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# uprising - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Banksy 'blitzes' Paris with graffiti murals commemorating 1968 student revolt

Stencilled images in the style of the mysterious British graffiti star began appearing on walls across the French capital last week.

# uprising - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Could Ireland ever look at Bobby Sands in the same way as the heroes of the 1916 Rising? has been speaking to Brendan J Byrne about his new film Bobby Sands: 66 Days

# uprising - 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.

# uprising - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Masked gunmen have captured the Yemeni president's chief of staff

The abductors are believed to be Shiite militiamen.

# uprising - 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.

# uprising - Monday 30 December, 2013

40 attackers killed, reporters taken hostage during uprising in DR Congo capital

Reports say that 16 people were killed at the airport, while eight died at the national radio and television premises.

# uprising - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Column: Solidarity is vital to show Turkish protesters the world is watching

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”.

# uprising - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Syrian refugees 'now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon'

Oxfam said the figure is comparable to the entire population of Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Derry all moving to Dublin.

# uprising - Friday 19 April, 2013

Hundreds mark 70th anniversary of Warsaw ghetto uprising

Hundreds of people – including Holocaust survivors – gathered to mark the uprising that saw Jewish people take arms against Nazi forces.

# uprising - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Assad appeals for dialogue to end Syria conflict

The Syrian President said he would soon give details of his plan which calls on foreign countries to stop funding the armed opposition.

# uprising - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Head of Syrian military police defects to opposition - reports

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.”

# uprising - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Interview: ‘We’re mourning a Republic we never had’ – Fintan O’Toole

Our system has made Irish people feel ashamed, the author and journalist tells ahead of a series of ‘state of the nation’ debates.

# uprising - Monday 12 November, 2012

Newly united Syria opposition bids for recognition

Yesterday a deal was made to form a broad-based opposition structure to take the 20-month uprising forward.

# uprising - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Egyptian revolutionary: why online activism can work

Wael Ghonim tells Irish audience how he applied digital marketing strategies to Facebook campaign that helped spark uprising in Egypt last year.

# uprising - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Syria: Over 305 killed on uprising's deadliest day so far

A human rights watchdog yesterday’s death toll – which doesn’t include unidentified bodies – is the highest yet.

# uprising - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Syria: Departing UN observer chief criticises failure to protect civilians

International obligations towards civilians “have not been respected” by either side in Syrian conflict,

# uprising - Monday 30 July, 2012

Syria: Aleppo assault will be 'nail in coffin' of Assad's presidency

US Defence Secretary says reported use of weapons against the Syrian people shows that Assad’s “regime is coming to an end”.

# uprising - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Annan warns 'history will judge' the world's failure on Syria

The former UN chief has convened a meeting of foreign ministers to try and broker a deal on Syria – but it’s looking unlikely.

# uprising - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Malian couple subjected to 100 lashes 'for having child out of wedlock'

Islamists in northern Mali have been forcing the imposition of sharia law since the coup earlier this year.

# uprising - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Egypt: State media reports Hosni Mubarak to be 'clinically dead'

The State-run MENA says the 84-year-old former President’s heart has “stopped beating” and will not respond to defibrillation.

# uprising - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Column: It’s time for Europe to bomb Assad – and Ireland should help

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.

# uprising - Friday 15 June, 2012

Russia 'not supplying' attack helicopters to Syria - Ministry

Hillary Clinton had said she believed that there were attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria – something Russia denies.

# uprising - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Ben Ali sentenced to 20 years for inciting murder

Protests which forced Ben Ali from power marked the start of the Arab Spring uprisings.

# uprising - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Children being used as human shields in Syria - UN

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.

# uprising - Monday 11 June, 2012

Mubarak slipping in and out of consciousness as condition worsens

The former Egyptian president’s health is reported to have rapidly deteriorated since his trial.

# uprising - Friday 8 June, 2012

UN: 'Out of control' Syria on the brink of civil war

UN envoy Kofi Annan believes the time has come for regional and international pressure on Bashar Assad.

# uprising - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Rebels abandon UN-brokered ceasefire in Syria

Fresh attacks have been launched on regime forces, with rebels saying they had to ‘defend our people’.

# uprising - Thursday 31 May, 2012

UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks

Ban Ki-Moon said UN observers monitoring the ceasefire were not there to watch the killings of innocent people.

# uprising - Monday 30 April, 2012

Explosions rock north-western Syrian city Idlib

UN observers have visited the site of the bombings, according to Syrian state news.

# uprising - Monday 2 April, 2012

Hunger-striking Bahraini activist begins appeal against life sentence

Around 20 opposition figures convicted for anti-state offences arising from last year’s uprising are appealing against their convictions.

# uprising - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire to allow dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis and to allow humanitarian aid in.

Soldiers overthrow government in Mali

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.

# uprising - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

UN says 100 civilians are being killed every day in Syria

A top UN official has said that over 7500 people have died so far in the ongoing violence.

# uprising - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Syria: Troops heavily shell rebel districts killing 12 - reports

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

# uprising - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

UN to hold key talks on resolution demanding Assad steps aside

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

# uprising - Monday 30 January, 2012

Syrian troops storm rebel strongholds near Damascus, 62 reported dead

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

# uprising - Sunday 29 January, 2012

One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?’s guide to how what has changed (or not) in Bahrain, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia since the uprisings.

# uprising - Friday 30 December, 2011

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

And who might be under threat in 2012…

# uprising - Monday 26 December, 2011

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

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

# uprising - Friday 9 December, 2011

Children among the dead as violence escalates in Syria

Two boys, ages 10 and 12, were hit by stray bullets near government checkpoints in the city of Homs, according to anti-government protesters.

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