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Leila Fadel

Leila Fadel appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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U.S. Airstrikes Against Islamic State Lift Morale In Mosul

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Residents of Mosul say they want more airstrikes against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, inside the Iraqi city — not just on the outskirts.

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U.S. Leans On Egypt For Support In Fighting Islamic State Militants

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It's an "I told you so" moment for Egyptian leaders, who have been trying to get the world on board with their crackdown on their opponents in the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Hawks' PR Problems Focus Attention On Race In NBA, Atlanta Sports

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NBA Hawks owner Bruce Levenson's decision to quit this week over a racially offensive email has reopened a conversation about the racial divide among fans in sports. Audie Cornish talks to sports reporter and blogger Nubyjas Wilborn.

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Egypt Revives Law Allowing Government To Control NGOs

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Egypt's Ministry of Social Solidarity is threatening to prosecute nongovernmental organizations that are not compliant with an oppressive law that allows the government to fully control them. Although it was put on the books in 2002 it was never implemented and human rights groups got around it by registering as private companies. Now they may face prosecution and some NGOs are suspending operations.

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Fiancée Of Imprisoned Journalist Advocates For His Release

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mohammed Fahmy is among three Al Jazeera journalists who have been jailed in Egypt on terrorism charges. His fiancée continues to plan their wedding, even as the case languishes.

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Russian Incursion Continues In Ukraine

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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Libya's Crisis: A Shattered Airport, Two Parliaments, Many Factions

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Libya keeps spiraling downward as Islamist fighters slug it out with forces loyal to a rogue general in the capital and elsewhere.

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Foreigners Flee As Violence Worsens In Libya

Monday, August 04, 2014

Conditions in Libya have gone from bad to worse in recent months, with its main airport now a battleground and foreigners pulling out of the country.

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Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Rights workers say civilians are being killed by government attacks with so-called barrel bombs — the crude weapons made famous in Syria's current conflict.

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North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile

Saturday, July 26, 2014

It is the latest in a slew of missile tests conducted by North Korea in recent weeks in the lead up to the 61st anniversary of the signing of the an armistice that halted fighting in the Korean War.

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Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The radical Islamic State and former associates of Saddam Hussein have fought together against Iraq's government. But the fault lines between the unlikely partners are beginning to show.

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Life Under 'The Islamic State': Order In The Shadow Of Terror

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Sunni extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State is solidifying its hold on the Iraqi city of Mosul. As it does so, the group is building a track record for how it actually governs. NPR's Leila Fadel offers a glimpse of what life is like under the group's rule.

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After An Ultimatum, Christians Flee Iraqi City

Monday, July 21, 2014

For the first time since the first century, there are basically no Christians left in the historic Iraqi city of Mosul.

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