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Leila Fadel

Leila Fadel appears in the following:

The Delicate Task Of Restoring One Of The World's Oldest Libraries

Saturday, May 21, 2016

After a four-year restoration, Morocco is poised to reopen the Qarawiyyin Library, founded more than a millennium ago by a pioneering woman and home to some of the earliest works of Islam.

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Police In Cairo Use Tear Gas To Break Up Protests Against Egypt's Government

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has maintained his popularity through two years of controversy and brutal crackdowns. But on Tuesday there were signs of people getting impatient with his rule.

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Migrants Wait In Moroccan Forest For A Chance To Cross Into Europe

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Desperate African migrants often camp out in the forest for months or years waiting for a chance to jump fences and walls toward two nearby Spanish enclaves — their opportunity to reach Europe.

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A Crackdown In Egypt, Reflecting A Broader Trend In The Region

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Egypt is investigating several prominent human rights groups. Similar moves are taking place in neighboring countries, dashing hopes of greater freedoms generated by the Arab uprisings.

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Morocco Boasts Stability, But Critics Say The Price Is High

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Morocco has fared better than most Arab countries in recent years. But opponents say free expression and other rights have been curtailed as the monarchy guards against any hint of unrest.

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Morocco, Long A Stopover For African Migrants, Becomes A Destination

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Morocco has done something extremely rare for the Arab world — granted legal status to many African migrants. But the migrants still face discrimination and steep cultural barriers.

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She's Lost 2 Daughters To ISIS; Will Her Younger Girls Be Next?

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

A Tunisian mother says poverty and a lack of education and opportunity drove her older daughters to join ISIS. Without help, she fears that her younger girls will become "two little bombs."

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Tunisia's Fragile Democracy Faces A Threat From Chaotic Libya

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Islamic State fighters from neighboring Libya stormed into a Tunisian border town this month. The Tunisian security forces beat ISIS back — this time. But the Tunisians fear more attacks are coming.

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Tunisians Worry Militant Attacks Threaten Country's Shaky Democracy

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tunisia's democracy is threatened by attacks from Tunisians who went to lawless Libya and became militants. Now there's fear the country's attempt to crack down will morph into authoritarianism.

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Man Identified As EgyptAir Hijacker Wanted To Talk With Ex-Wife

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The incident involving EgyptAir Flight 181 ended with an arrest and all passengers and crew being released. The suspect, whose demands changed during the morning, had partly personal motivations.

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EgyptAir Passengers And Crew Released, Hijacker Arrested

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Flight 181 was diverted while flying from the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria to the capital, Cairo, and later landed in Cyprus, where some women and children were allowed to deboard.

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Amid Ride-Booking Rivalries, Many Cairo Women Turn To Uber For Safe Passage

Monday, March 28, 2016

In Cairo, taxi drivers are fighting the encroachment of ride-booking services like Uber. But many Egyptians, especially women, say they prefer Uber since they feel safer with the company's drivers.

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British Government Debates How To Repair Crumbling Parliament Building

Thursday, March 03, 2016

The seat of the British parliament, the Palace of Westminster, has stood in some form on the banks of the Thames since the 11th century. But today the building, with its iconic Big Be...

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In Egypt, Growing Discontent Over Abuses By Police

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

In central Cairo, Ali Sayed Ismail Hussein sits on a wooden chair in the street in front of his dead son's apartment building. A recording of the Quran plays in the background as neighbors and friends pass by to pay condolences.

"The blood of my son, Mohammed Darbaka, is on ...

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Anti-Trump Voices Grow Louder In Scotland After Development Rift

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Donald Trump promised to bring thousands of jobs and tourism to Aberdeen. A decade later, he has angered the neighbors of his luxury golf course. "He promises the earth, delivers nothing," says one.

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U.N. Panel Rules Julian Assange Is Being Arbitrarily Detained

Friday, February 05, 2016

A U.N. panel ruled that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained in the Ecuadoran embassy in London. The United Kingdom says that's nonsense and points out the WikiLeaks founder i...

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U.N. Panel Concludes Julian Assange Is Being 'Arbitrarily Held'

Friday, February 05, 2016

It's been three years since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London. He was avoiding arrest and extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault.

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International Leaders Meet In London To Discuss Aid To Syrian Refugees

Thursday, February 04, 2016

International donors are meeting in London to discuss ways to help the millions of Syrian refugees that have fled their country's bitter civil war.

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Britain To Foreign Workers: If You Don't Make $50,000 A Year, Please Leave

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

To reduce the number of foreign workers, some of those making less than $50,000 won't qualify to stay in Britain beyond April. Critics say the deal would cause labor shortages.

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Does Egypt's Law Protect 'Short-Term Brides' Or Formalize Trafficking?

Monday, February 01, 2016

Egypt has vowed stricter enforcement of a law requiring foreign men to pay if they marry much younger women. Activists say the country enshrines a practice that amounts to sex trafficking.

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