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Leila Fadel

International Correspondent, Cairo

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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A Turkish special forces police officer stands guard in front of the Istanbul Justice Palace on July 20. Family members of those detained have been gathering outside, hoping for a chance to see their loved ones. Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fear Grips Turkey Amid Government Crackdown After Failed Coup

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People wave Turkish flags Tuesday as they gather in Taksim Square in Istanbul, protesting against the attempted coup last Friday. The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Turkey's Post-Coup-Attempt Purge Widens As Arrests And Firings Grow

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Turkish police in the city of Mugla on Sunday detain members of the military suspected of involvement in Friday's attempted coup. Following the failed revolt, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has moved swiftly, detaining some 7,000 suspects, many in the military and the government. Tolga Adanali/AP hide caption

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Turkey's President Cracks Down After Failed Coup

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In Wake Of Attempted Coup, Turkish President Vows To Eradicate 'Virus'

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Turkey Still On Edge After Attempted Coup

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An Egyptian family squeezes onto a motorbike in Cairo in this 2014 photo. After falling for decades, the country's birthrate has been rising in recent years. Egypt now has more than 90 million people, more than twice as many as any other Arab nation. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Egypt's Population Surges Past 90 Million, Straining Resources Of A Poor Nation

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Amnesty International Report Documents Activist Disappearances In Egypt

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Saudi Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz (left) visits an injured policeman at a local hospital following a suicide attack near the security headquarters of the Prophet's Mosque in Medina on July 4. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Monday's Attack In Medina 'An Attack On The Soul Of The Muslim World'

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Suicide Bombers Hit 3 Saudi Cities in 24 Hours

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Turks Hope Government Will Ramp Up Fight Against Militants

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Funerals Held For Istanbul Attack Victims

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Funerals Begin For 42 Victims Of Istanbul's Airport Attack

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Turkey Declares National Day Of Mourning After Airport Attack

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Death Toll Rises In Istanbul; Airport Reopens Hours After The Attack

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During Ramadan In Cairo, It's Eat, Pray, Drum

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