Arab and Middle East unrest

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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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Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president ousted during Arab spring, dies at 91
Mubarak ruled Egypt for 30 years until he was deposed following mass protests

Ruth Michaelson in Cairo

25, Feb, 2020 @11:08 AM

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Threat of jail looms over even mildest critics under Egyptian crackdown
Nine years after uprising, Egyptians face strict controls on political activity and free speech

Ruth Michaelson in Cairo

24, Jan, 2020 @12:08 PM

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How a decade of disillusion gave way to people power | Rebecca Solnit
From Black Lives Matter and #MeToo to school climate strikes, the power of popular movements can no longer be ignored, says journalist and author Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit

29, Dec, 2019 @3:01 PM

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Frustration and anger fuel wave of youth unrest in Arab world
Eight years after the Arab spring, unrest has shaken the Middle East and north Africa, amid youth joblessness and falling oil prices

Michael Safi in Amman

02, Nov, 2019 @3:35 PM

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Syria: videos of Turkey-backed militias show 'potential war crimes'
Arab forces have allegedly been filmed torturing Kurdish fighters and mutilating bodies

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

26, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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