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#Arab Spring

# arab-spring - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Celebrations in Tripoli as Libyans mark 10th anniversary of uprising that led to overthrow of Gaddafi
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Celebrations in Tripoli as Libyans mark 10th anniversary of uprising that led to overthrow of Gaddafi

Feb 17th 2021, 7:50 AM 9,768 Views 27 Comments

The oil-rich country has for years been split between rival administrations.

# arab-spring - Saturday 27 June, 2020

‘If Andy Robertson had listened to my advice, he'd have gone nowhere’
# Arab Spring
From The42
# Arab Spring

‘If Andy Robertson had listened to my advice, he'd have gone nowhere’

Updated Jun 27th 2020, 7:27 PM 49,147 Views 7 Comments

How a Dubliner helped Andy Robertson make the transition from hopeful amateur into genuine star.

# arab-spring - Friday 24 March, 2017

Former Egyptian president who was ousted in the Arab Spring gets out of jail
# Hosni Mubarak
# Hosni Mubarak

Former Egyptian president who was ousted in the Arab Spring gets out of jail

Mar 24th 2017, 2:49 PM 7,602 Views 9 Comments

Hosni Mubarak served six years in prison.

# arab-spring - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Hosni Mubarak acquitted over deaths of protesters during Arab Spring revolt
# Egypt
# Egypt

Hosni Mubarak acquitted over deaths of protesters during Arab Spring revolt

Mar 2nd 2017, 4:44 PM 6,009 Views 13 Comments

He had ruled the country for 30 years before being ousted.

# arab-spring - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Arab Spring: Upheaval had major negative impact on life expectancy
# Six Years Less
# Six Years Less

Arab Spring: Upheaval had major negative impact on life expectancy

Aug 25th 2016, 6:05 AM 10,549 Views 59 Comments

The war in Syria, for instance, has erased 6 years from average life expectancy.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas

Jul 1st 2015, 6:25 PM 23,330 Views 85 Comments

At least three have died in conflicts.

# arab-spring - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Egypt sentences its former president Morsi to death
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Egypt sentences its former president Morsi to death

May 16th 2015, 11:52 AM 13,675 Views 47 Comments

Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to death alongside more than 100 others over jailbreaks during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.

# arab-spring - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Whatever happened to the Arab Spring?
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Whatever happened to the Arab Spring?

Jan 18th 2015, 4:00 PM 13,922 Views 73 Comments

It promised widespread change in the Middle East, but has fallen off the radar. Why?

# arab-spring - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Amal Clooney threatened with arrest in Egypt
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Amal Clooney threatened with arrest in Egypt

Jan 3rd 2015, 2:00 PM 20,802 Views 26 Comments

The human rights lawyer faced pressure over a fact-finding mission she was involved in looking at the country’s power structures.

# arab-spring - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Court drops murder charges against ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak
# Protesters
# Protesters

Court drops murder charges against ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak

Nov 29th 2014, 9:54 AM 4,123 Views 7 Comments

The court also acquitted Mubarak of a corruption charge.

# arab-spring - Monday 23 June, 2014

Cairo sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists a "ferocious attack" on media - Amnesty
# Media Crackdown
# Media Crackdown

Cairo sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists a "ferocious attack" on media - Amnesty

Jun 23rd 2014, 1:32 PM 4,529 Views 17 Comments

Three men are among a group of journalists convicted of ‘falsifying news’ and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

Cairo court sends three Al Jazeera journalists to jail for 7-10 years
# Media Crackdown
# Media Crackdown

Cairo court sends three Al Jazeera journalists to jail for 7-10 years

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:21 AM 5,472 Views 16 Comments

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed had been accused of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood

# arab-spring - Monday 24 March, 2014

Egypt sentences 529 people to death after mass trial
# Military Crackdown
# Military Crackdown

Egypt sentences 529 people to death after mass trial

Mar 24th 2014, 9:07 AM 13,451 Views 46 Comments

A court has sentenced the Morsi supporters to death, most of whom are on the run.

# arab-spring - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Three years on and tens of thousands dead: Syria's bloody civil war continues
# Syria
# Syria

Three years on and tens of thousands dead: Syria's bloody civil war continues

Mar 15th 2014, 9:15 AM 4,778 Views 29 Comments

The bloody civil war that has raged for the past three years began on Saturday 15 March 2011, when pro-democracy protests were staged in the capital Damascus.

# arab-spring - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Gaddafi's son has been extradited and put in prison
# Libya
# Libya

Gaddafi's son has been extradited and put in prison

Mar 6th 2014, 7:49 AM 10,819 Views 52 Comments

Saadi Gaddafi was best known as the head of Libya’s football federation and a player who paid his way into Italy’s top division.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

'Defiant' Morsi asks judge: "Do you know who I am?"
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

'Defiant' Morsi asks judge: "Do you know who I am?"

Jan 28th 2014, 9:29 PM 7,979 Views 42 Comments

The ousted Egyptian president appeared before a court today over a prison escape during an uprising in 2011.

# arab-spring - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Nearly 50 killed across Egypt as country marks uprising anniversary
# Cairo
# Cairo

Nearly 50 killed across Egypt as country marks uprising anniversary

Jan 26th 2014, 9:09 AM 3,767 Views 7 Comments

Of the 49 people killed, most died in Cairo and its suburbs — others in Alexandria and Minya. 247 people were injured.

# arab-spring - Saturday 21 December, 2013

So what is left of the Arab Spring?
# State Of The Nations
# State Of The Nations

So what is left of the Arab Spring?

Dec 21st 2013, 9:45 AM 6,525 Views 40 Comments

It is the third anniversary of the Tunisian protest which sparked a flame across the Middle East and North Africa.

# arab-spring - Monday 4 November, 2013

Security forces on high alert as Morsi appears in court in Cairo
# Egypt
# Egypt

Security forces on high alert as Morsi appears in court in Cairo

Nov 4th 2013, 7:48 AM 2,789 Views 4 Comments

The ousted Egyptian president is facing trial over the deaths of protesters. His supporters have accused the current government of fabricating the charges against him.

# arab-spring - Sunday 22 September, 2013

These photos helped make Twitter powerful
# More Than 140
# More Than 140

These photos helped make Twitter powerful

Sep 22nd 2013, 9:45 AM 16,247 Views 32 Comments

It’s usually about those 140 characters, but often the Tweets with pictures are the ones we remember.

# arab-spring - Friday 30 August, 2013

Column: Destroying democracy to save democracy – Egypt’s power struggle
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Destroying democracy to save democracy – Egypt’s power struggle

Aug 30th 2013, 7:00 AM 15 Views 32 Comments

The Egyptian military see the Muslim Brotherhood as a threat to its power base and have co-opted secularists as a public façade for a naked power grab, writes Colm Ó Broin.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Egypt court orders release of Mubarak
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt court orders release of Mubarak

Aug 21st 2013, 4:56 PM 4,851 Views 29 Comments

The 85-year-old is awaiting a re-trial on charges arising from the 2011 protests that resulted in his ousting.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

‘They are in good spirits’: Irish official visits Halawa siblings in Cairo jail
# Halawa Siblings
# Halawa Siblings

‘They are in good spirits’: Irish official visits Halawa siblings in Cairo jail

Aug 20th 2013, 4:28 PM 9,201 Views 108 Comments

The four Irish citizens continue to be detained in the Egyptian capital but have now been visited by an Irish consular official.

Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader arrested in Cairo
# Egypt
# Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader arrested in Cairo

Aug 20th 2013, 8:25 AM 3,155 Views 41 Comments

The Egyptian military’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood continued today, as a leading figure was arrested for his part in the killing of eight protesters in June.

# arab-spring - Friday 26 July, 2013

Egypt detains former president Morsi as five killed in further clashes
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt detains former president Morsi as five killed in further clashes

Jul 26th 2013, 9:55 PM 3,184 Views 0 Comments

The Arab world’s most populous country has been rocked by violence that killed some 200 people since the army ousted Morsi on 3 July.

# arab-spring - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood should not be treated as criminals – ElBaradei
# Egypt
# Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood should not be treated as criminals – ElBaradei

Jul 7th 2013, 12:11 PM 3,923 Views 49 Comments

Egypt’s interim premier has called for the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood in the democratisation process, adding that new elections would take place within a year.

# arab-spring - Friday 28 June, 2013

Column: Could Brazil's protests spread?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Could Brazil's protests spread?

Jun 28th 2013, 1:00 PM 57 Views 22 Comments

Could the demonstrations in South America’s largest country spread across the continent just like with the Arab Spring, asks Fergal Browne – who says Argentina and Brazil are not all that different.

# arab-spring - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Syria Through a Lens: life of slain filmmaker and activist honoured
# Syria
# Syria

Syria Through a Lens: life of slain filmmaker and activist honoured

May 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,098 Views 7 Comments

The one-year anniversary of the death of young journalist Bassel Shehadeh, who was killed in a shelling attack by Syrian government forces, will be marked by a worldwide commemoration of his life and work.

# arab-spring - Friday 17 May, 2013

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down
# Syria
# Syria

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down

May 17th 2013, 7:56 AM 4,131 Views 97 Comments

The US President and Turkish Prime Minister met in Washington to discuss Syria’s ongoing, bloody conflict.

# arab-spring - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife

Apr 25th 2013, 7:30 PM 154 Views 11 Comments

Tens of thousands have died in the ongoing, bloody conflict in Syria to date – and those who remain live under constant threat of violence. Midwife Cathy Janssens writes about trying to bring new life into the world in such unstable circumstances.

# arab-spring - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Retrial of Egypt's Mubarak collapses in chaos
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Retrial of Egypt's Mubarak collapses in chaos

Apr 13th 2013, 4:30 PM 4,427 Views 3 Comments

The head judge told the court he would send the case to the Court of Appeal, which will then refer the trial to a new circuit, sending the case back to square one.

# arab-spring - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria
# Civil War
# Civil War

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria

Apr 4th 2013, 10:51 AM 6,092 Views 39 Comments

Researchers in London found that between 2,000 and 5,500 people from other countries have joined the rebel forces to fight against the Assad regime.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Arab world's richest man calls for parliamentary elections in Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Arab world's richest man calls for parliamentary elections in Saudi Arabia

Apr 3rd 2013, 3:08 PM 10,502 Views 44 Comments

Al-Waleed bin Talal also said that ending a ban on women driving in the country was a matter of time.

# arab-spring - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Syrian opposition in disarray as leader attempts to resign
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian opposition in disarray as leader attempts to resign

Mar 24th 2013, 7:46 PM 6,677 Views 13 Comments

But matters were confused by the Syrian National Coalition’s refusal to accept Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib’s resignation earlier today.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Arab League readies to hand Syria seat to opposition
# Syria
# Syria

Arab League readies to hand Syria seat to opposition

Mar 6th 2013, 9:00 PM 3,179 Views 5 Comments

The League called for the opposition National Coalition “to form an executive body to take up Syria’s seat” and attend its summit later this month.

# arab-spring - Saturday 29 December, 2012

IN PICTURES: a year of fighting in Syria
# Review 2012
# Review 2012

IN PICTURES: a year of fighting in Syria

Dec 29th 2012, 8:30 AM 4,083 Views 30 Comments

In the midst of the conflict, death and hurt, some rare smiles and moments of joy are captured by some of the world’s bravest photographers.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Egypt: Disputed constitution signed into law, elections in two months
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: Disputed constitution signed into law, elections in two months

Dec 26th 2012, 11:59 AM 2,238 Views 2 Comments

The referendum on the constitution passed earlier this week with a low turnout doing little to assuage the fears of the opposition.

# arab-spring - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Egyptian referendum: Pro-Constitution side claims narrow win
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egyptian referendum: Pro-Constitution side claims narrow win

Dec 16th 2012, 9:24 AM 2,240 Views 4 Comments

The Muslim Brotherhood says the Yes vote won 57-43 in yesterday’s votes, but the referendum is not finished yet.

# arab-spring - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Divided Egypt votes on new constitution
# Egypt
# Egypt

Divided Egypt votes on new constitution

Dec 15th 2012, 9:19 AM 2,767 Views 3 Comments

International watchdogs have expressed reservations about the draft due to loopholes they say could be used to weaken human rights, including those of women, and the independence of the judiciary.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Obama recognises Syrian rebels as the 'legitimate' representative of the country
# Civil War
# Civil War

Obama recognises Syrian rebels as the 'legitimate' representative of the country

Dec 12th 2012, 8:30 AM 2,491 Views 27 Comments

The US President said Syria’s opposition is the legitimate representative of the country’s people – the most significant US intervention so far in the brutal civil war.

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