Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

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.


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?

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.

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 ...


Under King Salman, Saudi Arabia Takes A Harder Line With Iran

Monday, January 04, 2016

In power for a year, the Saudi monarch has been aggressive in confronting Iran at a time when many in the kingdom feel the U.S. is not doing enough to counter Iranian ambitions in the region.


In Ways Big And Small, Saudi Arabian Women Are 'Pushing Normal'

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

It can be a provocative art show. Or teenagers going out for a walk. By law and tradition, Saudi women still face many restrictions. But they keep stretching the boundaries and the pace is picking up.


Migrants Still Leave Turkey For Europe But Winter Makes The Trip More Difficult

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The flow of Syrian migrants from Turkey to Europe continues but it's more underground — with migrants hiding from Turkish police. The chill of winter has set in, too, making the journey more perilous.


Saudi Women: Elections Are One Step Forward On A Long Road

Monday, December 14, 2015

Saudi Arabian women made history by voting and winning public office for the first time. But there are still many obstacles to an equal role in public life.


For The First Time, Women Elected To Municipal Councils In Saudi Arabia

Monday, December 14, 2015

Up until now, women in Saudi Arabia had been barred from participating in elections — both as candidates and voters. Saudi women are still banned from driving.


Saudi Arabia To Hold Historic Elections On Saturday

Friday, December 11, 2015

It will be the first time that women there can vote or run for office. Women's groups have been pushing voter registration drives, but only a small percentage of the voting population has registered.


For Young Saudi Women, Video Games Offer Self-Expression

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Saudi women gamers gather at an annual convention, dressing as their favorite characters and exercising freedoms they want to see more of in their lives.


Human Rights Groups Criticize U.S. Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The U.N. is resuming peace talks on the war in Yemen. At the same time, the U.S. plans to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia, even as civilian casualties from Saudi airstrikes in Yemen continue.


For Saudi Women, 'Baby Steps Into This World Of Democracy'

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

For the first time, women in the country can run for office and vote. But they're still banned from driving and need a male guardian's permission to travel, work and pursue higher education.