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.
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Tuesday

Saddam Hussein's trial was meant to be a symbol of a new democratic Iraq

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Monday

Smoke covers the presidential palace compound in Baghdad, Iraq, during a massive US-led air raid on the Iraqi capital on March 23, 2003. PATRICK BAZ/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday

How an agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran could affect U.S. influence

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Monday

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland meets with Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin participate in a signing ceremony at the Department of Justice on September 20, 2022 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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We Traveled With Attorney General Merrick Garland To Ukraine

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Tuesday

A view of the courtyard of Kherson regional children's home in Kherson, southern Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Russian authorities have been accused of deporting Ukrainian children to Russia to raise them as their own. Thousands of children were seized from schools and orphanages in Ukraine by Russian authorities, according to researchers at Yale University. Bernat Armangue/AP hide caption

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Russia deports thousands of Ukrainian children. Investigators say that's a war crime

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Monday

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the U.S. has changed its laws on prosecuting war crimes

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Wednesday

One activist is using the World Cup to raise awareness of LGBTQ rights in Qatar

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Saturday

Ukrainians and Belarusians living in Krakow, Poland, protest with local Poles at a "NATO Close The Sky" demonstration in Krakow's main market square. Artur Widak/NurPhoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Ukraine's first war rape case is underway — but prosecutions are rare

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Thursday

Poland's abortion-rights activists say they can teach Americans about loopholes

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Thursday

German court sentences Syrian intelligence officer to life in prison for war crimes

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Defendant Anwar Raslan (right) and others involved in his trial stand in the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz, Germany, at the start of a trial session last month. Raslan was put on trial in April 2020 in a landmark case in Germany. Thomas Frey/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In a landmark case, a German court convicts an ex-Syrian officer of torture

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Wednesday

In his 20s, with the hopes of becoming a foreign correspondent, Kevin Dawes - now 39, at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, Calif. - traveled to Libya and then Syria where he was arrested, imprisoned and tortured. Preston Gannaway for NPR hide caption

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An American was locked up in Syria. A pact with a British inmate may have saved him

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Wednesday

An American Citizen and a British doctor, held in a Syrian prison, make a pact

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Monday

War Crimes survivors turn to German courts when international tribunals are blocked

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Tuesday

Hassan Mahmoud, 53, is one of the Syrians who testified in a landmark trial in Germany in which a former Syrian security official is charged with crimes against humanity and other crimes for overseeing torture at a prison. Eman Helal for NPR hide caption

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Syrians Have Stared Down Threats To Testify Against Assad's Regime In A Landmark Trial

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Thursday

Witnesses Of Alleged War Crimes In Syria Testify Despite Feeling They're In Danger

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Sunday

Volunteers and trainees with the group Bikeygees at a park in Berlin in July. The organization teaches refugee women in Germany how to ride bikes. Trainee Shapol Bakir-Rasoul, a refugee from Iraq, holds up a Bikeygees sign with founder Annette Krüger, right. Behind them in yellow is volunteer Shaha Khalef, a refugee from Iraq. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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'A Beautiful Feeling': Refugee Women In Germany Learn The Joy Of Riding Bikes

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Sunday

German Bike Program Helps Refugee Women Acclimate To New Community

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Tuesday

A Hard-Line Jewish Nationalist Is Accused Of Stoking Anger Between Jews And Arabs

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Saturday

Israeli Comedy Writer Discusses Satire In Post-Netanyahu Era

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Wednesday

Jisr al-Zarqa is home to Palestinian citizens of Israel and one of the poorest parts of the country. Fatma Tanis/NPR hide caption

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Palestinians Hope A New Israeli Government Means Progress For This Poor Town

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Friday

Palestinians May Be Evicted From Jerusalem Neighborhood To Make Way For Biblical Park

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Wednesday