Leila Fadel http://nhpr.org en Egyptian Court Sentences Al Jazeera Reporters To Prison http://nhpr.org/post/egyptian-court-sentences-al-jazeera-reporters-prison Two journalists in Cairo got seven years in prison and third received 10 years. Egypt's government accused them of helping the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:22:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 50662 at http://nhpr.org Saddam's Ex-Officer: We've Played Key Role In Helping Militants http://nhpr.org/post/saddams-ex-officer-weve-played-key-role-helping-militants As they steamrolled across northern Iraq, Sunni militants had important help from an old power in the country — former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party and his army.<p>One retired air force colonel said he is a member of a newly formed military council overseeing Mosul, the large city captured last week by ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and its allies from Sunni Arab armed factions.<p>He spoke in a phone interview from Mosul and agreed to talk only on the condition that he not be named. He said he was worried about being targeted. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 50531 at http://nhpr.org Saddam's Ex-Officer: We've Played Key Role In Helping Militants Political Chaos Reins 3 Years After Moammar Gadhaf'si Ouster http://nhpr.org/post/political-chaos-reins-3-years-after-moammar-gadhafsi-ouster Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. We are reminded this morning of how difficult the transitions have been in the countries of the Arab Spring. Egypt has had a coup. Serious bloody civil war carries on. And in Libya, two men now claim to be the rightful prime minister. One is a businessman elected by parliament earlier this month with the backing of Islamists.<p>The other is his predecessor, the former defense minister who's refused to hand over power. Fri, 30 May 2014 10:08:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 49424 at http://nhpr.org Egyptians Vote Monday And Tuesday For Next President http://nhpr.org/post/egyptians-vote-monday-and-tuesday-next-president Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And so as Leila just told us, Egyptians appear ready to elect a military man - which in a way seems amazing considering the images we remember from three years ago. At that point, a military dictator, Hosni Mubarak, was removed from power. At that time, it was NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in Cairo. She was witnessing all of the celebration.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: There are tooting horns and people running and screaming in the streets - just an absolutely mad air of celebration. Mon, 26 May 2014 09:06:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 49162 at http://nhpr.org Turkish Coal Miner Faces Future After Tragedy http://nhpr.org/post/turkish-coal-miner-faces-future-after-tragedy Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>The mining town of Soma in Western Turkey is reeling after Tuesday's mine explosion. At least 300 people have died there. The government's now winding down the recovery operation, but many townspeople fear more miners remain underground and believe officials are covering up the real number of the dead. The mine has been shut and survivors are asking how they can support their families with no jobs. Sat, 17 May 2014 15:29:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 48669 at http://nhpr.org Egyptians Fear Power Outages Could Fuel More Unrest http://nhpr.org/post/egyptians-fear-power-outages-could-fuel-more-unrest Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. Sometimes in the evening in Cairo, Egypt, people take a sailboat ride on the Nile. I got to do this once, Renee. It's amazing. The river cuts through the center of the city and you can see the lights of Cairo spreading along each bank. Except, of course, when the lights are out.<p>MONTAGNE: And power outages are a feature of daily life, I gather. The electrical grid needs repair. Power plants need fuel. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:56:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 47163 at http://nhpr.org Egyptian Town Reeling Over Mass Death Sentence http://nhpr.org/post/egyptian-town-reeling-over-mass-death-sentence More than 500 people in Matea, Egypt, have been sentenced to death. On one street alone, a juice store owner, a sweets shop owner, a doctor and more than 20 others have been condemned. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:10:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 45825 at http://nhpr.org Egyptian Court Sentences 529 Morsi Supporters To Death http://nhpr.org/post/egyptian-court-sentences-529-morsi-supporters-death Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning. In Egypt yesterday, a criminal court sentenced 529 people to death over the killing of a police officer. The verdict has been described as unprecedented and humanitarian critics say the two-day trial that preceded it was a sham. Here's NPR's Leila Fadel from Cairo.<p>LEILA FADEL, BYLINE: Human rights groups call the mass death sentences the most severe verdict they've seen in modern history. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:06:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 45574 at http://nhpr.org Detention Of Al-Jazeera Journalists Strains Free Speech In Egypt http://nhpr.org/post/detention-al-jazeera-journalists-strains-free-speech-egypt 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.<p>Egyptian authorities say Canadian-Egyptian journalist <a href="https://twitter.com/Repent11">Mohamed Fadel Fahmy</a> was running a terrorist cell out of a swank hotel in the upscale district of Zamalek. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:35:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 42677 at http://nhpr.org Detention Of Al-Jazeera Journalists Strains Free Speech In Egypt Deaths, Arrests Mark 3rd Anniversary Of Egypt's Uprising http://nhpr.org/post/deaths-arrests-mark-3rd-anniversary-egypts-uprising The third anniversary of Egypt's revolution was marked with violent clashes across the country between pro and anti-government demonstrators. By Sunday morning at least 49 people had been killed and more than 1,000 arrested. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:55:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 42487 at http://nhpr.org Three Years Later, Tahrir Protesters Drained And Defeated http://nhpr.org/post/three-years-later-tahrir-protesters-drained-and-defeated Three years after the start of the 2011 revolution, many of the young secular activists who led the protests are behind bars.<p>Others have gone silent, afraid to speak out as the military and the ousted Muslim Brotherhood are locked in a battle for Egypt itself.<p>For most of those revolutionaries, this is a dark and bitter time.<p>"The moment we entered Tahrir remains the most significant moment of my entire life, because I physically felt a wall being broken down, a wall of fear that they're working very hard at rebuilding," says Noor Noor, son of prominent Egyptian politician Ayman Noor an Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:54:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 42425 at http://nhpr.org Three Years Later, Tahrir Protesters Drained And Defeated The High Price Egyptians Pay For Opposing Their Rulers http://nhpr.org/post/high-price-egyptians-pay-opposing-their-rulers Mohamed Yousef is a tall, handsome practitioner of kung fu. In fact, he's an Egyptian champion who recently won an international competition.<p>But a month ago, when he collected his gold medal at the championship in Russia, he posed for a picture after putting on a yellow T-shirt with a hand holding up four fingers.<p>That's the symbol of Rabaa al-Adawiya, the Cairo square where Egyptian security forces opened fire in August on supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:28:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 39487 at http://nhpr.org The High Price Egyptians Pay For Opposing Their Rulers Egyptians Hit Streets, Defying Protest Ban http://nhpr.org/post/egyptians-hit-streets-defying-protest-ban Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>A new political storm is brewing in Egypt. It's over a law that bans unauthorized protest. Egyptian officials are taking to the airwaves to defend the law, in the face of fierce opposition from secular political activists. NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo.<p>LEILA FADEL, BYLINE: A few hundred people rallied in downtown Cairo today, chanting - let's start the revolution again. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:24:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 39235 at http://nhpr.org Back To The Future: Calls Grow For A Military Ruler In Egypt http://nhpr.org/post/back-future-calls-grow-military-ruler-egypt For nearly three years Egyptians have battled for a different, and better, future. But the transition has been tumultuous, filled with pitfalls, death and disappointment.<p>Today, many are ready to settle for a return to the pre-revolution status quo: a strong, military man who can guide Egypt back to stability.<p>At the Kakao lounge in central Cairo, teenage girls sample chocolates that bear the face of Egyptian military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:41:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 38758 at http://nhpr.org Back To The Future: Calls Grow For A Military Ruler In Egypt Tripoli Zoo Sees Different Kind Of Cage — One With Migrants http://nhpr.org/post/tripoli-zoo-sees-different-kind-cage-one-migrants Gun-toting militiamen man the steel gate that leads into the Tripoli zoo. A sign promises a garden of animals. Inside, there are paths that meander through a maze of cages and animal habitats. Monkeys climb trees; hippos submerge themselves in water and lions lounge in the heat.<p>Just a few hundred yards away, there's a different kind of cage: Inside there are people — migrants waiting to be deported or to prove they are in Libya legally.<p>Sayed Ghazallah has his men unlock the padlock on the steel bars. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:07:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 38353 at http://nhpr.org Tripoli Zoo Sees Different Kind Of Cage — One With Migrants