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Secretary of State Kerry makes unannounced visit to Tunisia

TUNIS (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Tunisia on Tuesday to support democratic progress in the country where the "Arab Spring" began, but which still faces violence from Islamist militants.

Bahrain Makes Arrests Ahead of Uprising Anniversary

The government of Bahrain on Friday arrested 29 people as protesters sought to commemorate the third anniversary of anti-government demonstrations that briefly shook the country at the height of the Arab Spring. Hundreds of young people...Show More Summary

Ahdaf Soueif's 'Cairo' is a compelling memoir of Arab Spring

'Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed' by Ahdaf Soueif is a fine personal look at the seeming revolution in Tahrir Square but doesn't provide historical context. Egypt's revolution of three years ago — an incandescent burst of defiance that brought down a dictator and astonished the world — died in the early hours of its birth. Show More Summary

Bahrainis Take to the Streets on 3rd Anniversary of Uprising, as John Timoney and U.S. Government Continue Their Role in Violent Crackdown

Bahrainis are taking to the streets this week for protests that coincide with the three-year anniversary of a popular revolution sparked by the so-called Arab Spring of 2011. Unfortunately, it is less a celebration than an ongoing struggle...Show More Summary

Tunisia, the spark of hope of the Arab Spring

It’s popular these days to say the Arab Spring has gone badly awry. It’s a bit early to make these judgments – think of what America looked like in 1779, three years after its revolution – but if you were to compile a mid-term report, Syria would get a failing grade, Egypt’s revolution has faltered […]

Will Asia Ignite A Second Arab Spring?

Submitted by Zachary Zeck via The Diplomat, One of the more interesting aspects of the Arab Spring is that it largely spared the Gulf monarchies. To be sure, the monarchies in Bahrain and Jordan had to contend with a degree of unrest. Show More Summary

Tunisia’s new constitution calls for climate protection

The country that kicked off the Arab Spring has now committed to fighting global warming.

Top Headline Comments 2-4-14

Happy Tuesday. Surprise, surprise: the Arab Spring, relying as it did on radical Islam, expanded the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Glee: Democratic operatives are pissed at DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for admitting that Dems aren't going...

We Are the Giant (2014 Sundance capsule)

The clarion call of a grander moral calling anchors the documentary We Are the Giant, and in large part saves it from its own overstuffed passion. Profiling a handful of activists involved in Arab Spring uprisings in Libya, Syria and...Show More Summary

Tunisia and the Arab Spring

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Post-Arab Spring, citizen journalists struggle

AMMAN, Jordan--Three years have passed since the Arab Spring, when popular uprisings broke out against authoritarian governments across the Middle East. As state-controlled outlets ignored popular protests at the time, citizens fromShow More Summary

New Constitution Heralds Tunisian Spring

TUNIS, Tunisia -- A cynic might have been forgiven for concluding that Tunisia would never achieve a new constitution. In the three years since the popular uprising that felled a dictator and unleashed the broader Arab Spring, Tunisia...Show More Summary

Out Of School: Globalization's Children Are Being Abandoned

Gordon Brown, the former prime minister of Great Britain, is the UN Special Envoy for Global Education. LONDON -- The seeds are being sown for waves of social unrest more threatening to authority than the Arab Spring and more widespread...Show More Summary

The Arab Spring: Back where it began in the Maghreb, but no further

Tunisian MPs celebrate after approving the country's new constitution on 26 January 2014. Photo by REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi. It all started in Tunisia three years ago and has gone full circle. The Arab Spring has blossomed into progress...Show More Summary

Bill Gates Doesn’t Want Minimum Wage Raised

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Bill Gates and other members of the 1 percent worry about having to pay more taxes to increasereas wages; the United States turned its back on the Arab Spring; meanwhile, an Oklahoma legislator wants to forbid all marriages so gays won’t wed either. Show More Summary

WhisperSystems creates 'suicide pill' for phones

Find-my-phone app includes 'reset by geolocation' The developers who jumped in early in the “Arab Spring” to create an encrypted communications app for Android have now gone a step further, crafting a geofenced self-destruct that can wipe a phone based on location.…

The Many Narratives of the Arab Spring

Last November, senior government officials held a ceremony in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, unveiling a monument to the revolution’s martyrs. The monument was simple, though its significance was not. It consisted of a stone pedestal on a circular base in the center of Tahrir Square. Show More Summary

At Least 49 Dead on Anniversary of Egyptian Revolution

On the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 revolt protesters clashed with police, resulting in "at least" 49 deaths and 247 injuries in a 24 hour time period. These protests come three years after the Arab Spring birthed a revolution that removed Hosni Mubarak from power. Show More Summary

Dozens dead as Egypt marks revolution

At least 29 people killed across Egypt as security forces clash with protesters on anniversary of Arab Spring uprising.

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