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.
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
'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 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
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 […]
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
The country that kicked off the Arab Spring has now committed to fighting global warming.
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...
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.…
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
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
At least 29 people killed across Egypt as security forces clash with protesters on anniversary of Arab Spring uprising.