iOS app Android app

Tunisia Protests

Egypt Arrests Opposition Party Leaders During Protests

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Egypt rounded up members of the Muslim Brotherhood including at least eight senior leaders of the group ahead of planned co...

Egyptian Opposition Plans Major Protests For Friday

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO - The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted p...

Mubarak, Egypt, Mubarak

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


Egypt Protests Continue As Government Offers No Concessions

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's ruling party said Thursday it was ready for a dialogue with the public but offered no concessions to address demands for a solut...

The Arc of Revolution: Egypt and Tunisia's Uphill Battle to Democracy

Ty McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ty McCormick

For all the excitement surrounding Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution and its intellectual progeny in Egypt and elsewhere, there are a number of factors that portend against the successful consolidation of democracy post revolution.

Egypt Protests: Live Updates Of Cairo's Clashes

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian anti-government activists pelted police with firebombs and rocks in a second day of clashes Wednesday in defiance of an official...

Tunisia Issues International Arrest Warrant For Ousted President

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's government issued an international arrest warrant Wednesday for ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and six rela...

The Tunisian Army: Defending the Beachhead of Democracy in the Arab World

Clement M. Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Clement M. Henry

A litmus test of democracy is civilian control of the military enshrined in the constitution and exercised through representative institutions, a test which to date no Arab state has passed. So how close is Tunisia now?

Time for Obama to Say Kefaya

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Levine

The democracy protests that swept Tunisian President Zine el Abedine Ben Ali from power are going viral, but sadly President Obama and other Western leaders seem immune. The question is, why?

The Year of Living Dangerously: Rising Commodity Prices and Extreme Weather Events Threaten Global Stability

Michael T. Klare | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael T. Klare

Food prices have already sparked riots in Algeria and mass protests in Tunisia. We haven't seen the last of resource revolts which, in the coming years, could reach an intensity we scarcely imagine today.

Tunisians Tear Gassed As Anti-Government Protests Heat Up

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Authorities clashed with anti-government protesters outside the prime minister's office Monday, teachers went on strike, and po...

As African Tyrants Fall

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

The Tunisian people's revolution provides practical insights into the prerequisites for dismantling dictatorships in Africa. The first lesson is that when dictatorships end, their end could come with either a bang or a whimper.

Why Could Tunisia Do What Iran Cannot?

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

The protests in Tunisia were like the Iranian movement in many ways, but, unlike Iran, its leadership was not part of an old guard who aimed to reform the system.

Reflections on Tunisia

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Tunisia has captured attention, generated excitement and is an inspiration to Arabs. Of course, there is a difference between being inspired by a performance and repeating that performance.

The Tunisia We Are Hoping For

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Navi Pillay

Human rights lie right at the heart of the extraordinary developments which culminated in the departure of former President Ben Ali. We all hope this will be the beginning of a new Tunisia.

Europeans Freeze Assets Linked to Deposed Tunisian President; What About US?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Some European countries have announced the freezing of assets linked to the Ben Ali clan. But the U.S. has made no such announcement.

A Tale of Two Tyrants

Barry Lando | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry Lando

There's a certain irony to the fact that as a bloody, corrupt Tunisian dictator headed off to exile, another corrupt and bloody former dictator who fled his country almost 25 years ago returned to Haiti.

What Tunisia's Protests Have Done for social media

Annabel Symington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Annabel Symington

The Tunisian protests didn't get the same breathless exposure that the mainstream media granted the Iran protests in 2009 -- but Tunisia's vocal youth...

What's Next for Tunisia?

Haim Malka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haim Malka

At this point, it is hard to understand who the actors will be in determining Tunisia's future, and that makes finding partners to build that future all the more difficult.

Tunisia's Democratic Revolution

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

The people of Tunisia have demonstrated their power to oust a dictatorship. The coming period will tell if they can actually build a democracy.

Tunisians Topple Tyranny: Revolution Has "Electrified People Across the Arab World"

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

On Monday, Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi announced members of opposition parties would hold government positions for the first time. Democracy Now! spoke with four people about the Tunisian revolution.

Tunisia's New Government In Turmoil As Ministers Quit

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — At least four opposition ministers quit Tunisia's day-old unity government Tuesday, aligning themselves with demonstrators who ...

Two More Protestors Light Themselves On Fire As Copycat Burnings Continue

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — A 25-year-old unemployed man died in a hospital on Tuesday after setting himself on fire in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, securi...

Tunisia Riots: German Tour Operators Cancel Trips

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

BERLIN — Two major German tour operators says they have cancelled all departures to Tunisia through Feb. 15 due to safety concerns. TUI AG and ...

Horrifying Copycat Suicide Protests Sweep North Africa

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO/ALGIERS (Reuters) - The self-immolation that set off the protest wave which toppled Tunisia's leader has led to apparent copycat protests in ot...