TUE 23 - 9 - 2014
Yemen deal signed after Houthi rebels seize government HQ, premier quits
Agence France Presse
SANAA: Rival groups in Yemen signed a U.N.-brokered peace deal Sunday after Shiite rebels seized the government headquarters and the prime minister resigned in the face of raging violence.
 
“A national peace and partnership agreement based on the outcomes of the national dialogue conference was signed this evening at the presidential palace” in Sanaa, state news agency Saba reported.
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ISIS closes in on Kurdish town, refugees flood into Turkey
Reuters
SURUC, Turkey/BEIRUT: ISIS militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighboring Turkey may have topped 100,000 and was likely to go much higher.
 
Residents fleeing the frontier town of Ain al-Arab, known in Kurdish as Kobani, and its surrounding villages said the militants were executing people of all ages in t...
The Arab Spring: Revolutions for Deliverance from Authoritarianism (Full Text)
Case Studies
This book is a collection of working papers and testimonies about the Arab revolutions and some of the accompanying transformations between the years 2010 and 2013 in the context of what has been termed “the Arab Spring”, presented by members and friends of the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy.

The entire region is moving toward an escape from the authoritarian paradigm, which has governed the region for many decades, and entering into a long and co...
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Emad Siyam R.I.P
With great pain and sadness, we mourn the death of our friend, colleague and co-founder of the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy, Dr. Emad Siyam.

Emad, an activist and a researcher, spent years struggling for freedom, social justice and democracy in Egypt. He was arrested and sent to jail many many times in the 80s and the 90s.

In 2005 he took part in the "Kefaya" (enough) movement demonstrations opposed to Moubarak regime, and in...
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