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#Arab Spring

# arab-spring - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Syria: Troops heavily shell rebel districts killing 12 - reports
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Troops heavily shell rebel districts killing 12 - reports

Feb 21st 2012, 1:13 PM 682 Views 4 Comments

Activists say Government troops have bombarded rebel areas in Homs killing 12 people, including two children.

# arab-spring - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Prosecutor and judge killed in northwest Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Prosecutor and judge killed in northwest Syria

Feb 19th 2012, 9:22 AM 1,067 Views 1 Comment

Gunmen have assassinated a senior prosecutor and a judge in a northwestern province of Syria.

# arab-spring - Friday 17 February, 2012

New York Times correspondent dies in Syria
# Asthma Attack
# Asthma Attack

New York Times correspondent dies in Syria

Feb 17th 2012, 10:15 AM 2,491 Views 0 Comments

Anthony Shadid, 43, appears to have died from an asthma attack.

# arab-spring - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Armed militias in Libya are 'out of control', one year after uprising
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Armed militias in Libya are 'out of control', one year after uprising

Feb 16th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,566 Views 14 Comments

A report by Amnesty International found torture, killings and war crimes are being carried out by the armed militas in Libya.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Irish company denies involvement in Syrian repression
# Repression
# Repression

Irish company denies involvement in Syrian repression

Feb 15th 2012, 3:32 PM 3,667 Views 4 Comments

AdaptiveMobile told TheJournal.ie that it did not renew a contract with a Syrian mobile phone operator last year because of the political climate.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Violence escalates in Syria as UN cites crimes against humanity
# Homs
# Homs

Violence escalates in Syria as UN cites crimes against humanity

Feb 14th 2012, 9:52 AM 685 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has said it is “deplorable” that the regime has escalated violence to the extent that it is using artillery and tank fire against innocent civilians.

# arab-spring - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Al-Qaeda chief urges outside help for Syria rebels
# Syria
# Syria

Al-Qaeda chief urges outside help for Syria rebels

Feb 12th 2012, 10:28 AM 2,615 Views 37 Comments

Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Muslims elsewhere in the Arab World to join the uprising against Syrian president Bashar Assad.

# arab-spring - Friday 10 February, 2012

Syria: 28 killed in Aleppo bomb blasts
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: 28 killed in Aleppo bomb blasts

Feb 10th 2012, 5:30 PM 1,647 Views 37 Comments

Bashar Assad’s forces continue to bombard the city of Homs as the government said that military complexes in the economically important city of Aleppo had been targeted today.

# arab-spring - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues
# Syria
# Syria

Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues

Feb 9th 2012, 8:53 AM 789 Views 15 Comments

Scores of people have died in the last week alone as UN chief Ban Ki Moon said that the failure to agree a resolution on Syria at the UN Security Council has been “disastrous”.

# arab-spring - Friday 3 February, 2012

Two shot dead as soccer riot sparks new round of violence in Egypt
# Egypt
# Egypt

Two shot dead as soccer riot sparks new round of violence in Egypt

Feb 3rd 2012, 8:28 AM 842 Views 0 Comments

They were the first to die in clashes that erupted around the country after a riot at a soccer stadium killed 74 on Wednesday as sports violence spiraled into a new political crisis for Egypt.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

US carries out airstrike on Yemen
# Yemen
# Yemen

US carries out airstrike on Yemen

Jan 31st 2012, 3:10 PM 1,604 Views 2 Comments

Security officials say the four confirmed victims were suspected members of al-Qaeda.

UN to hold key talks on resolution demanding Assad steps aside
# Syria
# Syria

UN to hold key talks on resolution demanding Assad steps aside

Jan 31st 2012, 9:43 AM 476 Views 2 Comments

The move comes as Syrian troops push further into Damascus suburbs, crushing pockets of resistance.

# arab-spring - Monday 30 January, 2012

Syrian troops storm rebel strongholds near Damascus, 62 reported dead
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian troops storm rebel strongholds near Damascus, 62 reported dead

Jan 30th 2012, 7:35 AM 548 Views 1 Comment

The widescale offensive near the capital suggested the regime is worried that military defectors could close in on Damascus.

# arab-spring - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jan 29th 2012, 11:00 AM 56 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?

Jan 29th 2012, 9:15 AM 1,762 Views 5 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s guide to how what has changed (or not) in Bahrain, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia since the uprisings.

# arab-spring - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Arab League halts observer mission in Syria
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Arab League halts observer mission in Syria

Jan 28th 2012, 3:29 PM 870 Views 5 Comments

The mission sharply criticised the regime of President Bashar Assad for the escalating violence which has killed at least 80 people across the country.

# arab-spring - Friday 27 January, 2012

Egyptians mark first anniversary of 'Friday of Rage'
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egyptians mark first anniversary of 'Friday of Rage'

Jan 27th 2012, 8:44 PM 1,256 Views 8 Comments

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Tahrir Square today to demand an early transfer of power by the ruling military and the trial of generals for the killing of protesters.

Twitter says it can now censor tweets in some countries
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter says it can now censor tweets in some countries

Jan 27th 2012, 9:56 AM 1,944 Views 20 Comments

Twitter said that it would now be able to restrict tweets from being read in certain countries where laws may be different while still allowing them to be seen elsewhere.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Timeline: One year since Egypt's Arab Spring
# Egypt
# Egypt

Timeline: One year since Egypt's Arab Spring

Jan 25th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,749 Views 0 Comments

Looking back in photos at the main events of the past year which saw Egypt’s president Mubarak forced out of office after 30 years in power.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Forum to reflect on Arab Spring on movement's first anniversary
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Forum to reflect on Arab Spring on movement's first anniversary

Jan 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 580 Views 1 Comment

The first anniversary of the Arab Spring movement that electrified the Middle East last year will be marked by a public forum in Dublin this Saturday.

# arab-spring - Monday 23 January, 2012

Gaddafi loyalists 'seize control' of Libyan city
# Libya
# Libya

Gaddafi loyalists 'seize control' of Libyan city

Jan 23rd 2012, 5:52 PM 2,775 Views 17 Comments

Yes, you read that right. Fighters loyal to the former dictator have clashed with the country’s new rulers, sparking fears of further civil war.

# arab-spring - Sunday 22 January, 2012

President of Yemen exits country after months of protests
# Yemen
# Yemen

President of Yemen exits country after months of protests

Jan 22nd 2012, 6:47 PM 1,276 Views 0 Comments

Ali Abdullah Saleh is said to have left the country, handing power to his deputy.

# arab-spring - Monday 16 January, 2012

The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green
# Explainer
# Explainer

The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green

Jan 16th 2012, 7:45 PM 13,891 Views 14 Comments

You may have seen the picture of Abdulhadi Al Khawaja – but do you know why a three-storey-high banner of him is hanging from a building in the centre of Dublin?

# arab-spring - Sunday 15 January, 2012

UN chief says Syrian president must stop violence
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

UN chief says Syrian president must stop violence

Jan 15th 2012, 10:39 AM 981 Views 2 Comments

Fears of all-out civil war increase as Ban says one-man rule and family dynasties are a thing of the past.

# arab-spring - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Tunisia marks first anniversary of Arab Spring
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Tunisia marks first anniversary of Arab Spring

Jan 14th 2012, 1:14 PM 1,101 Views 0 Comments

Tunisians are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their revolution, which sparked anti-government protests across the Arab world.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

French journalist killed in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

French journalist killed in Syria

Jan 11th 2012, 5:17 PM 1,227 Views 3 Comments

The French reporter, Gilles Jacquier, was in the city of Homs on a rare western reporting trip authorised by Syria’s government.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Abortion and other Western policies threaten future of humanity - Pope
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Abortion and other Western policies threaten future of humanity - Pope

Jan 10th 2012, 9:51 AM 2,592 Views 125 Comments

The pope’s veiled references to gay marriage were also taken as his strongest condemnation of same-sex unions to date.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Egypt holds third and final round of voting in first post-Mubarak elections
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt holds third and final round of voting in first post-Mubarak elections

Jan 3rd 2012, 1:57 PM 738 Views 0 Comments

Islamist parties are expected to consolidate their gains from the first two rounds and win the majority in the 498-seat lower house.

# arab-spring - Monday 2 January, 2012

Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria

Jan 2nd 2012, 6:24 PM 1,254 Views 0 Comments

The Arab League said 3,500 prisoners had been freed – but killings of protesters continue in a bloody crackdown.

# arab-spring - Sunday 1 January, 2012

All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)
# TheJournal.ie
# TheJournal.ie

All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)

Jan 1st 2012, 3:15 PM 6,517 Views 18 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.

# arab-spring - Saturday 31 December, 2011

2011: The Year in Numbers
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

2011: The Year in Numbers

Dec 31st 2011, 9:15 AM 2,071 Views 4 Comments

From #aras11 to #ge11, from Ireland’s economic black hole to the controversial household charge: We bring you all the important numbers of 2011.

# arab-spring - Friday 30 December, 2011

Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators

Dec 30th 2011, 3:00 PM 1,759 Views 3 Comments

And who might be under threat in 2012…

# arab-spring - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Egypt's Mubarak back in court as trial resumes
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt's Mubarak back in court as trial resumes

Dec 28th 2011, 2:26 PM 643 Views 1 Comment

The trial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resumed today: he is charged with complicity in the killings of more than 800 protesters and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Four Syrian soldiers killed as Arab League begins second day of observing
# Syria
# Syria

Four Syrian soldiers killed as Arab League begins second day of observing

Dec 28th 2011, 10:49 AM 957 Views 1 Comment

Human Rights Watch has accused Syrian authorities of hiding hundreds of detainees from the observers now in the country.

# arab-spring - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

'Whitewash' - Protests rage in Syria as Arab League monitors arrive
# Syria
# Syria

'Whitewash' - Protests rage in Syria as Arab League monitors arrive

Dec 27th 2011, 9:27 PM 1,477 Views 8 Comments

President Bashar Assad’s regime continues to crack down on protesters as he resists pressure to step down. Nearly 300 civilians have been killed in the last ten days alone.

14 game-changing moments of 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

14 game-changing moments of 2011

Dec 27th 2011, 6:00 PM 6,114 Views 8 Comments

These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…

Arab monitors head to Syria, opposition skeptical
# Syria
# Syria

Arab monitors head to Syria, opposition skeptical

Dec 27th 2011, 7:25 AM 618 Views 1 Comment

President Bashar Assad’s regime has intensified its crackdown on dissent as the Arab League sends monitors into Syria.

# arab-spring - Monday 26 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: St Stephen's Day
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: St Stephen's Day

Dec 26th 2011, 7:45 PM 5,787 Views 3 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Texas gunman was dressed as Santa Claus, China’s ghost estates and why Donald Trump has left the Republican party.

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 4:00 PM 2,838 Views 3 Comments

Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.

# arab-spring - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Egypt: Thousands march to protest soldiers' attacks on women
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: Thousands march to protest soldiers' attacks on women

Dec 21st 2011, 8:57 AM 1,139 Views 1 Comment

About ten thousand Egyptians have marched through Cairo over the brutal violence being used by the country’s military towards female protesters – including beatings, strippings and public humiliation.