robert Ford, the State Department's point man on Syrian policy, crossed into northern Syria on Wednesday. The secret visit was confirmed by Syrian activists at the media office at the Bab al-Salama crossing on the Turkish frontier.
Ford met with the head of the Aleppo military council, Abdul Jabbar ...
Monday, May 06, 2013
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Bakdash is a landmark in the Syrian capital, serving the Arab world's most famous ice cream since 1895. Manually churned with wooden paddles, loaded with milk, sugar and a generous coating of pistachios, Bakdash ice cream is memorable treat for any visitor to Damascus.
But, when a branch opened this ...
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Jordan's fastest-growing city lies in the middle of the desert, where the sand is so white that from a distance it looks like snow. There's little running water and not much electricity.
The name of this place? The Zaatari refugee camp, home to more than 100,000 Syrian refugees.
"This is ...
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
In November, Razan Shalab Al-Sham, the daughter of a wealthy Syrian family, led the way to the Syrian farming village of Khirbet al-Joz to deliver an unusual kind of aid: police uniforms. A cold winter rain turned the frontier forest between southern Turkey and Syria into a muddy march up ...
Friday, March 29, 2013
There is a brain drain in Syria, an exodus of the skilled and the educated as the Syrian revolt grinds into a third year.
The health care system is one casualty, as hospitals and clinics are shelled and doctors flee the country.
The business community is another — particularly ...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
At a border crossing, Mulham al-Jundi directs aid vehicles from southern Turkey into Syria. The Turkish border officials know him; they quickly stamp his papers and wave him through.
Jundi is with Watan, a private Syrian aid group that collects donations from abroad and delivers support to some of the ...