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AlgeriaAlgeria

Mon 25 Aug 2014 In the beginning of 2011, widespread protests broke out over the sudden increase in staple food prices. The government lowered the food prices, but the Arab spring in neighbouring countries inspired labour unions, opposition parties and religious groups to organise large-scale protests across the entire country. In late February, Bouteflika’s government lifted the 19-year state of emergency... Read full update

IsraelIsrael

Mon 25 Aug 2014 The creation of Israel was the culmination of the Zionist movement, whose aim was a homeland for Jews scattered all over the world following the Diaspora. After World War Two (WWII), international support to create an Israeli state immensely grew. The division of the former British mandate of Palestine and the creation of the state Israel in 1948 by the United Nations (UN) has been at the heart... Read full update

TunisiaTunisia

Wed 20 Aug 2014 On 26 January 2014 Tunisia’s parliament adopted a new constitution, which is seen as a crucial step to getting the democratic transition back on track for establishing full democracy. The document was drafted by the National Constituent Assembly (NCA), an assembly of Tunisian Islamists, leftists and liberals that was elected in October 2011 to write the new constitution.

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