Alison Meuse

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Lebanon Is Banking On Port City Development, Proximity To Syria

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Investors in Lebanon's port city of Tripoli hope its proximity to Syria makes it the hub for hundreds of billions of dollars in reconstruction when the Syrian civil war ends — someday.


As ISIS Gets Squeezed In Syria And Iraq, It's Using Music As A Weapon

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Islamic State is losing territory in Iraq and Syria but is trying to keep its supporters' spirits up through song. Its newest release, "My State Remains," reveals an organization down but not out.


White House Releases Unexpected Statement About Syria

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Trump administration says it believes the Assad regime in Syria could be preparing to wage another chemical weapons attack. There's been no official reaction from the Assad government.


ISIS Destroys Ancient Mosque And Minaret In Iraqi City Of Mosul

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Iraq's military said ISIS destroyed the 12th century al-Nuri mosque in Mosul's Old City, where ISIS fighters remain. Allied forces are trying to recapture the last of the city.


News Brief: Vehicle Hits London Pedestrians; Syria Military Jet Downed

Monday, June 19, 2017

Police say one person died after a vehicle hit pedestrians near a mosque in north London. The U.S. military says it shot down a Syrian Air Force jet that bombed U.S.-backed forces fighting ISIS.


Morning News Brief: Democrats Sue Trump, GOP Health Care Plan's Future

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

More than 190 Democrats in Congress are suing President Trump over foreign payments to his businesses. Also, a look at the future of the Republican health care plan, and white phosphorous use in Iraq.


U.S.-Led Coalition Has Used White Phosphorus In Fight For Mosul, General Says

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

It's the first time the coalition has admitted using the incendiary substance in the push to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. A general says it's used "to get civilians out safely."


Attackers Strike At Multiple Sites In Iran's Capital Tehran

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran, one on Iran's parliament, the other on a shrine to Ayatollah Khomeni. Attacks are very unusual in Iran, which is a relatively peaceful place.


Human Rights Activists Warn Of Worsening Situation In Bahrain

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

In recent weeks, protesters have been killed and arrested, an opposition party dissolved and an independent newspaper closed. Some accuse President Trump of prioritizing arms sales over human rights.


Diplomatic Rift Between Gulf Arab Allies And Qatar Presents Fresh Challenges

Monday, June 05, 2017

Qatar hosts a key air base for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. It's unclear how or if coalition members that severed ties with Qatar will continue to participate in operations out of that base.


At Beirut's First Pride Week, A Chance To Celebrate — And Take Stock Of Challenges

Friday, May 26, 2017

In Lebanon, the LGBT community has made important strides in recent years. But activists say there's still much to be done to achieve equal rights. The first Beirut Pride week was earlier this month.


Beirut Has Become A Relative Refuge For Members Of The LGBT Community

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Over the past year, Lebanon has made strides in the legal battle to decriminalize homosexuality. Speaking at Beirut Pride week, members of the community say there's still a long way to acceptance.


Hezbollah Plays Up Efforts To Oppose Israel

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hezbollah's support of Syria's government has been controversial, so the Lebanese militant group is trying to remind people what made it popular before: fighting Israel.


Suicide Attack On Syrian Evacuees Leaves More Than 100 Dead

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says most of the victims were families evacuating from two Shiite villages, Fuaa and Kefraya, long besieged by rebels. No group has claimed responsibility.


In Syria, The News Of U.S. Missile Strike Is Greeted With Ambivalence

Friday, April 07, 2017

"Our feelings today are mixed between happiness and sadness," a Syrian woman tells NPR. "We're tired inside. We're tired of planes. We want to live a normal life."


The View From Khan Shaykhun: A Syrian Describes The Attack's Aftermath

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

"Their faces had turned yellow and they had stopped breathing," a Syrian activist tells NPR. "As I'm describing the incident to you now, my hands are shaking. No, my whole body is shaking."


Dozens Of Syrian Civilians Dead In Chemical Attack On Rebel-Held Town

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

An apparent chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held area of Syria claims the lives of dozens of civilians, including children. The White House blames the Syrian government.


Big Changes And Major Dilemmas Loom In Next Phase Of ISIS War In Syria

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The U.S. considers deploying hundreds more American troops to Syria in the final phase of the war against ISIS — one that could reshape borders and relationships in the Middle East.


Anti-ISIS Offensive Delayed By Infighting

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The U.S. had to step into northern Syria recently to keep two factions it supports from fighting with each other. They're supposed to be fighting ISIS.


Damascus Suicide Bombings Could Indicate New Insurgent Strategy

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Over the past week, normally secure areas of Damascus, Syria have been hit by deadly explosions. It could signal a push by a powerful jihadist coalition to shape the direction of the conflict.