Deborah Amos Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.

Is The U.S. Leaving A Leadership Void In The Middle East?

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Table's Laid And Guests Are Ready: Syria Peace Talks Set To Begin

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Surprise Invitation Lands Syrian Peace Talks In Hot Water

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The flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, flutters on the dome of an Armenian Catholic Church in the northern rebel-held Syrian city of Raqqa on Sept. 28, 2013. At first, Syrian rebels and civilians welcomed the experienced Islamist fighters, and the groups fought together to take over the city from Syrian troops. Now, many Syrians fear and resent ISIS. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Rebels Fight Rebels, Grim Reports From A Syrian City

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Al-Qaida Extremists Fight For Influence In Iraq, Syria

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U.S. Suspends Aid To Some Syrian Rebels

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Refugees warm their hands at a refugee camp in Harmanli, Bulgaria, on Nov. 27. More Syrians are turning up in Europe. Many are trying to get to northern Europe, believing that is the best place to start a new life. Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With The Help Of Smugglers, Syrian Refugees Sneak Into Europe

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Syrian Regime, Opposition Groups To Start Peace Talks In January

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A health worker administers polio vaccine as part of a UNICEF-supported campaign in Damascus. Aid agencies sometimes have to negotiate with rebel groups and work in dangerous situations to immunize vulnerable children. Omar Sanadiki/AP hide caption

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A Conquered Foe Returns To War-Torn Syria: Polio

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Aid Workers: Syrian Refugees Unable To Help Their Kids Cope

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Syrian youths line up for food distribution in the Maiber al-Salam refugee camp in northern Syria, near the border with Turkey. The U.S. government has provided more than $1.5 billion in aid to Syrians since the uprising began in 2011. Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Do You Know What The U.S. Government Is Up To In Syria?

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Syrian Militants Battle For Christian Village

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How Food Aid Is Being Used As A Weapon In Syria

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Mohammed al Hariri is known as the mafia don of the Zaatari Refugee camp. He is the man who gets things done. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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The Don Who's Taken Charge Of Jordan's Biggest Refugee Camp

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Refugees fill cans with water inside a camp in Baalbek, Lebanon, for Syrians who have fled the fighting in their country. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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As Doctors Leave Syria, Public Health Crisis Looms

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