Middle East http://nhpr.org en Understanding Islam with Lesley Hazleton, Author of "The First Muslim" http://nhpr.org/post/understanding-islam-lesley-hazleton-author-first-muslim <p>With Sunni militants declaring a new Islamic state in the Middle East and two Shia-led regimes in peril, we discuss the origins of Islam with an author who spent thirteen years in the Middle East.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><u>Guests</u></strong></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:01:36 +0000 Laura Knoy 52301 at http://nhpr.org Understanding Islam with Lesley Hazleton, Author of "The First Muslim" What Happened To The "Arab Spring," And What's Next http://nhpr.org/post/what-happened-arab-spring-and-whats-next <p>Three years after what was dubbed the “Arab Spring”, Egypt is preparing for its first election since a military coup last summer. The candidate presumed to win is Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who led the coup against Islamist President Morsi last July.&nbsp; Since then, he’s been the de facto leader of Egypt, and has engineered mass crackdowns on dissent. It’s not the type of reform many imagined, when the fabled Tahrir Square uprisings began – and now, Egyptians are wondering if their revolution has left them any better off than before. Tue, 13 May 2014 13:00:02 +0000 The Exchange 48348 at http://nhpr.org What Happened To The "Arab Spring," And What's Next Seeking Solutions On Syria http://nhpr.org/post/seeking-solutions-syria <p>President Obama says the United States has a moral responsibility to punish the Syrian government for its reported use of chemical weapons against civilians. And he’s asked Congress to approve military action.&nbsp; We’ll look at the arguments for and against, and gauge reaction in the Granite State.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 34498 at http://nhpr.org Seeking Solutions On Syria Egyptians Push To End Military's Trials Of Civilians http://nhpr.org/post/egyptians-push-end-militarys-trials-civilians For Samira Ibrahim, and many other Egyptians, the struggle to remake their country didn't end with the ouster last year of Hosni Mubarak.<p>Ibrahim, a 25-year-old from southern Egypt, was arrested by the military during a protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square in March of last year, a month after Mubarak was overthrown.<p>While in custody, Ibrahim said, she and six other young women were subjected to a so-called "virginity check" — a forced penetration to check for hymen blood. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:34:00 +0000 2841 at http://nhpr.org Egyptians Push To End Military's Trials Of Civilians As Illegal Immigrants Increase, Israel Plans To Act http://nhpr.org/post/illegal-immigrants-increase-israel-plans-act The place is Tel Aviv, but it doesn't look at all like Israel: Dozens of African men are sitting on broken stools and plastic at a makeshift restaurant.<p>Sudanese fare is on the menu. The men scoop up the stews and salads that remind them of home.<p>Abdullah Mohammad Mustafa started this restaurant with a couple of other African men who arrived in Israel five years ago from Sudan's troubled Darfur region. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:00:00 +0000 2692 at http://nhpr.org As Illegal Immigrants Increase, Israel Plans To Act In Gaza, Calls For Change Put Hamas At A Crossroads http://nhpr.org/post/gaza-calls-change-put-hamas-crossroads The Islamist movement Hamas, which rules Gaza, is a house divided. Its leaders say there are divisions among the ranks as they try to grapple with where to push the movement: toward moderation or a continued commitment to armed resistance against Israel.<p>Omar Shaban, a Gaza-based political analyst, wonders where Hamas is headed in the next two to three years. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:01:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 2498 at http://nhpr.org In Gaza, Calls For Change Put Hamas At A Crossroads America Abroad - America and the Middle East: What Lies Ahead http://nhpr.org/post/america-abroad-america-and-middle-east-what-lies-ahead <p><strong>AMERICA ABROAD -- JANUARY 2012</strong></p><p>Anchor: Ray Suarez</p><p><strong>America and the Middle East: What Lies Ahead</strong></p> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 21:00:00 +0000 1376 at http://nhpr.org