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#Arab Spring

# arab-spring - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Report: 3,000 people missing in Syrian uprising
# Syria
# Syria

Report: 3,000 people missing in Syrian uprising

Jul 28th 2011, 12:28 PM 644 Views 2 Comments

One person is disappearing in Syria every hour according to research by global campaigning organisation.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Syria passes law to allow political parties but opposition dismiss move
# Syria
# Syria

Syria passes law to allow political parties but opposition dismiss move

Jul 26th 2011, 12:21 PM 264 Views 1 Comment

Activists say that the seemingly democratic proposals have come at the same time as a massive security crackdown that has led to hundreds of deaths and thousands arrests.

# arab-spring - Monday 18 July, 2011

Sectarian killing spree kills 30 in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Sectarian killing spree kills 30 in Syria

Jul 18th 2011, 9:33 PM 161 Views 2 Comments

Long-simmering religious tensions appear to be coming to the fore in Syria, with a sectarian killing spree leaving 30 people dead over the weekend.

# arab-spring - Friday 15 July, 2011

Syrian forces open fire on protesters, killing 14
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian forces open fire on protesters, killing 14

Jul 15th 2011, 2:58 PM 231 Views 17 Comments

Today’s rallies appear to be the largest and most widespread since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began in March.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Egypt fires almost 700 police officers to cleanse force
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt fires almost 700 police officers to cleanse force

Jul 13th 2011, 7:09 PM 189 Views 0 Comments

The discredited and widely unpopular Egyptian police force has been purged of hundreds of members as part of public demand.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

France says Gaddafi is 'prepared to leave' power
# Libya
# Libya

France says Gaddafi is 'prepared to leave' power

Jul 12th 2011, 8:31 PM 231 Views 5 Comments

“The question is no longer whether Gaddafi is going to leave power, but when and how,” said France’s Foreign Minister.

# arab-spring - Monday 11 July, 2011

France urges Libyan rebels to hold talks with Gaddafi regime
# Libya
# Libya

France urges Libyan rebels to hold talks with Gaddafi regime

Jul 11th 2011, 2:42 PM 337 Views 4 Comments

Libya’s opposition council has so far refused to enter negotiations with the old regime until Gaddafi steps down – but France says NATO bombardment will not stop until both sides come to the table.

# arab-spring - Monday 4 July, 2011

Gaddafi's son says western nations a 'target'
# Libya
# Libya

Gaddafi's son says western nations a 'target'

Jul 4th 2011, 6:48 PM 219 Views 4 Comments

Seif al-Islam Gaddafi said Libya is ready to call a cease-fire, adopt a new constitution and hold democratic elections – but warned that western countries supporting the country’s rebels are “a reasonable target”.

# arab-spring - Friday 1 July, 2011

Nine dead in Syria as biggest ever anti-Assad protests take place
# People Power
# People Power

Nine dead in Syria as biggest ever anti-Assad protests take place

Jul 1st 2011, 5:21 PM 545 Views 3 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to streets all across Syria to protest against President Bashar al-Assad’s current regime.

# arab-spring - Monday 20 June, 2011

Timeline: What exactly is going on in Syria?
# Syria
# Syria

Timeline: What exactly is going on in Syria?

Jun 20th 2011, 4:00 PM 886 Views 1 Comment

What’s been going on in Syria – and is there any progress in sight? We take a quick look back at what’s been happening.

# arab-spring - Friday 17 June, 2011

Italy signs deal with Libya to stem the flow of migrants
# Libya
# Libya

Italy signs deal with Libya to stem the flow of migrants

Jun 17th 2011, 6:13 PM 180 Views 1 Comment

Italy says it is bearing the brunt of the influx of refugees fleeing violence in North Africa.

US on new Al Qaeda head Zawahri: 'He's no bin Laden'
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

US on new Al Qaeda head Zawahri: 'He's no bin Laden'

Jun 17th 2011, 11:36 AM 323 Views 10 Comments

Ayman al-Zawahri will find it difficult to live up to his predecessor and mount attacks on the scale of 9/11.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Bahrain to sue The Independent over 'one-sided' reporting
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahrain to sue The Independent over 'one-sided' reporting

Jun 15th 2011, 12:17 PM 966 Views 9 Comments

The government of Bahrain intends to sue the British newspaper over its alleged “defamatory and premeditated media campaign” against both it and Saudi Arabia.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

More Syrians refugees pour into Turkey
# Syria
# Syria

More Syrians refugees pour into Turkey

Jun 14th 2011, 11:51 AM 151 Views 1 Comment

Turkey is struggling to care for almost 7,000 Syrians refugees who streamed across the border this week in fear for their lives.

Clinton presses Africa to sever ties with Gaddafi
# Libya
# Libya

Clinton presses Africa to sever ties with Gaddafi

Jun 14th 2011, 9:00 AM 290 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, Britain has warned that its role in the military campaign to support Libya’s rebels may not be sustainable because of cuts to the nation’s defence budget.

# arab-spring - Monday 13 June, 2011

Rebels smuggle weapons from Tunisia into Libya, as Gaddafi vows to fight to death
# Libya
# Libya

Rebels smuggle weapons from Tunisia into Libya, as Gaddafi vows to fight to death

Jun 13th 2011, 11:04 AM 217 Views 0 Comments

Tunisia is said to be sympathetic with the Libyan rebel cause – despite Gaddafi’s definant speech over the weekend – and is helping to covertly pass guns and grenades across the border.

# arab-spring - Friday 10 June, 2011

Syrian authorities crack down on protesters, 21 reported dead
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian authorities crack down on protesters, 21 reported dead

Jun 10th 2011, 5:46 PM 347 Views 1 Comment

As thousands flee Syria in the face of escalating violence, activists say at least 21 people have been killed in protests and army operations across the country today.

End Game: Talks begin on how to run Libya after Gaddafi
# Libya
# Libya

End Game: Talks begin on how to run Libya after Gaddafi

Jun 10th 2011, 8:50 AM 198 Views 0 Comments

A 22-nation group meets rebels to discuss how the country will be run, as Gaddafi aides son reportedly prepares an exit.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Bahraini doctors face trial for treating anti-government protesters
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahraini doctors face trial for treating anti-government protesters

Jun 7th 2011, 9:01 AM 280 Views 1 Comment

47 doctors and nurses are arraigned at a closed hearing, accused of participating in the Shiite demonstrations.

# arab-spring - Saturday 4 June, 2011

British, French bomb Gaddafi's troops in helicopter strikes
# Libya
# Libya

British, French bomb Gaddafi's troops in helicopter strikes

Jun 4th 2011, 9:35 AM 162 Views 4 Comments

The first helicopter strikes give the NATO forces the upper hand in close-up combat as the anti-Gaddafi campaign goes on.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Egypt's Mubarak and sons to stand trial in August
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt's Mubarak and sons to stand trial in August

Jun 1st 2011, 3:25 PM 397 Views 0 Comments

The former president of Egypt is to stand trial alongside his two sons to face charges of corruption and intentionally murdering protesters – if found guilty of “pre-meditated killing” Mubarak could face death.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Libya rebels set up makeshift satellite TV station to fight propaganda war
# Libya
# Libya

Libya rebels set up makeshift satellite TV station to fight propaganda war

May 31st 2011, 4:47 PM 333 Views 0 Comments

The station, whose name means Free Libya TV, is designed to strike a blow against government outlets which depict the opposition forces as brutal terrorists.

Egypt general admits 'virginity' tests were forced on female protesters
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt general admits 'virginity' tests were forced on female protesters

May 31st 2011, 1:09 PM 3,707 Views 0 Comments

After previous denials by the Egyptian military, a senior general has admitted – and defended – that female protesters were subjected to ‘virginity tests’ after being arrested.

# arab-spring - Monday 30 May, 2011

Yemeni troops open fire on protesters, killing at least 20
# Yemen
# Yemen

Yemeni troops open fire on protesters, killing at least 20

May 30th 2011, 11:30 AM 187 Views 0 Comments

Yemeni soldiers loyal to the country’s president fired on crowds and bulldozed a field hospital – killing at least 20 people calling for the President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s ouster.

# arab-spring - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage
# G8
# G8

Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage

May 26th 2011, 11:52 AM 391 Views 0 Comments

The founder of the social networking site says his comments about opening the site to under-13s were taken out of context. He’s part of a team addressing today’s G8 summit on internet issues.

G8 talks to focus on support for Arab nations
# G8
# G8

G8 talks to focus on support for Arab nations

May 26th 2011, 7:52 AM 132 Views 0 Comments

The G8 are expected to combine their economic powers to back the grass-roots democracy movements that have swept the Arab world – as well as discussing Japan’s nuclear crisis and internet regulation.

# arab-spring - Monday 23 May, 2011

EU imposes sanctions on Syrian leader
# Syria
# Syria

EU imposes sanctions on Syrian leader

May 23rd 2011, 11:51 AM 223 Views 0 Comments

President Bashar al-Assad, whose family has ruled the country for more than 40 years, will be banned from Europe and subject to asset freezes.

# arab-spring - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Obama promises US action to "encourage reform" in Arab world
# United States
# United States

Obama promises US action to "encourage reform" in Arab world

May 19th 2011, 6:08 PM 306 Views 0 Comments

In a wide-ranging speech, the US President appeals for a new drive to settle the Israel-Palestine conflict.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Mass grave of anti-regime protesters found in Syria, local residents say
# Syria
# Syria

Mass grave of anti-regime protesters found in Syria, local residents say

May 17th 2011, 4:20 PM 490 Views 0 Comments

Up to 40 bodies including women and children were discovered on farmland in the wake of a crackdown on anti-government protests, according to human rights groups.

# arab-spring - Monday 9 May, 2011

EU imposes arms embargo on Syria, as hundreds more protesters are detained
# Syria
# Syria

EU imposes arms embargo on Syria, as hundreds more protesters are detained

May 9th 2011, 8:31 PM 328 Views 3 Comments

The EU says an arms embargo, and sanctions against 13 Syrian officials, will take effect tomorrow.

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