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Leila Fadel

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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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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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