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  • How 5 revolutions got their names

    Questions are cropping up about the appropriateness of calling Tunisia's uprising the "Jasmine Revolution" – stemming from the fact that the term has been used in reference to Syria in 2005 and even the path that brought ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali to power. But the moniker could stick, at least partially because it's become a tradition of sorts to name the revolutions of the 2000s after colors and flowers and even household items. Here's an overview of some of the popular revolutions – and their nicknames – that preceded Tunisia's ... whatever you want to call it:

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  • Kyrgyzstan elections: Unity top priority for Atambayev

    Kyrgyzstan elections: Unity top priority for Atambayev

    Newly elected Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev has said his biggest challenge will be to unify the country, which has seen two revolutions and a string of questionable elections during the past decade.

  • How 5 revolutions got their names

    Questions are cropping up about the appropriateness of calling Tunisia's uprising the "Jasmine Revolution" – stemming from the fact that the term has been used in reference to Syria in 2005 and even the path that brought ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali to power. But the moniker could stick, at least partially because it's become a tradition of sorts to name the revolutions of the 2000s after colors and flowers and even household items. Here's an overview of some of the popular revolutions – and their nicknames – that preceded Tunisia's ... whatever you want to call it:

  • Gallery Top uprisings of the past decade

    ARAB SPRING - 2010, Tunisia - The wave of protests still sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa began in Tunisia in response to a young man's self-immolation to protest police corruption and violence. The uprisings spread to Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, and continues in Syria. Here, protesters stand atop a police vehicle in front of the prime minister's office during a demonstration in downtown Tunis, Tunisia, January 21, 2011.

  • Opinion Will Obama support democracy in Kyrgyzstan?

    The ousted president of Kyrgyzstan was charged with murder. Now Roza Otunbayeva is the best hope to lead the country. She’s honest, pro-American, and committed to democracy.

  • Kyrgyzstan coup: Bakiyev inching closer to leaving the country

    Global News Blog Kyrgyzstan coup: Bakiyev inching closer to leaving the country

    President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, pushed from power in the Kyrgyzstan coup last week, is nearing a deal to allow him and his family to leave the country, cooling concerns of further violence in the Central Asian nation, according to media reports from the capital Bishkek.

  • Kyrgyz coup: Who is new leader Roza Otunbayeva?

    Kyrgyz coup: Who is new leader Roza Otunbayeva?

    Former Foreign Minister Roza Otunbayeva has emerged in the wake of the Kyrgyz coup as the leader of an interim government in Kyrgyzstan, home to a key base for the US war effort in Afghanistan.

  • Protests topple Kyrgyz government, Roza Otunbayeva takes charge

    Protests topple Kyrgyz government, Roza Otunbayeva takes charge

    Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev appeared to confirm Thursday he had lost control of the country's armed forces as former ally Roza Otunbayeva took charge of a provisional Kyrgyz government.

  • Global News Blog US ally Kyrgyzstan holds Soviet-style election

    As host to a key US air base – used to support troops in Afghanistan – the country may feel little pressure to address electoral and human rights abuses.

  • Armenia crackdown: an ex-Soviet pattern?

    Armenia crackdown: an ex-Soviet pattern?

    A state of emergency remains in place, after protesters alleging election fraud were dispersed last week.