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# arab-world - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Saudi comedian gets death threats and huge ratings for TV show that mocks ISIS
# A Hit Is A Hit
# A Hit Is A Hit

Saudi comedian gets death threats and huge ratings for TV show that mocks ISIS

Jul 8th 2015, 8:47 PM 73,133 Views 30 Comments

Selfie might be the darkest comedy on TV in the world today.

# arab-world - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

In first for Arab world, Emir of Qatar abdicates and hands power to his son
# Sheikh Abdicate
# Sheikh Abdicate

In first for Arab world, Emir of Qatar abdicates and hands power to his son

Jun 25th 2013, 8:27 AM 4,770 Views 3 Comments

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, 61, hands over a small but economically strong Gulf state that has punched above its weight in recent years and has become a key role player in Arab Spring uprisings.

# arab-world - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 3rd 2013, 3:08 PM 10,528 Views 44 Comments

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

# arab-world - Friday 14 September, 2012

Egyptian leaders call off nationwide protest against anti-Islamic film
# Protests
# Protests

Egyptian leaders call off nationwide protest against anti-Islamic film

Sep 14th 2012, 2:04 PM 3,514 Views 29 Comments

The Muslim Brotherhood had called for demonstrations across Egypt, but the British and German embassies in Sudan are targeted.

# arab-world - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Anti-Islam filmmaker under police protection as anti-US protests spread
# Protests
# Protests

Anti-Islam filmmaker under police protection as anti-US protests spread

Sep 13th 2012, 9:43 PM 7,940 Views 120 Comments

A film which lampoons the Prophet Mohammed and was broadcast on TV in the Arab world has sparked protests in Egypt, Libya, Yemen and other Arab countries.

# arab-world - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Obama promises US action to "encourage reform" in Arab world
# United States
# United States

Obama promises US action to "encourage reform" in Arab world

May 19th 2011, 6:08 PM 293 Views 0 Comments

In a wide-ranging speech, the US President appeals for a new drive to settle the Israel-Palestine conflict.

# arab-world - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

More gunfire, arrests reported in Syrian crackdown
# Syria
# Syria

More gunfire, arrests reported in Syrian crackdown

Apr 26th 2011, 9:23 PM 201 Views 0 Comments

Following a brutal government crackdown on the popular revolt against President Bashar Assad, Syrians braved sniper fire today to retrieve the bullet-riddled bodies of the dead. At least 120 people have been killed over the weekend alone.

# arab-world - Monday 21 March, 2011

Crisis in Yemen as top army generals desert president
# Yemen
# Yemen

Crisis in Yemen as top army generals desert president

Mar 21st 2011, 11:01 AM 286 Views 0 Comments

Three senior military figures declare their support for anti-government protesters, after the president sacks his cabinet.

# arab-world - Sunday 20 February, 2011

Efforts to evacuate Irish citizens from centre of Libyan protests
# Libya
# Libya

Efforts to evacuate Irish citizens from centre of Libyan protests

Feb 20th 2011, 11:40 AM 944 Views 0 Comments

About 900 protesters have been brought into one hospital in Benghazi, mostly suffering from gunshot wounds. A total of 40 Irish nationals are known to be in the country – with six located near the centre of the protests.

# arab-world - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Violent clashes continue in Egypt as protests sweep through Middle East
# Middle East
# Middle East

Violent clashes continue in Egypt as protests sweep through Middle East

Jan 26th 2011, 10:31 AM 931 Views 0 Comments

Protests continue in Egypt following yesterday’s deaths, as demonstrators demand an end to repression and governmental corruption. Meanwhile in Tunisia, the interim government has said it will bow to the will of the people and reshuffle the cabinet today.

# arab-world - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Resignations shake Tunisian government as spirit of protest spreads
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Resignations shake Tunisian government as spirit of protest spreads

Jan 18th 2011, 4:25 PM 357 Views 0 Comments

Tunisia is in chaos today, with four newly-elected ministers resigning and the ‘Jasmine Revolution’ showing no signs of abating – the drive for change also appears to be spreading, with protests breaking out on the streets in Egypt and Yemen.