Tunisian secularist leader Beji Caid Essebsi has narrowly beaten incumbent President Moncef Marzouki in the first round of a landmark presidential election, but the two frontrunners must meet again in a December run-off. The vote for Tunisia’s first directly elected president marks the final step in the North African state’s transition to full democracy following […]
FALLUJAH, Iraq — This restive Sunni town, the first to rebel against U.S. troops a decade ago, is rising up once again, this time against the government the Americans left behind. In an echo of the Arab Spring protests that have overturned regimes elsewhere
Thousands of protesters chanted the Arab Spring slogan “the people want the downfall of the regime” in Jordan’s capital on Friday, as demonstrations against rising prices gather force in a country so far spared the brunt of Middle East unrest.
During his speech titled “Arab world in transition – transitions, challenges and opportunities” at the university of Harvard in Cambridge Massachusetts , marking the start of the Harvard Arab weekend Former Prime Minister of Lebanon Fouad Siniora commented about the Arab Spring by saying.
It has never happened in modern history that a national army used all its land, naval and air power to quell a popular revolution so barbarically. Whole Syrian cities and villages have been flattened
by Ghassan Karam The uprisings in the Arab world did not take me by surprise. I am not implying that I knew, with any precision, when these uprisings would erupt but I am merely referring to the fact that I have been predicting such an upheaval for decades. This does not make me a seer […]
by Ghassan Karam
Judged by practically every single ranking in the world Arab countries in general do not rank very high
by Ghassan Karam
There is still life in an Arab Spring that started with great expectations over 19 months ago and that has had many ups downs as it moved from one country to another and even from one continent to another.
The Egyptian chapter of the “Arab Spring” ended not as it was scripted by the revolutionaries of Tahrir Square. They deposed a military dictator, secured the first free presidential race in their history, and then may have lost it to a die-hard Islamist president.
Thousands gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square today, and at almost 3 a.m. were still chanting that the revolution is back and the military government needs to go, creating speculation that the Arab Spring has returned.