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#Arab Spring

# arab-spring - Monday 17 October, 2011

Libyans bulldoze Gaddafi's Tripoli compound
# Libya
# Libya

Libyans bulldoze Gaddafi's Tripoli compound

Oct 17th 2011, 11:43 AM 129 Views 0 Comments

The revolutionary brigade said the area – once a “symbol of tyranny” – will be turned into a public park accessible to all Libyans.

# arab-spring - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Tunisian TV boss's home attacked over airing of controversial movie
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Tunisian TV boss's home attacked over airing of controversial movie

Oct 15th 2011, 1:10 PM 376 Views 8 Comments

The owner of a private TV network is attacked after his film showed ‘Persepolis’, which contains a depiction of Allah.

# arab-spring - Friday 14 October, 2011

Seven protesters killed by Syrian security forces - activists
# Syria
# Syria

Seven protesters killed by Syrian security forces - activists

Oct 14th 2011, 3:23 PM 66 Views 1 Comment

Syrian security forces have opened fire on protesters in three different parts of the country, killing at least seven, say activists.

# arab-spring - Monday 10 October, 2011

'Dozens' killed in Syria violence
# Syria
# Syria

'Dozens' killed in Syria violence

Oct 10th 2011, 11:45 AM 254 Views 1 Comment

Activists say clashes broke out between troops in the central city of Homs after some refused to fire at protesters.

# arab-spring - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Libyan rebels tighten grip on loyalist stronghold Sirte
# Libya
# Libya

Libyan rebels tighten grip on loyalist stronghold Sirte

Oct 9th 2011, 2:02 PM 165 Views 3 Comments

Revolutionary fighters have taken control of most of the town, one of the last remaining Gaddafi loyalist holdouts.

# arab-spring - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Yemen president says he wants to step down
# Yemen
# Yemen

Yemen president says he wants to step down

Oct 8th 2011, 7:07 PM 126 Views 3 Comments

Ali Abdullah Saleh’s regime has been rocked by months of violent protests.

Fierce battle under way for Gaddafi's final stronghold
# Libya
# Libya

Fierce battle under way for Gaddafi's final stronghold

Oct 8th 2011, 3:00 PM 135 Views 0 Comments

Rebels are mounting a “final push” into Sirte, fighting running street battles with loyalist snipers.

# arab-spring - Friday 7 October, 2011

Women from Liberia and Yemen jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Women from Liberia and Yemen jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 7th 2011, 11:34 AM 275 Views 10 Comments

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and democratic activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen

# arab-spring - Thursday 6 October, 2011

'Frape', 'Arab Spring' among new entries in Collins dictionary
# Frape
From The Daily Edge
# Frape

'Frape', 'Arab Spring' among new entries in Collins dictionary

Oct 6th 2011, 3:17 PM 1,381 Views 10 Comments

Terminology describing the Arab uprisings – and the act of using someone else’s Facebook account – is in the Collins dictionary.

Bahrain to retry medics jailed for treating protesters
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Bahrain to retry medics jailed for treating protesters

Oct 6th 2011, 11:40 AM 195 Views 4 Comments

The Gulf state will re-examine the cases of 20 medical personnel who were given jail sentences ranging from five to 15 years for treating protesters wounded in anti-government demonstrators.

# arab-spring - Friday 30 September, 2011

What are the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York?
# Occupy Wall Street
# Occupy Wall Street

What are the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York?

Sep 30th 2011, 10:00 PM 1,567 Views 29 Comments

As demonstrations spread to Boston and San Fransciso, read TheJournal.ie’s guide to the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Saudi Arabia holds last ever male-only elections
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia holds last ever male-only elections

Sep 30th 2011, 12:22 PM 188 Views 7 Comments

A set of council elections is the last to be held before new rules come in that allow women to run for office for the first time.

# arab-spring - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Fresh clashes, explosions rock Yemeni capital
# Yemen
# Yemen

Fresh clashes, explosions rock Yemeni capital

Sep 29th 2011, 12:52 PM 73 Views 1 Comment

At least one person has been killed and several more injured during clashes between Government troops and rival tribesmen.

# arab-spring - Monday 26 September, 2011

In full: Eamon Gilmore's speech to the UN General Assembly
# United Nations
# United Nations

In full: Eamon Gilmore's speech to the UN General Assembly

Sep 26th 2011, 4:33 PM 1,189 Views 17 Comments

The Tánaiste addressed the UN on Ireland’s foreign policy priorities, the Arab Spring, the issue of Palestinian statehood and the humanitarian crisis in East Africa.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Osama Bin Laden sends message from beyond the grave
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

Osama Bin Laden sends message from beyond the grave

Sep 14th 2011, 12:08 PM 1,193 Views 11 Comments

Al-Qaeda has issued a video to mark the anniversary of 9/11 in which new leader Ayman al-Zawahri applauds the Arab Spring uprising. It also contains previously unreleased messages from Bin Laden.

# arab-spring - Monday 12 September, 2011

Confirmed: Gaddafi's son flees across border to Niger
# Libya
# Libya

Confirmed: Gaddafi's son flees across border to Niger

Sep 12th 2011, 7:16 AM 428 Views 1 Comment

Authorities in Niger have announced that al-Saadi Gaddafi was captured by a military patrol after escaping from Libya.

# arab-spring - Monday 5 September, 2011

Mubarak trial continues in Cairo following clashes inside courtroom
# Hosni Mubarak
# Hosni Mubarak

Mubarak trial continues in Cairo following clashes inside courtroom

Sep 5th 2011, 1:17 PM 93 Views 0 Comments

Police had to separate victims’ lawyers from Mubarak’s defence team this morning as the third hearing of the ousted president’s trial gets underway.

# arab-spring - Sunday 4 September, 2011

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Sep 4th 2011, 11:00 AM 64 Views 5 Comments

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

# arab-spring - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Bahraini teenager killed during protests
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahraini teenager killed during protests

Aug 31st 2011, 5:39 PM 185 Views 0 Comments

Relatives of a 14-year-old boy in Bahrain have said the teenager died after police fired a tear gas canister during anti-government protests.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Rebels offer amnesty in attempt to hunt down Gaddafi
# Libya
# Libya

Rebels offer amnesty in attempt to hunt down Gaddafi

Aug 24th 2011, 9:02 PM 101 Views 1 Comment

The rebels offer amnesty – and rewards of €1.4m – to anyone who captures the despot, whose whereabouts remain unknown.

Libyan rebel leader to meet Sarkozy in Paris
# Libya
# Libya

Libyan rebel leader to meet Sarkozy in Paris

Aug 24th 2011, 3:45 PM 96 Views 0 Comments

One of the leaders of Libya’s National Transition Council is heading to France today for talks with President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is pushing for a role in post-war Libya .

# arab-spring - Monday 22 August, 2011

Syria's Assad: 'I am not worried' about security
# Syria
# Syria

Syria's Assad: 'I am not worried' about security

Aug 22nd 2011, 10:23 AM 120 Views 2 Comments

The Syrian President insists he is unconcerned with the country’s security situation – just hours after a diplomat said Assad’s regime was “scrubbing blood off the streets” ahead of a UN visit.

# arab-spring - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Gaddafi’s two eldest sons ‘surrender to rebels’ – Al Jazeera
# Libya
# Libya

Gaddafi’s two eldest sons ‘surrender to rebels’ – Al Jazeera

Aug 21st 2011, 11:23 PM 434 Views 8 Comments

Government spokesman calls on NATO and rebels to negotiate with Gaddafi
# Libya
# Libya

Government spokesman calls on NATO and rebels to negotiate with Gaddafi

Aug 21st 2011, 10:30 PM 214 Views 2 Comments

Gaddafi’s spokesman Moussa Ibrahim accuses NATO of ruining a ‘peaceful city’ and calls for an end to armed hostilities.

Rebels promise to "strangle Gaddafi's troops" by nightfall
# Libya
# Libya

Rebels promise to "strangle Gaddafi's troops" by nightfall

Aug 21st 2011, 5:06 PM 160 Views 0 Comments

Reports in Tripoli say some districts are being taken into rebel hands, as they ready themselves for eventual victory.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Jordan's King welcomes constitutional changes that reduce his power
# Jordan
# Jordan

Jordan's King welcomes constitutional changes that reduce his power

Aug 17th 2011, 6:01 PM 197 Views 2 Comments

King Abdullah II is weakening the crown, creating a constitutional court and boosting the role of the parliament.

# arab-spring - Monday 15 August, 2011

Judge in Mubarak trial stops live TV coverage
# Mubarak
# Mubarak

Judge in Mubarak trial stops live TV coverage

Aug 15th 2011, 1:16 PM 233 Views 0 Comments

Live broadcasts of the former Egyptian president’s trial have been halted by the presiding judge, who also announced plans to merge Mubarak’s trial with that of the country’s former Interior Minister.

Syrian troops fire on fleeing residents in city of Latakia, say activists
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian troops fire on fleeing residents in city of Latakia, say activists

Aug 15th 2011, 12:29 PM 199 Views 1 Comment

Nearly 30 people have been killed in the city since Saturday, with government troops firing on scores of people – many of them women and children – say activists.

Gaddafi defiant as rebels make gains on west
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

Gaddafi defiant as rebels make gains on west

Aug 15th 2011, 8:57 AM 152 Views 0 Comments

Opposition forces in Libya have launched an offensive that threatens the regime’s stronghold in Tripoli – however Gaddafi has remained defiant, calling on Libyans to arms themselves against “traitors”.

# arab-spring - Sunday 14 August, 2011

Libyan rebels fight Gaddafi forces in Zawiya
# Libyan Civil War
# Libyan Civil War

Libyan rebels fight Gaddafi forces in Zawiya

Aug 14th 2011, 6:40 PM 99 Views 0 Comments

Rebels and pro-Gaddafi fighters have clashed in the strategic western city of Zawiya.

# arab-spring - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Libyan rebels claim capture of gateway to Tripoli
# Libya
# Libya

Libyan rebels claim capture of gateway to Tripoli

Aug 13th 2011, 2:39 PM 121 Views 0 Comments

Libya’s rebels say they have captured a strategic gateway on the road to the capital Tripoli, currently under the control of Gaddafi’s forces.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Besieged Hama under full control of Syrian regime
# Syria
# Syria

Besieged Hama under full control of Syrian regime

Aug 10th 2011, 4:12 PM 81 Views 0 Comments

The city that had come to symbolise defiance against President Assad’s rule is now reportedly under military control following a week of brutal crackdowns on protesters.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Libya rebels disband cabinet following general's death
# Libya
# Libya

Libya rebels disband cabinet following general's death

Aug 9th 2011, 10:06 AM 258 Views 1 Comment

The death of General Abdel Fatah Younis has exposed discord in the movement fighting to remove Gaddafi from power.

# arab-spring - Monday 8 August, 2011

Saudi Arabia pulls Syrian ambassador as Anonymous hacks government site
# Syria
# Syria

Saudi Arabia pulls Syrian ambassador as Anonymous hacks government site

Aug 8th 2011, 8:36 AM 939 Views 2 Comments

King Abdullah condemns Syria’s crackdown on protesters, as the website of the Ministry of Defence is taken down.

# arab-spring - Sunday 7 August, 2011

Death toll rises to 52 in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Death toll rises to 52 in Syria

Aug 7th 2011, 3:45 PM 154 Views 1 Comment

Syrian troops have stormed parts of the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and the town of Hula, killing at least 52 people, according to human rights activists.

# arab-spring - Friday 5 August, 2011

Hama streets fall quiet as Syrian government claims the city
# Syria
# Syria

Hama streets fall quiet as Syrian government claims the city

Aug 5th 2011, 9:23 PM 254 Views 1 Comment

Images broadcast by Syrian state media indicate that the military believes it has crushed the uprising in Hama. At least 13 people were killed in protests across Syrian today.

# arab-spring - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Syrian president allows creation of opposition political parties
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian president allows creation of opposition political parties

Aug 4th 2011, 12:28 PM 210 Views 2 Comments

Bashar Assad will permit a legitimate opposition against him – but France has decried the move as “provocation”.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

UN Security Council condemns violence in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

UN Security Council condemns violence in Syria

Aug 3rd 2011, 10:24 PM 162 Views 1 Comment

The condemnation comes as tanks and troops attack the city of Hama for a fourth day. More than 1,700 civilians are believed to have died since March.

Mubarak denies charges from his hospital bed in Cairo
# Egypt
# Egypt

Mubarak denies charges from his hospital bed in Cairo

Aug 3rd 2011, 9:16 PM 418 Views 5 Comments

Former Egyptian president Hosni Muburak could face the death penalty if convicted. Includes video which gauges the thoughts of people on the streets of Dublin…

# arab-spring - Friday 29 July, 2011

Mubarak declared fit to stand trial in front of a large audience
# Egpyt
# Egpyt

Mubarak declared fit to stand trial in front of a large audience

Jul 29th 2011, 3:31 PM 231 Views 0 Comments

Stadium-style seating has been promised at Cairo’s Convention Centre for the trial. The audience is likely to include relatives of 850 killed during the uprising. Critics doubt the trial will go ahead.