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#Arab Spring

# arab-spring - Friday 24 March, 2017

Former Egyptian president who was ousted in the Arab Spring gets out of jail

Hosni Mubarak served six years in prison.

# arab-spring - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Hosni Mubarak acquitted over deaths of protesters during Arab Spring revolt

He had ruled the country for 30 years before being ousted.

# arab-spring - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Arab Spring: Upheaval had major negative impact on life expectancy

The war in Syria, for instance, has erased 6 years from average life expectancy.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas

At least three have died in conflicts.

# arab-spring - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Egypt sentences its former president Morsi to death

Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to death alongside more than 100 others over jailbreaks during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.

# arab-spring - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Whatever happened to the Arab Spring?

It promised widespread change in the Middle East, but has fallen off the radar. Why?

# arab-spring - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Amal Clooney threatened with arrest in Egypt

The human rights lawyer faced pressure over a fact-finding mission she was involved in looking at the country’s power structures.

# arab-spring - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Court drops murder charges against ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak

The court also acquitted Mubarak of a corruption charge.

# arab-spring - Monday 23 June, 2014

Cairo sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists a "ferocious attack" on media - Amnesty

Three men are among a group of journalists convicted of ‘falsifying news’ and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

Cairo court sends three Al Jazeera journalists to jail for 7-10 years

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed had been accused of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood

# arab-spring - Monday 24 March, 2014

Egypt sentences 529 people to death after mass trial

A court has sentenced the Morsi supporters to death, most of whom are on the run.

# arab-spring - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Three years on and tens of thousands dead: Syria's bloody civil war continues Syria This post contains images

Three years on and tens of thousands dead: Syria's bloody civil war continues

The bloody civil war that has raged for the past three years began on Saturday 15 March 2011, when pro-democracy protests were staged in the capital Damascus.

# arab-spring - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Gaddafi’s son has been extradited and put in prison

Saadi Gaddafi was best known as the head of Libya’s football federation and a player who paid his way into Italy’s top division.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

'Defiant' Morsi asks judge: "Do you know who I am?"

The ousted Egyptian president appeared before a court today over a prison escape during an uprising in 2011.

# arab-spring - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Nearly 50 killed across Egypt as country marks uprising anniversary

Of the 49 people killed, most died in Cairo and its suburbs — others in Alexandria and Minya. 247 people were injured.

# arab-spring - Saturday 21 December, 2013

So what is left of the Arab Spring?

It is the third anniversary of the Tunisian protest which sparked a flame across the Middle East and North Africa.

# arab-spring - Monday 4 November, 2013

Security forces on high alert as Morsi appears in court in Cairo

The ousted Egyptian president is facing trial over the deaths of protesters. His supporters have accused the current government of fabricating the charges against him.

# arab-spring - Sunday 22 September, 2013

These photos helped make Twitter powerful

It’s usually about those 140 characters, but often the Tweets with pictures are the ones we remember.

# arab-spring - Friday 30 August, 2013

Column: Destroying democracy to save democracy – Egypt’s power struggle

The Egyptian military see the Muslim Brotherhood as a threat to its power base and have co-opted secularists as a public façade for a naked power grab, writes Colm Ó Broin.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Egypt court orders release of Mubarak

The 85-year-old is awaiting a re-trial on charges arising from the 2011 protests that resulted in his ousting.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

‘They are in good spirits’: Irish official visits Halawa siblings in Cairo jail

The four Irish citizens continue to be detained in the Egyptian capital but have now been visited by an Irish consular official.

Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader arrested in Cairo

The Egyptian military’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood continued today, as a leading figure was arrested for his part in the killing of eight protesters in June.

# arab-spring - Friday 26 July, 2013

Egypt detains former president Morsi as five killed in further clashes

The Arab world’s most populous country has been rocked by violence that killed some 200 people since the army ousted Morsi on 3 July.

# arab-spring - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood should not be treated as criminals – ElBaradei

Egypt’s interim premier has called for the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood in the democratisation process, adding that new elections would take place within a year.

# arab-spring - Friday 28 June, 2013

Column: Could Brazil's protests spread?

Could the demonstrations in South America’s largest country spread across the continent just like with the Arab Spring, asks Fergal Browne – who says Argentina and Brazil are not all that different.

# arab-spring - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Syria Through a Lens: life of slain filmmaker and activist honoured

The one-year anniversary of the death of young journalist Bassel Shehadeh, who was killed in a shelling attack by Syrian government forces, will be marked by a worldwide commemoration of his life and work.

# arab-spring - Friday 17 May, 2013

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down

The US President and Turkish Prime Minister met in Washington to discuss Syria’s ongoing, bloody conflict.

# arab-spring - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife

Tens of thousands have died in the ongoing, bloody conflict in Syria to date – and those who remain live under constant threat of violence. Midwife Cathy Janssens writes about trying to bring new life into the world in such unstable circumstances.

# arab-spring - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Retrial of Egypt's Mubarak collapses in chaos

The head judge told the court he would send the case to the Court of Appeal, which will then refer the trial to a new circuit, sending the case back to square one.

# arab-spring - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria

Researchers in London found that between 2,000 and 5,500 people from other countries have joined the rebel forces to fight against the Assad regime.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Arab world’s richest man calls for parliamentary elections in Saudi Arabia

Al-Waleed bin Talal also said that ending a ban on women driving in the country was a matter of time.

# arab-spring - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Syrian opposition in disarray as leader attempts to resign

But matters were confused by the Syrian National Coalition’s refusal to accept Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib’s resignation earlier today.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Arab League readies to hand Syria seat to opposition

The League called for the opposition National Coalition “to form an executive body to take up Syria’s seat” and attend its summit later this month.

# arab-spring - Saturday 29 December, 2012

IN PICTURES: a year of fighting in Syria Review 2012 This post contains images

IN PICTURES: a year of fighting in Syria

In the midst of the conflict, death and hurt, some rare smiles and moments of joy are captured by some of the world’s bravest photographers.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Egypt: Disputed constitution signed into law, elections in two months

The referendum on the constitution passed earlier this week with a low turnout doing little to assuage the fears of the opposition.

# arab-spring - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Egyptian referendum: Pro-Constitution side claims narrow win

The Muslim Brotherhood says the Yes vote won 57-43 in yesterday’s votes, but the referendum is not finished yet.

# arab-spring - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Divided Egypt votes on new constitution

International watchdogs have expressed reservations about the draft due to loopholes they say could be used to weaken human rights, including those of women, and the independence of the judiciary.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Obama recognises Syrian rebels as the 'legitimate' representative of the country

The US President said Syria’s opposition is the legitimate representative of the country’s people – the most significant US intervention so far in the brutal civil war.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Pics: Tens of thousands of Egyptian protesters encircle presidential palace

A growing crisis over President Mohamed Morsi’s decree which widened his powers continues as scenes reminiscent of the February 2011 uprising are repeated.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Pics: Clashes as Egyptians take to Tahrir Square in their thousands... again Egypt This post contains images

Pics: Clashes as Egyptians take to Tahrir Square in their thousands... again

Egyptian police fired tear gas at protesters camped out in the Cairo square this morning as demonstrations against a power grab by President Mohamed Morsi took place across the country.

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