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Timeline: Ten years of war in Syria

Paris - Syria's decade-long war has left more than 380,000 people dead and forced millions into exile.Here is a summary of the main events in the conflict, which has drawn in a host of regional and international powers.

Syrian heritage suffered 'cultural apocalypse'

Palmyra - A decade of war has not only destroyed Syria's present and poisoned its future, it has damaged beyond repair some of its fabled past.

For Syrians, the road to justice begins in Europe

Koblenz - Wassim Mukdad has carried a deep darkness inside of him since his native Syria slipped into an abyss of conflict and terror.

Activists in race to save digital trace of Syria war

Beirut - From videos of deadly air strikes to jihadist takeovers, Al-Mutez Billah's YouTube page served as a digital archive of the Syrian war until automated takedown software in 2017 erased it permanently.

With heavy hearts, Syrians in Turkey pursue new lives

Gaziantep - Some are coping, others struggling, but Syrian refugees in Turkey say they dare not follow their dreams and return home while President Bashar al-Assad remains in power.Of the 5.6 million people who have fled Syria's conflict, more than 3.

Syria's Idlib: What future for the rebel holdout?

Beirut - Ten years into Syria's war, a large patch of territory in the country's northwest controlled by jihadists and allied rebels is still holding out against the Damascus regime.

10 years on, no peace after war in Syria

Beirut - After a decade of unfathomable violence and human tragedy that has made Syria the defining war of the early 21st century, the fighting has tapered off but the suffering hasn't.

Libyans remember revolution that ousted Kadhafi but brought chaos

Tripoli - Libyans marked 10 years Wednesday since the start of the uprising that toppled longtime ruler Moamer Kadhafi, ending a long dictatorship but throwing the country into a decade of violent lawlessness.

Ten years on, Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

Dubai - With a popular, reform-minded crown prince newly installed as prime minister, and a decade passed since the Arab Spring, Bahrain should be well placed to cast off the painful legacy of its uprising.

Oil-rich Libya in poverty after decade of conflict

Tripoli - Libya has Africa's largest proven oil reserves and only seven million people, but a decade of bloody conflict has left its economy shattered and its population mired in poverty.

Who's left of the Kadhafi clan 10 years after revolt?

Tripoli - Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi was ousted and killed in the 2011 uprising, but several of his family members survived. A decade on, what has happened to them?

Libya mired in chaos 10 years after Arab Spring

Tripoli - Ten years after Libya's NATO-backed uprising ousted and killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi, the country remains wracked by conflict and chaos, its population bled dry despite the nation's vast oil wealth.

Libya's decade of turmoil since Kadhafi's fall

Tripoli - Oil-rich Libya has been mired in chaos since dictator Moamer Kadhafi was ousted and killed a decade ago.Its UN-recognised government is based in Tripoli, while eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar supports a parallel administration based in the east.

Arab Spring's long lost dream of Egyptian freedom

Apo - A decade after Egypt's mass protests briefly unlocked new freedoms, human rights groups say it is back to square one as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has stamped out all opposition.

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunis - Tunisia marked 10 years Thursday since its street revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fleeing into exile, but few are celebrating amid a lockdown as Covid-19 cases spiral.

Glum mood 10 years after Tunisia protest ousted president

Tunis - Tunisia, where the Arab Spring started, has also been its relative success story -- but celebrations will be muted when it marks on Thursday one decade since protesters ousted its autocratic leader.

Hopes lie crushed as Tunisians mark a decade since revolution

Sidi Bouzid - Ten years since the intoxicating early days of Tunisia's revolution, dreams for a better future lie crushed, and in the rural town where it began, the mood on Thursday was one of anger rather than hope.

Cartoon cat helps keep Tunisia's revolutionary flame alight

Tunis - When Tunisia's embattled dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali delivered a last-ditch speech promising new freedoms to a country in revolt, Nadia Khiari sketched her cat delivering the same address to a group of mice.

Despite democracy, Tunisia's revolution remains unfinished

Tunis - Tunisians may have overthrown dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali a decade ago but, with few reforms to the country's security forces and an economy rife with nepotism, its revolution is far from achieving its goals.

In birthplace of Tunisia's revolution, few jobs and little hope

Sidi Bouzid - Khouloud Rhimi sits sipping a latte with friends in Sidi Bouzid, ground zero of the Tunisian uprising, and laments 10 years of disappointment and economic woes.

Arab Spring: How the West missed a date with history

Paris - Ten years ago, as protests flared across the Arab world, Western governments failed to meet a date with destiny and help nurture dreams of democracy, missing an unprecedented chance to shape real reform.

'The Arab Spring did not die': A second wave of Mideast protests

Beirut - The Arab Spring uprisings are nearly a decade old and moribund but protests in four new countries last year revealed that the spirit of the revolts that lit up 2011 is still alive.

How the Arab uprisings were weakened by online fakes

Tunis - The Arab uprisings a decade ago were supercharged by online calls to join the protests -- but the internet was soon flooded with misinformation, weakening the region's cyber-activists.

Spirit of revolt lives on in Syria's exiles

Paris - They may be scarred, but nothing, not even torture, bombing or exile, could break them.

Arab Spring: the first smartphone revolution

Nicosia - Social media and smartphones briefly gave youthful Arab Spring protesters a technological edge that helped topple ageing dictatorships a decade ago as their revolutionary spirit went viral.

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Beirut - Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm a decade ago had a flag to raise or a leader to follow. But all of them had a song to sing.

From hope to agony, what's left of the Arab Spring?

Beirut - Ten years ago, a wildfire of revolts in the Arab world touched off an unlikely series of events that swelled, then dashed many hopes, and irrevocably changed the region.

A decade on, Kadhafi's cousin sees Arab Spring as Western plot

Apo - From his lavish Cairo apartment overlooking the Nile, Ahmed Kadhaf al-Dam reminisces fondly about the iron-fisted rule of Libya by his cousin Moamer Kadhafi, nearly a decade after his ouster.

Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Beirut - When the Arab revolts that were sweeping the region and toppling autocrats like dominoes reached Syria, Bashar al-Assad's days at the helm looked numbered.

From hope to agony, what's left of the Arab Spring?

Beirut - Ten years ago, a wildfire of revolts in the Arab world touched off an unlikely series of events that swelled, then dashed many hopes, and irrevocably changed the region.
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