Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

The Hopes (Security) And Fears (Bears) Of Syrian Refugees In New Jersey

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Osama and Ghada and their four kids fled their homeland three years ago and recently reached the U.S. as part of the 11,000 Syrian refugees arriving this year. Every day brings new challenges.


Syrian Refugee Gets Free Dental Care From A Dentist Who Also Was A Refugee

Friday, September 16, 2016

The blind father of a Syrian refugee family in New Jersey gets free dental work from a dentist who knows what it's like to be lost and overwhelmed. Twenty years ago she fled the war in Bosnia.


Syrian Refugee Family Knows English Is The Key To Independence

Thursday, September 15, 2016

As they learn some basic English, members of a family of Syrian refugees in New Jersey also unravel mysteries about life in the U.S. — such as how to drive or what's in the woods.


N.J. Church Group To Resettle Syrian Refugee Family With Special Needs

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The group offered to help resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S., and members received a special case: a family of six with a father badly wounded. It's a yearlong commitment for the volunteers.


Syrian Refugee Family Arrives In New Jersey To Start New Life

Monday, August 29, 2016

A Syrian refugee family arrives to meet Syrian American relatives who are waiting to host them. This comes as the U.S. meets its goal of bringing 10,000 refugees from Syria by October.


Aleppo 'Apex of Horror' and What's Next for Syria

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

U.N. official refers to humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, Syria as the "Apex of Horror" as the country's escalating civil war leaves little options for outside intervention.

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Bombing At Turkish Wedding Raises Questions About Country's Stability

Monday, August 22, 2016

The weekend bombing of a wedding in Turkey raises new questions about the country's stability and the rough area near the Syrian border where it took place.


At A New Jersey Mosque, People Of Different Faiths Welcome Syrians

Saturday, August 13, 2016

At a party for Syrian refugees in a New Jersey mosque, Americans of Lebanese and Pakistani descent and a Jewish family offer help and stories of their own immigrant backgrounds.


Syrian Refugees Get Oriented To The Ways Of American Life

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The U.S. looks like it will meet the administration's goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the fiscal year in October. Newcomers are already getting a rundown on life in America.


As U.S. Politicians Shun Syrian Refugees, Religious Groups Embrace Them

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Faith-based groups are challenging political opposition to Syrian refugees and taking a leading role in resettling them in the U.S. They've provided shelter, jobs and schooling for the newly arrived.


U.S. Is On Target To Accept And Resettle 10,000 Syrian Refugees

Friday, August 05, 2016

A State Department official says the U.S. will admit even more Syrians next year. The program continues despite complaints that Islamist militants could slip in amid the legitimate refugees.


Lawsuit Targets Syrian Regime In Journalist's Killing

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Relatives of killed journalist Marie Colvin accuse the Syrian government of deliberately targeting her in the shelling of Homs in 2012.


Expanding the Gun Violence Conversation

Friday, June 24, 2016

The outrage that follows mass shootings tends to steer the gun debate, and policy. Does that cloud the larger problem of everyday gun violence in America?

Data Cop Out

Friday, June 24, 2016

HunchLab, a new piece of predictive policing software, is telling cops across the country how to do their jobs -- but not necessarily better.

Stopping Mass Shooters Long Before They Act

Friday, June 24, 2016

When someone's behavior raises red flags -- even though they might not be breaking the law -- what can be done?

Obama Visits Saudi Arabia Amid Tensions With Gulf Leaders

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

President Obama visits Saudi Arabia Wednesday to meet with the Saudi king at a time when relations between their two countries are under a lot of stress.


Palmyra's Ancient Arch, Destroyed By ISIS, To Rise Again In London

Monday, April 18, 2016

As cultural heritage advocates grapple with how to fight the destruction of ancient treasures, a full-size replica of the ancient Syrian town's triumphal arch will go on display in London on Tuesday.


A New Generation Of Saudi Artists Pushes The Boundaries

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Abdulnasser Gharem doesn't have the background you might expect for a successful artist – let alone one famous for edgy work from Saudi Arabia. He was once a lieutenant colonel in the Saudi army. He went to high school with two of the 9/11 hijackers.

But his first major ...


Behind The Scenes: One Story From The Prison Swap With Iran

Monday, January 18, 2016

Bahram Mekanik was among the seven Iranians and Iranian-Americans pardoned as part of Washington's prisoner swap with Iran. He was accused of shipping millions of dollars in technology to Iran.


Long Guarded And Reserved, Saudi Arabia Goes Big And Bold

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Here's something that never used to happen in Saudi Arabia:

In the wake of the crisis with Iran, Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's deputy crown prince and defense minister, as well as King Salman's favored son, gave a five-hour interview to a reporter from The Economist, and the ...