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.

Disagreement On Syria Adds To Chill In U.S.-Saudi Relationship

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Saudi Women Get In Driver's Seat To Protest Ban

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Saudi Female Activists To Get Behind The Wheel Again

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A woman drives a car in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Saudi Arabia is the only country where women are barred from driving, but activists have launched a renewed protest and are urging women to drive on Saturday. Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Saudi Women Go For A Spin In Latest Challenge To Driving Ban

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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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Children play at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, where more than 120,000 Syrian refugees live. Roughly two-thirds are kids, many of whom have been traumatized by the violence in their homeland. Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps hide caption

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Syria's Grinding War Takes Toll On Children

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Syrians React To Peace Prize Winners With Skepticism

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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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Smoke from heavy shelling rises above buildings in Dara'a, Syria, on Aug. 28. Ugarit News/AP hide caption

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Syrian Rebels: U.S. Distracted By Focus On Chemical Weapons

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A Free Syrian Army soldier stands on a Syrian military tank in front of a damaged mosque in the Syrian town of Azaz in September 2012. A different rebel group, an al-Qaida offshoot, took over the town on Wednesday. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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In Middle East, Conspiracy Theories Over Syria Abound

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Syrian Militants Battle For Christian Village

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Syrian refugees wait in Beirut before a flight to Germany on Wednesday. More than 100 Syrians were on the flight, the first mass relocation program for Syrian refugees. Germany has agreed to take in 5,000 of them. Nabil Mounzer/EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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