Alice Fordham
Alice Fordham
Journalist. Likes borderlands, cultural history, snacks, textiles. Of @EconomistRadio @NPR & others. Global. Presently in Iraq.Source
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'I Come As A Pilgrim': Pope Francis Begins Historic Visit To Iraq

'I Come As A Pilgrim': Pope Francis Begins Historic Visit To Iraq

Pope Francis has touched down in Iraq for the first-ever papal visit to the predominantly Muslim country, beginning a four-day visit in Baghdad, where yellow and white Vatican flags and likenesses of the pontiff flutter above hastily weeded traffic circles. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi welcomed Francis at Baghdad International Airport. He was greeted with fanfare as he stepped onto the red carpet, and then by a choir as he entered the airport. Crowds of people waved Iraqi and Vatican flags as he passed on his way to sit and speak with the prime minister in a reception area of the...

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Rockets Kill Civilian Contractor, Injure U.S. Service Member, Others In Erbil, Iraq

Rockets Kill Civilian Contractor, Injure U.S. Service Member, Others In Erbil, Iraq

Rockets Kill Civilian Contractor, Injure U.S. Service Member, Others In Erbil, Iraq Local media reported rockets fell in several areas in and around the city, and multiple people were being treated for injuries in hospital. The identity of the attackers was not immediately clear.Alice FordhamUpdated at 10:14 p.m. ET A civilian contractor has died, and a U.S. service member and five more contractors have been injured, in an incident on a base used by the U.S.-led coalition in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. The spokesman for the coalition in Iraq, Col. Wayne Marotto, that the incident was...

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Feb 15
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