Posts Tagged “Arab Spring”

Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says

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Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says

Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says Tunisia has continued to make progress on democracy since the revolution more than seven years ago, including a Constitution guaranteeing fundamental rights for all Tunisians, but there is still a lot to do, says a UN human rights expert. “Tunisia still faces numerous challenges, including…

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New Book: “Burning Country” – New edition, Syrians in Revolution and War

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New Book: “Burning Country” – New edition, Syrians in Revolution and War

New Book: “Burning Country” – New edition, Syrians in Revolution and War by authors Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami Paperback | 20th February 2018 | 9780745337821 | 320pp | £14.99 In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of Syria has become a war…

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Despite End of World fear mongering, Embassy move not likely

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Despite End of World fear mongering, Embassy move not likely

Despite End of World fear mongering, Embassy move not likely President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric came to an abrupt halt this past week on many issues including one that Arab activists who have been asleep at the wheel for the past eight years have now grasped as an electrical charge for their protests, screams and continued…

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Tunisia Quartet commit to partnership with EU

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Tunisia Quartet commit to partnership with EU

Tunisia Quartet commit to partnership with EU The representatives of Tunisian civil society, winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, reminded of their commitment to close cooperation with civil society in the European Union’s countries Five years after the Jasmin Revolution that toppled an authoritarian regime and its President, the representatives of the “Tunisian quartet” presented…

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Tunisia five years after the revolution: Was it worth it?

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Tunisia five years after the revolution: Was it worth it?

Tunisia five years after the revolution: Was it worth it? International Institute for Management (IMD) Professor Tawfik Jelassi discusses the country’s progress and challenges At the five-year mark after the Arab Spring uprisings, IMD Professor and former Tunisian minister Tawfik Jelassi talks about Tunisia today in an interview: What comes to your mind when you think…

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Fearful of protests, Egypt keeps stadia closed

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Fearful of protests, Egypt keeps stadia closed

Egyptian law enforcement authorities and the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), in a reflection of fears that stadia in Egypt could once more emerge as platforms for anti-government protest, have extended a ban on spectators attending matches that has been in place for much of the last five years.

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