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Leila Fadel

Leila Fadel appears in the following:

Reporting From Egypt On The Day 'There Was A Rip In The Fabric Of Society'

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

For more than five years, NPR's Leila Fadel has been reporting from Cairo. She looks back on that time — from the optimism she arrived with to the massacre that tore Egyptian society apart.

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Egyptian Woman Goes From Protests To Pizza

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

An Egyptian activist who once took to the streets to help topple a dictator now works organizing rural women in small business and pizza making. The country is too dangerous for political activism.

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As Egypt's Jails Fill, Growing Fears Of A Rise In Radicalization

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Unprecedented numbers of political prisoners in Egypt's jails could lead to a supersized version of an old problem: inmates becoming radicalized. "In jail, they become ISIS," says a former prisoner.

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Threats to Tunisia's Young Democracy

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How is Tunisia's democracy holding up five years after the Arab Spring? 

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Egypt And Turkey: Why A Coup Succeeded In One And Failed In The Other

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Both countries have strong militaries wary of conservative Muslim politicians. But as a wealthier, more middle-class country, Turkey rose up when elements of the military tried to take over.

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Fear Grips Turkey Amid Government Crackdown After Failed Coup

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Most Turks are afraid to speak out after last week's failed coup. Tens of thousands have been detained. A family looks for their missing soldier son, saying he didn't know he was being used in a plot.

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Turkey's Post-Coup-Attempt Purge Widens As Arrests And Firings Grow

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Turkey has detained or dismissed thousands of people from the government and the military in what many see as the president's attempt to seize even greater powers.

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Turkey's President Cracks Down After Failed Coup

Monday, July 18, 2016

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could use the coup attempt against him to purge government institutions, including the military and the judiciary. Critics say he has already accumulated too much power.

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In Wake Of Attempted Coup, Turkish President Vows To Eradicate 'Virus'

Sunday, July 17, 2016

A wide crackdown is underway in Turkey following a failed coup against elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. NPR's Leila Fadel gives the latest.

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Turkey Still On Edge After Attempted Coup

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Turkish prime minister said at least 265 people died in an attempted military coup on Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who appears back in control and has promised to punish coup plotters.

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Egypt's Population Surges Past 90 Million, Straining Resources Of A Poor Nation

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The economy is not growing fast enough to keep up. A mother of nine children talks about her failed efforts to control her family's growth or provide for her kids.

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Amnesty International Report Documents Activist Disappearances In Egypt

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A new report from Amnesty International documents forced disappearances in Egypt — a long-running phenomenon that seems aimed at both Islamists and secular activists. The group called for international pressure on the Egyptian government to stop this trend.

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Monday's Attack In Medina 'An Attack On The Soul Of The Muslim World'

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Monday's suicide attack near the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, has shocked Muslims and is expected to intensify anger against ISIS.

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Suicide Bombers Hit 3 Saudi Cities in 24 Hours

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The targets ranged from a U.S. consulate in Jeddah to the holy city of Medina and a mosque in Qatif. The violence came as many Saudis prepare to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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Turks Hope Government Will Ramp Up Fight Against Militants

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Turks on the Istanbul street where the three suspected Ataturk Airport attackers lived wonder what threats surround them. The government faces pressure to fight ISIS; people fear the end of tourism.

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Funerals Held For Istanbul Attack Victims

Thursday, June 30, 2016

As Turkey claims the three bombers who killed at least 44 people Tuesday were from other countries, the country buries the dead, including several members of the same family from Saudi Arabia.

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Funerals Begin For 42 Victims Of Istanbul's Airport Attack

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The probe continues into what officials say was a triple suicide bombing at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Tuesday. Families are holding funerals for their loved ones — mostly Turks are among the dead.

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Turkey Declares National Day Of Mourning After Airport Attack

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Istanbul tries to recover from the attack that killed at least 42 people and wounded more than 200 at Ataturk Airport as survivors get treatment.

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Death Toll Rises In Istanbul; Airport Reopens Hours After The Attack

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The death toll from Tuesday night's attack rose to more than 40 people. Authorities say the violence was carried out by three suicide bombers armed with guns and explosives.

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During Ramadan In Cairo, It's Eat, Pray, Drum

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Drummers travel Cairo's streets every morning during the Ramadan holiday month and wake people for their pre-dawn meal. NPR's Leila Fadel went along with one of them.

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