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Leila Fadel

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New 'Charlie Hebdo' Cover Met With Condemnation, Albeit Measured

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Religious and government authorities in the Middle East seem to be trying to tamp down any outrage over the publication of another cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed in France's Charlie Hebdo magazine.

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Young Egyptian's Suicide Reverberates Among Activists

Monday, January 12, 2015

The suicide last year of a well-known Egyptian activist shocked Cairo and highlighted the hopelessness of many amid the country's turmoil and stagnation.

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Tunisian Craftsman Worries Oud Making Will Die Out

Monday, January 05, 2015

A craftsman in the old Medina neighborhood of Tunis tries to keep alive the art of making the traditional oud โ€” a guitar-like instrument. An oud is basically a Middle Eastern lute.

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After Uprising, A Struggle To Restore Tunisia's Ancient Emblems

Friday, January 02, 2015

Preservationists are struggling to renew the ancient Medina in Tunis โ€” one of the oldest Arab Muslim cities and a warren of elegant doorways, fountains and faded palaces mansions.

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Egyptian Court Orders Al-Jazeera Journalists To Be Retried

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Egypt's high court has canceled the jail sentences of three Al-Jazeera journalists and ordered a retrial. The journalists say they were jailed for doing their jobs.

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Egyptian Court To Hear Journalists' Appeals On Jan. 1

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Egypt and Qatar are trying to repair relations ahead of the appeals by the Doha-based Al Jazeera journalists. The 3 were arrested and convicted on terrorism charges, causing an international outcry.

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Former Regime Figure Elected President In Tunisia

Monday, December 22, 2014

Tunisian voters chose a figure from the regime of the ousted dictator for president - opting for slow change rather than risking the chaos that has occurred after uprisings in other countries.

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Results Being Tallied In Tunisia's Presidential Election

Monday, December 22, 2014

Tunisians voted Sunday for a new president in a contentious race. The election marks another important milestone in the one country where the Arab Spring has been mostly peaceful.

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Youth Who Led Tunisia's Uprising Frustrated With Pace Of Change

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Arab Spring began in Tunisia in 2011 with the ousting of a dictator, but youth in that country seem unenthusiastic about elections on Sunday.

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With A Presidential Vote, Tunisia Seeks A Peaceful Transition

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tunisia launched the Arab uprisings four years ago when it ousted a dictator. Sunday's presidential election heralds the country's steady, but not-yet-guaranteed progress.

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Kurdish Officials Worry About Kurds Joining The Islamic State

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In the Kurdish city of Halabja, young men have been disappearing to join ISIS. It's a trend the authorities don't really want to discuss. But they are clamping down to try to make it stop.

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For Yazidi Women, Escaping ISIS Doesn't Mean The Ordeal Is Over

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Many of the 5,000 Yazidi hostages in Iraq are women who are being raped. Those who return to their deeply conservative community face new trauma: shame, invasive "virginity tests," possible pregnancy.

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Egyptian Court Drops Charges Left Against Hosni Mubarak

Saturday, November 29, 2014

On Saturday, a judge dismissed the charges against the former Egyptian President, who had been accused of being complicit in the murder of demonstrators during the uprising that led to his ousting.

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Iconic Lebanese Singer Sabah Dies At 87

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sabah rose to fame in Egypt in the 1950s and became a household name across the Arab world, known for her powerful voice and bold persona.

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With Cash And Cachet, The Islamic State Expands Its Empire

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Based in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State is using its chameleon-like branding and financial incentives to attract extremist groups from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula to Libya's Mediterranean coast.

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Near The Front Lines In Iraq, An Homage To The White House

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Kurdish businessman decided he'd like to live in the White House. So he is building a 32,000-square-foot version of the U.S. presidential residence in Irbil, near the raging war against ISIS.

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Firm Accused Of Illegal Practices That Push Families Into Foreclosure

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A class action lawsuit alleges Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, charges marked-up and illegal fees. The firm says it will vigorously defend itself against the claims.

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In A Back-And-Forth Battle, An Iraqi Town Splits On Ethnic Lines

Sunday, November 16, 2014

When the Islamic State seized the town of Zumar, the Kurds fled. Now Kurdish fighters have taken control, and it's the Arabs who have been driven out. Is this the future of Iraq?

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Ill-Equipped And Underpaid, Kurdish Fighters Hold ISIS At Bay

Sunday, November 09, 2014

With Iraq's military in tatters and U.S. forces gone, the Kurdish peshmerga is the only viable force to stave off ISIS in Iraq. With little support from Baghdad, discontent grows among the fighters.

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Press Freedom Dwindles In Egypt

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Egypt's president says the nation is involved in a war against terrorism and the media is falling in line. Some talk show hosts have been pulled off the air for criticizing the government.

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