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.

Iraqis follow a June 14 parliamentary session on local TV at a barbershop in Baghdad. Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kyrgyz City Osh Rocked By Ethnic Violence

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Uzbeks Flee Ethnic Rioting In Kyrgyzstan

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New Oil Estimates Show Spill Rate Much Higher

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Boats Head To Pick Up Stranded Teen Sailor

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Suicide Bomber Strikes Afghan Wedding

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Cap 'Encouraging Step'; BP To Expand System

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Sunnis Who Fled Iraq Remain In Exile

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Medical Plane Avoids Collision Over Haiti

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Poll: Blacks Optimistic About Their Future

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White House Plans More Economic Stimulus

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The massive Ataturk Dam (shown here in 1992), in southeast Turkey, harnesses water for one of the biggest irrigation and electric power schemes in the world. A drought and other factors have created an acute water shortage in the Middle East, and resentment in countries downstream from Turkey is growing. Ed Kashi/Corbis hide caption

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Tide Of Arab-Turk Tension Rises Amid Water Shortage

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Adilla Finchaan, 50, checks her drought-stricken land in Latifiyah, about 20 miles south of Baghdad, in this photo taken in July 2009. Below-average rainfall and insufficient water in the Euphrates and Tigris rivers — something the Iraqis have blamed on upstream dams in Turkey and Syria — have left Iraq bone-dry for a second straight year. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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Mideast Water Crisis Brings Misery, Uncertainty

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The markets of Aleppo brim with fresh vegetables and spices. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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Food Lovers Discover The Joys Of Aleppo

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