Leila Fadel http://kgou.org en Gas In Egypt Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week http://kgou.org/post/egypts-gas-78-percent-more-expensive-now-last-week It's 2 p.m. on a hot day in Cairo and cars are lined up for blocks at this gas station in the east of the capital. People are waiting to fill their cars with the cheapest gas available — which is 78 percent more expensive than it was last week.<p>Ali Fayoumi yells from his window.<p>"I've been waiting for an hour and a half," he fumes. "Even the cheapest gas is too expensive. Everything is expensive, food, drink, everything."<p>The cars ahead of him move forward. He waits while we talk and I tell him not to lose his place in line. Don't worry, he says, no one will cut in front of me. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 32952 at http://kgou.org Gas In Egypt Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week On The Shores Of Tripoli, A Beach Party Libyans Need http://kgou.org/post/shores-tripoli-beach-party-libyans-need The beach bums of Tripoli say that no matter who's in charge of Libya, they'll still be at the beach. Faisal Ali Kabir was here the night that former dictator Moammar Ghadafi was ousted, and Kabir remains, renting equipment to tourists, even as things around him change. NPR's Leila Fadel sends this postcard from Tripoli. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 32711 at http://kgou.org A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist http://kgou.org/post/rogue-libyan-general-tries-impose-order-iron-fist No one is safe in Libya these days. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:10:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 32277 at http://kgou.org A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist Remembering Salwa Bugaighis, The Libyan Advocate Who Took On Ghadafi http://kgou.org/post/remembering-salwa-bugaighis-libyan-advocate-who-took-ghadafi Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. Now, sobering news out of Libya - a prominent rights activist was shot and stabbed to death in her home last night. Salwa Bugaighis was a lawyer from Benghazi who had opposed former dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Today, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice issued a statement lauding her courage and leadership. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 32170 at http://kgou.org Guilty Verdicts Claim 3 More Reporters, As Egyptian Courts Roll On http://kgou.org/post/guilty-verdicts-claim-3-more-reporters-egyptian-courts-roll Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>It's a case that's drawn international condemnation. Today, an Egyptian court sentenced two journalists to seven years in jail, and a third to 10 years. They all work for the Al Jazeera English news network and were convicted of being or aiding terrorists and tarnishing Egypt's image. No evidence of their alleged crimes were present - was presented in court. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 31923 at http://kgou.org Egyptian Court Sentences Al Jazeera Reporters To Prison http://kgou.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 31874 at http://kgou.org Saddam's Ex-Officer: We've Played Key Role In Helping Militants http://kgou.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 21:40:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 31704 at http://kgou.org Saddam's Ex-Officer: We've Played Key Role In Helping Militants Sunni Insurgency Threatens To Plunge Iraq Into Sectarian War http://kgou.org/post/sunni-insurgency-threatens-plunge-iraq-sectarian-war Islamist Sunni militants reportedly control most of Iraq's largest oil refinery, as they vow to push on to Baghdad. Meanwhile, there is a growing call for Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki to step down. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:18:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 31640 at http://kgou.org Iraq's Dwindling Christians Wonder If It's Time To Leave Iraq http://kgou.org/post/christian-village-takes-iraqis-displaced-latest-violence About 20 miles outside the embattled northern Iraqi city of Mosul lies the Christian village of Al-Qoush. It's taken in about 2,000 residents from Mosul who fled after the militant Islamist group ISIS captured that city.<p>In recent days, news coverage from Iraq has focused largely on the Sunni-Shiite divide in that country. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:08:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 31562 at http://kgou.org Iraq's Dwindling Christians Wonder If It's Time To Leave Iraq For Fleeing Iraqis, Kurdish Areas Are The Safe Zone http://kgou.org/post/displaced-iraqi-citizens-flee-sunni-militants At a checkpoint to enter the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, families wait for their cars to be searched and for permission to enter. Inside this region, they believe they will be safe.<p>But these people who flee to Kurdish cities have the money to stay in hotels or rented apartments or have family to shelter them.<p>The less fortunate stay behind in a small camp near the checkpoint. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:59:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 31483 at http://kgou.org For Fleeing Iraqis, Kurdish Areas Are The Safe Zone