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Protests and revolutions in the Arab world in the 2010s

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Arab Spring: Protests and revolutions in the Arab world in the 2010s
The Arab Spring was a series of anti-government protests, uprisings, and armed rebellions that spread across much of the Arab world in the early 2010s. It began in response to oppressive regimes and a low standard of living, starting with protests in Tunisia. From Tunisia, the protests then spread to five other countries: Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Syria, and Bahrain, where either the ruler was deposed or major uprisings and social violence occurred including riots, civil wars, or insurgencies. Sustained street demonstrations took place in Morocco, Iraq, Algeria, Iranian Khuzestan, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, and Sudan. Minor protests took place in Djibouti, Mauritania, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and the Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara. A major slogan of the demonstrators in the Arab world is ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ an-niẓām!.

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Bahrain Arab Spring: Ten-year anniversary of popular uprising [Video]

Bahrain Arab Spring: Ten-year anniversary of popular uprising

Bahrain ten years on. Al Jazeera look back at the only Gulf country to see protests during the 2011 Arab Spring.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:44Published
A look back at the Arab Spring 10 years later [Video]

A look back at the Arab Spring 10 years later

Ten years ago, mass protests demanding freedom and dignity rocked the Arab World and for a while, hope soared that decades of decay and dictatorship were coming to an end. But internal divisions,..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 06:13Published
The Arab Spring, ten years on [Video]

The Arab Spring, ten years on

Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Souief and Amnesty International’s Amna Guellali discuss how the region has changed since the revolutions one decade ago.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 15:39Published
Tunisians protest after Arab Spring anniversary [Video]

Tunisians protest after Arab Spring anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in the capital as security forces used tear gas and water cannons to try to quell the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:29Published
The Arab Spring, 10 years on: A look back at the events that led to the fall of Ben Ali [Video]

The Arab Spring, 10 years on: A look back at the events that led to the fall of Ben Ali

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:02Published

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