Articles Tagged 'Tunisia'
Tunisian PM quits after failing to form new government
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
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 â€˜Status Quoâ€™ Fights Back
ByÂ Henry MeyerÂ -Bloomberg
Bombs and tear gas are threatening to smother the â€œArab Springâ€ that toppled the leaders of Egypt and Tunisia and promised to spread democracy in the Middle East.
Already fighting two wars inÂ Muslim countries, the reluctance of the U.S. and Europe to engage in a third enabledÂ Muammar Qaddafi to turn the tide against Libyan… READ MORE
Tunisia Taps Interim Rulers, Lauds Army
ByÂ MARGARET COKER, The Wall Street Journal
TUNIS, Tunisiaâ€”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
ByÂ DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, New York Times
TUNIS â€” Power inÂ Tunisia changed hands again Saturday morning in the aftermath of PresidentÂ Zine El-Abidine Ben Aliâ€™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