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#Arab Spring

# arab-spring - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Pics: Tens of thousands of Egyptian protesters encircle presidential palace
# Egypt
# Egypt

Pics: Tens of thousands of Egyptian protesters encircle presidential palace

Dec 4th 2012, 9:56 PM 6,703 Views 23 Comments

A growing crisis over President Mohamed Morsi’s decree which widened his powers continues as scenes reminiscent of the February 2011 uprising are repeated.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Pics: Clashes as Egyptians take to Tahrir Square in their thousands... again
# Egypt
# Egypt

Pics: Clashes as Egyptians take to Tahrir Square in their thousands... again

Nov 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 2,854 Views 8 Comments

Egyptian police fired tear gas at protesters camped out in the Cairo square this morning as demonstrations against a power grab by President Mohamed Morsi took place across the country.

# arab-spring - Friday 23 November, 2012

Syria state TV journalist shot dead: official media
# Killed
# Killed

Syria state TV journalist shot dead: official media

Nov 23rd 2012, 9:41 AM 1,894 Views 9 Comments

The official state news agency said that the man was the latest in a string of employees of pro-government media to be killed.

Egyptian president branded 'new pharaoh' after assuming new powers
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egyptian president branded 'new pharaoh' after assuming new powers

Nov 23rd 2012, 8:31 AM 4,503 Views 14 Comments

Nationwide protests are expected across the country today as Mohamed Morsi gave himself sweeping new powers yesterday.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Syrian rebels set up independent intelligence service
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian rebels set up independent intelligence service

Nov 20th 2012, 1:26 PM 2,098 Views 4 Comments

Members say they will be a security shield over the ‘sons of the revolution’ – but will hunt down abusers on either side.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

France becomes first Western country to recognise new Syria coalition
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

France becomes first Western country to recognise new Syria coalition

Nov 14th 2012, 9:18 AM 2,617 Views 5 Comments

Francois Hollande said France will only recognise the opposition government as part of a series of steps to end the Bashar al-Assad regime.

# arab-spring - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Egyptian revolutionary: why online activism can work
# Web Summit
# Web Summit

Egyptian revolutionary: why online activism can work

Oct 18th 2012, 7:45 PM 2,627 Views 4 Comments

Wael Ghonim tells Irish audience how he applied digital marketing strategies to Facebook campaign that helped spark uprising in Egypt last year.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Evidence of mass murder after Gaddafi's death
# Libya
# Libya

Evidence of mass murder after Gaddafi's death

Oct 17th 2012, 8:02 AM 5,967 Views 29 Comments

A new Human Rights Watch report suggests opposition militias summarily executed at least 66 captured members of Gaddafi’s convoy in the late dictator’s hometown of Sirte.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Syria: Explosions rock central Aleppo
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Explosions rock central Aleppo

Oct 3rd 2012, 8:44 AM 1,670 Views 4 Comments

A number of explosions have rocked a central district in the northern city of Aleppo – with some reports of casualties.

# arab-spring - Monday 1 October, 2012

Bahrain high court upholds verdicts in medics protest trial
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahrain high court upholds verdicts in medics protest trial

Oct 1st 2012, 11:10 AM 2,586 Views 1 Comment

The highest court in Bahrain has rejected the final appeal by nine medics against their convictions linked to anti-regime protests last year.

# arab-spring - Monday 24 September, 2012

Frustration and turmoil as world leaders meet for UN general assembly
# United Nations
# United Nations

Frustration and turmoil as world leaders meet for UN general assembly

Sep 24th 2012, 8:27 AM 2,852 Views 7 Comments

Syria, Palestine, Iran’s nuclear program and protests generated by an anti-Islamic film will top the agenda.

# arab-spring - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Syria: Air strike kills 30 as over 150 reported dead in nationwide violence
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Air strike kills 30 as over 150 reported dead in nationwide violence

Sep 20th 2012, 8:52 PM 2,757 Views 15 Comments

Clashes across the country have continued today as some estimates now put the death toll from the civil war at over 29,000 since early last year.

# arab-spring - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Man who invented web: 'No, there is no button to kill the internet'
# World Wide Web
# World Wide Web

Man who invented web: 'No, there is no button to kill the internet'

Sep 6th 2012, 9:50 AM 9,155 Views 30 Comments

Tim Berners-Lee says there’s no single way to kill the internet – unless governments around the world acted in unison.

# arab-spring - Monday 27 August, 2012

A butcher, a barber and a policeman: meet Syria's rebels
# Civil War
# Civil War

A butcher, a barber and a policeman: meet Syria's rebels

Aug 27th 2012, 2:00 PM 5,468 Views 20 Comments

Butchers, barbers and students are now getting used to guns, tanks and warfare.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

US will intervene in Syrian crisis - but only if Assad uses chemical weapons
# Syria
# Syria

US will intervene in Syrian crisis - but only if Assad uses chemical weapons

Aug 21st 2012, 12:39 PM 3,217 Views 42 Comments

President Obama says the issue of Syrian WMDs is two-fold, raising fears that chemical or biological weapons may fall into the hands of anti-Israeli extremists.

# arab-spring - Thursday 16 August, 2012

US 'deeply troubled' by Bahrain activist jailing
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

US 'deeply troubled' by Bahrain activist jailing

Aug 16th 2012, 7:40 PM 2,387 Views 19 Comments

“We believe that all people have a fundamental freedom to participate in civil acts of peaceful disobedience,” said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

Bahrain activist jailed for three years
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Bahrain activist jailed for three years

Aug 16th 2012, 11:08 AM 1,900 Views 8 Comments

Nabeel Rajab was found guilty of taking part in illegal gatherings.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

UN accuses Syria of perpetrating war crimes
# Syria
# Syria

UN accuses Syria of perpetrating war crimes

Aug 15th 2012, 8:23 PM 4,465 Views 22 Comments

The panel also concluded that anti-government armed groups committed war crimes, including murder, extrajudicial killings and torture, but at a lesser frequency and scale.

# arab-spring - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Syrian war: fierce fighting continues in Damascus and Aleppo
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Syrian war: fierce fighting continues in Damascus and Aleppo

Jul 22nd 2012, 11:14 AM 1,759 Views 2 Comments

Rebels have launched an operation to ‘liberate’ Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. Both sides are claiming territorial gains.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Bashar Assad’s brother-in-law killed in Damascus suicide bombing
# Syria
# Syria

Bashar Assad’s brother-in-law killed in Damascus suicide bombing

Jul 18th 2012, 1:10 PM 3,357 Views 44 Comments

A suicide bombing targeted the national security headquarters in central Damascus with Syrian state TV reporting that Defence Minister General Daoud Rajha was also killed.

Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections
# Libya
# Libya

Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections

Jul 18th 2012, 10:26 AM 1,124 Views 4 Comments

The structure of the new interim parliament means that the result is still uncertain as a broadly liberal coalition secured more seats than the Islamist parties.

# arab-spring - Saturday 14 July, 2012

UN lays blame for latest massacre on Syrian regime
# Syria
# Syria

UN lays blame for latest massacre on Syrian regime

Jul 14th 2012, 11:38 AM 1,736 Views 5 Comments

More people have died in further violence a day after a massacre in the village of Treimsa left at least 118 people dead.

# arab-spring - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Voting begins in Libya's first free elections in 50 years
# Libya
# Libya

Voting begins in Libya's first free elections in 50 years

Jul 7th 2012, 10:22 AM 1,343 Views 5 Comments

The elections are the first to be held since the ousting of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi but there are fears that violence could disrupt the voting.

# arab-spring - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Annan warns 'history will judge' the world's failure on Syria
# Crisis
# Crisis

Annan warns 'history will judge' the world's failure on Syria

Jun 30th 2012, 2:10 PM 1,823 Views 30 Comments

The former UN chief has convened a meeting of foreign ministers to try and broker a deal on Syria – but it’s looking unlikely.

# arab-spring - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Egypt: Officials delay announcing election winner
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: Officials delay announcing election winner

Jun 21st 2012, 8:26 AM 1,167 Views 0 Comments

Political tensions have been sent soaring in Egypt as officials postpone declaring the winner of the country’s first new presidential elections in three decades.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Egypt: State media reports Hosni Mubarak to be 'clinically dead'
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: State media reports Hosni Mubarak to be 'clinically dead'

Jun 19th 2012, 10:43 PM 5,986 Views 23 Comments

The State-run MENA says the 84-year-old former President’s heart has “stopped beating” and will not respond to defibrillation.

# arab-spring - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Tánaiste seeks clemency for Bahraini medics
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Tánaiste seeks clemency for Bahraini medics

Jun 16th 2012, 2:21 PM 2,040 Views 2 Comments

The doctors and nurses were sentenced after being found guilty of aiding an uprising against the Gulf kingdom’s regime.

# arab-spring - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Egypt: Supreme Court's call for parliament dissolution sparks outcry
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: Supreme Court's call for parliament dissolution sparks outcry

Jun 14th 2012, 8:40 PM 1,695 Views 1 Comment

Activists accused the military of a ‘soft coup’ after a court decision also paved the way for a former ally of the deposed president Hosni Mubarak to run in the presidential run-off this weekend.

Bahrain medics jailed over Arab Spring protests acquitted, sentences reduced
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahrain medics jailed over Arab Spring protests acquitted, sentences reduced

Jun 14th 2012, 11:29 AM 1,120 Views 6 Comments

Jailing of doctors and nurses who treated protesters was highly criticised by rights groups.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Ben Ali sentenced to 20 years for inciting murder
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Ben Ali sentenced to 20 years for inciting murder

Jun 13th 2012, 11:18 AM 1,494 Views 0 Comments

Protests which forced Ben Ali from power marked the start of the Arab Spring uprisings.

Syrian conflict: US accuses Russia of sending attack helicopters
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian conflict: US accuses Russia of sending attack helicopters

Jun 13th 2012, 7:29 AM 1,709 Views 24 Comments

The head of NATO, meanwhile, has ruled out military intervention – saying it’s ‘not the right path’ to resolve conflict.

# arab-spring - Monday 11 June, 2012

Mubarak slipping in and out of consciousness as condition worsens
# Mubarak
# Mubarak

Mubarak slipping in and out of consciousness as condition worsens

Jun 11th 2012, 4:08 PM 2,153 Views 6 Comments

The former Egyptian president’s health is reported to have rapidly deteriorated since his trial.

# arab-spring - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed

Jun 10th 2012, 5:47 PM 1,036 Views 2 Comments

Women and children have been sheltering in basements for days, according to activists.

# arab-spring - Friday 8 June, 2012

UN: 'Out of control' Syria on the brink of civil war
# Syria
# Syria

UN: 'Out of control' Syria on the brink of civil war

Jun 8th 2012, 7:23 AM 989 Views 15 Comments

UN envoy Kofi Annan believes the time has come for regional and international pressure on Bashar Assad.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Crowds gather in Egypt's Tahrir Square as protests continue
# Egypt
# Egypt

Crowds gather in Egypt's Tahrir Square as protests continue

Jun 5th 2012, 9:26 PM 2,590 Views 4 Comments

Demonstrations in the aftermath of the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak continued today as the ex-dictator’s health was reported to have deteriorated further.

# arab-spring - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Syria facing 'a foreign plot' for destruction, insists Assad
# Syria
# Syria

Syria facing 'a foreign plot' for destruction, insists Assad

Jun 3rd 2012, 12:10 PM 1,700 Views 16 Comments

Bashar al-Assad tells Syria’s parliament that the “international role” in the insurgent uprising “is now obvious”.

# arab-spring - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Hosni Mubarak sentenced to life in jail – but immediately vows to appeal
# Egypt
# Egypt

Hosni Mubarak sentenced to life in jail – but immediately vows to appeal

Jun 2nd 2012, 11:15 AM 3,569 Views 7 Comments

Hosni Mubarak, 84, will spend the rest of his life in jail for conspiring to kill those who demonstrated against him.

# arab-spring - Thursday 31 May, 2012

UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks
# Syria
# Syria

UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks

May 31st 2012, 10:44 AM 850 Views 12 Comments

Ban Ki-Moon said UN observers monitoring the ceasefire were not there to watch the killings of innocent people.

# arab-spring - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Gilmore condemns Syrian massacre while Assad regime pleads innocence
# Syria
# Syria

Gilmore condemns Syrian massacre while Assad regime pleads innocence

May 27th 2012, 6:32 PM 2,189 Views 19 Comments

The Tánaiste deplores the attacks in Houda which killed 90, while the Assad government denies responsibility.

# arab-spring - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Troops kill at least 90 in Syria, say activists
# Syria
# Syria

Troops kill at least 90 in Syria, say activists

May 26th 2012, 9:50 AM 1,024 Views 6 Comments

The reported massacre in Houla represents one of the highest death tolls in a single area since an internationally-brokered cease-fire went into effect last month.