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.

Syrian women stroll past posters of President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Monday. Assad has relied heavily on his security forces as he battles an uprising now in its eighth month.

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In Syria, Can The President Outlast The Protesters?

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Syrian Army Escalates Crack Down In Homs

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In Syria, Opposition Stages Massive Protests

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Protesters Gather In Hama, Syria

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The official Syrian News Agency (SANA) released a photo showing Syrian President Bashar Assad addressing the nation from Damascus University on Monday. Ho/SANA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syria's Assad Warns Of Dangerous Economic Climate

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Syria: 120 Government Troops Killed By Gunmen

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Mubarak, Sons Detained By Egyptian Officials

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In Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood's Youth Seek Voice

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A protester wearing a T-shirt with the pre-Gadhafi Libyan flag takes part in a protest against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on March 22. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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In Egypt, Libyan Exiles Say Rebels Need Weapons

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Hass Dennoui, founder of Re-Volt Radio, a platform promoting Arab hip-hop, films a spot along a street in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Courtesy of Hass Dennoui hide caption

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For Arab Youth, Dreams May Be Deferred

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Saudi students sit for their final high school exams at the end of the school year June 19 in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah. Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rise Of Education Lifts Arab Youths' Expectations

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An Iraqi man holds a sign reading "Baghdad will not be Kandahar" in Arabic as he takes part in a Dec. 3 protest in Baghdad organized by poets and intellectuals against the closure of nightclubs and a ban on alcohol sales. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secularists, Islamists Clash In Iraqi Culture War

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Syrian Youth Unprepared For Market-Driven Economy

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Kyrgyz City Osh Rocked By Ethnic Violence

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