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Tunisia: Anti-Islamist MP Shot and Killed on Republic Day

Amira Yahyaoui | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Amira Yahyaoui

For better or worse, Tunisia might be following the example of Egypt and starting its own rebellion. Unless social violence and government incompetence become so banal that Tunisians fail to react to the second political assassination of its democratic transition.

Tunisian Media Aren't Quite Free Yet

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.25.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Tunisian reformers, activists, bloggers, journalists and others who suffered under Ben Ali are eager to see radical changes in record time, which may not be realistic, as the dust has yet to settle on their country's revolution.

Tunisia Fetes Arab Spring

AP | By PAUL SCHEMM and BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 02.16.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Exactly one year ago, in a hardscrabble town in Tunisia's arid interior, the death knell sounded for the decades-old system of dicta...

Night Of Unrest In Town Where Arab Spring Started

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — The leader of the moderate Islamist party that won Tunisia's first free elections called for calm Friday after protests erupted...

14-Year-Old Boy Reportedly Killed In Tunisia Protest

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 09.16.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Authorities said Monday that a 14-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet fired during a violent protest in the Tunisian town...

How an Arab Autocrat Falls

Sohrab Ahmari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sohrab Ahmari

As the events unfolding in Tunisia demonstrate, the bargain struck by the West with autocrats sitting atop social pressure cookers ready to erupt at any minute is a bad one.

Tunisia's Presidential Security Chief Arrested As Violence Continues

AP | ELAINE GANLEY and BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Major gunbattles erupted outside the palace of Tunisia's deposed president, in the center of the capital, in front of the main ...

Tunisia's Political Unrest Continues As Strongman Leader Ousted

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tunisia has been rocked by riots recently over unemployment and corruption, thought to have been sparked by the suicide of a young man who could not f...