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Arab Spring

Jan 24, 2014 — A huge explosion outside a security headquarters killed at least four people and wounded dozens. Three smaller explosions later left at least two more people dead. Cairo is on edge this weekend, which marks the third anniversary of protests that led to the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak's regime.
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Jan 14, 2014 — Arrests and other intimidation have kept critics from being able to organize and speak out. The interim government's message: If you're really an Egyptian than you'll vote yes. Opponents say the new constitution further enshrines the military's role in Egyptian life.
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Jan 14, 2014 — On the third anniversary of its revolution, Tunisia appears to be making political progress. Unlike in other Arab Spring nations, the country's religious and secular factions are sitting down to hammer out a constitution, and new elections are planned for this year.
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Nov 4, 2013 — "I am Egypt's legitimate president. I refuse to be tried by this court," the ousted leader declared. He and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders are accused of inciting violence that led to the deaths of protesters. After their show of defiance, the trial was postponed.
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Oct 12, 2013 — HSBC says in a new report that GDP in the seven states most affected by the Arab Spring will be 35 percent lower at the end of 2014 than if there had been no Arab Spring. But the damage to those countries is more than to their GDPs alone.
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Sep 9, 2013 — Unemployment in some of the Arab Spring countries is among the highest in the world. But governments have their hands tied because any attempt at economic reform will likely hurt the poor.
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Aug 21, 2013 — Former President Hosni Mubarak could be freed from custody as soon as Thursday. The court ordered him to be freed as he appeals his conviction — and life sentence — for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the 2011 demonstrations that led to the toppling of his government.
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Jul 6, 2013 — Battles between supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and those who pushed for his removal from office left at least 36 people dead and more than 1,000 wounded. It's feared there will be more fighting.
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Jul 3, 2013 — None of the Arab uprisings of 2011 has yet produced a stable, democratic nation. The crisis in Egypt and the civil war in Syria reflect the turmoil in the region, while Tunisia can point to some political progress.
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Jul 1, 2013 — Amid the turbulent Middle East, Jordan remains stable — for now. But internal and external pressures are mounting. From within, a faltering economy and a popular demand for a say in how the country is governed. And from without, a flood of refugees from Syria that are straining resources.
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