Tunis – Tunisians vote in the second round of a presidential election on Sunday, capping off four years of a sometimes chaotic transition since their country sparked the Arab Spring. Incumbent Moncef Marzouki faces political veteran Beji Caid Essebsi in the vote – the first time Tunisians will be allowed to freely elect their president […]
Robin Wright: It's sobering to see what has happened to what was once, wistfully, known as the Arab Spring. Many in three of these four nations are worse off, and in the fourth some are only marginally better off.
It's a recurrent motto in the Arab region: revolutions make things worse. The so-called Arab Spring went from a bad situation for many in the region to a truly terrible one, with one notable exception -- Tunisia. The region can learn a lot from Tunisia, which is completing a successful political transition. Show More Summary
Dominic Di-Natale, who covered the recent riots in Ferguson, MO, for Fox News and earlier had reported from Osama bin Laden's compound and the Arab Spring riots in Egypt, was found dead Wednesday in Jefferson County, CO. He was 43. Fox...Show More Summary
The passion and idealism that fuel both successful and attempted revolutions provide the human focus of Greg Barker’s “We Are the Giant,” a dramatic account of people active in the movements sparked by the Arab Spring. Looking at two...Show More Summary
Profiling agitators on the front lines in Libya, Syria and Bahrain, the documentary "We Are the Giant" puts names and faces to the "Arab Spring" unrest.
As in the Arab Spring, young people like the Dream Defenders and Millennial Activists United, protesting police practices in the black community, have created a "free space" in the national political continuum. What will fill that space...Show More Summary
After huge losses during the Arab Spring, EFG Hermes is again bringing companies public and placing foreign money into Egypt’s booming stock market.
We Are the Giant MOTTO PICTURES Bahraini sisters and activists Maryam and Zainab al-Khawaja are the heart of this devastating look at the lives behind three Arab Spring uprisings. The film's interviews are interspersed with grainy, often...Show More Summary
Submitted by Pater Tenebrarum via Acting-Man blog, Syria Then and Now “Arab Spring” situations have an inexorable tendency to go pear-shaped (Tunisia, the first country to experience one is the lone exception, but even there the “old guard” is reportedly making a comeback, so the whole thing was essentially for nothing in the end). Show More Summary
Seen as major setback for what's left of Arab Spring movement
The former strongman's acquittal shows Egypt has turned back to the clock to before the Tahrir Square uprising.
Verdict leaves supporters cheering and opponents gnashing their teeth in frustration. Make no mistake: Egypt’s oppressive “deep state” is back.
Tunisia's revolution is important because it set off the greater Arab Spring. Today, it marked a milestone, a Tunisians cast ballots for their next head of state.
Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, holds presidential elections on Sunday. It’s been more than three years since a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire, triggering anti-government demonstrations that would spread throughout the Middle East. Show More Summary
Tabarak, Tunisia— If there is a place where the seedlings of the Arab Spring might avoid being burned to a...
By Emile Nakhleh | – WASHINGTON, Nov 20 2014 (IPS) – The recent killing of an Arab youth by the police in the Israeli Arab village of Kafr Kanna, outside Nazareth, the…
Why is the Muslim world such fertile ground for every conspiracy theory imaginable? Using the attacks of September 11, 2001, the revolts of 2011 (the Arab Spring) and the recent offensive by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as a jumping off point, Lebanon’s L’Orient Le Jour consulted authors, politicians and economists to investigate. [...]Show More Summary
Since the beginning of the Arab Spring, the regression in the situation for women has been devastating in Syria. Human Rights organizations are alarmed and insist that there is a high vulnerability for refugees. Every fourth household of displaced families is a woman which increases their insecurity even more. Show More Summary
Nowhere in the globe does idealism face a more testing challenge than in the Middle East -- now burying the last hopeful remains of the Arab Spring.