Therein lies the question, is it a grind? We’re forever told that your school days are the best days of your life, but what day’s are best?
Today’s poll, What are the best school days of your life?
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Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to death alongside more than 100 others over jailbreaks during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.
The abductors are believed to be Shiite militiamen.
The ousted Egyptian president appeared before a court today over a prison escape during an uprising in 2011.
Reports say that 16 people were killed at the airport, while eight died at the national radio and television premises.
Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy travelled to Istanbul to see the protests first-hand – and in his diary from the visit he tells us that the response from the country’s Prime Minister has been “brutal”.
Oxfam said the figure is comparable to the entire population of Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Derry all moving to Dublin.
Hundreds of people – including Holocaust survivors – gathered to mark the uprising that saw Jewish people take arms against Nazi forces.
The Syrian President said he would soon give details of his plan which calls on foreign countries to stop funding the armed opposition.
Latest reports say Major General Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal appeared in a video aired on Al Arabiya TV yesterday saying he is joining “the people’s revolution.”
Our system has made Irish people feel ashamed, the author and journalist tells TheJournal.ie ahead of a series of ‘state of the nation’ debates.
Yesterday a deal was made to form a broad-based opposition structure to take the 20-month uprising forward.
Wael Ghonim tells Irish audience how he applied digital marketing strategies to Facebook campaign that helped spark uprising in Egypt last year.
A human rights watchdog yesterday’s death toll – which doesn’t include unidentified bodies – is the highest yet.
International obligations towards civilians “have not been respected” by either side in Syrian conflict,
US Defence Secretary says reported use of weapons against the Syrian people shows that Assad’s “regime is coming to an end”.
The former UN chief has convened a meeting of foreign ministers to try and broker a deal on Syria – but it’s looking unlikely.
Islamists in northern Mali have been forcing the imposition of sharia law since the coup earlier this year.
The State-run MENA says the 84-year-old former President’s heart has “stopped beating” and will not respond to defibrillation.
Ireland should now abandon its ‘triple lock’ neutrality, writes Aaron McKenna. The price of our prosperity is the willingness to stand up for those who have nobody else.
Hillary Clinton had said she believed that there were attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria – something Russia denies.
Protests which forced Ben Ali from power marked the start of the Arab Spring uprisings.
A major new report says children are being tortured and slaughtered in Syria. The report also lists offences against children by other countries around the world.
The former Egyptian president’s health is reported to have rapidly deteriorated since his trial.
UN envoy Kofi Annan believes the time has come for regional and international pressure on Bashar Assad.
Fresh attacks have been launched on regime forces, with rebels saying they had to ‘defend our people’.
Ban Ki-Moon said UN observers monitoring the ceasefire were not there to watch the killings of innocent people.
UN observers have visited the site of the bombings, according to Syrian state news.
Around 20 opposition figures convicted for anti-state offences arising from last year’s uprising are appealing against their convictions.
The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire to allow dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis and to allow humanitarian aid in.
Angry troops have seized power a mutiny at a military base near the presidential palace over the government’s failure to settle a rebellion in the north of the country.
A top UN official has said that over 7500 people have died so far in the ongoing violence.
Activists say Government troops have bombarded rebel areas in Homs killing 12 people, including two children.
The move comes as Syrian troops push further into Damascus suburbs, crushing pockets of resistance.
The widescale offensive near the capital suggested the regime is worried that military defectors could close in on Damascus.
TheJournal.ie’s guide to how what has changed (or not) in Bahrain, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia since the uprisings.
And who might be under threat in 2012…
Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.
Two boys, ages 10 and 12, were hit by stray bullets near government checkpoints in the city of Homs, according to anti-government protesters.
Arab states are increasing pressure on the Syrian president over his government’s violent crackdown on political protesters.
Saturday’s raids on the Saudi and Qatari raids have been condemned while thousands of pro-regime supporters take to the streets.