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#arab uprising

# arab-uprising - 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-uprising - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Arab League approves unprecedented sanctions on Syria

The sanctions are the latest in a growing wave of international pressure pushing Syria to end its violent suppression of protests against President Bashar Assad.

# arab-uprising - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Power and phone lines cut as Hama comes under siege from Syrian forces

For the past four days, Syrian troops have tightened their siege on Hama, sending residents fleeing for their lives.

# arab-uprising - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Meet the Dublin man fighting the Libyan rebels' cause

Husam Najjair has swapped the nightclubs of Dublin for the battlefields of Libya.

Syria: As violence continues what will the UN do?

Meanwhile, Italy announced today it is recalling its ambassador to Syria. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has so far seen no end to the violence.

# arab-uprising - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Could Gaddafi step down from power but remain in Libya?

France has suggested it may be possible.

# arab-uprising - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Clinton says Assad has 'lost legitimacy' but Syria says that's provocation

The US said it had nothing invested in Bashar Assad remaining in power.

# arab-uprising - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Thousands flee Syrian violence into Turkey with more likely to follow

A brutal government crackdown continues in Syria with Turkey dealing with the growing number of refugees crossing its borders.

# arab-uprising - Monday 6 June, 2011

More violence in Syria sees '120 security forces killed' by armed militia in north

Syrian state TV is reporting this deaths this evening as the unrest continues with anti-government protesters calling for the end of president Bashar Assad’s regime.

# arab-uprising - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Airport closes as street battles rage between government and opposition in Yemen

It is reported that the country’s main airport in the capital of Sanaa is closed as fighting continues between government forces and the opposition looking to oust president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

# arab-uprising - Sunday 29 May, 2011

Two dead and several injured after Syria sends tanks and troops to quell protests

Human rights groups now say that more than 1,000 people have been killed in the two-month long crackdown on protests by Bashar Assad’s government troops.

# arab-uprising - Saturday 21 May, 2011

Spanish demonstrators defy ban and protest against unemployment and politicians

Protesters have been inspired by similar demonstrations in the Middle East and Arab world and are rallying against 21 per cent unemployment and what they see as political ineptitude.

# arab-uprising - Saturday 23 April, 2011

Syrian forces fire on mourners during funeral processions for anti-government protesters

News of new deaths emerge a day after a violent crackdown by security forces loyal to president Bashar Assad killed as many as 100 people during demonstrations on Friday.

# arab-uprising - Friday 22 April, 2011

Syria's 'bloodiest day' leaves a reported 60 people dead

Demonstrators gathered in their thousands across Syria following Friday prayers but the scale of the bloodshed has begun to emerge this evening.

# arab-uprising - Saturday 9 April, 2011

Protests flare in Egypt as demonstrators call for military resignations

At least one person was killed and 71 more were injured as protesters demonstrate against the lack of progress in the aftermath of Hosni Mubarak’s departure.

# arab-uprising - Monday 28 March, 2011

Blast at Yemen weapons factory kills at least 70 people

The earlier estimates of 50 people having died were quickly revised and are set to rise again with many more wounded. Meanwhile the president has scrapped his offer to quit by the end of the year.

# arab-uprising - Friday 11 March, 2011

Libya latest: Pro-Gaddafi forces appear to be turning the tide of rebel revolt

Forces loyal to the embattled leader have retaken the previously rebel controlled city of Zawiya and are gaining in strength as the EU fails to make progress on possible action in the country.

Two people killed in Tunisian violence

The ousting of the country’s president in January has failed to quell unrest in the country.

# arab-uprising - Sunday 27 February, 2011

Tunisian Prime Minister resigns after widespread protests against interim government

Mohamed Ghannouchi was seen to be too closely affiliated with the ousted president.