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arab spring


sYria


Angry protests across the country were met with fierce crackdown and many deaths. Despite widespread international condemnation, Bashar al-Assad clings to power. STATUS: Severe unrest


KUWaiT EgYpT


Protests centred on Tahrir Square led to the resignation of Hosni Mubarak who is now on trial. Aggressive response to new demonstrations led to resignation of government. STATUS: Severe unrest


Despite free food rations and gifts of $4,000 per citizen, demonstrations and strikes have occurred as protestors seek removal of Prime Minister amid corruption accusations. STATUS: Unrest growing


baHrain


Demonstrations about political freedom and equality became a call for King Hamad’s overthrow after violent raid on Pearl Roundabout. New report alleges use of excessive force on the protestors. STATUS: Moderate unrest


saUDi arabia


The conservative kingdom has seen protests over labour rights, in support of Shia opposition in Bahrain and by women seeking the right to drive cars. STATUS: Stable


YEMEn


Protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh were met with violent resistance and lead to assassination attempt. After reneging several times, Saleh has signed peace deal and will quit. STATUS: Severe unrest


OMan


Protests about salary levels and jobs were largely focused on Sohar, with several deaths alleged. Private sector pay has been boosted and 50,000 government jobs promised. STATUS: Stable


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