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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    People's discontent will continue to spill onto the streets in 2014

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 07:40pm by Andrew Hammond

    ... widely known as the Arab spring has turned into scepticism and uncertainty. In the context of this unpredictability, it is clear that significant political volatility will probably continue ... In the European Union for instance, millions have taken to the streets and administrations in more than half of the 27 member states fell or were voted out of office from spring 2010 to 2012 alone. Most ...

  2. News - World - TUNISIA

    Tension mounts as rival protesters clash in Tunisia

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... of the worst crises in their political transition since Ben Ali was forced to flee by an uprising that inspired unrest across the Arab world. The secular opposition, angered by the second assassination ...

  3. News - World - TUNISIA

    Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Laareydh calls for fresh polls in December

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tunis, Tunisia Tunisia set for fresh polls Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Laareydh has called a general election for December 17 after an emergency meeting aimed at easing political tensions and as protesters demanded the Islamist gov ...

  4. News - World - TUNISIA

    Tensions loom as Tunisia marks its Arab Spring revolution

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:07pm by AFP

    ... prepared to march down Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the epicentre of the mass uprising that toppled Ben Ali on January 14, 2011 and touched off the Arab Spring. The demonstrators included supporters ...

  5. News - World - ARAB SPRING

    Arab Spring bears fruit as Tunisia passes democratic constitution, plans elections

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 07:49am by AP

    ... off the Arab Spring three years ago. Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa said the caretaker cabinet was formed based on three criteria – “competence, independence and integrity” – and called it “an ... Associated Press in Tunis One of the most progressive in the Arab world, new charter protects women's rights, gender equality and freedom of religion After decades of dictatorship ...

  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Debate flares on new media's role in Arab spring's successes

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and necessary conditions" for the Arab spring movements. "There was a longstanding democracy movement in these countries that for many years tried many tactics but none of them worked," Howard said. He maintained that new media made a difference because it "has so fundamentally changed the way people think about their options". The Arab spring movements "involved ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama stresses Arab Spring 'progress'

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 11:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse US President Barack Obama insisted Tuesday there has been “progress” since the Arab Spring but said the recent turmoil in the Muslim world showed the hard task of achieving true democracy. Under pressure over his handling of the Arab Spring from Republican opponents who have cast him as an apologist and an appeaser as they seek to oust him from office ...

  8. News - World - WIKILEAKS

    Assange accuses Obama of exploiting Arab Spring in campaign

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 09:26am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... and the instigators of the Arab Spring- claiming that they had all been let down by Obama. “It must come as a surprise to Tunisians for Barack Obama to say the US supported the forces of change in Tunisia,” ... and of harassing its staff- was seeking to exploit the reforms of the Arab Spring during his reelection campaign. “Mohamed Bouazizi did not set himself on fire so that Barack Obama could get reelected,” ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Arab spring was just first step of a long road to democracy

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by MELY CABALLERO-ANTHONY

    ... Mely Caballero-Anthony Mely Caballero-Anthony says as Arab spring shows, democratic transition requires patience A revolution is only the start of a long process A recent cover of The Economist magazine asked: "Has the Arab spring failed?" More questions along this line will come as the international community follows closely the political developments in the Arab ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT: ANALYSIS

    Failure of Egypt’s Arab Spring spells dilemma for Obama

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... of the Arab Spring spells dilemma for the U.S. In February 2011, when Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak bowed to a popular uprising and relinquished power, US President Barack Obama welcomed the change and declared: "Egypt will never be the same." Two-and-a-half years after the elation of the Arab spring, Egypt looks much as it did under the ageing autocrat, only more violently polarised. ...




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