Alice Fordham

Alice Fordham appears in the following:

In A Bullet-Riddled Mansion, A Beirut Architect Envisions A Museum Of Memory

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Beirut is peaceful now, but political divisions still run deep — and people are still hesitant to look back on the civil war years of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Envisioning A Museum Of Memory In Beirut

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Beirut is mostly peaceful now, but people are still hesitant to really look back on Lebanon's civil war of the '70s and '80s. One woman is trying to use a bullet-riddled mansion to recall that time.

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Big Changes And Major Dilemmas Loom In Next Phase Of ISIS War In Syria

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The U.S. considers deploying hundreds more American troops to Syria in the final phase of the war against ISIS — one that could reshape borders and relationships in the Middle East.

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U.S.-Led Coalition Continues Fight To Retake Mosul From ISIS

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ISIS's single largest stronghold was the Iraqi city of Mosul, which was where their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announced the creation of what he called a caliphate in 2014. NPR takes a look at the coalition effort to retake the city.

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U.S. Denies Hitting Mosque After Dozens Killed In Syria

Friday, March 17, 2017

Locals say at least 30 people were killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria. The U.S. says it was targeting senior al-Qaida leaders, but Syrians on the ground tell a different story.

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Iraqis React With Relief To Trump's New Order On Immigration

Monday, March 06, 2017

Iraqis say they are happy to hear they are no longer banned for travel to the U.S. and say their country succeeded in changing President Trump's mind.

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No One Was Prepared To Care For So Many Wounded In Mosul

Sunday, March 05, 2017

The number of wounded civilians and fighters is higher than expected in the battle to force ISIS from the Iraqi city. Care is coming from several sources, including U.S. forces.

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Civilians Flee As Iraqi Army Battles Remaining ISIS Fighters In Mosul

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The battle to force ISIS out of the Iraqi city is displacing thousands. Many describe terrible conditions in the city. "We ate flour mixed with dirty water," says a grandmother. "It made us sick."

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A U.S. Commander Works With Iraqi Forces To Fight 'Brutal Enemy' ISIS

Thursday, February 23, 2017

As the war against ISIS enters a tough new phase, a visit with Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, the senior American commander in Iraq, shows his coalition troops deeply involved in the fight.

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Fight Begins To Wrest Control Of Western Mosul From ISIS

Monday, February 20, 2017

Security forces have begun an operation to retake the western half of the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State. The U.S. and other international troops are there advising and assisting them.

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Iraqi Forces Ready For Effort To Retake Western Mosul

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Islamic State still controls the western side of Mosul in Iraq. Now Iraqi forces backed by U.S. air power are preparing to retake that part of the city.

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Life Inches Back To Normal In East Mosul, But Worries Remain

Saturday, February 18, 2017

As Iraqi and U.S. forces plan to attack ISIS on the western side of the city of Mosul, residents are trying to restart their lives in the freed eastern side of the city. Not everyone feels safe.

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Schools Begin To Open After ISIS Is Ousted From Mosul

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The sounds of kids in regular schools can be heard again in the eastern side of the Iraqi city of Mosul. ISIS was forced out the area Iraqi forces a couple months ago.

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Fight Against ISIS In Western Mosul To Begin After A Pause In Fighting

Monday, February 13, 2017

In Iraq, the eastern side of Mosul was retaken from ISIS last month. Iraq's security forces and their allies have paused before beginning the next stage of the offensive.

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Yemen Aftermath: Trump's First Military Raid Continues To Raise Questions

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Witnesses tell NPR about the raid, the military's first under President Trump. It resulted in deaths of a Navy SEAL and civilians. A CENTCOM investigation is underway, but similar raids could follow.

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Trump's Immigration Order Creates Political Tension With Iraq

Monday, January 30, 2017

President Trump's immigration order has caused political problems for one of the country's key allies in the battle against ISIS: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

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Countries React To President Trump's Immigration Order

Monday, January 30, 2017

People in many countries rejected the ban on refugees and restrictions on citizens of 7 Muslim-majority countries. The measures added to growing frustration and concern with the new U.S. president.

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Syrian Refugees Left With Questions After Immigration Halt

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The temporary suspension of immigrants from Syria has left some refugees stuck in Lebanon, wondering what is next.

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Tweets On Christians, ISIS And Vetting Miss The Bigger Picture

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A day after criticism and chaos for some caused by his executive order temporarily banning Muslims from seven countries, the president took to Twitter Sunday morning to defend himself.

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Trump Renews Consideration Of Military 'Safe Zones' In Syria

Thursday, January 26, 2017

President Trump has revived discussion about implementing military "safe zones" in Syria, an idea from the early days of the civil war. But fencing off areas in Syria might not make sense given the current reality of the conflict, and it would be a challenge for the U.S. and its allies to put them into place.

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