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Tunisia Is Where The Arab Spring Worked -- And Why

The European | Florian Guckelsberger and Lars Mensel | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

Florian Guckelsberger and Lars Mensel of The European sat down with Rafik Abdessalem -- the former foreign minister of Tunisia and a leading membe...

Tunisia Ends State Of Emergency After 3 Years

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 03.06.2014 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's president on Thursday lifted the state of emergency that has been in place since the outbreak of a popular revolutio...

Tunisia's Hopes Near Realization

Rached Ghannouchi | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Rached Ghannouchi

On the third anniversary of the Arab Spring, the principal question is: has the Tunisian model for democratic transition succeeded in placing Tunisia on the path of democracy? And what are the principal features of this model that make it successful?

Turning the Tide: Three Years Later Tunisia Is Still the Forerunner of the Arab Spring

Arezo Yazd | Posted 03.19.2014 | World
Arezo Yazd

Whether Tunisia turns into a stronghold of stability and democratic governance in the coming years is uncertain, but given the region's current volatility, Tunisia seems to be light-years ahead of its neighbors.

Three Years Since Revolution, Tunisia Seeks to Reckon With Difficult Past

David Tolbert | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
David Tolbert

While those in Western countries may wonder what is meant by "transitional justice," in societies emerging from a period of mass abuse -- such as systematic torture, massive disappearances and crimes against humanity -- the question of how to address past abuses is an urgent one, particularly for victims.

Sophia Jones

'There Was Blood On The Streets. We Fought And We Got Nothing.'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

SIDI BOUZID, Tunisia -- Three years ago, a 26-year-old street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi stood in front of the municipal headquarters in this dusty...

Police, Protesters Stand Off On Arab Spring's Anniversary

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian police stepped up security while protesters from across the spectrum accused the government Tuesday of betraying the ...

Tunisia's Ruling Party Conflicted About Religion

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - The young man at the entrance to Zitouna, the oldest mosque in the Tunis medina, was adamant. Non-Muslims could no longer enter the buildi...

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.

Tunisians Worry About Loss Of Freedoms Gained Under The Arab Spring

Religion News Service | Elizabeth Bryant | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion

TUNIS, Tunisia (RNS) Three women got Nadia Jelassi into trouble. Veiled and surrounded by stones, the busts of three women were attacked by Salafis...

Was The Arab Spring A Conspiracy?

TruTV.com | Posted 04.28.2012 | Weird News

After many of years chaffing under the yoke of an oppressive regime, the downtrodden people of a backwards nation were empowered by social media and W...

You Say You Want A Revolution...

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 01.25.2012 | Home

On Jan. 25, 2011, one year ago today, Egyptian protesters began the 18-day uprising that ended in the ejection of President Hosni Mubarak. The even...

Tunisia Celebrates Anniversary Of Ben Ali's Ouster

AP | By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 03.15.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Masses of Tunisians marched in peaceful triumph Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the revolution that ended the dictators...

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...

Partial Results Indicate Moderate Islamist Party Wins Nearly Half Of Seats

AP | Posted 12.26.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Authorities say the latest results from Tunisia's landmark elections indicate the moderate Islamist party is holding onto its lead, ...

Tunisian Elections Are Milestone For Arab Spring

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 12.26.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — No matter what the results, Tunisia's landmark election was a monumental achievement in democracy that will be a tough act to f...

From The Streets Of Tunisia To Wall Street

Hedi Jaouad | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Hedi Jaouad

This Sunday, Tunisians will go to the polls for the first transparent, multi-party elections in their 3,000-year history.