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    # arab-spring - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

    Syria: Troops heavily shell rebel districts killing 12 - reports
    # Syria
    # Syria

    Syria: Troops heavily shell rebel districts killing 12 - reports

    Feb 21st 2012, 1:13 PM 697 Views 4 Comments

    Activists say Government troops have bombarded rebel areas in Homs killing 12 people, including two children.

    # arab-spring - Sunday 19 February, 2012

    Prosecutor and judge killed in northwest Syria
    # Syria
    # Syria

    Prosecutor and judge killed in northwest Syria

    Feb 19th 2012, 9:22 AM 1,077 Views 1 Comment

    Gunmen have assassinated a senior prosecutor and a judge in a northwestern province of Syria.

    # arab-spring - Friday 17 February, 2012

    New York Times correspondent dies in Syria
    # Asthma Attack
    # Asthma Attack

    New York Times correspondent dies in Syria

    Feb 17th 2012, 10:15 AM 2,510 Views 0 Comments

    Anthony Shadid, 43, appears to have died from an asthma attack.

    # arab-spring - Thursday 16 February, 2012

    Armed militias in Libya are 'out of control', one year after uprising
    # Arab Spring
    # Arab Spring

    Armed militias in Libya are 'out of control', one year after uprising

    Feb 16th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,580 Views 14 Comments

    A report by Amnesty International found torture, killings and war crimes are being carried out by the armed militas in Libya.

    # arab-spring - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

    Irish company denies involvement in Syrian repression
    # Repression
    # Repression

    Irish company denies involvement in Syrian repression

    Feb 15th 2012, 3:32 PM 3,696 Views 4 Comments

    AdaptiveMobile told TheJournal.ie that it did not renew a contract with a Syrian mobile phone operator last year because of the political climate.

    # arab-spring - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

    Violence escalates in Syria as UN cites crimes against humanity
    # Homs
    # Homs

    Violence escalates in Syria as UN cites crimes against humanity

    Feb 14th 2012, 9:52 AM 700 Views 4 Comments

    Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has said it is “deplorable” that the regime has escalated violence to the extent that it is using artillery and tank fire against innocent civilians.

    # arab-spring - Sunday 12 February, 2012

    Al-Qaeda chief urges outside help for Syria rebels
    # Syria
    # Syria

    Al-Qaeda chief urges outside help for Syria rebels

    Feb 12th 2012, 10:28 AM 2,632 Views 37 Comments

    Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Muslims elsewhere in the Arab World to join the uprising against Syrian president Bashar Assad.

    # arab-spring - Friday 10 February, 2012

    Syria: 28 killed in Aleppo bomb blasts
    # Syria
    # Syria

    Syria: 28 killed in Aleppo bomb blasts

    Feb 10th 2012, 5:30 PM 1,671 Views 37 Comments

    Bashar Assad’s forces continue to bombard the city of Homs as the government said that military complexes in the economically important city of Aleppo had been targeted today.

    # arab-spring - Thursday 9 February, 2012

    Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues
    # Syria
    # Syria

    Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues

    Feb 9th 2012, 8:53 AM 811 Views 15 Comments

    Scores of people have died in the last week alone as UN chief Ban Ki Moon said that the failure to agree a resolution on Syria at the UN Security Council has been “disastrous”.

    # arab-spring - Friday 3 February, 2012

    Two shot dead as soccer riot sparks new round of violence in Egypt
    # Egypt
    # Egypt

    Two shot dead as soccer riot sparks new round of violence in Egypt

    Feb 3rd 2012, 8:28 AM 855 Views 0 Comments

    They were the first to die in clashes that erupted around the country after a riot at a soccer stadium killed 74 on Wednesday as sports violence spiraled into a new political crisis for Egypt.

    # arab-spring - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

    US carries out airstrike on Yemen
    # Yemen
    # Yemen

    US carries out airstrike on Yemen

    Jan 31st 2012, 3:10 PM 1,612 Views 2 Comments

    Security officials say the four confirmed victims were suspected members of al-Qaeda.

    UN to hold key talks on resolution demanding Assad steps aside
    # Syria
    # Syria

    UN to hold key talks on resolution demanding Assad steps aside

    Jan 31st 2012, 9:43 AM 487 Views 2 Comments

    The move comes as Syrian troops push further into Damascus suburbs, crushing pockets of resistance.

    # arab-spring - Monday 30 January, 2012

    Syrian troops storm rebel strongholds near Damascus, 62 reported dead
    # Syria
    # Syria

    Syrian troops storm rebel strongholds near Damascus, 62 reported dead

    Jan 30th 2012, 7:35 AM 560 Views 1 Comment

    The widescale offensive near the capital suggested the regime is worried that military defectors could close in on Damascus.

    # arab-spring - Sunday 29 January, 2012

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

    Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

    Jan 29th 2012, 11:00 AM 78 Views 2 Comments

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

    One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?
    # Arab Spring
    # Arab Spring

    One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?

    Jan 29th 2012, 9:15 AM 1,784 Views 5 Comments

    TheJournal.ie’s guide to how what has changed (or not) in Bahrain, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia since the uprisings.

    # arab-spring - Saturday 28 January, 2012

    Arab League halts observer mission in Syria
    # Arab Spring
    # Arab Spring

    Arab League halts observer mission in Syria

    Jan 28th 2012, 3:29 PM 882 Views 5 Comments

    The mission sharply criticised the regime of President Bashar Assad for the escalating violence which has killed at least 80 people across the country.

    # arab-spring - Friday 27 January, 2012

    Egyptians mark first anniversary of 'Friday of Rage'
    # Egypt
    # Egypt

    Egyptians mark first anniversary of 'Friday of Rage'

    Jan 27th 2012, 8:44 PM 1,262 Views 8 Comments

    Tens of thousands of people gathered in Tahrir Square today to demand an early transfer of power by the ruling military and the trial of generals for the killing of protesters.

    Twitter says it can now censor tweets in some countries
    # Twitter
    # Twitter

    Twitter says it can now censor tweets in some countries

    Jan 27th 2012, 9:56 AM 1,955 Views 20 Comments

    Twitter said that it would now be able to restrict tweets from being read in certain countries where laws may be different while still allowing them to be seen elsewhere.

    # arab-spring - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

    Timeline: One year since Egypt's Arab Spring
    # Egypt
    # Egypt

    Timeline: One year since Egypt's Arab Spring

    Jan 25th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,882 Views 0 Comments

    Looking back in photos at the main events of the past year which saw Egypt’s president Mubarak forced out of office after 30 years in power.

    # arab-spring - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

    Forum to reflect on Arab Spring on movement's first anniversary
    # Arab Spring
    # Arab Spring

    Forum to reflect on Arab Spring on movement's first anniversary

    Jan 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 588 Views 1 Comment

    The first anniversary of the Arab Spring movement that electrified the Middle East last year will be marked by a public forum in Dublin this Saturday.

    # arab-spring - Monday 23 January, 2012

    Gaddafi loyalists 'seize control' of Libyan city
    # Libya
    # Libya

    Gaddafi loyalists 'seize control' of Libyan city

    Jan 23rd 2012, 5:52 PM 2,794 Views 17 Comments

    Yes, you read that right. Fighters loyal to the former dictator have clashed with the country’s new rulers, sparking fears of further civil war.

    # arab-spring - Sunday 22 January, 2012

    President of Yemen exits country after months of protests
    # Yemen
    # Yemen

    President of Yemen exits country after months of protests

    Jan 22nd 2012, 6:47 PM 1,284 Views 0 Comments

    Ali Abdullah Saleh is said to have left the country, handing power to his deputy.

    # arab-spring - Monday 16 January, 2012

    The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green
    # Explainer
    # Explainer

    The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green

    Jan 16th 2012, 7:45 PM 13,929 Views 14 Comments

    You may have seen the picture of Abdulhadi Al Khawaja – but do you know why a three-storey-high banner of him is hanging from a building in the centre of Dublin?

    # arab-spring - Sunday 15 January, 2012

    UN chief says Syrian president must stop violence
    # Arab Spring
    # Arab Spring

    UN chief says Syrian president must stop violence

    Jan 15th 2012, 10:39 AM 994 Views 2 Comments

    Fears of all-out civil war increase as Ban says one-man rule and family dynasties are a thing of the past.

    # arab-spring - Saturday 14 January, 2012

    Tunisia marks first anniversary of Arab Spring
    # Tunisia
    # Tunisia

    Tunisia marks first anniversary of Arab Spring

    Jan 14th 2012, 1:14 PM 1,114 Views 0 Comments

    Tunisians are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their revolution, which sparked anti-government protests across the Arab world.

    # arab-spring - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

    French journalist killed in Syria
    # Syria
    # Syria

    French journalist killed in Syria

    Jan 11th 2012, 5:17 PM 1,233 Views 3 Comments

    The French reporter, Gilles Jacquier, was in the city of Homs on a rare western reporting trip authorised by Syria’s government.

    # arab-spring - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

    Abortion and other Western policies threaten future of humanity - Pope
    # Catholic Church
    # Catholic Church

    Abortion and other Western policies threaten future of humanity - Pope

    Jan 10th 2012, 9:51 AM 2,599 Views 125 Comments

    The pope’s veiled references to gay marriage were also taken as his strongest condemnation of same-sex unions to date.

    # arab-spring - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

    Egypt holds third and final round of voting in first post-Mubarak elections
    # Egypt
    # Egypt

    Egypt holds third and final round of voting in first post-Mubarak elections

    Jan 3rd 2012, 1:57 PM 745 Views 0 Comments

    Islamist parties are expected to consolidate their gains from the first two rounds and win the majority in the 498-seat lower house.

    # arab-spring - Monday 2 January, 2012

    Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria
    # Syria
    # Syria

    Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria

    Jan 2nd 2012, 6:24 PM 1,267 Views 0 Comments

    The Arab League said 3,500 prisoners had been freed – but killings of protesters continue in a bloody crackdown.

    # arab-spring - Sunday 1 January, 2012

    All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)
    # TheJournal.ie
    # TheJournal.ie

    All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)

    Jan 1st 2012, 3:15 PM 6,544 Views 18 Comments

    TheJournal.ie’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.

    # arab-spring - Saturday 31 December, 2011

    2011: The Year in Numbers
    # Review 2011
    # Review 2011

    2011: The Year in Numbers

    Dec 31st 2011, 9:15 AM 2,091 Views 4 Comments

    From #aras11 to #ge11, from Ireland’s economic black hole to the controversial household charge: We bring you all the important numbers of 2011.

    # arab-spring - Friday 30 December, 2011

    Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators
    # Review 2011
    # Review 2011

    Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators

    Dec 30th 2011, 3:00 PM 1,845 Views 3 Comments

    And who might be under threat in 2012…

    # arab-spring - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

    Egypt's Mubarak back in court as trial resumes
    # Egypt
    # Egypt

    Egypt's Mubarak back in court as trial resumes

    Dec 28th 2011, 2:26 PM 652 Views 1 Comment

    The trial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resumed today: he is charged with complicity in the killings of more than 800 protesters and could face the death penalty if convicted.

    Four Syrian soldiers killed as Arab League begins second day of observing
    # Syria
    # Syria

    Four Syrian soldiers killed as Arab League begins second day of observing

    Dec 28th 2011, 10:49 AM 976 Views 1 Comment

    Human Rights Watch has accused Syrian authorities of hiding hundreds of detainees from the observers now in the country.

    # arab-spring - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

    'Whitewash' - Protests rage in Syria as Arab League monitors arrive
    # Syria
    # Syria

    'Whitewash' - Protests rage in Syria as Arab League monitors arrive

    Dec 27th 2011, 9:27 PM 1,492 Views 8 Comments

    President Bashar Assad’s regime continues to crack down on protesters as he resists pressure to step down. Nearly 300 civilians have been killed in the last ten days alone.

    14 game-changing moments of 2011
    # Review 2011
    # Review 2011

    14 game-changing moments of 2011

    Dec 27th 2011, 6:00 PM 6,151 Views 8 Comments

    These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…

    Arab monitors head to Syria, opposition skeptical
    # Syria
    # Syria

    Arab monitors head to Syria, opposition skeptical

    Dec 27th 2011, 7:25 AM 623 Views 1 Comment

    President Bashar Assad’s regime has intensified its crackdown on dissent as the Arab League sends monitors into Syria.

    # arab-spring - Monday 26 December, 2011

    The Daily Fix: St Stephen's Day
    # Daily Fix
    # Daily Fix

    The Daily Fix: St Stephen's Day

    Dec 26th 2011, 7:45 PM 5,833 Views 3 Comments

    In tonight’s Fix: Texas gunman was dressed as Santa Claus, China’s ghost estates and why Donald Trump has left the Republican party.

    In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011
    # Review 2011
    # Review 2011

    In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

    Dec 26th 2011, 4:00 PM 2,882 Views 3 Comments

    Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.

    # arab-spring - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

    Egypt: Thousands march to protest soldiers' attacks on women
    # Egypt
    # Egypt

    Egypt: Thousands march to protest soldiers' attacks on women

    Dec 21st 2011, 8:57 AM 1,166 Views 1 Comment

    About ten thousand Egyptians have marched through Cairo over the brutal violence being used by the country’s military towards female protesters – including beatings, strippings and public humiliation.

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