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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Islamic Extremists Alter Dynamics In Syria's War Civil

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Syrian Regime, Opposition Groups To Start Peace Talks In January

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A health worker administers polio vaccine as part of a UNICEF-supported campaign in Damascus. Aid agencies sometimes have to negotiate with rebel groups and work in dangerous situations to immunize vulnerable children. Omar Sanadiki/AP hide caption

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A Conquered Foe Returns To War-Torn Syria: Polio

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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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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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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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