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.

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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Diplomats Hope Syrian Rebels' Losses Promote Collaboration

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There are more than 100,000 Syrian refugees at the Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan, near the Syrian border. Mohammad Hannon/AP hide caption

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Sea Of Syrian Refugees Threatens To Overload Jordan

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Syrian Rebels Make Significant Military, Political Gains

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As Aleppo residents in the Tariq al-Bab district recover from this week's attack by Syrian regime forces, delegates from the city are in Turkey holding an election for local officials. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Miles From Home, Syrians Vote In Free Elections

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Damascus Dragged Into Syrian War With Latest Wave Of Bombings

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Syrian people wait at a customs gate at the Turkey-Syria border near Reyhanli, Turkey, last week. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing central Syria, heading to southern Turkey. Gaia Anderson/AP hide caption

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Newly Displaced Syrians Head For Turkish Border

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Syrian Opposition Fears Waning Western Support

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Local Opposition Councils Act As Government In Parts Of Syria

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Syrian Army Said To Be Readying Chemical Weapons

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Rebels Making Gains In Syria Conflict

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Rajiv Shah (left), the head of USAID, speaks with children during a visit at the Oncupinar Syrian refugee camp in Turkey, near the Syrian border, on Nov. 27. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Steps Up Aid (But No Arms) To Syrian Exiles

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Damascus Remains Cut Off By Fighting

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