The Arab Spring was a series of anti-government protests, uprisings, and armed rebellions that spread across much of the Arab world in the early 2010s. It began in response to oppressive regimes and a low standard of living, starting with protests in Tunisia. The protests then spread to five other countries: Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain, where either the regime was toppled or major uprisings and social violence occurred, including riots, civil wars or insurgencies. Sustained street demonstrations took place in Morocco, Iraq, Algeria, Iranian Khuzestan, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman and Sudan. Minor protests occurred in Djibouti, Mauritania, the Palestinian National Authority, Saudi Arabia, and the Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara. A major slogan of the demonstrators in the Arab world is ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ an-niẓām.
An Egyptian court sentenced one of the leading activists of the 2011 "Arab Spring" uprising to a one-year prison term on Wednesday after convicting him of spreading false news, a judicial source and a.. Reuters - Published
Hosni Mubarak, who died on Tuesday, never expected to be president. But when a very public assassination thrust the former bomber pilot into the job, he made it his mission never to give it up. Reuters - Published
The success of the Stuxnet computer virus has U.S. officials asking if our own infrastructure is safe; Then, the Arab Spring is spreading, but not to Qatar. Bob Simon finds out what's keeping the.. CBS News - Published
Tunisians voted in a parliamentary election on Sunday, with public annoyance at years of ineffective coalitions fuelling a sense of disillusionment eight years after a revolution that introduced.. Reuters - Published
Tunisian parliament speaker Mohamed Ennaceur was sworn in as interim president on Thursday hours after President Beji Caid Essebsi's death in a smooth transition of power in the birthplace of the Arab.. Reuters - Published