Aired on April 20, 2015 — PRI’s The World
Thanks to a record olive season, the tiny North African country has become the world’s second largest olive oil producer, overtaking for the first time Italy.
It’s good news for companies like Slama Huiles, which have transitioned over the past few years from bulk to bottles.
Aired on March 27, 2015 — PRI’s The World
After a year in a Syrian jail being tortured by the regime’s police, 24-year-old activist Karam Al Hamad finally escaped to Turkey last fall. He has just been accepted for a fellowship at Syracuse University, but the road is proving harder than he expected.
This is the first season that foreigners are allowed back in Libya’s basketball league since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.
A few Americans moved to Tripoli to play pro — with mixed enthusiasm.
Aired on Oct 16, 2012 — PRI’s The World
Five weeks after the 9/11 Benghazi attack (and three before US elections), Libyans express remorse and hope for continuing close relations with Washington.
Aired on July 5, 2012 — PRI’s The World
Libyans will go to the polls later this week for the country’s first free elections. Some 3700 candidates are running across the country as independent or part of a list.
Among them, a handful of Libyan-Americans. They’ve spent years in the US as political exiles. Now back in their birth country, they hope to contribute to Libya’s transition to democracy.
Aired on April 20, 2012 — PRI’s The World
Mali’s new Prime Minister is a US citizen who’s served as an “interplanetary navigator” at NASA. Cheick Modibo Diarra is expected to form a government within the next few days, put an end to the political turmoil in the capital, and find a solution to the crisis in North Mali.
Aired on March 27, 2012 — PRI’s The World
Published on March 29, 2012 — BBC News
Two Syrian-American brothers who sneak back into Syria to fight the government run into their father in the besieged city of Idlib. And their father is none too happy to see them.
Aired on Feb 15, 2012 — WNYC’s Morning Edition
Thousands of Syrians have fled their homeland since the violent government crackdown began. Many are refugees in camps along the Syrian border in Southern Turkey.
One man has taken on a different journey. He left Brooklyn last December to get back to his family in the embattled city of Homs.
Aired on Oct 24, 2011 — NPR’s Morning Edition
The ragtag militias that overran Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown in Libya included at least one American: 29-year-old Kevin Dawes of San Diego. Dawes says he first went to Libya to serve as a medical aid worker in June, but eventually decided to take up arms after pro-Gadhafi forces started targeting medical staff.
Aired on June 25, 2009 — NPR’s Latino USA
About 100,000 undocumented parents with U.S.-born children have been deported over the last decade according to immigration authorities. Some American citizen children whose families were pulled apart are now fighting back with a class action lawsuit.