Leila Fadel

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Hotel Fire Raises Concerns About Safety Of Dubai's Skyscrapers

Friday, January 01, 2016

A fire engulfed a 63-story hotel in Dubai just before the new year on Thursday, causing extensive damage but fortunately only minor injuries. It was the latest in a series of skyscraper fires in the emirate.

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Egypt Expands Crackdown On Freedom Of Expression, Advocates Say

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

On top of the Egyptian government's longstanding effort to squelch dissent, it's engaged in a recent wave of action against free speech — which could set the tone for more censorship in 2016.

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Egypt's Tourism Hashtag Hijacked To Show A Repressive State

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tourism in Egypt is struggling after years of unrest and one bad news story after the next. The tourism minister announced a social media campaign to showcase Egypt but it backfired.

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Egyptian Doctor Found Guilty Of Female Genital Mutilation Isn't In Jail

Friday, December 11, 2015

Dr. Raslan Fadl was sentenced to two years in prison after a girl died in his care. NPR found him working at a government hospital.

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Is A British Program Spotting Radicals Or Alienating Muslims?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Mohammed Farouk, a student at Staffordshire University, was reading a book for his postgraduate counterterrorism studies this spring when two women approached him in the library.

"I was reading that in the university, and I was kind of quizzed by two ladies. They were quizzing me on my views on ...

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As Britain's Coal Industry Loses Its Glow, Miners Feel Betrayed

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The last deep pit coal mine in northern England closes next month, marking the death of an industry that has fueled area towns for decades. Miners are angry the government didn't do more to help them.

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Hollande Reiterates France Is At War; Raid Jolts Saint-Denis Awake

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

After the early morning raid in Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris, French President Francois Hollande reminded everyone that France is at war with terrorists.

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Mistaken For A Possible Terrorist, Egyptian Man Remains Hospitalized

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The man was severely injured in last week's explosions outside the soccer stadium. French media initially reported that he might have been a bomber but he was in Paris to care for a sick brother.

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Egyptian Souvenir Shop Struggles To Stay Open During Air Crash Probe

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Egypt says its already weak tourism industry will take big hits if the crash of a Russian jet there scares off Russian visitors. And one Egyptian talks about trying to make it in the tourism business.

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Egypt's Investigation Into Russian Airliner Crash Shrouded In Secrecy

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Officials attempts to prevent press from talking to people at the Sharm el-Sheikh airport, and Egypt's reluctance to say a bomb could have caused the crash, raise concerns about its investigation.

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During Sinai Plane Crash Probe, Sharm el-Sheikh Hits A Rough Patch

Monday, November 09, 2015

U.S. lawmakers say intelligence indicates a bomb was the likely cause of the break-up of a Russian airliner. The air crash and the cancellation of flights has hurt the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

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Egyptian Journalist Hossam Bahgat Detained Over Investigative Story

Sunday, November 08, 2015

In Egypt, one of the country's most prominent rights defenders, Hossam Bahgat, was detained and is being interrogated on charges of publishing false news that could harm the nation.

Recently Bahgat, 36, has emerged as a standout investigative journalist in a country where much of the news media has been ...

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Walking The Beat With An Unarmed Police Officer In Britain

Sunday, November 08, 2015

More people were killed by police in the United States in the last month than were killed by police in England and Wales in the last 24 years. In the U.K., police officers don't carry guns.

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U.K. Brings Back Rare Voice-O-Graph

Saturday, November 07, 2015

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It's Possible Bomb Caused Russian Plane To Crash, Britain, U.S. Suggest

Friday, November 06, 2015

Britain's prime minister and President Obama have mentioned the possibility of a bomb aboard the passenger jet. Their information, whatever it is, apparently comes from intelligence agencies.

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U.K. Says Russian Crash Over Sinai 'More Than Likely' Caused By Bomb

Thursday, November 05, 2015

The British government says there's a "significant possibility" that the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai desert last week was brought down by a bomb.

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Britain Prohibits Its Aircraft From Flying Over Sinai Peninsula

Thursday, November 05, 2015

U.S. officials say it's premature to speculate on why a Russian jet crashed in the Sinai. Britain's foreign secretary says there's "a significant possibility" that ISIS somehow brought the plane down.

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America's Halloween Obsession Exported Back To U.K.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ireland brought the tradition of Halloween to America with turnip carving. Then America ran with it, turned turnip carving into pumpkin carving and now British farmers are rolling out...

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Muslim Community Wary Of U.K.'s New Strategy To Fight Extremism

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled a controversial counter-extremism strategy this week. It was met with swift criticism from members of the Muslim community that worries...

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London's Cabbies Say 'The Knowledge' Is Better Than Uber And A GPS

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The drivers of London's licensed black cabs must memorize every street to navigate the city. In the era of Uber and GPS, this tradition is under threat.

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