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Tunisia Uprising

Tens Of Thousands Of Tunisians Take To The Streets

AP | Posted 08.07.2013 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Tens of thousands of Tunisians filled the streets of their capital to protest the government, deepening the sense of unease in a cou...

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.

Tunisia One Year Later: More of the Same but Hope for Change

Sophie-Alexandra Aiachi | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Sophie-Alexandra Aiachi

The Constitution has not been drafted, the date of the next election has not been set, and we continue to plod through the various crises agitating our society and an economy that does not stop sinking.

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...

Islamist Protests in Tunisia

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle | Posted 12.13.2011 | World
Mischa Benoit-Lavelle

While Tunisia has avoided the instability that has threatened to push Egypt back into full-scale contestation, it is clear that tensions are rising and that those tensions are centering on the subject of Islam.

Police Arrest Islamists Set To Attack Tunisian TV Station

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 12.09.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian police on Sunday arrested dozens of Islamist demonstrators set on attacking the offices of a television channel that h...

Tunisia's Ex-President Sentenced To 35 Years In Jail

Posted 08.20.2011 | World

TUNIS, June 20 (Reuters) - A Tunisian court on Monday sentenced ousted president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife, in absentia, to 35 years in...

Muslim Women's Self-reliance and Clinton's Guidance Could Ensure Reforms

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In this crucial post-coup stage, women who fought for change should heed the betrayals of gender rights in Algeria and Iran during periods of crisis.

Tunisia Scraps Hated Police Unit As New Government Sworn In

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's prime minister named a new interim government on Monday and a much-hated police unit was disbanded as the interim lea...

After Tunisia And Egypt: Arab Writers Reflect

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Following the successful uprising in Tunisia and the biggest demonstrations in Egypt for decades, protests have spread across the Arab world. Will oth...

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.

Hillary Clinton Issues Message To Tunisia After Revolution

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday urged Tunisia's new leadership to restore order and adopt broad economic and po...

Tunisia Uprising Drives Iron-Fisted Ruler From Power

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

TUNIS, Tunisia — After 23 years of iron-fisted rule, the president of Tunisia was driven from power Friday by violent protests over soaring unem...