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Protests erupted in an impoverished Tunisian town on Tuesday after a man died when authorities demolished an illegal kiosk where he was sleeping.

An activist and writer who chronicled the ebbs and flows of the Tunisia uprising has died and thousands mourn her death.

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Sam Hamad

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Comment: Almost a decade after the January 25 revolution, the problems that fueled it have been wildly exacerbated under Sisi's tyrannical rule, writes Sam Hamad.

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

Narjas Zatat

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

From the Arab Spring to the refugee crisis, here are some of the most important events of this past decade.

Tunisia's president promises to honour demands of revolution

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Tunisia's president promises to honour demands of revolution

Tunisia's president made an unscheduled visit to Sidi Bouzid, where the first protests of Tunisia's revolt erupted, sparking the Arab Spring ...

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Tunisia arrests protesters amid clashes in 'Arab Spring birthplace'

Clashes in Jelma started after the death last Friday of 25-year-old Abdelwahed Hablani who set himself on fire in the centre of the impoverished town.

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Tunisians protest after man sets himself alight

Abdelwahed Hablani died on Friday after setting himself on fire in Jelma, Tunisia, in protest against poverty and poor living conditions.

Rami G. Khouri

How humiliation is fuelling the Arab street

Comment: For too long, government disdain for citizens' rights and needs has generated daily humiliation, degradation and helplessness among ...

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Ben Ali: Tunisian dictator toppled in Arab Spring dies

Ben Ali's ouster on 14 January 2011 amid Tunisia's revolution inspired what became known as the Arab Spring, a movement that saw many autocratic ...

Khashoggi and the Arab Spring: A Saudi counter-revolution

Sam Hamad

Khashoggi and the Arab Spring: A Saudi counter-revolution

Comment: The ruthless killing of Jamal Khashoggi fits squarely within Mohammed bin Salman's brutal and ongoing counter-revolution, writes Sam ...

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Tunisia's Ghannouchi says Khashoggi murder has 'shaken the world'

Rached Ghannouchi, the head of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahdha party, has said the murder Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has "shaken the world ...

Why has freedom not made Tunisians happier?

Khaled Diab

Why has freedom not made Tunisians happier?

Comment: Democratic freedoms are not enough to fight austerity economics imposed by global financial institutions, and many wrongly blame the ...

Sisi: A tyrant plagued by the ghosts of revolution

Sam Hamad

Sisi: A tyrant plagued by the ghosts of revolution

Comment: Kleptocratic patronage, poverty and unemployement. Sisi's rule has merely exacerbated the corrosive problems that led to revolution in ...

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Comment: On the anniversary of a revolution that brought hope to many, Tunisians are back on the streets. Khadija Mohsen-Finan looks back at ...

Protests in Tunisia highlight contested narratives of 2011 revolution

Anna Boots

Protests in Tunisia highlight contested narratives of 2011 revolution

In-depth: Tunisia's recent protests were triggered by tax increases, but they highlight the deep, unresolved issues that led to the 2011 ...

Massinissa Benlakehal

Tension, protests mark Tunisia’s seventh revolutionary anniversary

Police used teargas to dispel crowds in Sidi Bouzid as protests over unchanging rates of unemployment and other economic problems grew violent.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Tunisia's Jasmine revolution: A story of short-lived success?

Comment: Tunisia's 'Jasmine' revolution was heralded as a model for democratic transition in the Arab world. But crackdowns, poverty and ...

Sara Manisera

Lost at sea? Tunisian mothers mourn their disappeared

As the Jasmine revolution blossomed in 2011, many young Tunisians left for Europe in search of a better life, never to be seen, or heard from ...

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Jordanian 'burns himself alive' amid calls for anti-government protests

A Jordanian civil servant has attempted to burn himself alive in an anti-government protest amid calls for demonstrations against a failing ...

Sudanese man 'burns himself alive' in protest against president

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Sudanese man 'burns himself alive' in protest against president

A Sudanese man has attempted to self-immolate in the capital Khartoum after shouting criticism of longtime Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

Sam Hamad

Egypt's January 25 revolution: A curse on the people?

Comment: Egypt today finds itself in a brutal deadlock. There is destruction and decay, without the kind of contradictory growth that led to 25 ...

Six years on: Tunisians remember their revolution

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Six years on: Tunisians remember their revolution

Tunisia marked the sixth anniversary of the fall of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali without fanfare, after official recognition of failures on ...

From Arab Spring to Winter

Noor El-Terk

From Arab Spring to Winter

Comment: Six years ago, the region was awash with hope as Arabs protested and demanded change. Today's landscape is dramatically different, but ...

The spirit of the Arab Spring laid to rest

James Snell

The spirit of the Arab Spring laid to rest

Comment: Bouazizi's self-immolation is widely recognised as sparking the Arab Spring. On the anniversary of the Tunisian's death, James Snell ...

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