Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

Thousands Mourn Soleimani In Baghdad

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Thousands turned out for a funeral procession in Baghdad Saturday for Iran's slain military commander.

Comment

Killing Of Iranian General Sparks Reaction Around The World

Friday, January 03, 2020

The Trump-ordered strike on a Baghdad airport killed Iran's top military leader. The move escalates what's already a tense and dangerous situation. Reaction to the general's death has been mixed.

Comment

Congress Authorizes Sanctions On Syria, Iran And Russia

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The measure, known as the Caesar Syrian Civilian Protection Act, authorizes sanctions for war crimes. It is included in the newly passed 2019 Pentagon budget.

Comment

Why Are Syrian War Crimes Being Prosecuted In Germany?

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The battle to hold Syrian officials accountable for torture is gaining momentum in Germany. It's a country with a lot of Syrian refugees and a belief in the importance of examining the past.

Comment

How Europe Has Become The Epicenter For Syrian War Crimes Cases

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

An unprecedented legal battle against the regime is playing out in European courts, where large refugee communities and prosecutors can bring cases even for suspected crimes committed abroad.

Comment

How Syrians Who Fled Their Country Are Pursuing Justice After Torture From The Regime

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A chance meeting became an important part of a Syrian lawyer's struggle to prosecute war crimes cases against the regime. It's an effort taking place in German courts.

Comment

Survivor Of Torture In Syria's Prisons Is Telling His Story

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A Syrian survivor of the country's prisons has found a home in Sweden, where he's gathering evidence that could be used to bring his torturers to justice.

Comment

Documents Smuggled Out Of Syria Being Used To Build War Crimes Cases Against Regime

Monday, September 23, 2019

A storehouse in an undisclosed location in Europe holds hundreds of thousands of documents smuggled out of Syria that are being used to build war crimes cases against the regime.

Comment

German Group Aims To Use Soccer To Empower Female Athletes

Saturday, August 17, 2019

A German group gets women from around the world to play soccer — something that's not so easy for those coming from Iran and other places where it's considered a male pastime.

Comment

Few German Mothers Go Back To Work Full Time. These Are The Challenges They Face

Sunday, July 28, 2019

German women have achieved top political positions, but in the business world, progress has lagged. Until 1977, married women had to receive their husbands' permission to work outside the home.

Comment

For The Second Time In A Month — A Heat Wave Is Scorching Europe

Thursday, July 25, 2019

A second heatwave in one month has smashed temperature records across Europe on Wednesday.

Comment

In Germany, Working Mothers Say They Face Job Discrimination

Monday, July 22, 2019

Working mothers in Germany say they face prejudice and job discrimination in a country where many people still believe a mother's place is in the home.

Comment

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Brushes Off Health Concerns, Says She Is Fine

Thursday, July 11, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sat through the German and Danish national anthems at a greeting ceremony in Berlin on Thursday, after she had uncontrolled tremors at three previous public events.

Comment

How Instex, Europe's Trade Channel With Iran, Will Work

Friday, July 05, 2019

The first transaction on Instex, Europe's trade channel for doing business with Iran despite U.S. sanctions, is expected to happen in the next few days. But will it work to save the Iran nuclear deal?

Comment

A German Politician's Assassination Prompts New Fears About Far-Right Violence

Monday, July 01, 2019

Walter Lübcke, who supported Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy, was shot in the head in June. Political leaders and experts on extremism suggest Germany's far-right party may share some blame.

Comment

Fears Of Far-Right Terror In Germany

Sunday, June 30, 2019

The killing of a prominent German politician and the arrest of his confessed killer, who has links to a far-right network, has raised fears of far-right terrorism in Germany.

Comment

How The International Community Is Reacting To Rising U.S.-Iran Tensions

Friday, June 21, 2019

As tensions rise between Iran and the United States, members of the international community, including Iraq, Israel and Germany, are reacting to the situation.

Comment

Europe Wants To Continue Doing Some Business With Iran Despite U.S. Sanctions

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

European countries that are skeptical of U.S. policy towards Iran and claims of Iranian attacks on ships are setting up an office that could help them do business with Iran despite U.S. sanctions.

Comment

'Bearing Witness Is Really All We Have': Memories Of Covering The Tiananmen Aftermath

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

NPR's Deborah Amos arrived in Beijing days after authorities cracked down on Tiananmen protesters. She stayed for six weeks and shares her memories of covering a critical time in China's history.

Comment

'Won't Give Up': Siblings Of Jailed Saudi Women's Rights Activist Speak Out In U.S.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

It's been a year since Loujain Alhathloul was detained in Saudi Arabia for pushing for women's rights. A PEN award for her and two other Saudi activists has helped bring their plight back to light.

Comment