Leila Fadel

Leila Fadel appears in the following:

Outmanned And Outgunned, Libya Struggles To Fix Its Broken Army

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

In post-Gadhafi Libya, the militias, not the military, provide security — what little there is of it. Even as world powers lend help, rebuilding the gutted army is proceeding at a glacial pace.


Looking Back On Libya: 'We Were Naive' About The Challenges

Sunday, February 16, 2014

In 2011, I crossed the border with other journalists into a country that had been cut off from the world for 42 years. We had no idea what to expect as we entered what the rebels were calling "Free Libya."

Where before there had been oppressive security, instead what greeted ...


Detention Of Al-Jazeera Journalists Strains Free Speech In Egypt

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Twenty people were referred to criminal court in Egypt today, among them three Al-Jazeera English journalists who have been in prison since Dec. 29. The charges are chilling.

Egyptian authorities say Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fadel Fahmy was running a terrorist cell out of a swank hotel in the upscale ...


Three Years Later, Tahrir Protesters Drained And Defeated

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Three years after the start of the 2011 revolution, many of the young secular activists who led the protests are behind bars.

Others have gone silent, afraid to speak out as the military and the ousted Muslim Brotherhood are locked in a battle for Egypt itself.

For most of those ...


In Libya, The Militias Rule While Government Founders

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Zintan, a mountain town in northwestern Libya, is a place of gray and brown buildings, with little infrastructure, about 50,000 people and no central government control.

The Libyan government doesn't provide basic services, not even water. People use wells to provide for themselves. The local council runs all of Zintan's ...


Murder Trial Begins For Egypt's Ex-President Then Adjourns

Monday, November 04, 2013


As The Revolution Fades, Tunisia Begins To Splinter

Thursday, September 12, 2013

For Tunisia's ruling Islamist party, Ennahda, what happened this summer in Egypt is a cautionary tale and a constant reminder of the risks it faces as it navigates through its own political crisis.

In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood easily dominated all post-revolutionary elections, only to be ousted by the military ...


In Egypt's Political Turmoil, Middle Ground Is The Loneliest

Friday, August 30, 2013

Egypt is quieter these days. Protests against the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi have subsided for now. And the military-appointed interim government is firmly in charge.

Yet, Egypt remains deeply polarized. And the middle is a lonely place to be.

Some of the young revolutionaries who led the 2011 ...


Mubarak's Release From Prison Cuts Across Egypt's Divisions

Friday, August 23, 2013

In Egypt, members of the Muslim Brotherhood are trying to get supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi back into the streets.

But the military appears to be consolidating its power.

There were signs of Egypt's shifting fortunes on Thursday when former President Hosni Mubarak was flown from jail to house ...


Symbolic Developments Indicate Direction Egypt Is Headed

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Despite Bloodshed, Many Egyptians Support Military

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Egypt witnessed the bloodiest day in its modern history this week. More than 600 people were killed, most during a security crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

And it isn't over. Dozens more have died since, some in citizen-on-citizen violence. A standoff is going on at a central ...


Scene From A Cairo Mosque Turned Morgue

Thursday, August 15, 2013

After the bloodshed, comes the grief.

A man weeps as he surveys row upon row of corpses. Some are completely burned. "They are all my brothers," he cries.

Nearby, men methodically break apart blocks of ice in two caskets inside this Cairo mosque. They then place them under the bodies ...