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# Arab Spring

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Celebrations in Tripoli as Libyans mark 10th anniversary of uprising that led to overthrow of Gaddafi
The oil-rich country has for years been split between rival administrations.
‘If Andy Robertson had listened to my advice, he'd have gone nowhere’
How a Dubliner helped Andy Robertson make the transition from hopeful amateur into genuine star.
Former Egyptian president who was ousted in the Arab Spring gets out of jail
Hosni Mubarak served six years in prison.
Hosni Mubarak acquitted over deaths of protesters during Arab Spring revolt
He had ruled the country for 30 years before being ousted.
Arab Spring: Upheaval had major negative impact on life expectancy
The war in Syria, for instance, has erased 6 years from average life expectancy.
40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas
At least three have died in conflicts.
Egypt sentences its former president Morsi to death
Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to death alongside more than 100 others over jailbreaks during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.
Whatever happened to the Arab Spring?
It promised widespread change in the Middle East, but has fallen off the radar. Why?
Amal Clooney threatened with arrest in Egypt
The human rights lawyer faced pressure over a fact-finding mission she was involved in looking at the country’s power structures.
Court drops murder charges against ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak
The court also acquitted Mubarak of a corruption charge.
Cairo sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists a "ferocious attack" on media - Amnesty
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
Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed had been accused of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt sentences 529 people to death after mass trial
A court has sentenced the Morsi supporters to death, most of whom are on the run.
Three years on and tens of thousands dead: Syria's bloody civil war continues
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.
Gaddafi's son has been extradited and put in prison
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.
'Defiant' Morsi asks judge: "Do you know who I am?"
The ousted Egyptian president appeared before a court today over a prison escape during an uprising in 2011.
Nearly 50 killed across Egypt as country marks uprising anniversary
Of the 49 people killed, most died in Cairo and its suburbs — others in Alexandria and Minya. 247 people were injured.
So what is left of the Arab Spring?
It is the third anniversary of the Tunisian protest which sparked a flame across the Middle East and North Africa.
Security forces on high alert as Morsi appears in court in Cairo
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.
These photos helped make Twitter powerful
It’s usually about those 140 characters, but often the Tweets with pictures are the ones we remember.
Column: Destroying democracy to save democracy – Egypt’s power struggle
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.
Egypt court orders release of Mubarak
The 85-year-old is awaiting a re-trial on charges arising from the 2011 protests that resulted in his ousting.
‘They are in good spirits’: Irish official visits Halawa siblings in Cairo jail
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
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.
Egypt detains former president Morsi as five killed in further clashes
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.
Muslim Brotherhood should not be treated as criminals – ElBaradei
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.
Column: Could Brazil's protests spread?
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.
Syria Through a Lens: life of slain filmmaker and activist honoured
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.
Turkey and US demand Assad stand down
The US President and Turkish Prime Minister met in Washington to discuss Syria’s ongoing, bloody conflict.
Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife
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.
Retrial of Egypt's Mubarak collapses in chaos
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.
Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria
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 world's richest man calls for parliamentary elections in Saudi Arabia
Al-Waleed bin Talal also said that ending a ban on women driving in the country was a matter of time.
Syrian opposition in disarray as leader attempts to resign
But matters were confused by the Syrian National Coalition’s refusal to accept Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib’s resignation earlier today.
Arab League readies to hand Syria seat to opposition
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.
IN PICTURES: a year of fighting in Syria
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.
Egypt: Disputed constitution signed into law, elections in two months
The referendum on the constitution passed earlier this week with a low turnout doing little to assuage the fears of the opposition.
Egyptian referendum: Pro-Constitution side claims narrow win
The Muslim Brotherhood says the Yes vote won 57-43 in yesterday’s votes, but the referendum is not finished yet.
Divided Egypt votes on new constitution
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.
Obama recognises Syrian rebels as the 'legitimate' representative of the country
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.