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Leila Fadel

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U.N. Panel Rules Julian Assange Is Being Arbitrarily Detained

Friday, February 05, 2016

A U.N. panel ruled that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained in the Ecuadoran embassy in London. The United Kingdom says that's nonsense and points out the WikiLeaks founder is free to leave his embassy refuge at any time.

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U.N. Panel Concludes Julian Assange Is Being 'Arbitrarily Held'

Friday, February 05, 2016

It's been three years since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London. He was avoiding arrest and extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault.

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International Leaders Meet In London To Discuss Aid To Syrian Refugees

Thursday, February 04, 2016

International donors are meeting in London to discuss ways to help the millions of Syrian refugees that have fled their country's bitter civil war.

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Britain To Foreign Workers: If You Don't Make $50,000 A Year, Please Leave

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

To reduce the number of foreign workers, some of those making less than $50,000 won't qualify to stay in Britain beyond April. Critics say the deal would cause labor shortages.

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Does Egypt's Law Protect 'Short-Term Brides' Or Formalize Trafficking?

Monday, February 01, 2016

Egypt has vowed stricter enforcement of a law requiring foreign men to pay if they marry much younger women. Activists say the country enshrines a practice that amounts to sex trafficking.

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New U.S. Visa Rules Criticized As Racial Discrimination

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Recent terrorist attacks have prompted changes to the U.S. visa waiver program. But the changes have caused confusion in Europe and critics say they could spark retaliation.

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David Cameron's Call For Muslim Women To Learn English Sparks Outrage

Friday, January 22, 2016

The British prime minister has a plan to help battle extremism by teaching Muslim women in Britain to speak English. If migrants don't learn English, David Cameron says they may face deportation. But his comments sparked outrage from Muslims and migrant advocates, who say the state is unfairly singling out Muslim women, while providing limited resources for newcomers to Britain to learn the local language.

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Vladimir Putin 'Probably' Approved Murder Of Russian Spy, British Report Says

Thursday, January 21, 2016

A British judge investigating the murder of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in London has concluded the killing was "probably" approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Putin 'Probably' Approved Plan To Kill Ex-Russian Spy, British Report Says

Thursday, January 21, 2016

An investigation into the killing in Britain of Alexander Litvinenko puts the blame on the Russian government. The British report says President Vladimir Putin likely approved the assassination.

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Amnesty International: Human Rights In Tunisia Regresses

Thursday, January 14, 2016

It's been five years since the ouster of an authoritarian regime in the north African nation of Tunisia. Protests there sparked regional demonstrations known as the Arab spring.

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Saudi Arabia's Execution Of Shiite Cleric Sets Off Diplomatic War With Iran

Monday, January 04, 2016

The Shiite leader executed by Saudi Arabia was fighting for rights for the country's Shiite minority in a broad grassroots effort.

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Egypt Cracks Down On Free Facebook Service

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Egypt has shut down a free Facebook service called Free Basics. The government says it's a licensing issue, but critics say the Egyptian government is stifling freedom of expression.

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Sunni University's Anti-Extremist Message Undercut By Ties To Egypt

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Egypt's Al Azhar is a center of Sunni scholarship and is seen as a possible counter to the ideology espoused by ISIS. But its message is undermined by its close relationship with a Western-backed Egyptian regime that crushes dissent.

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Saudi Arabia Executes Dozens, Exacerbating Sectarian Tensions

Saturday, January 02, 2016

The country executed 47 people today, including a prominent cleric for the minority Shia in the Kingdom. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was a vocal critic of the Saudi monarchy and was arrested in 2012.

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Hotel Fire Raises Concerns About Safety Of Dubai's Skyscrapers

Friday, January 01, 2016

A fire engulfed a 63-story hotel in Dubai just before the new year on Thursday, causing extensive damage but fortunately only minor injuries. It was the latest in a series of skyscraper fires in the emirate.

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Egypt Expands Crackdown On Freedom Of Expression, Advocates Say

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

On top of the Egyptian government's longstanding effort to squelch dissent, it's engaged in a recent wave of action against free speech — which could set the tone for more censorship in 2016.

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Egypt's Tourism Hashtag Hijacked To Show A Repressive State

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tourism in Egypt is struggling after years of unrest and one bad news story after the next. The tourism minister announced a social media campaign to showcase Egypt but it backfired.

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Egyptian Doctor Found Guilty Of Female Genital Mutilation Isn't In Jail

Friday, December 11, 2015

Dr. Raslan Fadl was sentenced to two years in prison after a girl died in his care. NPR found him working at a government hospital.

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Is A British Program Spotting Radicals Or Alienating Muslims?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The British government is trying to stop terrorism with a program called Prevent. Teachers, doctors and others are obliged to report suspicious behavior but many worry it's creating a culture of fear.

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As Britain's Coal Industry Loses Its Glow, Miners Feel Betrayed

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The last deep pit coal mine in northern England closes next month, marking the death of an industry that has fueled area towns for decades. Miners are angry the government didn't do more to help them.

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