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.

Behind The Scenes: One Story From The Prison Swap With Iran

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman (left) speaks with his son Mohammed in the capital Riyadh in 2012. The king was the crown prince at the time. When he assumed the throne last year, Salman named Mohammed, now 30, the deputy crown prince and defense minister. They have pursued a much more aggressive foreign policy in the region, particularly when it comes to confronting Iran. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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President Obama meets Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh in January 2015. The Saudi monarch, in power for a year, has adopted more confrontational positions toward Iran, the kingdom's longtime rival. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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

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A veiled woman and a man embrace in this work by Mohammed Labban at the recent art exhibition "LoudArt," an annual event in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. The exhibit, curated by a woman, often challenges conservative traditions in the kingdom. Deborah Amos / NPR hide caption

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

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

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Candidate Sameera abu al-Shamat votes in Saudi Arabia's municipal elections on Saturday. Shamat did not win a seat. Deborah Amos / NPR hide caption

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

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

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Saudi Independent developers showcasing their games at GCON2015. Courtesy of Ashwag Bandar hide caption

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For Young Saudi Women, Video Games Offer Self-Expression

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Yemeni men clear debris following an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital, Sanaa, on Nov. 29. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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

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U.S. Missiles Boost Rebels Stand Against Syrian Regime

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Turkey Grants U.S. Permission To Use Air Base Near Syrian Border

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Images of dead bodies in Syrian prisons, taken by a Syrian government photographer, are displayed at the United Nations on March 10. The photographer, who goes by the pseudonym Caesar, took the pictures between 2011, when the Syrian uprising began, and 2013, when he fled the country. His photos will be on display at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Lucas Jackson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Scamming The Bereaved: A Grim Side Business In Syrian Death

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What Iran's Regional Rivals Are Saying About The Deal

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Success For U.S.-Backed Fighters In Syria Leads To Political Complications

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Saudi actor Nasser al-Qasabi, at left, appears in a scene from his TV show Selfie, which satirizes ISIS. He's received death threats in reaction to the series, which airs on a Saudi-owned channel. Via MBC hide caption

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In Saudi Arabia, An Uphill Fight To Out-Shout The Extremists

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