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.

Secretary of State John Kerry, shown in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in June, has acknowledged the recent tensions between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, two countries that are normally close allies. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Why Is Saudi Arabia Bickering With The U.S.?

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Aid Workers: Syrian Refugees Unable To Help Their Kids Cope

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Syrian youths line up for food distribution in the Maiber al-Salam refugee camp in northern Syria, near the border with Turkey. The U.S. government has provided more than $1.5 billion in aid to Syrians since the uprising began in 2011. Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Do You Know What The U.S. Government Is Up To In Syria?

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Syrian Militants Battle For Christian Village

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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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A Jordanian woman surfs the Web at an office in the Amman, Jordan, on Sept. 30, 2009. The country's government is under fire from media activists for blocking hundreds of websites across the kingdom. Ali Jareki/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Jordan Accused Of Targeting Online Dissent

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Syrians React To U.S. Providing Military Aid To Rebels

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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 Aid Groups Train An Army Of Activists

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An Islamist rebel group in Aleppo called "the Authority for the Promotion of Virtue and Supporting the Oppressed" reviews applications for aid on Feb. 25. In addition to handing out aid, the Islamist group says it is carrying out civilian administration in parts of Aleppo. Hamid Khatib/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Courts Become A Battleground For Secularists, Islamists In Syria

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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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