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Morocco is under heavy pressure from international lenders to reduce its budget deficit after spending heavily on food and energy subsidies and higher public sector salaries in 2011 and 2012 to help defuse social tensions.
Around 1,000 unionists and left-wing opposition activists gathered in Sidi Bouzid, the impoverished central town where Mohammed Bouazizi staged his iconic protest on 17 December 2011, for a demonstration against the lack of progress since the revolution.
The opposition accuses the current government of failing to rein in militants who have stepped up attacks, and failing to deal with an economic malaise that has led to a rise in strikes and protests.
The economies of Arab countries rocked by the uprisings that swept the region two years ago, remain sluggish because of unfinished political transitions
The MENA economies, projected to grow 2.5 percent, are still feeling the impact of political and social tensions from the Arab Spring
Five billion Euros to Egypt depend on holding democratic elections and national dialogue
Unfortunately, revolutions come at a price. The whole idea of revolting is to destroy the connection with the status quo, and this connection can be broken in two main ways. You either break the connection, celebrate its destruction, propose a different status quo, implement it and build a new connection; or simply break the connection, …
By Farah Halime With the rise of political Islam across North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, Islamic finance is being touted as the solution to decades of unemployment and economic inequality. “We’ve tried socialism, we’ve tried capitalism, now we’re trying Islam,” cried supporters of Mohamed Morsi, when he was …
Talal Abu Ghazaleh is the chairman and founder of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organisation (TAG) and is known for promoting the concept of intellectual property rights in the Arab world. A Palestinian refugee, whose life is governed by “the principle of the blessing of suffering, for suffering can become the greatest blessing”, Abu Ghazaleh was granted a scholarship to study at the American University in Beirut (AUB), and he was the first student to get a scholarship from United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
In January 2011, those who were protesting in Tahrir Square kept a careful eye on world leaders, hoping to hear a message of support for the revolution or a message of pressure to the Mubarak regime. The United States and Western Europe found themselves in a very difficult position. On one hand, their long-time ally …
Euro Middle East Forum in Brussels began their lecture series ‘Arab Transitions: Two Years On’ on Tuesday
Congress for the Republic party demands the resignation of the interior, justice and foreign ministers
Tunisia’s opposition has been undermined by differences since the 2011 revolution
The killing of Chokri Belaid plunges Tunisia into political crisis
Rana Allam, Managing Editor of Daily News Egypt, discusses the Arab Spring on CNN
Clinton discusses Morsy and Egypt’s political transition
A growing generation of skeptics and atheists is increasingly coming to the fore
By Natana DeLong-Bas Boston, Massachusetts – The Arab Spring introduced us to the strength and determination of the many Arab women who took to the streets and the internet to call for change in their governments and societies. Gone were the stereotypes of oppression and passivity. In their place were voices and faces of hope, …
The region needs progressive cooperation to face its major political challenges
A few weeks ago I was invited to a UNDP-sponsored forum on “women’s participation in post-revolutionary parliamentary elections.” Policy makers, legislators and opinion leaders from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia had gathered to share their experiences in legislative elections held following the mass uprisings in their countries and discuss ways of ensuring increased participation of women …
Enemies of the Arab Spring
The General Secretary and CEO of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Dr Michel Alaby, talks to Daily News Egypt about investment prospects and enhancing trade relations between Brazil and Egypt
Latvia’s young Prime Minister, Valdis Dombrovskis, to the Egyptian youth: Self-organisation by forming political parties, interest groups and NGOs is the solution
Yusuf Al-Qaradawi speaks from inside Al-Azhar for the first time
Noam Chomsky speaks at AUC
The report aims to draw a map of post-revolution Syria
Brahimi called on Monday for a temporary ceasefire during the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday starting on October 26.
The political protest does not come simply due to disparity in distribution of wealth.
Rajab starts a hunger strike from behind bars for being refused the right to attend his mother’s funeral
Protests planned across the Arab world, diplomatic pressure “not enough”