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Arab Spring exiles look back 10 years after Egypt uprising

Arab Spring exiles look back 10 years after Egypt uprising

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LONDON -- The Egyptians who took to the streets on Jan. 25, 2011, knew what they were doing. They knew they risked arrest and worse. But as their numbers swelled in Cairo's central Tahrir Square, they tasted success.Police forces backed off, and within days, former President Hosni Mubarak agreed to demands to step down.But events didn't turn out the way many of the protesters envisioned. A decade later, thousands are estimated to have fled abroad to escape the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi that is considered even more oppressive. The significant loss of academics, artists, journalists and other intellectuals has, along with a climate of fear, hobbled any political opposition.Dr. Mohamed Aboelgheit was among those jailed in the southern city of Assiut in 2011 after joining c...
US and UK condemn ‘harsh tactics’ against Navalny protesters

US and UK condemn ‘harsh tactics’ against Navalny protesters

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The US and UK have condemned the "harsh tactics" used against protesters and journalists in Russia - as more than 2,500 people have reportedly been arrested at rallies in support of the jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny."We call on Russian authorities to release all those detained for exercising their universal rights," said US State Department spokesman Ned Price on Saturday. Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab also condemned "the Russian authorities' use of violence against peaceful protesters and journalists" and called on the government to "release citizens detained during peaceful demonstrations". Image: Yulia Navalnaya at Pushkinskaya Square before her arrest. Pic: Instagram Please use Chrome browser f...
Alexei Navalny: Dozens detained in protests in eastern Russia

Alexei Navalny: Dozens detained in protests in eastern Russia

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Trump impeachment: Senate trial poised to start next week

Trump impeachment: Senate trial poised to start next week

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Biden says vaccine rollout has been a ‘dismal failure’ and urges Americans to wear a mask for 99 days

Biden says vaccine rollout has been a ‘dismal failure’ and urges Americans to wear a mask for 99 days

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Joe Biden has warned that the fight to bring coronavirus under control in the US is a "wartime undertaking" - devoting much of his first full day in office to tackling the pandemic.The new president signed 10 executive orders on Thursday that are designed to ramp up testing, tackle vaccine shortages, and increase mask wearing nationwide. More than 406,000 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in the US, and more than 24.5 million cases have been confirmed - with 4,367 fatalities confirmed in the past 24 hours. Image: Mr Biden signed 10 executive orders concerning the coronavirus pandemic Mr Biden has described the rollout of vaccines in the US as a "dismal failure so far", and vowed to expand vaccine manufacturing in the coming wee...