Vote for the top Middle East story of 2011

Shortlist: Arab Spring, Iranian threat, Palestinian bid for statehood, Turkey's regional power and indictments for Hariri suspects.

By ELIEZER SHERMAN
December 26, 2011 00:52
1 minute read.
Protesters flee Tahrir Square.

Egyptian protesters flee Tahrir 311 R. (photo credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh )

The Middle East is a turbulent region, and 2011 was a year to remember. Many Arab governments were toppled as the people made their voices heard. While the year's events threatened any sense of stability, it paved the way for an incredible amount of change.




From the Arab Spring protests, the sharpening of the Iranian nuclear threat, the Palestinian statehood bid in the UN, the rise of Turkey as a regional power, to the indictments of four suspects in the assassination of Lebanon's Rafik Hariri the year left Middle Easterners wondering what could possibly happen next. Which stories had the biggest impact on you in 2011?

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