Alice Speri

americas

62 Murders and Counting: St. Louis Tallies Its Dead as Gun Violence Keeps Rising

As the bodies keep piling up in St. Louis, the city’s prosecutor hopes a new website that tracks the death toll and tells the stories of victims can help make a difference.
Alice Speri
5.25.15
war and conflict

Yemen’s Conflict Is Getting So Bad That Some Yemenis Are Fleeing to Somalia

Somalia is not exactly a safe haven, but this week it saw the arrival of the first small exodus of Yemeni refugees fleeing the worsening fighting in their own country.
Alice Speri
4.2.15
middle east

Al Qaeda Frees Prisoners from Jail as Fighting Intensifies Throughout Yemen

Al Qaeda militants in Yemen freed hundreds of prisoners in a massive jailbreak while street fighting and airstrikes continued in Aden.
Alice Speri
4.2.15
Islamic State

Islamic State Fighters Storm Besieged Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

The militants continued their push into regime-controlled parts of Syria, seizing some sections of the camp in southern Damascus that was once home to 150,000 Palestinian refugees.
Alice Speri
4.1.15
Islamic State

Iraqi Forces Claim Partial Victory Over the Islamic State in Saddam Hussein’s Hometown

Iraq’s prime minister claims the country’s security forces “have reached the center of Tikrit,” but Islamic State fighters still control several neighborhoods in the city.
Alice Speri
3.31.15
middle east

Photos Show Horrific Aftermath of Airstrike That Hit Refugee Camp in Yemen

At least 25 people were killed and dozens injured Monday in northwestern Yemen when an airstrike hit a UN-run camp for refugees and internally displaced people.
Alice Speri
3.30.15
officer involved

Video Shows Border Patrol Agent Firing Taser Into Car Before It Explodes, Burning Driver Alive

Alex Martin burnt to death in 2012 when Border Patrol fired a Taser into his car during a traffic stop.
Alice Speri
3.30.15
war and conflict

Syrian Activists Decry US Dropping Grisly Anti-Islamic State Cartoon Over Raqqa as 'Stupid'

The propaganda was devised by members of the Pentagon’s Military Information Support Operations, a department specializing in psychological and information warfare.
Alice Speri
3.27.15
middle east

Pro-Islamic State Magazine's Office Bombed in Istanbul

A bomb targeting the Istanbul offices of 'Adimlar,' a militant Islamist magazine, left one dead and three injured.
Alice Speri
3.26.15
americas

Unlikely Bedfellows From Cory Booker to Newt Gingrich Unite in DC to Reform Prisons

Organizers have dubbed the summit the 'Woodstock of criminal justice,' with both Democrats and Republicans coming together to tackle mass incarceration and prison reform.
Alice Speri
3.26.15
Afghanistan

Deadly Blast Hits Kabul as Afghan President Addresses 'the Elephant In the Room' Before US Congress

Just as Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani prepared to address US lawmakers as part of his first official US visit, a suicide bombing near his presidential palace in the center of Kabul killed at least seven people and injured dozens more.
Alice Speri
3.25.15
officer involved

Chicagoans Are Stopped and Frisked by Police Even More Than New Yorkers

A new report found that black Chicagoans accounted for nearly three quarters of police stop and searches, even though they only represent a third of the city's population.
Alice Speri
3.24.15
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