Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

Treating Saudi Arabian Jihadists With Art Therapy

Sunday, April 05, 2015

There are golf carts and palm trees and an Olympic-sized pool at the Mohammed Bin Naif Counseling and Care Center, a sprawling complex on the outskirts of Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh.

Once a holiday resort, the walled compound still looks like one — and not a rehabilitation center for convicted ...

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Saudi Arabia, With U.S. Support, Joins Fight Against Rebels In Yemen

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Saudi Arabia and its allies have started a bombing campaign, hours after rebels seized an airbase that was critical to U.S. drone operations. U.S. forces aren't taking direct military action in Yemen.

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App Helps Syrian Refugees Adapt To Life Away From Home

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Syrian refugee has developed a phone app and website to help refugees get information on services and seek other help in their long journeys in limbo.

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Baghdad Dials Back Expectations For A Timeline On Mosul Offensive

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Iraq's second-largest city Mosul is under control of the self proclaims Islamic State. An Iraqi police general hoping for help in driving militants out got a recent visit from U.S. advisers.

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Under ISIS, Life In Mosul Takes A Turn For The Bleak

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thousands of Sunni Arabs from Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, escaped to Erbil at the end of the summer when the militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State first overran the city and imposed a draconian social code.

Among them is a man we'll call the professor — he, his wife ...

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In Tikrit Offensive, Local Sunnis, Shiite Militias Are Unlikely Allies

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The main forces fighting the self-declared Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq, are Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militias. Despite decades-long animosity between the nations, local Sunnis are joining them.

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Arab States And Iran's Nuclear Talks

Monday, March 16, 2015

As talks with world powers over Iran's nuclear program resume, there are plenty of sources of opposition to a deal. Arab allies in the region see Iran as a threat to their own power and influence.

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Via Satellite, Tracking The Plunder Of Middle East Cultural History

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ISIS militants now control the long-running black market in stolen artifacts. Experts are tracking damage to heritage sites in Iraq and Syria by satellite and doing what little they can to stop it.

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Saudi Girls Can Now Take Gym Class, But Not Everyone Is Happy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Saudi Arabia has agreed to introduce physical education for girls in its gender-segregated public schools. But there's opposition from hard-liners.

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Saudi Arabia Ramps Up Training To Repel Homegrown Terrorists

Monday, March 09, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has recruited more than 2,000 young Saudi men. Some have already come back to carry out attacks on Saudi soil. The kingdom is preparing to confront the threat.

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In Syria, Archaeologists Risk Their Lives To Protect Ancient Heritage

Monday, March 09, 2015

Academic "Monuments Men" have donned disguises and dodged snipers to help save their country's cultural riches from looting and destruction. Heritage experts warn the losses so far are incalculable.

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Saudi Women Still Can't Drive, But They Are Making It To Work

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Despite many obstacles, more Saudi Arabian women are joining the country's workforce. NPR's Deborah Amos profiles a successful online advertising agency that's run entirely by women.

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Saudis Grow Increasingly Critical Of The Campaign Against ISIS

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Prince Turki al-Faisal, the ex-Saudi intelligence chief, says the "pinprick" attacks against the Islamic State are not proving effective. He also says the campaign needs to be better coordinated.

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For The Saudis, A Smooth Succession At A Difficult Moment

Friday, January 23, 2015

For the sixth time since Saudi Arabia's founder, Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, died in 1953, one of his sons has ascended to the throne, and it took place Friday without a hitch.

When King Abdullah died early Friday at age 90, his half-brother, Salman, was named the new monarch within an ...

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When Islamic Radicals Turn Moderate

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

After last week's Paris shootings that targeted an irreverent political magazine and Jews in a kosher grocery store, there's been a flood of stories about the dangers of Muslim radicalization and how it happens.

What about people who go the other way, from extremist to moderate? These people exist; the ...

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Video Game Based On Ancient Story Aims For Audiences In Iran, Beyond

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Two entrepreneurs with Iranian roots hope to make an international splash with a new online multiplayer game that is an update of a 1,000-year-old Iranian poem.

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United Arab Emirates Shows Off Its Military Might

Monday, December 29, 2014

Known for its wealth, the United Arab Emirates has emerged as an ally in the U.S.-led fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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With Each New Upheaval In Iraq, More Minorities Flee

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Northern Iraq is a lot more diverse than just Arabs and Kurds or Sunni and Shiite. For centuries, it has been home to multiple religious groups with ancient roots in the region.

But more than a decade of turmoil has driven many religious minorities out, with the most recent example ...

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Kurds Put Their Independence Dreams On Hold

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Soon after Kurdish peshmerga fighters broke a siege by Islamic State extremists around Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, Kurdish television reporters arrived to broadcast the riotous celebrations.

This was the largest gain by the Kurds against Islamist militants since August, when Islamic State fighters, also known as ISIS, threatened Irbil, ...

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Kurdish Troops Free Yazidis, But Major Battles Remain

Saturday, December 20, 2014

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