Alice Fordham

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After Retaking Iraqi City, Shiite Militias Accused Of Targeting Sunnis

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Fleeing Iraqi civilians say Shiite militias unleashed sectarian revenge in recaptured areas in and around Tikrit that has included burning, looting and the arrest of Sunni men.


In Long Beach, Calif., Smart Meters Spot Wasteful Water Users

Monday, April 06, 2015

The city has reduced its water consumption 6 percent since the drought started. The new meters can detect illegal watering in real time, and they've helped to cut some homeowners' use by 80 percent.


ISIS Militants Close In On Area Near Syrian Capital

Monday, April 06, 2015

In Syria, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is gaining ground in an area on the edge of the capital Damascus. The area called Yarmouk was once a Palestinian refugee camp.


Shiite Militias Move Into A Sunni City: What Happens Next?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Forces from the Iraqi army, police and militias are clearing out the self-styled Islamic State, or ISIS, in Tikrit. Many of the fighters are Shiites, and they're moving into a Sunni city.


In Battered Tikrit, Iraqi Forces Claim Much, But Not All Of City

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Iraqi military, with help from the U.S. and Iran, now holds most of Tikrit after a month of heavy fighting with the Islamic State. NPR's Alice Fordham visited and says the city is still volatile.


Iraqi Forces Make Advances In Tikrit, Prime Minister Says

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

After a month of fighting in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the Iraqi Prime Minister said Tuesday that Iraqi forces took a step toward pushing out the self-declared Islamic State.


Tikrit Battle: U.S. And Iran-Backed Militias Are On The Same Side

Monday, March 30, 2015

In the battle to re-capture the Iraqi city from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, two influential players are fighting uncomfortably on the same side: the U.S. and Shiite militias backed by Iran.


Lebanon's Reality TV: Like The Kardashians, Only Less Serious

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Maybe it's a sign that the U.S. does have influence in the Middle East. Lebanon's newest reality show, The Sisters, might look familiar. It features a trio of sisters who are into fashion big time.


Qatar Digital Library Preserves The Music Of A Vanishing Past

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The tiny, super-rich state of Qatar takes pride in its modernity, with its gleaming skyscrapers and lucrative gas fields. But it is also investing in a huge history project.


Brutal Acts By ISIS Eclipse Reports Of Violence By Syria's Assad Regime

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, receives attention for its brutal killings. Analysts say the group's hunger for publicity is overshadowing other heinous events.


App Aims To Track Engrained Corruption In Lebanon

Monday, March 09, 2015

A Lebanese lawyer has come up with a smartphone app that lets people anonymously report government corruption. It's helping shed light and might changes bad habits.


Remembering The Relics And Rich History Of Mosul, Before ISIS

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.


ISIS Video Shows Extremists Smashing Priceless Artifacts

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.


ISIS Fighters Seize Control Of Christian Areas In Syria

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.


Jordan Responds To Pilots Death At The Hands Of ISIS

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.


ISIS Video Purports To Show Killing Of Jordanian Pilot

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.


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.