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The Arab Spring movement all started with a reaction to inequalities:


(December 17, 2010)  Mohamed Bouazizi, a jobless graduate, begins selling vegetables. His cart is seized by police, he sets himself on fire and later dies.

(December 29, 2010)  After 10 days of protesting the death of  Bouazizi, President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali appears on television and vows to punish protesters.

(January 9, 2011) Protesters ignore the threats, this led to several deaths in violent clashes.

(January 14, 2011)  Tunisian president Ben Ali, flees the country and goes to Saudi Arabia.

Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi condemns Tunisian uprising.

(January 19, 2011)  Switzerland takes action and freezes Ben Ali’s assets.


(January 7, 2011) Riots over unemployement and food prices spark the country.

(January 13, 2011)  Mohsen Bouterfitburns himself to death after failing to find a job.


(February 19, 2011) Protesters return back to Pearl Square after govt. withdrew its security forces.

(February 26, 2011) The protesters continued to fight for their human rights while the world paid more attention to Libya.

(November 23, 2011) Commission proves that Bahranian government abused human rights by exerting torture on detainees.

(December 16, 2011) Authorities aim to silence protesters, as they arrested Zainab al-Khawaja, a civil rights activist.


(January 1, 2011)  21 people die in Coptic Church bombing in the city of Alexandria. Christians take to the streets and clash with police and muslims.

(January 17, 2011)  A man sets himself on fire near the Egyptian Parliament building in Cairo, in protest of economic conditions.

(January 18, 2011)  Egyptian dissident Mohamed El Barade, warns of a Tunisian style explosion as self-immolation.

(January 25, 2011) Egyptian protesters ignore police arrests and take to the streets as a demonstration for a day of evolution against torture, poverty, corruption, and unemployment.

(January 26, 2011) More people join in the ongoing protests.

(January 27, 2011) Mohamed Elbaradei leader of “Kifaya” (enough) opposition movement, arrives in Egypt.

(January 28, 2011) Internet and mobile phones black-out

(January 29, 2011) Mubara announces that he has dissolved his cabinet, but he still remains in power despite calls for him to step-down.

(January 30, 2011) Crowd cheers as Elbaradei addresses protesters in the square.

(January 31, 2011) Internet access still down, thousands gather in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

(February 1, 2011) Hosni Mubarak announces not to run for power, but still refuses to step-down.

(February 2, 2011) Mubarak supporters crash with protesters.

(February 3, 2011) Protests turn deadly, five people killed in heavy gunfire.

(February 4, 2011) Country enters eleventh day of unrest of mass demonstration.

(February 5, 2011) Leaders of the ruling Egyptian Democratic party resigns

(February 6, 2011) The Muslim Brotherhood come into the picture

(February 7, 2011) A symbolic funeral procession for a Journalist killed in the crossfire.

(February 8, 2011) Protests continue to build momentum

(February 9, 2011) Labor Unions join protesters in the streets

(February 10, 2011) Newly appointed culture Minister, Gaber Asfour quits.

(February 11, 2011) Hosni Mubarak resigns as president and hands power to the army.

(February 12, 2011) Celebrations in the streets

(February 13, 2011) Soldiers trie to move the remaining protesters from Tahrir Square.

(February 14, 2011) Military leaders issues a call to national solidarity.

(October 1, 2011) Elbaradei and Muslim brotherhood to face-up in the Nov. elections.

(November 21, 2011)  Muslim Brotherhood looking forward to election day.

(November 22, 2011) Egyptians protest against the deal drafted by the military which will allow it to retain power until June.

(November 23, 2011) Protesters demand military to give up power, fearing that they are taking too long to surrender power to civilians and thousands protesters crash with the military.

(November 24, 2011) Uncertainity just days before elections.

(November 26, 2011) Not everyone feels like the upcoming elections are fair, as thousands still gathered at the square.

(November 27, 2011) Contemplating a democratic future after Mubarak

(November 28, 2011) Large turnout for election day.

(December 2, 2011) Protesting against police brutality which resulted in eye injuries.

(December 7, 2011) Military to intervene in the constitutional process

(December 18, 2011) Violence in Egypt continues since Friday.

(December 19, 2011) Government claim protesters aim to burn down govt buildingings. Twelve people reported dead since friday’s clashes with security forces.

(December 20, 2011)  Egyptian army continues crackdown on protests. Check out these images of protesters being beaten.

(June 13, 2012) The Egyptian Justice ministry issues a decree to the military to arrest anyone suspected of sparking violent protests.

(June 18, 2o12) Egypt democracy in limbo, as the military hesitate handing over power to a civilian government.



(February 15, 2011)  Protests begin in the eastern port city of Benghazi and spreads to other cities. Security responds with live fire from snipers, leading to more than thousand deaths.

(February 22, 2011)  President Muammar Gaddafi vows to fight till his last drop of blood. Accusing protesters as “mercenaries” being manipulated by foreign countries.

(March 17, 2011)  UN security council authorizes a no-fly zone

(June 27, 2011)  The International criminal court of  The Hague issues a warrant for the arrest of Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and his head of intelligence.

(August 21, 2011)  rebel forces seize Green spuare, Tripoli, and detain Gaddafi’s sons Saif and Mohammed.

(October 20, 2011)  rebels capture and kill Gaddafi: The end of the regime.



(March 15, 2011) Uprising begins in the Southern city of Deraa

(August 12, 2011) The poster says it all, Bashar’s radical regime needs to be stopped. The people of Syria deserves better.

(August 17, 2011) Scores of protesters resist deadly threats.

(November 13, 2011)  Syrians respond to government and attacked embassies and consulates.

(November 12, 2011) Arab league suspends Syria’s membership.

(November 19, 2011) Syria uprising as they demand for change.

(November 28, 2011) Arab league pressure Syria govt. to end the uprising or face economic sanctions.

(November 27, 2011) Arab league adopts sweeping sanctions against Syria’s govt.

(December 2, 2011) The UN calls for international action.

(December 5, 2011) Syrian blogger detained by officials for trashing the radical regime.

(December 7, 2011) Government exerts force to silence protesters

(December 11, 2011) General strike by the Syrian opposition.

(December 12, 2011) UN declares the death toll has risen above 5,000 as the Syrian govt calls on voters to turn out for local elections.

(December 13, 2011) Military defectors kill 27 soldiers in one of the largest attacks yet on Syria’s security.

(December 17, 2011) Protesters demand a stop on civilian crackdown.

(December 20, 2011) Syria signs Arab league peace deal. Could this be a signal to a peaceful Syria or is it just another red-herring to make the protesters give up the uprisings against the govt’s radicalism?

(December 21, 2011) Violence continued as reports of  at least 160 defecting soldiers, civilians and antigovernment activists were killed by forces loyal to president Bashar-al Assad.

(December 22, 2011) Arab League Delegates arrive in Syria

(December 23, 2011)  Bomb attack outside the State Security Directorate building in Damascus, kills at least 44 people and mostly civilians.

(December 24, 2011) A mass funeral for the 44 people that died in the twin suicide bombings aimed at the intelligence agency compound in Damascus.

(December 27, 2011) Arab League observers begin their intrepid work of monitoring the situation in Syria.

(December 28, 2011) Just as the observers started their work, 13 people have been killed in fresh violence that sparked in the towns of Hama, Homs, Idlib and Deraa.

(January 9, 2012) UN observers given a green light to continue mission in Syria.


(November 24, 2011) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Saudi Arabia to hand over power after almost 30 years. Will this change give young Yemenis hope for a better tomorrow?


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