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I'm for the Arab Spring -- But Not in Jordan

Duha Sa’fan | Posted 01.29.2017 | World
Duha Sa’fan

AL-ZARQA, Jordan -- In the beginning, I completely believed that people should go after their freedom, even if the process involves violence. But from time to time I think to myself, is it worth all the losses and the innocent lives? Is it worth destroying a whole country and its history?

These Are The Stories Of 12 Journalists And Activists Silenced In Egypt For Speaking Up

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.29.2016 | World

Five years ago this week, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to demand the end of the regime of autocratic President Hosni Mubarak...

5 Years After the Revolution, Egypt's a Hell After a Paradise

Walid Akef | Posted 01.26.2017 | World
Walid Akef

CAIRO -- I had a dream like any other Egyptian. I lived through the unforgettable moment when Mubarak was obliged to cede the throne. I was waiting for a new Egypt, for a different future to come. Now, we are living through the worst moments Egypt has ever lived. Yet even in this complex reality, we still have hope.

An Egyptian Artist Took On His Country's Revolution. Now He's Turning His Eye To The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 01.29.2016 | World

Thousands of Egyptians poured into Cairo's Tahrir Square on Jan. 25, 2011, to participate in mass demonstrations against Hosni Mubarak's long regime. ...

Syria from the Sidelines: Working in Human Rights in the Thick of the Arab Spring

Vicky Kelberer | Posted 01.26.2017 | World
Vicky Kelberer

Dignity was at the forefront of every protest movement's demands; dignity in the face of decades of authoritarianism and repression.

Tahrir Supplies and the Revolutionary Moment

Ahmed Abulhassan | Posted 01.26.2017 | World
Ahmed Abulhassan

Despite everything I've just said: I had never felt so alive, so in love, so overwhelmed with emotions and so true and dedicated to a cause as I did in those years.

Searching for Egypt and January 25

Amr Kotb | Posted 01.26.2017 | World
Amr Kotb

It seemed that all around me, January 25 was being subject to a burial, and that I would have to work backwards to understand what had happened before I could serve its cause.

Five Years After the Revolution, Tunisia Is Sliding Back to the Past

Amira Yahyaoui | Posted 01.14.2017 | World
Amira Yahyaoui

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Exactly five years after the Arab Spring, Tunisia's revolutionary achievements have disappeared. Once considered the country that resisted the chaos that took over most of the MENA region after 2011, it seems to be sliding back into its pre-revolutionary situation. There is only one cause for this: poor leadership.

At Least 17 Killed In Protests On Anniversary Of Egypt Uprising

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

CAIRO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed on Sunday in Egypt's bloodiest protests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president, as ...

Sophia Jones

Egyptian Police To 17-Year-Old: 'You Will Never See Life Again' | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Ahmed Ammar figures it is only a matter of time before the Egyptian government comes looking for him. Three weeks ago, soldiers arrested h...

Sophia Jones

'There Was Blood On The Streets. We Fought And We Got Nothing.' | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

SIDI BOUZID, Tunisia -- Three years ago, a 26-year-old street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi stood in front of the municipal headquarters in this dusty...