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# uprising

Last year
Explainer: What led to the crisis in Kazakhstan and what's happening now?
Order has been restored in the former Soviet state after dozens of deaths and the deployment of Russian troops.
The protests began after fuel prices doubled and tapped into wider discontent in the oil-rich Central Asian nation.
A harsh clampdown saw a 'shoot to kill' policy implemented and the deployment of Russian troops in Kazakhstan.
The Department of Foreign Affairs issued advice to Irish citizens in the country.
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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.
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
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.
Masked gunmen have captured the Yemeni president's chief of staff
The abductors are believed to be Shiite militiamen.
'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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Syria: Departing UN observer chief criticises failure to protect civilians
International obligations towards civilians “have not been respected” by either side in Syrian conflict,
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Ali sentenced to 20 years for inciting murder
Protests which forced Ben Ali from power marked the start of the Arab Spring uprisings.
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.
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.
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.
Rebels abandon UN-brokered ceasefire in Syria
Fresh attacks have been launched on regime forces, with rebels saying they had to ‘defend our people’.
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.
Explosions rock north-western Syrian city Idlib
UN observers have visited the site of the bombings, according to Syrian state news.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators
And who might be under threat in 2012…
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.