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.

Emerging Alliances In Mosul Raise Tensions And Complications

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A member of the Kurdish security forces stand guard atop a armored vehicle at Taza district, south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraq, Friday, June 20, 2014. Emad Matti/AP hide caption

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Iraq's Ethnic Kurds See Opportunity In Nation's Chaos

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At Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery, Siege Nears A Complicated Conclusion

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After Mosul's Fall, Iraqis Adjust To New Normal Under ISIS

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Iraqi Territory Lost To Insurgents May Be Tough To Retake

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ISIS Presses Its Advance, Attacking Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery

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The Shape Of Extremist Ambitions In Iraq And Beyond

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Women walk past election posters of Syria's President Bashar Assad on a Damascus street on Monday. Despite the civil war, the election will be held Tuesday in areas controlled by Assad's government. Assad became president after his father's death in 2000 and is assured of winning a third seven-year term. Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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What Syria's President Seeks From A Not-So-Democratic Election

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Will The U.S. Arm Syrian Rebels?

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This photo taken earlier this year shows residents of Yarmouk, a neighborhood of Palestinians in Syria, lining up as far as the eye can see to receive food supplies. UNRWA, via AP hide caption

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Viral Photo Of Syrian War Victims Comes To Times Square

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Syrian Conflict Marches Into Fourth Year

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Iranian shoppers buy vegetables from a street vendor in Tehran last November, a day after a six-month nuclear deal took effect. The U.S. says crippling sanctions — which caused prices for necessities like bread, rice and soap to increase — forced Iran's hand. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Economic Sanctions Play Out In Strange Ways In Iran

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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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