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Amnesty slams UAE as ‘deeply repressive state beneath facade of glamour’
The United Arab Emirates has been accused of an “unprecedented clampdown on dissent,” as more than 100 activists have been jailed since 2011 for calling for political transformation, Amnesty International said in a newly released report.

18.11.2014 03:25

Tunisia: Where the Arab Spring has not yet turned to winter
It’s just past ten in the morning and the temperature in Tunis is already in the mid-thirties. Usually the cafes in the Tunisian capital would be full of people, but it’s the start of Ramadan and most of them are closed.

09.07.2014 08:08

Turkish anti-govt activists face up to 30 years in prison in Gezi ‘show trial’
Turkey began a trial against 26 people on Thursday on charges related to last year’s massive anti-government protests. Human rights groups described it as a politically motivated “show trial.”

12.06.2014 22:30

​New law makes ‘offending’ Bahrain king punishable by up to 7 years in prison
Offending King Hamad can now result in up to seven years in prison, Bahrain announced Tuesday. The news comes just days before the third anniversary of the Shiite-led, Arab Spring-inspired protests against the kingdom’s Sunni monarchy.

05.02.2014 00:01

Tunisia: A success story?
Three years to the day since the ex-president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia, the country is doing much better than others that witnessed an Arab awakening in 2011, providing some hope for people in the Middle East and North Africa.

03.02.2014 12:18

Syria membership in Arab League to be restored after Geneva-2 deal reached – Secretary General
Syrian membership in the Arab League will be resumed immediately after an agreement is reached at the Geneva-2 peace talks and certain changes take place, the organization’s Secretary General Nabil Elaraby said in an exclusive interview with RT.

01.12.2013 19:44

Clashes between residents and militia leave dozens dead, hundreds injured in Libyan capital (VIDEO)
Libya’s prime minister has demanded that all armed militias leave Tripoli "without exception," after clashes between militiamen and armed residents left dozens dead and almost 400 wounded.

15.11.2013 17:13

36 Brotherhood detainees die near Cairo as Islamists attack prison convoy
Dozens of Muslim Brotherhood supporters died on Sunday as police escorting prisoners in trucks exchanged fire with Islamist attackers near Cairo. Conflicting reports stated that some or all of those killed suffocated from tear gas.

18.08.2013 18:18

'No coups, yes to elections!': Massive pro-govt rally held in Tunis (PHOTOS)
Thousands of Tunisians flooded the capital in support of their Islamist-led government amid calls for its ouster. Members of the secular opposition have alleged the ruling Ennahda party orchestrated the murder of a prominent leftist politician.

04.08.2013 05:10