Day: December 24, 2020

The Arab Spring After Ten Years: Where the Middle East Stands Today

It has been a full decade since Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire outside the provincial headquarters of Sidi Bouzid. On December 17th, 2010, Bouazizi, who was regularly harassed by local police into conceding commission and merchandise, acted out of “sheer desperation,” says Thessa Lageman of Al

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Journalist Malalai Maiwand Shot Dead In Afghanistan

On Thursday 10th December, Afghan journalist and women’s rights campaigner, Malalai Maiwand, was killed by gunmen on her way to work in Jalalabad, a city in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to Reuters, Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, through its telegram communications channel, calling Maiwand a

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