Alice Fordham appears in the following:
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
The war against the Islamic State is hardly Iraq's only problem. Many factions are angling for power, sectarian differences abound and falling oil prices have left the economy in crisis.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Conditions are worsening in one ISIS-controlled area of Iraq. In pursuit of safety and stability, thousands of civilians are walking for days over the Hamrin Mountains, often without water or sleep.
Friday, January 29, 2016
ISIS has been driven out of Tikrit and most residents have returned. But armed Shiite groups are becoming entrenched in the Sunni city, an arrangement that's led to trouble elsewhere in Iraq.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Iraq's government is waging a costly war with the Islamic State while dealing with falling oil prices, millions of displaced citizens and staggering rebuilding costs.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The United Nations says about 20,000 people have been killed in Iraq since the Islamic State began pushing into that country in 2014. NPR takes a look at the report and the devastation it describes.
Monday, January 18, 2016
American officials say they are looking for three Americans who have disappeared in Baghdad. The three were working for a group contracted by the Defense Department.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Iraq recently celebrated a victory against the Islamic State in Ramadi, a city just 70 miles west of Baghdad. But NPR's Alice Fordham went there and found there's still heavy fighting.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Iraqi government forces appear on the way to pushing ISIS out of the city of Ramadi but it's just a small part of the vast territory the militant group controls.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Iraqi troops are making progress in their battle to retake the western city of Ramadi from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the fighting is expected to get tougher as they go.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Republicans have hammered President Obama for underestimating ISIS and naively allowing it to grow by leaving Iraq. But the withdrawal is only one factor in the rise of the extremists.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Jordan is a staunch U.S. ally in the war against ISIS. The country paid a price when a pilot was captured in Syria. NPR's Alice Fordham met his parents at the time, and saw them again recently.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Barred from legal work in Lebanon, Syrian refugees are accumulating huge debts as they struggle to pay for rent and other necessities.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Lebanon coordinated a prisoner swap for soldiers who have been held hostage over a year by an al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group.
Monday, November 23, 2015
After ISIS took their villages in Iraq, hundreds of members of the religious minority survived on wild plants and tomato paste through a bitterly cold winter on a mountain they consider miraculous.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Yazidis and Kurds have retaken the Iraqi town of Sinjar, which fell to ISIS last year. Yazidis, who have been brutally targeted by ISIS, now warn of dire consequences for those in ISIS-held villages.
Friday, November 13, 2015
As their hometown is freed from ISIS, Yazidis remain wary of returning and of their future in Iraq. Thousands of their men and women are still missing or were killed by the extremist group.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Two Jordanian families mourn sons after the attack on a police training center in Jordan. And as U.S. and Jordanian authorities reveal little, neither family knows exactly how, or why, the men died.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
At least five people, including two Americans, were killed when a Jordanian police officer opened fire at a training center near the capital city of Amman. Jordan is an ally in the fight against ISIS.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Prominent Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi, who supported the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein, died of a heart attack, according to an Iraqi TV report. He was in his early 70s.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
A medical clinic for Doctors Without Borders was hit by an air strike in Yemen, where a Saudi-led offensive continues and conditions for civilians are getting dire.