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Leila Fadel

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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.


The Business Of Smuggling Migrants Across The Mediterranean

Friday, June 19, 2015

A family and a smuggler talk about how the smuggling market works on the Egyptian coast. It can run up to $5,000 a person, but kids go for free.


As Egyptian Activists Vanish, Suspicion Falls On The Security Forces

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Egyptian activists disappeared in years past and now it's happening again, according to human rights groups. They are again blaming the security forces, who have been cracking down on dissent.

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Syrian Mother Sends Children Across Mediterranean With Smugglers

Monday, June 08, 2015

A Syrian family in Egypt describes how they arrange to send their children with smugglers across the sea to Europe.


Fisherman By Day, Human Smuggler By Night

Thursday, June 04, 2015

An Egyptian fisherman describes his low-level but profitable roll in the migrant smuggling business. He helps place desperate Syrians on boats to Europe.


Mecca Becomes A Mecca For Skyscraper Hotels

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mecca is the destination for Muslim pilgrims. To house the millions of worshippers, massive hotels are rising at a furious pace, upsetting those seeking to protect the city's traditional architecture.


Self-Declared Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Saudi Mosque Attack

Friday, May 22, 2015

A suicide bomber killed several people in a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia Friday, raising fears of anti-Shiite violence there.


Saudi Shiites Fear A Backlash Over War In Yemen

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Saudi Arabia's Shiite Muslim minority rose up four years ago to demand equal rights. Now it's even more marginalized, as the Sunni government wages war against Shiite fighters in neighboring Yemen.


Saudi King Salman Reshuffles Line Of Succession

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Saudi Arabia's King Salman shook up the monarchy on Wednesday. According to a royal decree, the king's nephew takes over as crown prince, and the king's young son becomes deputy crown prince.


Saudi Arabian Monarch Announces Changes To Kingdom's Line Of Succession

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Saudi Arabia's new monarch announced a major overhaul in the kingdom's line of succession Wednesday.