Alice Fordham

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Bottom Drops Out Of Syria's Currency Causing Economic Hardship

Friday, May 01, 2015

In the past, Iran has helped out with credit lines. But now, an Iranian official has instead encouraged the Syrians to "develop a resistance economy" like Iran's sanctions-strapped fiscal management.


Is Bashar Assad Just Losing Some Ground ... Or His Grip On Power?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

After four years of ebbs and flows in Syria's civil war, rebel fighters are pushing back the president's forces. He's having trouble replacing soldiers. And his allies may be providing less support.


Civilians Condemn Airstrikes For Creating Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Yemenis whose lives have been torn apart by factional fighting and the Saudi-led bombing campaign hope for relief.


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.


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.


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.


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 songs our grandparents sang can tell us who we are. Here in the U.S., the Lomax family became famous in the 1930s, when they recorded America's folk music.

In other countries that are changing fast, people are also trying to hold onto their heritage. The tiny, super-rich ...


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 I visited the Mosul museum in 2010, it was as cool and damp as any tomb. It was winter; the power was out and the lights were off.

But as a State Department visit, escorted by U.S. soldiers, made its way around the gloomy rooms, the enthusiasm of the ...


ISIS Video Shows Extremists Smashing Priceless Artifacts

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The self-styled Islamic State has released a video showing an orgy of destruction of ancient statues in the Iraqi city of Mosul, with footage at a museum and at least one archaeological site nearby.

The video begins with an image of the police known as the Hisba, tasked with enforcing ...


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.