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  • Sep 16, 2014
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Arab Spring

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

December 17 marks the third anniversary of the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia.

Tuesday, 17 December, 2013, 1:44am

Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Laareydh calls for fresh polls in December

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 government's ouster.

31 Jul 2013 - 3:33am

Tension mounts as rival protesters clash in Tunisia

Pro- and anti-government protesters clashed in two Tunisian cities yesterday, witnesses said, as tensions rose over opposition efforts to oust the Islamist-led government. Opposition groups tried to storm municipal offices in Sidi Bouzid and stop employees there from working, residents said, sparking clashes between them and supporters of the Islamist Ennahda party, which leads the transitional government.

30 Jul 2013 - 2:12am

US notes slow progress of Arab spring

Global hopes that democracy could replace dictatorships in Arab spring nations risk being crushed by repressive regimes, the United States warned in its annual human-rights report.

21 Apr 2013 - 8:25am

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

Amid a fierce debate in academic circles, an upcoming book argues that social media and new technology made a key difference in successful uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt and helped foster grass-roots movements in other Arab nations.

11 Mar 2013 - 5:25am

Violence in Port Said ahead of verdict on soccer riot

A protester was shot dead in clashes in Port Said yesterday, ahead of today's court verdict on a deadly soccer riot, with unrest pushing Egypt's already precarious government to the brink.

9 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

'Eye Sniper' jailed for three years, but police culture remains brutal

They called him the Eye Sniper of Cairo. In November 2011, 10 months after the uprising that was supposed to end state repression in Egypt, a young police lieutenant named Mohamed Sobhi el-Shenawy put his shotgun to his shoulder and started firing at protesters near Tahrir Square.

8 Mar 2013 - 4:07am

Tunisian PM quits after failing to form new cabinet

Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali resigned on Tuesday after failing to replace a government pulled apart by acrimony between his Islamist allies and their secular opponents.

20 Feb 2013 - 8:14am

Security tightened as Libya celebrates two years since revolt

Borders have been closed and some international flights suspended amid fears of a new outbreak of violence.

17 Feb 2013 - 10:47am

Bahrain policeman killed in clashes with protesters

A police officer was killed near the Bahraini capital Manama in fresh overnight clashes with protesters marking the second anniversary of a Shiite-led uprising.

15 Feb 2013 - 4:23pm