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Tunisia's rulers fail to live up to Arab Spring promise

Nearly one thousand people have been arrested in Tunisia in the biggest wave of social unrest since the revolution. Anger at new austerity measures has brought hundreds of Tunisians back onto the streets with the same demands they did back in 2011. Seven years on, protesters say the government has failed to live up to the promises of the Arab Spring.

Protests mark Tunisia uprising anniversary

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Tunisians on Sunday marked seven years since the uprising that launched the Arab Spring, with fresh protests and some people expressing pride but others anger over persistent economic problems. The North African country is seen as having...Show More Summary

Tunisian still chanting “Work, Freedom, Dignity”, 7 years after Arab Spring uprising

Tunisians on Sunday marked seven years since the uprising that launched the Arab Spring, with fresh protests after days of unrest over persisting poverty and unemployment. The North African country is seen as having had a relatively smooth democratic transition since the January 14, 2011 toppling of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali after 23 […]

Sidi Bouzid: Hardship bites where Arab Spring began

Seven years on after Bouazizi set himself on fire, economic stagnation and widespread discontent persist in Sidi Bouzid.

Hope turns to despair seven years after Tunisian revolt

Seven years since the Tunisian revolution that ignited the Arab Spring uprisings, 38-year-old Walid has no job and says people are even more hungry than they were under dictatorship. Anger over poverty and unemployment erupted into protests...Show More Summary

Hard-won victories of Arab spring appear more fragile than ever

As the protests in Tunisia show, the underlying economic and social grievances that sparked the original regional uprisings remain In the cradle of the Arab spring, it’s reckoning time again, when the hopes for the Tunisian revolution of seven years ago are measured against its gains. Show More Summary

Tunisia rallies simmer before Arab Spring anniversary

Demonstrations break out across the country with more expected ahead of January 14 anniversary of 2011 uprising.

Tunisian government vows crackdown on rioters

Violent protests over price hikes left one person dead and raised fears of broader unrest in the country that was the birthplace of the Arab Spring

Protests turn violent in Tunisia over price hikes

Tunisia’s prime minister promised Tuesday to crack down on rioters after violent protests over price hikes left one person dead and raised fears of broader unrest in the country that was the birthplace of the Arab Spring. The clashes...Show More Summary

From Ear to Ear to Eye review – voices of battle and the bazaar

Nottingham ContemporaryFrom phone films to ballistics reports, testimony is central to this powerful survey of contemporary Arab art In the spring of 2014, in one of the most controversial crimes of recent times, Israeli border guards shot dead two Palestinian teenagers in the West Bank town of Beitunia. Show More Summary

Why haven’t reformists joined the protests sweeping Iran?

A widespread wave of protests has swept Iran over the past week. Originating mainly in the provinces, these events have been leaderless, similar in ways to the Arab Spring uprisings. Iranian reformists are a group that could have provided leadership but have so far decided to stay out of the action. Some have attributed reformists’ […]

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When the Arab Spring spread to Syria in 2011, Shia religious leaders in Iran were quick to offer support to the tyrannical, Shia dominated regime of Bashar al-Assad which rejected calls for greater freedom and democracy. Instead peaceful protests were met with violence from the Syrian state and civil war. Show More Summary

Emirates beefs up its Intelligence Services

At the beginning of the “Arab Spring”, the United Arab Emirates has entrusted to Larry Sanchez (photo), a former leader of the CIA's clandestine service, to form and reorganize its secret services. He is acting in his capacity as the CEO of CAGN Global. Show More Summary

Study connects stocks, democracy, and the Arab Spring

Day after day in early 2011, massive crowds gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square, calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Away from the square, the protests had another effect, as a new study shows. The demonstrations...Show More Summary

Study connects stocks, democracy, and the Arab Spring

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Day after day in early 2011, massive crowds gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square, calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Away from the square, the protests had another effect, as a study co-authored by an MIT professor shows. Show More Summary

Study shows how seriously investors took the possibility of a democratic revolution during Egypt's Arab Spring

Day after day in early 2011, massive crowds gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square, calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Away from the square, the protests had another effect, as a study co-authored by an MIT professor shows. Show More Summary

Will the 2010s be the 'wasted decade' of Arab hopes?

Between the "Arab Spring", "Islamist Winter" and "Zionist conspiracy", Arabs may seem in despair, but all is not lost.

Friends of Zion’s Christians Walk a Fine Line

Overtures by US evangelicals to Arab churches tested by Trump’s Jerusalem decision. American evangelicals rediscovered their brethren in the Middle East in recent years. The promise of the Arab Spring, followed by the threat of ISIS....Show More Summary

Playing the Arab Spring in Riot - Civil Unrest

There are a number of ways to lose in Riot - Civil Unrest, a strange and jittery and deeply unnerving game that has just hit Early Access on Steam. Riot is, as the name suggests, a riot simulator. You can play as rebels or the security forces, each side with their own objectives and their own tactics. Show More Summary

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