Leila Fadel

Leila Fadel appears in the following:

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.


Al-Qaida In Yemen Expands During Saudi Bombing Campaign

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Shortly after Saudi Arabia announced the end of the air campaign, airstrikes resumed in several parts of Yemen. On the ground, factions continue to battle as the Houthis push for more territory.


Saudi Strikes In Yemen Wrap Up; Operation Renewal Of Hope Begins

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Saudi Arabia says the air campaign against Houthi rebels is ending, but the conflict may be far from over. Militiamen in the south said they will keep fighting until they rid the area of Houthis.


Saudi Arabia Says It Is Ending Airstrikes In Yemen

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Saudi Arabia announced a major down-scaling of its airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen Tuesday, which occurred for nearly four weeks.


Saudi Airstrikes Raise Doubts Abroad, Spark Patriotic Fervor At Home

Monday, April 20, 2015

Much of the world is skeptical about the wisdom of the bombing raids in Yemen. But Saudis are rallying around their new king, Salman, and his son, the defense minister.


Yemeni Civilians Trapped Between Saudi Airstrikes, Rebel Attacks

Friday, April 10, 2015

A coalition led by Saudi Arabia, with U.S. support, has been carrying out airstrikes in Yemen against rebels. At the same time, the rebels, called Houthis, are battling their opponents in the streets.


Some Egyptians Question Country's Role In Yemen Conflict

Friday, April 03, 2015

Egypt lost thousands of troops in Yemen in the 1960s, but now it is taking a prominent role in the new Saudi-led coalition there — even offering up ground troops again. But some in Egypt worry it's going too far.


Yemenis Pay The Price For Saudi Arabia-Iran Rivalry

Monday, March 30, 2015

Saudi-led airstrikes continue in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. And as usual, there was no warning. Residents worry that soon the battle will move from the sky to Yemen's soil.


Saudi Airstrikes Could Be Precursor To Ground Invasion In Yemen

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Saudi Arabia shares an 1,100-mile border with Yemen, a country quickly falling into anarchy. The Saudis have led airstrikes against rebel Houthi forces, but ground forces might not be far behind.


Couple Spends Millions To Save Migrants In The Mediterranean

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

With record numbers fleeing the Middle East and Africa in overcrowded boats, the Catrambone family is conducting private rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.


Companies Worried About Hackers Turn To Cyber Insurance

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross says hackers may have compromised 11 million of its customer accounts. Such attacks are worrying companies, and they're increasingly turning to cyber insurance.