The Arab Spring marked the beginning of a cultural crisis across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The looting and trafficking of cultural property became industrialized in countries like Libya, where antiquities were “gushing”...Show More Summary
We ask if the Arab Spring has ultimately failed to bring change to Libya and Bahrain, or if there's hope for the future.
French President Emmanuel Macron hailed Tunisia's "cultural revolution" since the 2011 Arab Spring in Tunis on the second day of a two-day visit during which he promised France would double investments in the country between now and 2022.
Seven years after massive street protests in Cairo that toppled longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak and galvanized “Arab Spring” revolts across the region, Egypt’s field of hopefuls in its presidential election has essentially dwindled to one: President Abdel Fattah Sisi. And for supporters of the...
Riots in Tunisia echo the events of 2011, when unrest swept the Middle East When the people of Balta wanted to protest, they had to leave town. “This place is so small that blocking the road is like sitting in your own hall – no one notices,” said Wathik Balti, a 19-year-old student. Show More Summary
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.
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
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 […]
Seven years on after Bouazizi set himself on fire, economic stagnation and widespread discontent persist in Sidi Bouzid.
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
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
The unrest centers on rising costs and government austerity.
Demonstrations break out across the country with more expected ahead of January 14 anniversary of 2011 uprising.
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
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
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
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’ […]
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
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
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