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#Arab Spring

# arab-spring - Friday 25 May, 2012

Brotherhood claims lead as Egypt vote count begins
# Egypt
# Egypt

Brotherhood claims lead as Egypt vote count begins

May 25th 2012, 9:54 AM 710 Views 2 Comments

None of the five prominent candidates are expected to win outright in the first round, with a run-off between the two leading contenders expected to be held June 16-17.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Egypt goes to the polls in first post-Mubarak election
# Democracy
# Democracy

Egypt goes to the polls in first post-Mubarak election

May 23rd 2012, 8:10 AM 531 Views 0 Comments

Millions of Egyptians have been queuing to vote today, less than two weeks before Mubarak is due to be sentenced.

# arab-spring - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Car bomb strikes eastern city in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Car bomb strikes eastern city in Syria

May 19th 2012, 4:54 PM 1,123 Views 0 Comments

Nine people have reportedly been killed in today’s powerful explosion.

# arab-spring - Thursday 17 May, 2012

George W Bush welcomes Arab Spring, says USA should not 'fear freedom'
# Dubya
# Dubya

George W Bush welcomes Arab Spring, says USA should not 'fear freedom'

May 17th 2012, 2:42 PM 1,731 Views 9 Comments

Bush said the United States shouldn’t fear the spread of freedom – even if it doesn’t know what policies newly liberated countries will pursue.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

VIDEO: Bomb strikes UN observer vehicle after attack on funeral
# United Nations
# United Nations

VIDEO: Bomb strikes UN observer vehicle after attack on funeral

May 15th 2012, 7:25 PM 1,836 Views 3 Comments

Activists say up to 20 people were killed when Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

VIDEO: Syrian government forces accused of war crimes in Idlib
# Syria
# Syria

VIDEO: Syrian government forces accused of war crimes in Idlib

May 2nd 2012, 11:36 AM 717 Views 0 Comments

Human rights group says soldiers carried out summary executions and targeted civilians.

# arab-spring - Monday 30 April, 2012

Explosions rock north-western Syrian city Idlib
# Syria
# Syria

Explosions rock north-western Syrian city Idlib

Apr 30th 2012, 1:24 PM 644 Views 0 Comments

UN observers have visited the site of the bombings, according to Syrian state news.

Bahraini hunger striker granted retrial
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Bahraini hunger striker granted retrial

Apr 30th 2012, 11:39 AM 1,036 Views 1 Comment

Activist Abdulhadi Al Khawaja was sentenced by a military court to life in prison for plotting against the state.

Former Libyan oil minister found dead in river in Vienna
# Mystery
# Mystery

Former Libyan oil minister found dead in river in Vienna

Apr 30th 2012, 9:31 AM 2,381 Views 5 Comments

Shukri Ghanem had fled from Libya last May saying he was leaving Gaddafi’s regime and supporting the rebels.

'Together we can make it': UN observer chief appeals for Syrian ceasefire support
# Syria
# Syria

'Together we can make it': UN observer chief appeals for Syrian ceasefire support

Apr 30th 2012, 8:34 AM 687 Views 2 Comments

Major General Robert Mood says both sides of the Syrian conflict have to work to end violence.

# arab-spring - Sunday 29 April, 2012

UN observers in Syria visit Homs
# Tensions
# Tensions

UN observers in Syria visit Homs

Apr 29th 2012, 10:50 AM 712 Views 0 Comments

The UN observers are trying to shore up a shakey ceasefire in Syria as part of a political solution to the conflict that has killed more than 9,000 people.

# arab-spring - Monday 23 April, 2012

Channel 4 news team deported from Bahrain
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Channel 4 news team deported from Bahrain

Apr 23rd 2012, 8:37 AM 2,600 Views 5 Comments

The F1 event is over, but the controversy continues as news team deported on race day for operating without accreditation.

# arab-spring - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Bahrain opens probe into death in protest area
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahrain opens probe into death in protest area

Apr 21st 2012, 4:44 PM 1,514 Views 5 Comments

The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix has gone ahead despite claims that a man was killed during clashes with security forces, however the country’s Interior Ministry said a probe was now “under way”.

Bahrain F1 to go ahead despite protests
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Bahrain F1 to go ahead despite protests

Apr 21st 2012, 11:26 AM 1,778 Views 10 Comments

A man has been found dead with gunshot wounds after overnight clashes.

# arab-spring - Thursday 19 April, 2012

UN chief: Syrian government failing to comply with peace plan
# Syria
# Syria

UN chief: Syrian government failing to comply with peace plan

Apr 19th 2012, 7:54 AM 640 Views 2 Comments

Ban Ki-moon says he is “deeply concerned”, but optimistic that progress can be made on Syrian peace plan.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Kofi Annan urges Syria to halt violence in 48 hours
# Syria
# Syria

Kofi Annan urges Syria to halt violence in 48 hours

Apr 10th 2012, 6:09 PM 996 Views 1 Comment

The former head of the UN has urged the Syrian government to withdraw its troops and halt all violence within the next two days.

# arab-spring - Monday 9 April, 2012

Formula 1 urged to "voice some concern" for hunger striker Abdulhadi
# Abdulhadi
# Abdulhadi

Formula 1 urged to "voice some concern" for hunger striker Abdulhadi

Apr 9th 2012, 7:03 PM 9,031 Views 15 Comments

Abdulhadi Al Khawaja is entering his 61st day of hunger strike. Eoin Lynch tells us his story and why people are calling on those involved with Formula 1 to speak out about Abdulhadi’s imprisonment.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Yemeni airstrikes kill 43 al-Qaeda militants

Yemeni airstrikes kill 43 al-Qaeda militants

Apr 3rd 2012, 2:27 PM 730 Views 0 Comments

Three days of intense shelling has left 43 al-Qaeda militants dead, according officials in Yemen.

# arab-spring - Monday 2 April, 2012

Hunger-striking Bahraini activist begins appeal against life sentence
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Hunger-striking Bahraini activist begins appeal against life sentence

Apr 2nd 2012, 1:55 PM 1,321 Views 7 Comments

Around 20 opposition figures convicted for anti-state offences arising from last year’s uprising are appealing against their convictions.

# arab-spring - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Column: ‘Staying in Syria was too risky’ – an Irish journalist’s story
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘Staying in Syria was too risky’ – an Irish journalist’s story

Apr 1st 2012, 8:30 AM 130 Views 13 Comments

Stephen Starr lived in conflict-torn Syria for five years until last month, one of the only Irish journalists able to do so. Here he explains why he had to leave.

# arab-spring - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Mar 25th 2012, 11:00 AM 52 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web…

# arab-spring - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement
# Syria
# Syria

Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement

Mar 22nd 2012, 6:06 PM 806 Views 0 Comments

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire to allow dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis and to allow humanitarian aid in.

# arab-spring - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Yemen says more than 2,000 killed in uprising
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Yemen says more than 2,000 killed in uprising

Mar 18th 2012, 6:45 PM 1,367 Views 3 Comments

The figure is much higher than human rights groups had estimated. Earlier this year Amnesty International estimated that 200 protesters had been killed in the uprising.

Why has the world not intervened in Syria?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why has the world not intervened in Syria?

Mar 18th 2012, 8:45 AM 5,108 Views 28 Comments

A number of Middle East experts tell TheJournal.ie why Syria is not Libya.

# arab-spring - Friday 16 March, 2012

Watch: Scenes from Syria on first anniversary of uprising
# Syria
# Syria

Watch: Scenes from Syria on first anniversary of uprising

Mar 16th 2012, 9:13 PM 1,291 Views 5 Comments

Heavy fighting between government and rebel forces was reported in Hama and Homs yesterday.

# arab-spring - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Syria: 6 things we have learned from the Assad emails
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: 6 things we have learned from the Assad emails

Mar 15th 2012, 3:42 PM 2,529 Views 14 Comments

The Guardian has today published details from thousands of emails it reports were sent and received by the embattled president Bashar Assad and his wife in recent months.

# arab-spring - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down
# Syria
# Syria

Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down

Mar 10th 2012, 7:00 PM 2,412 Views 7 Comments

Kofi Annan and President Assad’s meeting came to a deadlock in the capital city.

# arab-spring - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video
# Syria
# Syria

Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video

Mar 8th 2012, 9:18 AM 981 Views 8 Comments

Abdo Hussameldin announced he was defecting in a YouTube video, making him the first high ranking official to abandon the Assad regime since the uprising began a year ago this month.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Patients 'tortured' by doctors in Syrian hospital
# Syria
# Syria

Patients 'tortured' by doctors in Syrian hospital

Mar 6th 2012, 8:17 AM 4,080 Views 83 Comments

Chilling footage has emerged from Homs, showing patients tightly shackled to beds and bearing the marks of beatings.

# arab-spring - Friday 2 March, 2012

China and Russia join the West in criticising Syria
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

China and Russia join the West in criticising Syria

Mar 2nd 2012, 8:23 AM 1,101 Views 6 Comments

The 15 members of the UN Security Council have condemned Syria for not allowing the head of humanitarian aid for the UN visit the country.

# arab-spring - Thursday 1 March, 2012

UN humanitarian envoy refused entry to Syria
# Syria
# Syria

UN humanitarian envoy refused entry to Syria

Mar 1st 2012, 11:49 AM 463 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, Syria’s main opposition group formed a military council and Britain has closed its embassy in the country and withdrawn all diplomatic staff.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

UN says 100 civilians are being killed every day in Syria
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

UN says 100 civilians are being killed every day in Syria

Feb 29th 2012, 9:44 AM 493 Views 5 Comments

A top UN official has said that over 7500 people have died so far in the ongoing violence.

# arab-spring - Monday 27 February, 2012

Syria: Women and children among 64 killed at Homs checkpoint - activists
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Women and children among 64 killed at Homs checkpoint - activists

Feb 27th 2012, 9:17 PM 2,335 Views 17 Comments

The 64 people were trying to flee the bombarded city. Activists said that 135 people have been killed across the country today.

EU ministers recognise Syrian National Council as legitimate representatives
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

EU ministers recognise Syrian National Council as legitimate representatives

Feb 27th 2012, 1:42 PM 1,492 Views 1 Comment

The assets of the Syrian central bank have been frozen, while seven ministers have an asset freeze and a visa ban.

EU foreign ministers to meet as international pressure increases on Syria
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

EU foreign ministers to meet as international pressure increases on Syria

Feb 27th 2012, 8:58 AM 507 Views 0 Comments

The Ministers are expected to approve more sanctions against the Assad regime which has been responsible for the death of thousands of protesters.

# arab-spring - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Minister to investigate whether Irish technology being used in Syrian repression
# Syria
# Syria

Minister to investigate whether Irish technology being used in Syrian repression

Feb 26th 2012, 10:00 AM 3,403 Views 14 Comments

Richard Bruton is to examine suggestions that technology supplied by two Irish companies has been linked to the blocking and filtering of text messages in the troubled country.

# arab-spring - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Yemen: 25 dead after car bomb goes off outside presidential compound
# Yemen
# Yemen

Yemen: 25 dead after car bomb goes off outside presidential compound

Feb 25th 2012, 2:25 PM 616 Views 0 Comments

The blast came as Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was sworn in as president to replace longtime leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, following an election aimed at ending over a year of political turmoil.

# arab-spring - Thursday 23 February, 2012

UN to send top humanitarian official to Syria as civil war looms
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

UN to send top humanitarian official to Syria as civil war looms

Feb 23rd 2012, 7:48 AM 545 Views 1 Comment

Ban Ki-Moon has asked Valerie Amos to visit Syria to assess the humanitarian situation and renew the call for urgent access.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin killed in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin killed in Syria

Feb 22nd 2012, 12:45 PM 7,321 Views 21 Comments

A French photographer Remi Ochlik is also thought to have died in heavy shelling of a rebel stronghold in the city of Homs.

Yemen: VP replaces Saleh after 33 years in one candidate election
# Yemen
# Yemen

Yemen: VP replaces Saleh after 33 years in one candidate election

Feb 22nd 2012, 11:46 AM 694 Views 0 Comments

Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s election was no surprise but is seen as a turning point for the Arab state as it ends Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 33-year long rule.