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Leila Fadel

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Egyptian Blogger Sentenced Amid Opposition Crackdown

Monday, February 23, 2015

An Egyptian blogger who was an emblem of the democracy movement was sentenced Monday to five years in prison as the government cracks down on opposition.

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Egyptian Court Orders Prominent Activist Jailed For 5 Years

Monday, February 23, 2015

Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others were convicted of violating a law banning unlicensed protests. Activists said the sentences underscore the lengths the government will go to to stifle dissent.

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ISIS Beheadings In Libya Devastate An Egyptian Village

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The small hamlet of el-Aour is reeling from the massacre of 13 of its men in Libya, where they worked. A lack of jobs in Egypt means laborers still head to neighboring Libya, despite the danger.

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Defense Posts In Libya's Rival Governments Illustrate Country's Decline

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Libya is a country divided. We hear from the defense ministers for the rival governments at war with each other. Extremism is thriving in the security vacuum.

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Egypt Urges The World To Back Its Retaliation To ISIS Killings

Monday, February 16, 2015

Egypt is conducting airstrikes on positions held by the self-declared Islamic State in Libya, in response to a video apparently showing the militants' beheading of Egyptians on the Libyan coast.

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Egypt Vows To Avenge Deaths Of Coptic Christians

Monday, February 16, 2015

A video from the so-called Islamic State purports to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christians from Egypt. The 21 Egyptians were kidnapped in Libya in December and January.

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After Over A Year In Egyptian Prison, Freed Journalist Recalls His Nightmare

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Mohamed Fahmy, one of the Al-Jazeera journalists just freed from Egyptian custody, recounts what he calls the nightmare of the last 14 months and talks about what comes next.

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After More Than 400 Days In Egyptian Jail, Journalists Released — For Now

Thursday, February 12, 2015

An Egyptian court released Al-Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy on bail, but their case hasn't been dismissed. For more details, David Greene speaks with NPR's Leila Fadel in Cairo.

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Examining The Years Since Egypt's Arab Spring

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It's been four years since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned during the Arab Spring. Since then, the new government has cracked down on dissent.

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Putin Receives Warm Royal Welcome In Egypt

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a present to Cairo for the Egyptian president — a Kalashnikov rifle. The two leaders also signed a deal for a Russian nuclear plant.

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Libya Today: 2 Governments, Many Militias, Infinite Chaos

Friday, February 06, 2015

Libya's internationally recognized government is struggling to operate from the small eastern city of Bayda, far from Tripoli. The government's fate reflects the chaos that reigns in Libya today.

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Egypt Frees Journalist Accused Of Aiding Muslim Brotherhood

Monday, February 02, 2015

Australian journalist Peter Greste has been freed by Egyptian authorities. The Al-Jazeera reporter had been imprisoned for months accused of aiding the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

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New 'Charlie Hebdo' Cover Met With Condemnation, Albeit Measured

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Religious and government authorities in the Middle East seem to be trying to tamp down any outrage over the publication of another cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed in France's Charlie Hebdo magazine.

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Young Egyptian's Suicide Reverberates Among Activists

Monday, January 12, 2015

The suicide last year of a well-known Egyptian activist shocked Cairo and highlighted the hopelessness of many amid the country's turmoil and stagnation.

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Tunisian Craftsman Worries Oud Making Will Die Out

Monday, January 05, 2015

A craftsman in the old Medina neighborhood of Tunis tries to keep alive the art of making the traditional oud — a guitar-like instrument. An oud is basically a Middle Eastern lute.

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After Uprising, A Struggle To Restore Tunisia's Ancient Emblems

Friday, January 02, 2015

Preservationists are struggling to renew the ancient Medina in Tunis — one of the oldest Arab Muslim cities and a warren of elegant doorways, fountains and faded palaces mansions.

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Egyptian Court Orders Al-Jazeera Journalists To Be Retried

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Egypt's high court has canceled the jail sentences of three Al-Jazeera journalists and ordered a retrial. The journalists say they were jailed for doing their jobs.

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Egyptian Court To Hear Journalists' Appeals On Jan. 1

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Egypt and Qatar are trying to repair relations ahead of the appeals by the Doha-based Al Jazeera journalists. The 3 were arrested and convicted on terrorism charges, causing an international outcry.

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Former Regime Figure Elected President In Tunisia

Monday, December 22, 2014

Tunisian voters chose a figure from the regime of the ousted dictator for president - opting for slow change rather than risking the chaos that has occurred after uprisings in other countries.

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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.

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