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Feature: How Egypt’s Activists Became ‘Generation Jail’

Six years after the Arab Spring, the country’s democracy activists live under constant threat of prison — or worse.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be released

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By Lin Noueihed and Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) - Hosni Mubarak, overthrown as president of Egypt in 2011 and the first leader to go on trial in the wake of the Arab Spring, will walk free this week for the first time in six years. Show More Summary

Ex-Egyptian leader Mubarak released from custody

Prosecutors ordered Mubarak freed on Monday, six years after he was ousted during the Arab Spring

Egyptian Prosecutor Orders Release of Hosni Mubarak, President Toppled in 2011

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The decision is a marked turnaround for the former military leader, who led the country from 1981 until he was deposed during the Arab Spring.

Revised travel ban offers no relief for New York couple fleeing Yemen

Raabyaah Althaibani and Basheer Othman met during Yemen’s Arab spring, and face uncertain future as Althaibani waits in the US for her husband to join her Raabyaah Althaibani and her family were plunged into uncertainty again on Monday as Donald Trump signed his new executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries. Show More Summary

Mubarak acquitted in final ruling on Egypt's Arab spring deaths

Former Egyptian president cleared of involvement in death of protesters during 2011 uprising that ended his reign Egypt’s top appeals court has issued a final ruling that acquits former president Hosni Mubarak on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign. Show More Summary

Saudi court jails two over 2011 protests

DUBAI (Reuters) - A court in Saudi Arabia has convicted two Saudi citizens of trying to organize mass protests in 2011 inspired by Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia and sentenced them to three and four years in jail, local media reported on Thursday.

The predicted failure of the 'Arab Spring'

Can the outcome of revolutions be predicted? At the beginning of 2011, riots and revolutions broke out across North Africa and the Middle East in a number of countries. Widely considered a rebellion against bad autocratic regimes, many...Show More Summary

‘Watani: My Homeland’ Helmer Marcel Mettelsiefen On Wartime Filmmaking And Donald Trump’s “Terrifying” Travel Ban

A director and war correspondent covering the Syrian Civil War since the time of the Arab Spring, Marcel Mettelsiefen has seen his reports aired through outlets including CNN and Al Jazeera, making a name for himself with a series of shorts about children coming of age in the war-torn country. Show More Summary

Jack Dorsey: Current Twitter Patterns Similar to Those During Arab Spring

For many Twitter users, openly advocating for the assassination of the president and praying for the U.S. government to get violently overthrown are routine occurrences. It’s no surprise, then, that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has insinuated that the social media … More » The post Jack Dorsey: Current Twitter Patterns Similar to Those During Arab Spring appeared first on EveryJoe.

A conversation with Lalla Essaydi about “Bullets,” the Arab Spring and violence against women

Bullets, Lalla Essaydi’s exhibition at Jackson Fine Art through April 15 is a provocative and metaphorically loaded take on the condition of women in today’s Arab world.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: America could be on brink of its own Arab Spring

By ARIEL ZILBER and REUTERS The United States may be going through its own version of the Arab Spring, according to the head of a social media giant. Americans have taken to Twitter to air their political grievances during President Donald Trump’s first month in office similarly to how people in the Middle East did […]

REVEALING THE ACUMEN THAT HAS HIS COMPANY’S STOCK …. SINKING: Twitter CEO Compares US Mood To Ara…

REVEALING THE ACUMEN THAT HAS HIS COMPANY’S STOCK …. SINKING: Twitter CEO Compares US Mood To Arab Spring.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says what's happening right now reminds him of the Arab Spring (TWTR)

Twitter is in a weird place right now. Financially, it's on rocky footing —the business is missing analysts' expectations, the stock is slumping, and executives are departing. But at the same time, it's more relevant and important than it has ever been. Show More Summary

Bahrain protesters, police clash as island marks uprising

Anti-government protesters have clashed with police in Bahrain as they marked the sixth anniversary of the tiny island kingdom's Arab Spring uprising. Images posted on social media Tuesday showed masked … Click to Continue »

The Observer view on Britain’s shameful role in the arms trade | Observer editorial

The government has an ethical duty to withdraw from this most abhorrent practice At the outset, at least, the Arab spring was a moment of great hope. The series of popular uprisings against repressive regimes that swept across the Middle East in 2011 seemed to promise a new, democratic beginning. Show More Summary

A look at the Arab Spring, six years later

The Arab Spring may seem like a distant memory, but a new report by a team of Arab and American analysts argues that across the Middle East people still feel the same yearning for better governance and rule of law that motivated protesters in Tahrir Square. The persistence of this vision of more modern and […]

The Arab Spring: Six Years Later

Egyptian protesters during demonstrations in Cairo, January 2011 On December 17, 2010, a street vendor in Tunis, named Mohammed Bouazizi, immolated himself in protest of the arbitrary seizing of his vegetable stand by a local government official. Show More Summary

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