Arab and Middle East unrest

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UN calls for inquiry after rebels fired missiles into Yemen detention centre
Dozens of Ethiopian migrants died and UN special envoy described the deaths as ‘extraordinarily horrific’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

16, Mar, 2021 @6:47 PM

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Yemen war: mass displacement fears as fighting intensifies in Marib
Development threatens to exacerbate what is already the world’s worst humanitarian crisis

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

12, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Notturno review – a poetic critique of war in the Middle East
Gianfranco Rosi examines the aftermath of conflict in a bold documentary filmed over three years in four countries

Simran Hans

07, Mar, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The Guardian view on the Arab Spring, a decade on: a haunting legacy | Editorial
Editorial: High hopes in the region soon turned to exhaustion and despair. But the movement is not over


29, Jan, 2021 @6:30 PM

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'Things are getting worse': Tunisia protests rage on as latest victim named
Police brutality and unemployment worsened by the pandemic continues to drive young protesters onto streets to demand reform

Simon Speakman Cordall

27, Jan, 2021 @1:18 PM

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'Preserve my son’s name’: families of Tunisia’s Arab spring martyrs fight on
Delays in publication of official list of those killed and wounded provokes anger and claims of government indifference

Simon Speakman Cordall in Tunis

15, Jan, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Arab states agree to end three-year boycott of Qatar
Reconciliation with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE includes a non-aggression pact

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

05, Jan, 2021 @5:03 PM

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The Arab spring wasn't in vain. Next time will be different | Nesrine Malik
Lessons have been learned about how to convert the forces that demand equality into those that deliver it, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

21, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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'He ruined us': 10 years on, Tunisians curse man who sparked Arab spring
Thanks in part to Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation, Tunisians are freer than before, but many are miserable and disillusioned

Michael Safi in Sidi Bouzid

16, Dec, 2020 @11:00 AM

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How Istanbul won back its crown as heart of the Muslim world
While Erdoğan’s Turkey stands accused of domestic repression, its largest city is also increasingly seen as a beacon for the persecuted

Bethan McKernan

18, Apr, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Hosni Mubarak buried with full military honours
Egypt pays tribute to former president, who died at 91, amid tight security in Cairo

Ruth Michaelson in Cairo

26, Feb, 2020 @2:11 PM

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Hosni Mubarak obituary
Ruthless autocrat who hung on to power in Egypt for more than 30 years

Derek Brown and Ian Black

25, Feb, 2020 @1:37 PM

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