Alice Fordham

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Lebanon's Shrinking Public Beaches

Monday, August 24, 2015

In a country with a stunning coastline, a lack of governance has allowed private developers to gobble up prime seaside real estate and shunt aside ordinary Lebanese who depend on public beaches.


Prominent Syrian Archaeologist Killed By ISIS In Palmyra

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Islamic State has beheaded a prominent Syrian archaeologist in Palmyra, Syria. The city is home to Roman ruins under threat amid ISIS' record for destroying antiquities.


Syrian Rockers, Fleeing War, Find Safety And New Fans In Beirut

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Members of a Syrian indie rock band escaped their country's bloodshed and have become a mainstay of Beirut's music scene. "In spite of all the deaths," the band sings, "you are still alive."


ISIS Claims Responsibility For Baghdad Market Bombing

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Iraqi Interior Ministry says more than two dozen people were killed Thursday. The attack was claimed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS.


Diplomatic Activity Offers Glimmer Of Hope On Resolving Syrian Conflict

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A local ceasefire in one area of Syria and increased meetings between Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and others offer signs of diplomatic activity surrounding the 4-year-old war.


ISIS Advances In Syria, Capturing More Than 200 People

Friday, August 07, 2015

The self-declared Islamic State has made gains in Syria, capturing a largely Christian town and abducting people along the way.


Trained By U.S., Syrian Fighters Stumble As They Hit The Battlefield

Thursday, August 06, 2015

A few dozen moderate rebels were recently sent into northern Syria. But before they could go on their first mission, several were captured. It's the latest sign of trouble with the program.


Amid Political Dysfunction, Beirut Residents Suffer The Stench Of Garbage

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Beirut's streets are piled with two weeks' worth of uncollected trash. To many Lebanese, it's no surprise. The country has been without a president for more than a year.


Saudi-Led Coalition Pushes Houthi Rebels Out Of Aden, Yemen

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Aid corridors into Yemen are opening up in Yemen as Houthi rebels were recently forced out of the port city of Aden. That could allow for badly needed reconstruction even as the fighting continues.


Turkey Launches Bombing Campaign Against ISIS, PKK Bases

Monday, July 27, 2015

Turkey began bombing campaigns over Iraq and Syria and arrested hundreds of people suspected of having ties to the Islamic State, also known ISIS. Turkey also is targeting more than the Islamic State.


Put An Herb In It: Lebanon's Fresh Approach To Beer And Cocktails

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Herbs like za'atar and sumac have long been stars of Lebanese cuisine. Now they're moving out of the kitchen and into beers and cocktails, infusing them with a patriotic taste.


In Iraq, A Kurdish Warrior-Diva Sings Against ISIS, Despite Threats

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

She goes by the name Helly Luv and made her latest music video — a tribute to Kurdish fighters battling ISIS — as bullets flew in a front-line village. But not everyone is happy with her style.


Lebanon Residents Divided Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lebanon serves as a good reflection of the Middle East, and it's buzzing with the news of the Iran nuclear deal.


#NPRreads: Wisconsin's First Lady And Syria's Dueling 'Godfathers'

Friday, July 10, 2015

Also this week, an interview with John Lydon (you may know him as Johnny Rotten), race and Instagram filters, and the cost of living in Los Angeles.


Tunisia Seeks Its Way On A Winding, Bumpy Path

Sunday, July 05, 2015

An attacker recently opened fire on Tunisian beach and killed 38 people. NPR's Alice Fordham, who went to cover the story, used to live in Tunisia. She reflects on how the country has changed.


Sunnis Flee The Islamic State, But Still Fall Under Suspicion

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Islamic State is a Sunni Muslim group. Yet many Sunnis have abandoned their homes and fled areas where ISIS has taken over in Iraq. But that doesn't mean Shiites welcome them with open arms.


Some Tourists Show Solidarity With Tunisia After Beach Attack

Monday, June 29, 2015

Despite the attack on the beach last week, many tourists say they're going to finish their vacations in Tunisia as a sign of solidarity with the country.


After Slaughter Of Tourists, Tunisia Cracks Down On Islamists

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tunisian authorities ordered some mosques closed and banned some fringe Islamist political parties. Some Tunisians support the moves, while others fear the government is overreacting.


After Tunisia Attack, Tourists Leave — And Locals Worry

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The self-declared Islamic State claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, which killed 38 people at a beach resort in Tunisia. Most of the victims were foreigners, many of them British tourists.


Iraqi Soldiers, Generals Shift The Blame For Battlefield Defeats

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A soldier blames poor leadership for the recent loss of Ramadi. A pair of generals blame everything from corruption to a lack of training and weapons. Will this ever be an effective fighting force?