An interesting post looks at the resurgence of democracy protests. Using key examples, it highlights what protesters are doing to avoid conflict.
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Arab spring 2.0 has seen smarter protesters seeking new goals and using new means to achieve regional changes. Here’s what’s different this time.
Breaking: following two weeks of unyielding protests against misrule and corruption, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri tabled his resignation today.
Iraqi security forces fired tear gas canisters into crowds, killing at least eight protesters, during demonstrations in Baghdad on October 25, 2019.
Trump made a formal public statement Sunday in which he announced that ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had been killed in US raid in northwest Syria.
Lebanese protests continued for the seventh straight day on Wednesday, as thousands of people attended demonstrations in several cities across the country.
A Whatsapp tax sparked by protests in Lebanon last week. Government has enacted a plan to tackle grievances but HRW’s Lama Fakih argues they fall short.
Following a Whatsapp tax Lebanese pursued protests Friday over mismanagement of crisis and political corruption. They demand the fall of the Hariri regime.
Tunisia is the only Arab Spring country to enjoy democracy. However, it faces threats from political Islam fielded by regional neighbors like Saudi Arabia, UAE.
Children with disabilities face discrimination and significant barriers in getting an education in Iran, HRW and the Center for Human Rights in Iran said.