Leila Fadel

Leila Fadel appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


The Artificial Boundary That Divides Iraq

Monday, October 20, 2014

A checkpoint near Kirkuk marks the line between Kurdish-controlled territory and the world of Islamic State extremists. Some 5,000 civilians stream across daily, lives and families divided.


Saudi Cleric's Death Sentence Focuses Shia Anger On Ruling Family

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr spoke out on behalf of Saudi Shia demonstrating against government discrimination in 2011 and 2012. Protesters promise more unrest if Nimr is killed.


Egypt's Conservative Society Further Burdens Poor Working Women

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Egypt's economy is faltering and prices are skyrocketing as people struggle to put food on the table. Up to 30 percent of homes have female breadwinners, and they are the most vulnerable economically.


Iraqis Displaced By ISIS Face Another Threat: Winter

Sunday, October 12, 2014

With winter approaching, most of the 1.8 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic extremists will be living outside through the winter in Iraq's north, where temperatures frequently drop below freezing.


Distrust Between Kurdish Forces And Arabs May Benefit ISIS

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Kurdish forces in Iraq are protecting Arab villages from being attacked by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. They are also encircling those Arabs and not letting them enter or leave the villages.


ISIS Captives Tell Of Rapes And Beatings, Plead For Help

Friday, October 03, 2014

Activists say militants are holding hundreds, perhaps thousands of Yazidi women in northern Iraq. The women make contact through secret phones; some men have been killed or beaten trying to save them.


Kidnapped By ISIS, One Woman Tells How She Saved Her Sisters

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Last month, ISIS terrorized a village, slaughtering the men and kidnapping the young women to force into marriages. On young woman's sisters gave her the courage to escape.