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Leila Fadel

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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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In Egypt's Broad Crackdown, Prominent Journalists Are Now Facing Trial

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The journalists union has battled the government for decades. But journalists say the current period is the worst they can recall, with three top members of the union facing trial on Saturday.

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The Delicate Task Of Restoring One Of The World's Oldest Libraries

Saturday, May 21, 2016

After a four-year restoration, Morocco is poised to reopen the Qarawiyyin Library, founded more than a millennium ago by a pioneering woman and home to some of the earliest works of Islam.

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Police In Cairo Use Tear Gas To Break Up Protests Against Egypt's Government

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has maintained his popularity through two years of controversy and brutal crackdowns. But on Tuesday there were signs of people getting impatient with his rule.

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Migrants Wait In Moroccan Forest For A Chance To Cross Into Europe

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Desperate African migrants often camp out in the forest for months or years waiting for a chance to jump fences and walls toward two nearby Spanish enclaves — their opportunity to reach Europe.

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A Crackdown In Egypt, Reflecting A Broader Trend In The Region

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Egypt is investigating several prominent human rights groups. Similar moves are taking place in neighboring countries, dashing hopes of greater freedoms generated by the Arab uprisings.

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