Articles Tagged 'Tunisia'

Tunisian PM quits after failing to form new government

by Tarek Amara, Reuters
February 20, 2013
TUNIS | Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali resigned on Tuesday after failing to replace a government pulled apart by acrimony between his Islamist allies and their secular opponents. Jebali had threatened to quit if his plan for a non-partisan cabinet of technocrats to lead the north African country into early elections foundered. In the end it was his own party,… READ MORE

Tunisian Islamists rally to show “power of street”

TUNIS | Thousands of Islamists marched in Tunis on Saturday in a show of strength, a day after the funeral of an assassinated secular politician drew the biggest crowds seen on the streets since Tunisia’s uprising two years ago. About 6,000 supporters of the ruling Ennahda movement rallied to back their leader Rachid al-Ghannouchi, who was the target of angry… READ MORE

Black Flag of Islam Flies Over American Embassy in Tunisia as Attacks on America Continue Around the Globe

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September 15, 2012
From The Cleveland Leader A black Islamic flag is currently flying over the U.S. embassy in Tunisia after it had been stormed by an angry… READ MORE

Arab Spring Uprisings Lose Momentum as ‘Status Quo’ Fights Back

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March 16, 2011
By Henry Meyer -Bloomberg Bombs and tear gas are threatening to smother the “Arab Spring” that toppled the leaders of Egypt and Tunisia and promised to spread democracy in the Middle East. Already fighting two wars in Muslim countries, the reluctance of the U.S. and Europe to engage in a third enabled Muammar Qaddafi to turn the tide against Libyan… READ MORE

Tunisia Taps Interim Rulers, Lauds Army

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January 18, 2011

By MARGARET COKER, The Wall Street Journal

TUNIS, Tunisia—Politicians and opposition figures forged a caretaker government Monday, days after the popular overthrow of Tunisia’s longtime president, as a clearer picture emerged of the army’s role in the largely peaceful handover of power. The caretaker government formed Monday will run affairs until fresh elections, which this North African country’s constitution mandates… READ MORE

New Change of Power Raises Questions in Tunisia

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January 15, 2011
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, New York Times TUNIS — Power in Tunisia changed hands again Saturday morning in the aftermath of President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali’s flight from the country as soldiers kept the city under a tight lockdown, sporadic nighttime riots simmered down and clouds of smoke from the burning of a major supermarket hung over the bleached-city skyline.… READ MORE

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