Kelly McEvers

Kelly McEvers appears in the following:

Immigrants Feel Like Targets As Deportations Increase

Friday, April 18, 2014

Morning Edition spent a lot of time recently reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama has deported 2 million people from the U.S. But many say that number is misleading.


Pentagon Reorganizing How It Brings Home America's War Dead

Monday, March 31, 2014

The agency tasked with finding the remains of over 83,000 service members had been reluctant to use up-to-date technology, but will now move toward a DNA-led approach to identifying the missing.


Hoping To Slim POW-MIA Bureaucracy, Hagel Makes One Out Of Two

Monday, March 31, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans Monday to merge the two agencies responsible for recovering and identifying U.S. war dead. The decision is partly a response to congressional pressure.


Deportees To Mexicali Wait For Another Chance To Cross Into U.S.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Every day, Mexicans are deported from the U.S. and dropped off all along the border. They end up in cities like Mexicali — cities that U.S. officials say are safer than other border cities.


Capitol's Immigration Stagnation Gets Dreamers Moving On The Border

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

With deportations at a record high under the Obama administration, and with immigration reform stalled in Congress, Dreamer protest groups are trying to keep the issue alive with actions of their own.


U.S. Grave Science Marked By Risk Aversion And Bureacracy

Friday, March 07, 2014

In part two of a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica, we look at the agency charged with bringing home and identifying the 83,000 American war dead. It's stymied by an extreme aversion to risk.


Dated Methods Mean Slow Return For Fallen Soldiers — Or None At All

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The agency charged with bringing home and identifying American war dead is slow, inefficient and stymied by outdated methods, according to a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica.


In Iraq, Laying Claim To The Kebab

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Iraqis, among many other Middle Easterners, believe they invented the kebab. The skewered meat dish appears as early as the 9th century in a book from the southern city of Basra called The Book of Misers.


Kelly McEvers' "Bad Year"

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Kelly McEvers, NPR's Beirut bureau chief, talks about the latest on the violence in Syria, and her new documentary "Diary of a Bad Year", which chronicles her life as a war correspondent, and explores why war reporters keep going back into conflict.

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Iraq's Sectarian Divide Deepens Amid Syrian Conflict

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sectarianism is back on the rise in Iraq, largely due to the increasingly sectarian nature of the conflict in Syria. Spending time with Sunni families and Shiite families reveals how varying versions of that conflict — and of the violence in Iraq — deepen the divide. It's as if the two sides are consuming two totally different versions of reality — versions they find on TV and, increasingly, social media.


Conspiracy Or Bureaucratic Neglect In Egypt?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Popular theory holds that after Mohammed Morsi's ouster, the power came back on and gas lines disappeared because Hosni Mubarak's entrenched "deep state" was deliberately undermining Morsi during his term. More likely, Egypt's large and immovable bureaucracy simply wasn't equipped to deal with the new leadership, which too quickly pushed its own agenda rather than a national one. Analysts say Egypt's experience is a lesson to countries around the region that even when you change the leadership, it's much harder to tackle the deep state that remains.


Al-Jazeera Under Fire For Its Coverage Of Egypt

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The accuracy of Al-Jazeera's reporting has come under criticism in the past, and now the network is taking a hit amid claims it slanted its coverage in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood during Egypt's recent political crisis. At stake, too, is the credibility of Al-Jazeera's main backer, Qatar.


Syrian Refugees Caught Up In Egypt's Political Crisis

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The ouster of Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi has changed things for other Arabs living in the country. When a group falls from grace, so do those who are perceived to be its supporters. Under Muslim Brotherhood rule, Egypt was one of the few remaining safe havens for Syrians fleeing the war in their country. The political change in Egypt is putting Syrians in danger.


Ramadan Takes Political Tinge In Egypt

Saturday, July 13, 2013

As Egyptians broke their fast at sundown Friday, rival groups staged separate demonstrations in public squares. Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi are vowing to remain in the streets until their leader is re-instated.


Syrian Conflict Continues Violent Spillover Into Lebanon

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A massive car bomb explosion in one of Hezbollah's Beirut strongholds left dozens of people wounded. It's the latest and deadliest response to the militant group's moves to support the embattled Syrian government's battle against rebel forces.


War Correspondent's Unflinching 'Diary Of A Bad Year'

Saturday, June 29, 2013

NPR's Kelly McEvers found herself crying unpredictably during the Arab Spring, when friends were being kidnapped and worse. Why do otherwise intelligent people risk their lives to report on conflicts? In a new hourlong radio documentary, she turns the mic on herself to search for an answer.


Dozens Dead After Clashes With Radical Cleric In Lebanon

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

After 25 hours of fighting, clashes have died down in the southern city of Sidon in Lebanon. At least 16 soldiers and 40 gunmen are dead. Radical Sunni Muslim Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir is on the run and possibly holed up in the Ain al Helweh Palestinian camp.


Shiite Fighters Drawn To Fight In Syria By Islamic Prophecy

Thursday, June 20, 2013

For the first time in modern history, Shiites are crossing borders to fight against the "evil ones," meaning Sunnis. As Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah has openly admitted, his men are leading battles in Syria, and Iraqi fighters stream in join them, Shiites back at home envision the coming of the hidden imam. They say all the signs in Syria point to the Mahdi's imminent appearance.


Sectarian Violence Rises Sharply In Iraq

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

More than 2,000 people have been killed in Iraq since April. That's as high as it's been since the sectarian war of 2006 and 2007. Many people compare the recent violence to that conflict, but there are some key differences.


Syrian Government Limits Humanitarian Aid To Qusair

Monday, June 10, 2013

The last remaining areas of the embattled Syrian town of Qusair fell to government forces and fighters from the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah over the weekend. The main concern now is what's happening to the civilians.