Alice Fordham

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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?


Al-Qaida's No. 2 Leader Is Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Al-Qaida's Yemen affiliate announced on Tuesday that its leader Nasir al-Wahishi was killed by a U.S. drone strike last week. He was also the second-in-command to overall chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.


Ramadi, Iraq, Offensive Delays Efforts To Take Back Mosul

Monday, June 08, 2015

A year after the Iraqi city of Mosul was captured by self-declared Islamic State militants, there's indication the Iraqi government and its U.S. ally are ready to try to take it back.


ISIS Rule In Mosul: Few Come And Go As Extremists Dig In

Monday, June 08, 2015

The Islamic State remains in full control a year after capturing the city. Relatively few ISIS fighters are visible, but they have imposed strict rules on all aspects of life.


Tariq Aziz, Public Face Of Saddam Hussein Regime, Dies

Friday, June 05, 2015

Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's former foreign minister, dies in jail in Iraq. He was 79.


Former U.N. Envoy To Syria: Iran Has 'Too Much Influence In The Region'

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Veteran diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has taken on tough gigs, but being an envoy to Syria during the civil war topped them all. He now works with The Elders, a group of global leaders working for peace.


Tripoli's Niemeyer Fairground Recalls Happier Times Before Civil War

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

In northern Lebanon, a complex of sweeping buildings designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer reminds people of more peaceful times.


With Syria's Army Losing Ground, A Boost From Hezbollah

Sunday, May 24, 2015

President Bashar Assad has suffered a series of recent military setbacks. But Hezbollah keeps fighting in alliance with Syria's army, and it scored a recent victory along the border with Lebanon.