Kelly McEvers

Kelly McEvers appears in the following:

Watching From The Rooftops As A Fierce Syrian Battle Unfolds

Friday, May 31, 2013

Syria's government appears to be making gains this week in a battle against rebel forces in the key city of Qusair, along the border with Lebanon. NPR's Steve Inskeep traveled to the edge of the city, and we hear from him first, followed by Kelly McEvers, who reports from just ...


Violence From Syria Spills Into Lebanon's Capital Beirut

Monday, May 27, 2013


Former Air Force Pilot Has Cautionary Tales About Drones

Friday, May 10, 2013


A Close-Up Of Syria's Alawites, Loyalists Of A Troubled Regime

Monday, April 08, 2013

The film on Syria's Alawite community isn't finished yet, but filmmaker Nidal Hassan's favorite scenes are beginning to take shape.

It opens with fireworks on New Year's Eve in Tartous, Syria. "May God preserve the president for us," one young man yells in a reference to Syrian leader Bashar Assad.


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Members Of Assad's Sect Break Ranks With Syrian Regime

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The Alawites of Syria were a poor, little-known Shiite minority until longtime dictator Hafez Assad, a member of the sect, rose to power in 1970. His son, President Bashar Assad, is now fighting to maintain that power in a country that has risen up against him. Now, even some Syrian ...


Revisiting Iraq: A Sister On The Edge

Friday, March 22, 2013

It's been 10 years since the U.S. invaded Iraq. This week we're taking a look back, revisiting voices you first heard on NPR in 2007. We brought you the story of two sisters who had lost their parents. The older sister wore conservative clothes and recited poetry. The younger sister, ...


Face To Face With Death In Iraq

Thursday, March 21, 2013

On the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, NPR is catching up with some of the people we encountered during the war. In 2006, at the height of the violence, we brought you the story of a woman who performed the Muslim ritual of washing and preparing ...


Baghdad, A Decade Later

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ten years after the U.S.-led war in Iraq, NPR is looking at where the country stands now. NPR's Kelly McEvers recently visited Baghdad and offered this take on how the Iraqi capital feels today.

I think the single word that would best describe Baghdad these days is traffic. It ...


Letters To My Dead Father

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ten years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, NPR is taking a look back, revisiting people and places first encountered during the war. In 2006, NPR aired a story about a 9-year-old girl who loved her father so much, she wrote him letters to take to work with him. Even ...