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Thousands of anti-coup protesters marched in Myanmar Sunday, calling for a 'spring revolution'.

Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, writes Ruba Ali Al-Hassani.

Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

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Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

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Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

Martial law was imposed in two Yangon townships after Myanmar's junta repressed violently demonstrations, leading to the death of at least 18 ...

Libya's new interim prime minister set to take office

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Libya's new interim prime minister set to take office

Libyan transitional prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah will be officially sworn in after parliament approved his cabinet last week

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Myanmar 'shadow' parliament urges united opposition to coup

A shadow opposition "parliament" called the Committee for Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) urged protestors to continue fighting to end the military coup

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The unfinished gender equality revolution of the Arab Spring

In-depth: Arab women played a pivotal role as activists, organisers and leaders during the 2011 uprisings, but a decade later the promise of ...

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Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but ...

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Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

Myanmar anti-coup protesters return after deadliest day

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Myanmar anti-coup protesters return after deadliest day

Myanmar's protesters hit the streets again in Yangon and Mandalay, after 38 people died in the bloodiest day of the crackdown against the ...

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Fear and tension in Yangon as police clear protests

Security forces have steadily increased use of force - but in commercial hub Yangon, authorities have exercised restraint, largely relying on ...

Suu Kyi's lawyer soldiers on 'in defence of democracy'

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Suu Kyi's lawyer soldiers on 'in defence of democracy'

The lawyer representing Aung San Suu Kyi says her trial will help determine whether Myanmar's people again become "slaves" of the ...

Myanmar restores internet access, extends Suu Kyi's detention

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Myanmar restores internet access, extends Suu Kyi's detention

The internet in Myanmar has been restored as protesters take to the streets to demand the release of Suu Kyi.

Myanmar junta warns public not to hide fugitive protesters

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Myanmar junta warns public not to hide fugitive protesters

Burmese forces have arrested hundreds of people since the military took power in a coup two weeks ago.

Myanmar coup leader: 'Join hands' with army for democracy

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Myanmar coup leader: 'Join hands' with army for democracy

The leaders of Myanmar’s coup have called on people to work with them for democracy, as people continue to protest on the streets.

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Myanmar general warns anti-coup protesters to return to work

Myanmar's ruling general ordered demonstrators against the military coup to return to work or face "effective actions".

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Myanmar police fire rubber bullets at anti-coup protesters

Witnesses said police in the capital fired rubber bullets at demonstrators defying a military ban on rallies, as protests erupted for a ...

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Tens of thousands rally to protest Myanmar coup

Yangoon residents have massively taken the streets to request the return of their elected leaders, Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, arrested by ...

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Myanmar anti-coup protests grow as army broadens internet crackdown

The army is being criticised by human rights activists as the military coup is denounced by civilians who have taken to protesting.

Myanmar restricts Twitter as outrage over coup grows

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Myanmar restricts Twitter as outrage over coup grows

Myanmar has restricted Twitter in an effort to stifle dissent days after the military coup.

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Myanmar military widens dragnet as scores protest at university

Several hundred teachers and students protested at a Myanmar university Friday as the military widened a dragnet against officials ...

Myanmar blocks Facebook as resistance grows to coup

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Myanmar blocks Facebook as resistance grows to coup

Facebook has been blocked in Myanmar, following calls for disobedience after Monday's coup.

Myanmar medics lead sprouting civil disobedience calls after coup

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Myanmar medics lead sprouting civil disobedience calls after coup

Some medical teams posted pictures on social media wearing red ribbons -- NLD's colours -- and raising a three-finger salute in support for ...

US designates Myanmar <em>military</em> takeover a 'coup'

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US designates Myanmar military takeover a 'coup'

The United States has called the military takeover and subsequent detainment of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar a 'coup'.

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