Leila Fadel
Staff Writer

Before joining The Post's Middle East team, Leila Fadel reported from Baghdad for McClatchy Newspapers and Knight Ridder. She won the George R. Polk Award for outstanding foreign reporting in 2007. Leila grew up in Saudi Arabia and attended high school in Lebanon.

Latest by Leila Fadel

Egypt’s generals backtrack on decree; rival candidates claim victory

Egypt’s generals backtrack on decree; rival candidates claim victory

After issuing a declaration that gives vast powers to the military, Egypt’s ruling generals seek to play down their move.

Egypt military asserts vast power as voting ends

Egypt military asserts vast power as voting ends

Just minutes after Egyptians conclude voting in the second round of a landmark presidential election, the ruling generals issue a constitutional decree giving the military sweeping powers.

Egyptians line up in heat to pick new leader under a cloud of uncertainty

Egyptians line up in heat to pick new leader under a cloud of uncertainty

The country seemed wary as voters face a polarizing choice two days after a court ruling led to dissolution of parliament.

Egypt’s revolutionary momentum gone on eve of elections

Egypt’s revolutionary momentum gone on eve of elections

Many of those who fought to topple Hosni Mubarak now appear resigned to see the old guard come back to power.