Alice Fordham appears in the following:
Saturday, February 28, 2015
When NPR's Alice Fordham visited Mosul in 2010, bird droppings and rain were the biggest threats to its archaeological sites. Now ISIS has destroyed artifacts that had endured for millennia.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Bearded men wielding sledgehammers are seen shattering ancient statues and friezes in the Iraqi city of Mosul. One of the militants says God commanded them to remove the idols and statues.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State swept through several Christian areas of Syria this week, kidnapping scores and causing wider displacement.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
The pilot was captured by Islamic State militants after his F-16 crashed in northern Syria in December. In response to ISIS killing the pilot, Jordan executed two prisoners.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
A gruesome video from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS, released on Tuesday purports to show the killing of the Jordanian pilot who was captured in Syria in December.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.