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Leila Fadel

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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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Extremists Leave A Violent Message In A Small Iraqi Town

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Sunni town fought back when Sunni Muslim extremists from the Islamic State tried to impose their rule. The extremists leveled the town as a warning to Sunnis who won't accept their brutal rule.

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A Few New Faces Aren't Likely To Satisfy Iraqi Government's Critics

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Iraq chose a new speaker of its parliament today — a small step that the U.S. has been urging it to take toward ending the crisis there. But many say it's far from the overhaul that's needed.

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Gas In Egypt Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is necessary to address the deficit, already-suffering middle class and poor Egyptians are furious.

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On The Shores Of Tripoli, A Beach Party Libyans Need

Friday, July 04, 2014

The beach bums of Tripoli say that no matter who's in charge of Libya, they'll still be at the beach. NPR's Leila Fadel sends this postcard from Tripoli.

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A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Khalifa Hifter was one of Moammar Gadhafi's top generals who eventually fled to the U.S. Now he's back in Libya, a polarizing figure waging a harsh crackdown on Islamist militants.

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Princip Pulled 'The Trigger,' But Never Meant To Start A War

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Journalist Tim Butcher's new book traces the footsteps of Gavrilo Princip, the young Serbian revolutionary who famously sparked World War I by assassinating Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.

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Remembering Salwa Bugaighis, The Libyan Advocate Who Took On Ghadafi

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A prominent Libyan human rights worker was assassinated Wednesday. NPR's Leila Fadel interviewed Salwa Bugaighis earlier this month and remembers the lawyer's efforts against former dictator Moammar Gadhi's regime.

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Guilty Verdicts Claim 3 More Reporters, As Egyptian Courts Roll On

Monday, June 23, 2014

An Egyptian court issued its verdict in the trial of three journalists from the Al Jazeera English network. Though evidence of their alleged crimes was never presented in court, two of the journalists were slapped with seven-year sentences and one with a ten-year sentence. The decision has been met with international condemnation.

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Egyptian Court Sentences Al Jazeera Reporters To Prison

Monday, June 23, 2014

Two journalists in Cairo got seven years in prison and third received 10 years. Egypt's government accused them of helping the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

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Saddam's Ex-Officer: We've Played Key Role In Helping Militants

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sunni militants of ISIS have raised their black flags in towns they've captured in northern Iraq. But they've had help from, and share a goal with, former members of Saddam Hussein's security forces.

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Sunni Insurgency Threatens To Plunge Iraq Into Sectarian War

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Islamist Sunni militants reportedly control most of Iraq's largest oil refinery, as they vow to push on to Baghdad. Meanwhile, there is a growing call for Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki to step down.

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Iraq's Dwindling Christians Wonder If It's Time To Leave Iraq

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Residents of the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul have fled to the village of al-Qoush. Among them were about 40 Christian families, a sign of just how few Christians are left in Iraq.

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As Isis Strengthens Hold In Northern Iraq, Violent Reprisals Begin

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sectarian violence continues to escalate in Iraq. The militant group ISIS is maintaining its gains in the northern regions, and suspected Shiite reprisals have dozens in the city of Baaqouba.

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For Fleeing Iraqis, Kurdish Areas Are The Safe Zone

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

An estimated 500,000 people have fled Mosul after the Islamist group ISIS took control of the city. Humanitarian workers say the displacement could eventually rival the Syrian crisis.

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Calm Or Violent Chaos, Life Under ISIS Depends On The City

Monday, June 16, 2014

In Mosul, the militant group ISIS is providing cooking fuel to families and otherwise restoring order. But the mixed Shiite and Sunni town of Tal Afar has already seen the brutal face of ISIS.

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In Iraq, Conflict Involving Sunni Militant Group Escalates

Monday, June 16, 2014

A Sunni militant group has captured swaths of Iraq including Mosul and the province surrounding it. Late Sunday, there were reports that the group had also seized Tal Afar.

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Video Of Mob-Fueled Sexual Assaults Outrages Egyptians

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered three men arrested in connection with the assaults in Tahrir Square over the weekend to be put on trial immediately. Graphic video has been made public.

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Project Eavesdrop: What Passive Surveillance Collects

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Over the past year, we've learned a lot about what the National Security Agency can do. Our technology correspondent allowed his phone and Internet activities to be monitored to see what was revealed.

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