Alice Fordham

Alice Fordham appears in the following:

Jordan Considers Handing Over Prisoner For Hostage Pilot

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Jordanian government says it might trade a notorious attempted suicide bomber for a pilot being held by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.


Syrian Rebels Want To Fight Assad, But Now They'll Face ISIS

Monday, January 26, 2015

Moderate Syrian rebels took up arms to topple President Bashar Assad. But the U.S. is planning to train them to fight against a different foe, the self-declared Islamic State instead.


Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble To Preserve Iraq's Christian History

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Fleeing ISIS, an order of Dominican monks had to leave much behind. But when Father Najeeb Michaeel helped the Christian community escape, he took one thing with him: a collection of manuscripts.


Suspected Israeli Strike Kills Iranian General Advising Syrian Troops

Monday, January 19, 2015

When a general in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard and several ranking members of Hezbollah were killed Sunday, they were within 10 miles of Israel's northeastern border.


Global Community Funds Jordan's First Skateboard Park

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Getting skateboarding off the ground in Amman, Jordan, was a bit of a challenge. Donations helped build the first skate park in the country. Newly opened, it's attracting a lot of curious onlookers.


In Jordan, The Comic Book Superheroes Fight Extremism

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Comic book creator Suleiman Bakhit found that many kids didn't have figures to look up to. So he created superheroes who combat religious extremism and they've been a big hit.


Syrian Refugees Suffer Double Threat Of Severe Winter, Less Aid

Friday, January 09, 2015

As the Syrian war nears its fifth year and a bitter storm hits, refugees say this is the worst winter yet. To make matters worse, cash constraints mean they're getting less help from aid groups.


With A Son Missing, Family Questions Jordan's Mission Against ISIS

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The family of the Jordanian air force pilot recently captured in Syria has deep misgivings about the kingdom's decision to join the U.S. in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.


Life Flows Back Into The Waters Of Baghdad's Tigris

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Some of the loveliest cities hug great rivers: Cairo on the Nile, Paris on the Seine. Baghdad's lifeblood is the Tigris. After years of war, commuter boats and even a rowing club ply its waters again.


After Making Waves In 2014, ISIS' Power Appears To Ebb

Saturday, January 03, 2015

By the summer of 2014, a third of Iraq was under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State or ISIS, and people worried the capital might be next. Six months on, that's changed.


There And Back Again For U.S. Military In Iraq

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Three years after the U.S. military officially withdrew from Iraq, 2,000 U.S. troops are back restoring the old buildings they'd left behind and renewing former contacts with Iraqi officers.


Islamic State Captures Jordanian Pilot In Syria

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Jordan says one of its pilots was captured by the self-titled Islamic State in Syria. The plane crashed while the pilot was conducting airstrikes against the militants. The U.S. military is trying to determine the cause of the crash.


For Syria's President, The Year Ends Better Than It Began

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Syria's civil war is still raging with no end in sight. But Bashar Assad remains entrenched in Damascus and many argue his position improved over the year as the U.S. began bombing the Islamic State.


Jordan Hangs 11 After 8-Year Execution Moratorium

Monday, December 22, 2014

Jordanians who had been convicted of murder were executed Sunday. There had been a moratorium on the death penalty there since 2006. Lawmakers called for it to be reinstated to curb a rise in crime.


Amid Strains, Syrian Refugees Are Facing Curfews In Lebanon

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The fragile country now hosts some 1 million Syrian refugees. Some towns have set up civilian volunteers to enforce curfews on the refugees, leading to rising tensions and some cases of abuse.


Contestant From War-Torn Syria Wins 'Arab Idol'

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Over the weekend, a champion was crowned in the Middle East's version of American Idol. Syrians cheered as 21-year-old Hazem Sherif from the war-scarred city of Aleppo was announced the winner.


Syrian Women Displaced By War Make Tragedy Of 'Antigone' Their Own

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sophocles' ancient Greek play chronicled a princess' plight after a horrible civil war 2,000 years ago. Syrian refugee women in Beirut are incorporating their lives into a new production of the drama.


Syrians In Raqqa Believe Assad Regime Benefits From War On ISIS

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Syrian city of Raqqa is the hub for militants from the Islamic State, and has sustained ongoing air strikes from the U.S. and the Syrian regime. Activists draw attention to the toll on civilians.


With Shopping, Holy Sites, Najaf Offers Respite From Iraq's Violence

Sunday, November 30, 2014

When you think of Iraq, you may picture a desert battlefield. But life is not like that everywhere. The southern Shiite heartland of Najaf is full of religious pilgrims and bustling business.


Amid Violence, Iraq Fractures Again Along Religious Lines

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nearly a decade ago, Iraq's war drove millions from their homes and divided the country along sectarian lines. It's happening again in response to the latest brutality by the Islamic State.