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Tunisia Protests

North African Soccer Pitches Return as Venues for Anti-government Protests

James Dorsey | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The incidents reflect mounting anger and frustration among North African youth who have few if any social and economic prospects.

The World's Silence on Syria Is a Silence of Hypocrites

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Eventually, Assad or his sons must renounce power; history teaches that no repressive regime lasts forever. But how long until this family falls? How long until "might makes right" is replaced by morality, until the pen and law and human decency really do triumph over the sword?

'We Tried You, You Failed, Now Leave'

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Thousands of Tunisians demonstrated Saturday night in front of their national assembly kicking off a week of planned protests t...

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...

Tunisian PM Defiant In Face Of Violent Opposition

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- In a defiant speech, Tunisia's prime minister rejected opposition demands that his government step down and promised on Monday to co...

From Tunis to Cairo, the Other Path

Kader A. Abderrahim | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Kader A. Abderrahim

Both countries are now weakened by violence. Another path is possible. Taking it requires the willingness of politicians, especially those who are governing, to open the dialogue and create a broad consensus. This is the only choice; the other leads to the abyss.

Protests Erupt In Tunisia As Thousands Mourn Slain Opposition Leader

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 09.26.2013 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Thousands of protesters chanting anti-government slogans joined a funeral march to lay to rest an assassinated Tunisian opposition p...

Assassination Of Opposition Leader Sparks Protests Across Tunisia

AP | PAUL SCHEMM and BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 09.25.2013 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — The assassination of a second opposition politician in six months has piled the pressure on Tunisia's troubled Islamist-led coa...

Post-revolt Arab Transitions: Driven by Distrust and Inexperience

James Dorsey | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Post-revolt Arab nations are experiencing tumultuous times. Underlying the volatility in Egypt and Tunisia as well as difficult transitions in Libya and Yemen is the increasing lack of confidence between Islamists and non-Islamist forces.

177 Injured In Tunisian Riots

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — A strike in a low income region of Tunisia has degenerated into a second day of clashes between police and protesters, leaving ...

Muslim Protestors in the Middle East: What's Wrong with This Story?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

We must go beyond the facile media explanations about intolerant Muslims and start to explore the complex political, economic, historical, and cultural circumstances that have contributed to these particular protests that are taking place in these particular geographies.

Two Killed As Tunisian Protests Attack U.S. Embassy

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2012 | World

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and 29 others were wounded on Friday when police fought hund...

From Arab Spring to Autumn Rage: The Dark Power of Social Media

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.14.2012 | World
Andrew Lam

In the global age, it is no longer just dictators or overzealous elected head of states with power of preemptive strikes can direct history to the edge of an abyss, but also fruit vendors and lousy filmmakers.

Black Smoke Seen Rising Above Tunisia Embassy

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 11.14.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Violent protests outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunis against an anti-Muslim film were met with tear gas and gunshots Friday, leav...

What Does the Informal Sector Mean for Global Economic Growth?

John Sullivan | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
John Sullivan

The informal sector -- those businesses and entrepreneurs who work outside of the formal market economy -- is huge and largely undocumented in most developing economies.

Following Tunisia's Art Fair Riots, Artists Speak Out About the Escalating Attacks on Free Speech

ARTINFO | Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

What is more important to an incipient democracy: the freedom to practice your religion, or the freedom to criticize it? Over the past month, many ar...

A Generation in Revolt

Ronan Farrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Ronan Farrow

To make good on its promise, this generation will have to continue to stand up and participate -- not just in the moment of protest, but in the building of sustainable institutions for years to come.

PHOTOS: Clashes As Demonstrators Defy Protest Ban

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Police used tear gas and truncheons to disperse protesters seeking to march Monday along the Tunisian capital's main boulevard despi...

Welcome to the American Spring

Max Berger | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics
Max Berger

This week, the American Spring began. It was a celebration of what's best in America -- civic community and self-expression. But last night I also saw the worst of America. I saw police do everything they could to suppress our right to express ourselves and gather freely.

Letter From Tunis: Time to Repair a System That Has Become Ridiculous

Jeremy Barnicle | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Jeremy Barnicle

Watching the 2012 campaign unfold from a distance, it is clear to me that the American political system has become ridiculous at a time when we really need it to work.

Thousands Of Tunisians Rally Against Violence By Ultraconservative Islamists

AP | By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 03.29.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- More than 8,000 Tunisians marched Saturday through the capital denouncing violence committed by ultraconservative Islamist groups in...

The West's Imprudent Investment in Islamist Movements

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.28.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

It is unacceptable for the world to stand idly by, watching what is happening to Arab women in the age of change, and welcoming the prevailing democracy that takes away women's fundamental and democratic rights.

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...

Second Man Sets Self On Fire In Tunisia

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — A middle-aged man with a history of mental illness set himself on fire Saturday in northern Tunisia, two days after a similar c...

Remember How Insane The World Was In 2011?

Posted 12.23.2011 | World

When Mohamed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian fruit seller, set himself on fire toward the end of December 2010, he did so out of economic despair and outra...