Futile: Saudi’s Decade-Long Attempt to Bottle Up Yemeni Youth Revolution is Failing

“Saudi Arabia has crushed our revolution, turned our lives into hell because our uprising was interpreted by the ruling family as a threat to [their] influence and because of their fear of the revolution spreading to the Saudi interior.” — Yemeni artist Aisha Ali Saeed

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SANA'A, YEMEN -- A decade has passed since a massive popular uprising was sparked in Yemen by the wave of pro-democracy protests surging across the Middle East and North Africa known as the Arab Spring. The protests called for the overthrow of dictatorial regimes and sought democracy, sovereignty, and the elimination of poverty and unemployment.

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Seven Women’s Driving Activists Arrested for Treason in Saudi Arabia May Face Execution

Weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its longtime ban on women driving, a group of seven women’s rights activists has been arrested on treason and espionage related charges — offenses which can bring the death penalty.

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Weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its longtime ban on women driving, a group of seven women's rights activists has been arrested on treason and espionage related charges — offenses which can bring the death penalty. The kingdom plans to lift the driving ban on June 24th, though significant restrictions will still remain to allow women to

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United Arab Emirates Threatens Qatar Sympathizers With Prison

Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry also announced that “all options” remain open for handling Qatar.

Qatar Emir Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani waits for the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ahead of their meeting, at Diwan Palace in Doha, Qatar. (Brendan Smialowski/AP)

Tensions between the Gulf Arab states continue to rise today, with Saudi Arabia leading a new round of threats against Qatar, with Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry insisting that “all options” remain open for handling Qatar, amid rumors of a potential invasion. The most extreme action of the day, however, came from the United Arab Emirates, which

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Former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak Freed After 6 Years In Prison

Mubarak, 88, was acquitted earlier this month after Egypt’s top court cleared him over the deaths of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ousted him.

In this Oct. 16, 1016 file photo, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters from his room at the Maadi Military Hospital as they celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the Oct. 6, 1973 war. An Egyptian security official said Froday, March 24, 2017 that the country’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak returned home, after his release. (AP/Amr Nabil)

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed and has left a military hospital in southern Cairo, returning to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer has confirmed. Mubarak, 88, was acquitted earlier this month after Egypt’s top court cleared him over the deaths of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ousted him. The

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#YouStink Isn’t Another Arab Spring — It’s The Death Of Western-Born Monopoly Capitalism

“Lebanon has became the capitalist cautionary tale. This is what radical capitalism looks like when applied absolutely,” a journalist and lecturer tells MintPress. “I think we can agree it is not working.”

A Lebanese anti-government protester holds his national flag as Lebanese riot policemen stand guard behind barbed wire that blocks a road leading to the parliament building, during a protest against the on-going trash crisis and government corruption, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Lebanon's prime minister says he hopes that political talks between senior politicians will help end government paralysis that has sparked angry street protests. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

BEIRUT --- Un-tethered by ethnicity and religious affiliation, Lebanon’s youth are uniting in protest, aiming to defend their shared values and country against the effects of corruption and monopolies birthed by capitalism. On Aug. 29, for instance, an estimated 10,000 people gathered in downtown Beirut, calling for the resignation of the

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This Is How The War In Syria Looks To An Assad Supporter

“Normal people didn’t want to have a so-called revolution. We didn’t want anything like that.”

A Syrian woman rides in a car painted in the colors of the Syrian flag with President Bashar Assad's portrait in Damascus, Syria, June 3, 2014. Photo credit: AP BEIRUT, Lebanon — Four years ago, a few hundred Syrians took to the streets in Damascus, Aleppo and Daraa in what was billed as a “Day of Rage” against Syrian President Bashar

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