We saw new video this morning on "America's Newsroom" of ISIS terrorists destroying ancient artifacts in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Conor Powell reported (video above) that this is yet another attempt by ISIS to destroy Iraq and Syria's cultural history. Some of the artifacts dated back to the 7th and 8th centuries.
Conor Powell joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 2009 and serves as a Jerusalem-based foreign correspondent.
In 2014, Powell reported live from Gaza City to cover the Israel/Gaza conflict. He has also provided live coverage from Jerusalem on the attack in Syria, as well as from Tahrir Square, where he reported on the civil uprisings and the removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. From 2009-2012, he covered the ongoing tensions in the Middle East, and the War in Afghanistan from the nation's capital, Kabul.
Prior to joining FNC, Powell was a reporter for WJLA-TV (ABC 8) in Washington, D.C., where he covered Congress and the 2008 Presidential election. He began his career at KNDO-TV (NBC 23) in Yakima, WA, and reported on a wide range of stories such as immigration, and local and state elections, including the 2006 Senate race between business executive Mike McGavick and Sen. Maria Cantwell.
Powell graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a B.A. in international studies and received an M.A. in social and political science from Cambridge University in England.
Stories from Conor Powell
Connor Powell said today on "Your World" that the Jordanian government is reportedly planning to execute a female suicide bomber in retaliation for ISIS killing their pilot.
Three Americans are among the dead in an attack this morning on a synagogue in Jerusalem. The fourth person killed was a British national, Conor Powell reported on "Fox and Friends" moments ago.
A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas is over after peace talks reached a deadlock in Cairo. Rockets were fired across the border by militants just as the cease-fire expired, followed by several Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.
Israel today signaled that it is scaling back operations in Gaza, but will not stop its fight against Hamas.
Conor Powell and his crew are hunkered down in a Gaza City hotel, where Israel has fired artillery nearby.
Hamas has rejected a four-hour cease-fire extension with Israel.
As al Qaeda-inspired militants, take city after city in Iraq, Fox News strategic analyst Ralph Peters reacted this morning on America's Newsroom. A New York Times report today indicates that the Iraqi government's requests for U.S. airstrikes against militants' staging areas were turned down by the Obama administration.
A Chicago pediatrician was among three American doctors killed Thursday in an Afghan security guard opened fire inside a Kabul hospital. Officials at Lawndale Christian Health Center confirmed the death of Dr. Jerry Umanos, who had practiced pediatrics at the hospital.
Pope Francis today delivered his Easter Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, where he delivered blessings to people around the world.
A former ambassador to the U.S. was killed along with at least four others in a massive explosion in Lebanon's capital Beirut. More than 70 people were hurt when the remote-controlled device went off in an upscale downtown district.