Leila Fadel

Leila Fadel appears in the following:

Hijab-Wearing Model Appears In H&M Ad, A First For Fashion Giant

Sunday, October 04, 2015

When H&M put a Muslim girl in a headscarf in an online ad this summer, it prompted celebration among Hijabi fashionistas. Is it a sign that the public is more open to Muslim culture?


Egypt's Morality Crackdown Targets Female Dancers

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Activists say the government has stepped up prosecutions for alleged morality offenses. Hundreds of gay and transgender people have been targeted, and now the campaign has moved on to dancers.


British Voters Closer Than Ever To Voting To Quit EU

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Public opinion against the European Union is fueled by the region's debt and refugee crises and trade negotiations with the U.S. A referendum is planned for 2017, and many Britons say they want out.


Out Of Egypt, A Massive Pardon Of Political Prisoners

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has pardoned some 100 political prisoners, including two journalists at Al-Jazeera's English-language network. For more, Renee Montagne talks with Leila Fadel.


In A Viral Video, A Misleading Taste Of What It's Like In Egyptian Prison

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A government report — and a video leaked with it — gave a rosy impression of conditions inside a notorious prison, even as accounts of torture stream from Egypt's swelling prison population.


At Least 12 Dead After Egyptian Forces Mistakenly Target Mexican Tour Group

Monday, September 14, 2015

Egyptian security forces shot dead 12 people, including eight Mexican tourists, Sunday in Egypt's Western Desert. Authorities say security forces mistook the victims for Islamist militants.


Cairo Restores The Eclectic Glory Beneath Decades Of City Dust

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Grime and gaudy shop signs obscure much of downtown Cairo's ornate and varied architecture. The city is undergoing a major wash to uncover that beauty, but at the cost of some residents' livelihoods.


An Art Scene Flourishes Behind Closed Doors In Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

There isn't much public space to be creative. Artists Arwa Alneami and Ahmed Mater are trying to change that. They host a salon where creative people gather and exchange ideas.


Egyptian Billionaire Searches For An Island That Migrants Can Call Their Own

Monday, September 07, 2015

A Egyptian businessman wants to buy an island from Greece or Italy to serve as home for 100,000 refugees. He plans to name it after the drowned Syrian boy, whose body washed ashore in Turkey.


Court In Egypt Jails Al-Jazeera Journalists After Retrial

Monday, August 31, 2015

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the Al-Jazeera journalists to prison after being retried on charges of broadcasting false news. More than 20 journalists are incarcerated in Egypt.


Egyptian Court Hands Down 3-Year Sentences For Journalists And Activists

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.


Egypt Court Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Journalists To 3-Year Prison Terms

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Three Al Jazeera English journalists, Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were sentenced to up to 3 years and 6 months in prison in a controversial case that's dragged on for nearly 2 years.


Kerry Aims To Repair Relations With Egypt

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry visits Egypt on Sunday as the two countries intensify ties, despite the concerns of human rights advocates.


U.S. Couple Held In Egyptian Prison For 1 Year Over Unfounded Child Abuse

Thursday, July 30, 2015

An Egyptian-American and her husband have been held in Cairo prisons for more than a year. They're accused of abusing street children in the shelter they ran, but the government has shown little evidence and may be after them because of suspected political activity.


Egypt's Military Struggles To Quell Growing ISIS-Linked Insurgency

Friday, July 24, 2015

Egypt has intensified its military response against insurgents who've pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State. But some warn that the government's crackdown is creating more extremists.


Hearing Postponed For Freelance Photographer Jailed In Egypt

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid has been behind bars for 705 days without charge. He was arrested in 2013 while taking photos at a protest in Cairo.


Egypt Mourns Omar Sharif, Its Homegrown Cinema Star

Monday, July 13, 2015

The international film star, best known for Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence Of Arabia, represented a bygone era for many Egyptians — though not many could get to his funeral on Sunday.


Seeking Control Over Narrative, Egypt Puts Growing Pressure On Journalists

Sunday, July 12, 2015

It's not easy being a journalist in Egypt. The government sometimes tries to control the words reporters use, and new legislation could carry fines or jail time for contradicting the state.


Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Divides Over Response To Killings

Saturday, July 11, 2015

A split has sharpened in the Muslim Brotherhood. Some members are calling for violence against the state after Egyptian security forces killed nine people in the outlawed group.


A Muslim-Jewish Love Story On Egyptian TV Sends Sparks Flying

Friday, June 26, 2015

The soap opera features an Egyptian Muslim army officer in love with an Egyptian Jewish woman. It's airing daily during Ramadan and is proving both popular and controversial.