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Tunisia Protests

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...

Egypt's Elections: Owning the Revolution

Eunice Roque | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Eunice Roque

For Egyptians, Tunisians, and anyone who has ever experienced life under a dictatorship, the sight of people lining up to vote is cause for jubilation and the most reassuring sign that the revolution is working.

Landmark Elections

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 12.22.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunis was filled with rival rallies throbbing with music as the political parties marked the end of three weeks of campaigning ...

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.

Video of Friday's Islamist Protests in Tunisia

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Mischa Benoit-Lavelle

From the West these demonstrations have been viewed solely through the lens of secularism versus Islam, free speech versus blasphemy; but in fact, the situation is more complex than that, and more political.

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.

Tunisia's Ex-President Faces Two New Trials

AP | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — A Tunisian court on Thursday postponed a trial in two new cases targeting the country's ousted president over alleged corruptio...

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...

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...

Tunisia's Ex-President To Be Tried In Absentia

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's deposed president will be tried in absentia next week on charges of embezzlement and drug trafficking, an official sa...

Freedom and Development: Something Worth Fighting For

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The protests that swept through the Middle East and North Africa over the past six months have shown us what people will do to have their voices heard...

Has The Arab Revolution Come To Spain?

TIME | Lisa Abend And Eric Karlsen | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

Two earthquakes have shaken Spanish political life in the past week. First were the massive sit-ins that had tens of thousands of citizens camping out...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Will Announce Billions In Economic Aid To Support Middle Eastern Democracy | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will announce plans Thursday to funnel billions of dollars in economic aid to Egypt and Tunisia as part of a broa...

Tunisia's Way (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

The first Arab revolution in Tunisia may stand the best chance of success of ushering in the more open, democratic government that protesters demanded. Robert Malley shared his insights into Tunisia's revolution.

France Blocks Train Carrying Immigrants Fleeing Unrest In North Africa

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 06.17.2011 | World

ROME — A train carrying Tunisian immigrants from Italy was halted at the French border Sunday in an escalation of an international dispute over ...

The Arab World's Agents of Change

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

There can be no doubt about the core of the revolutions sweeping North Africa and the Middle East. As John F. Kennedy said in another context 50 years ago, the torch is being passed to a new generation.

How to Spread Revolution Without the Internet

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louise Mirrer

Two centuries ago, news of revolution -- and revolution itself -- reverberated back and forth across the Atlantic at astonishing speed. The social media of the day? Word-of-mouth information, rumor, and opinion.

Toppling Dictators with a Lethal Dose of Technology and Nonviolent Action

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Ahmed Salah, an Egyptian journalist and activist who had survived torture while incarcerated in jail for pushing against the regime, brought his mission to the United States.

What Is the Arab Third Estate?

Uriel Abulof | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Uriel Abulof

For two long centuries, the Arab Middle East has struggled to meet the challenge of modernity, a task exacerbated by the lingering, and increasing, dissonance between the glorious past and the shameful present.

Landmark Women's Cases Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From strengthening abortion rights to legalizing same-sex marriage, women's movements have been responsible for some of the most extraordinary judicia...

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...

Lessons Learned From the 140-Character Rebellion

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Pfeifle

Despite the obvious budgetary constraints and American voters' traditional resistance to "foreign aid," this is a time to prioritize our assistance to the areas that need it most and to continue to incorporate Internet efforts.

How To Start A Movement In 3 Minutes

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Essentially, a movement rerquires four distinct profiles. Let's check them out, and see if you recognize yourself in any of the categories.

The Poetry Of Revolution

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

If you have any doubts as to the power of a great poet's witnessing, you need only look at the impact of Al-Shabi's century-old words on Tunisia, and on Egypt and beyond.

Tunisian Prime Minister Resigns

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's interim president chose a former government minister as a new prime minister on Sunday, appealing for a return to cal...