Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

Saudi Kingdom Tries To Prevent More Women From Fleeing

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The case of an 18-year-old refugee in Canada will embolden other Saudi women to follow suit, experts say. Saudi officials have launched a campaign to stop that from happening.


Family Of American Jailed In Syria Goes Public In An Appeal To Trump

Sunday, January 20, 2019

The family of Majd Kamalmaz, 61, is making his story public for the first time, spurred by President Trump's plans to remove U.S. troops from the country.


Saudi King Reshuffles Cabinet After Khashoggi Kiling

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Saudi government rearranges its cabinet in what observers say could be an attempt to stabilize the rule of a powerful crown prince suspected of involvement in the killing of a journalist.


2018 Was A Year Of Drastic Cuts To U.S. Refugee Admissions

Thursday, December 27, 2018

America is rejecting more legal immigrants than ever before. Refugee advocates warn that President Trump's aim is to dismantle the U.S. refugee resettlement program.


As The U.S. Takes In Fewer Refugees, Its Global Role Is Changing

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

This year saw a historic reduction in the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the U.S. Next year will be similar — reshaping the U.S.'s role in the world amid a refugee crisis.


'A Private War' Celebrates The Courage Of Journalist Marie Colvin

Monday, November 12, 2018

A new film features the story of journalist Marie Colvin, who was killed while reporting in Syria. Starring Rosamund Pike, A Private War, shows what drove and haunted the journalist.


Killing Of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Stirs Up Rivalries In The Middle East

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Iran's president says Saudi Arabia wouldn't have killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi without U.S. knowledge and protection. The U.S. administration described it as the worst of all cover-ups and vowed to revoke the visas of those responsible.


Turkish President Says Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was 'Brutally Murdered'

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Saudi operatives killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a savage, premeditated action. This comes as Saudi Arabia opens an economic aimed at transforming the kingdom's economy.


Saudi Arabians React To The Alleged Murder Of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mary Louise Kelly speaks with NPR's Deborah Amos about how people in Saudi Arabia are reacting to Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and alleged murder.


What's Really Known About Saudi Arabia's De Facto Ruler?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is under increased scrutiny as Turkey and other nations accuse the Saudis of having journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed. Salman is said to have no tolerance for critics.


Under Threat At Home, Refugee Scholars Find Academic Havens At U.S. Universities

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

American universities have created a consortium that offers temporary academic homes for refugee scholars threatened by war and authoritarian governments.


15 Women Entrepreneurs From Saudi Arabia Visit U.S. To Develop Their Pitches

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

A Washington, D.C.-based tech incubator is hosting women entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia who work on social problems through apps.


With Syria's War Nearly Over, Victims Take The Battle To European Courts

Monday, August 13, 2018

Syria's President Bashar Assad is on the verge of winning the war. But refugee activists are waging new battles against the regime from Europe.


U.S. Refugee Program 'In Danger' Amid Steep Drop In Refugee Arrivals, Advocates Warn

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Just 49 Syrian refugees have been admitted in fiscal year 2018, compared with more than 12,000 in 2016. "The refugee program is in danger," says the head of a resettlement organization in Connecticut.


From California, A Saudi Woman Fights Her Country's Strict Male Guardianship Laws

Thursday, July 19, 2018

"I came from a very strict country to a very free country," says Samah Damanhoori. The 29-year-old cut ties with her family after her father canceled his initial approval for her to study in the U.S.


How This Saudi Woman Is Fighting Her Country's Male Guardianship Laws

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Saudi Arabia's restrictions on women don't stop at the country's borders. One Saudi woman in California is challenging the country's rule that she needs her father's permission to remain in the U.S.


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.