Leila Fadel

Leila Fadel is NPR's international correspondent based in Cairo.

Before joining NPR, she covered the Middle East for The Washington Post. In her role as Cairo Bureau Chief she reported on a wave of revolts and their aftermaths in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria.

Prior to her position as Cairo Bureau Chief for the Post, she covered the Iraq war for nearly five years with Knight Ridder, McClatchy Newspapers and later the Washington Post. Her foreign coverage of the devastating human toll of the Iraq war earned her the George. R. Polk award in 2007.

Leila Fadel is a Lebanese-American journalist who speaks conversational Arabic and was raised in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

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Middle East
5:13 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Examining The Years Since Egypt's Arab Spring

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 8:00 am

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Four years ago today, this was the scene in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

(SOUNDBITE OF DEMONSTRATION)

UNIDENTIFIED CROWD: (Cheering).

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World
4:54 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Putin Receives Warm Royal Welcome In Egypt

Originally published on Tue February 10, 2015 8:53 pm

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Parallels
1:59 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Libya Today: 2 Governments, Many Militias, Infinite Chaos

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni arrives for a dinner hosted by President Obama last August in Washington. Thinni heads Libya's internationally recognized government, but due to the fighting among rival factions, he is operating from the eastern city of Bayda, hundreds of miles east of the capital, Tripoli.
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Originally published on Sat February 7, 2015 2:24 pm

At a recent protest, Libyans in the eastern city of Bayda chanted: "There's no gas, there's no electricity, you've brought us nothing, Thinni."

The protesters were referring to Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, the head of one of Libya's two rival governments. His government is relegated to Bayda, a city of just 250,000 people because it doesn't control the capital in far-away Tripoli, hundreds of miles to the west.

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Middle East
5:24 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Egypt Frees Journalist Accused Of Aiding Muslim Brotherhood

Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 8:28 am

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Europe
4:51 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

New 'Charlie Hebdo' Cover Met With Condemnation, Albeit Measured

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 6:33 pm

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