Alice Fordham appears in the following:
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Let's start on the front line of every faltering economy: the grocery store. In a Baghdad shop lined with baskets of spices and rose petal tea, owner Osama al-Hassani is measuring out roasted, salted beans.
"Is that enough?" he says to a customer.
It's not very much. ...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The United Nations says about 20,000 people have been killed in Iraq since the Islamic State began pushing into that country in 2014. NPR takes a look at the report and the devastation it describes.
Monday, January 18, 2016
American officials say they are looking for three Americans who have disappeared in Baghdad. The three were working for a group contracted by the Defense Department.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Iraq recently celebrated a victory against the Islamic State in Ramadi, a city just 70 miles west of Baghdad. But NPR's Alice Fordham went there and found there's still heavy fighting.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Iraqi government forces appear on the way to pushing ISIS out of the city of Ramadi but it's just a small part of the vast territory the militant group controls.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Iraqi troops are making progress in their battle to retake the western city of Ramadi from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the fighting is expected to get tougher as they go.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Like everyone else, the Republican candidates talk about ISIS a lot. And what they — at least Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — charge is that ISIS is President Obama's fault, because he withdrew troops from Iraq in 2011 — when he should have kept ...
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Editor's Note: Jordan is a staunch ally of the US in the war against ISIS. A year ago, it paid a price when one of its planes crashed in Syria and ISIS captured a pilot. NPR's Alice Fordham kept in touch with his family
It was so cold, the ...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Barred from legal work in Lebanon, Syrian refugees are accumulating huge debts as they struggle to pay for rent and other necessities.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Lebanon coordinated a prisoner swap for soldiers who have been held hostage over a year by an al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group.
Monday, November 23, 2015
After ISIS took their villages in Iraq, hundreds of members of the religious minority survived on wild plants and tomato paste through a bitterly cold winter on a mountain they consider miraculous.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Yazidis and Kurds have retaken the Iraqi town of Sinjar, which fell to ISIS last year. Yazidis, who have been brutally targeted by ISIS, now warn of dire consequences for those in ISIS-held villages.
Friday, November 13, 2015
As their hometown is freed from ISIS, Yazidis remain wary of returning and of their future in Iraq. Thousands of their men and women are still missing or were killed by the extremist group.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Two Jordanian families mourn sons after the attack on a police training center in Jordan. And as U.S. and Jordanian authorities reveal little, neither family knows exactly how, or why, the men died.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
At least five people, including two Americans, were killed when a Jordanian police officer opened fire at a training center near the capital city of Amman. Jordan is an ally in the fight against ISIS.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Prominent Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi, who supported the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein, died of a heart attack, according to an Iraqi TV report. He was in his early 70s.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
A medical clinic for Doctors Without Borders was hit by an air strike in Yemen, where a Saudi-led offensive continues and conditions for civilians are getting dire.
Friday, October 23, 2015
A spark for Israel's current violence is access to al-Aqsa Mosque. A look at failed efforts to share sacred places across the Holy Land shows why neither side trusts the other to keep promises.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Palestinians in East Jerusalem were not often involved in the violence in the past, but this area is the center of the current friction between Israelis and Palestinians.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Russian air campaign in Syrian gave initial optimism to the Syrian regime but has done little to change the map of the war.