Tunisia declares curfew after days of protests

Tunisia has declared a nationwide curfew after days of protests and rioting over jobs and economic conditions, the interior ministry announced. Protests over unemployment in the country, which started in the western Kasserine province, intensified and spread to other parts of the country on Thursday. Solidarity rallies were held in[…]

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Extinguishing the flames of the Arab Spring

Five years ago today, Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old street vendor, set himself on fire outside a local municipal office in his hometown of Sidi Bouzid to protest against police corruption – a solitary act that would set off a stunning chain of events throughout the Arab world.In the years since[…]

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Tunisia’s noble success, where many have failed

OPINION by Abdulrahman al-Rashed – The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet in October. It was awarded to people who worked to prevent their country from falling into the abyss due to the winds of change during the Arab Spring. What the people of Tunisia[…]

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Tunisian mediator group wins Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping build democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring, an example of peaceful transition in a region otherwise struggling with violence and upheaval. The quartet of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), the Tunisian Confederation of Industry,[…]

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Tunisia ‘destroys’ local al-Qaeda-linked group

Tunisia’s interior minister has said that his country has largely destroyed local armed group Okba Ibn Nafaa, suspected of orchestrating the March attack on a museum in the capital, Tunis. Najim Gharsalli announced on Sunday that the operation ‘broke the spine’ of the al-Qaeda linked group in North Africa. The[…]

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Dozens killed in Tunisia hotel attack

At least 27 people have been killed after a hotel in the Tunisian coastal city of Sousse came under attack by unidentified gunmen. An interior ministry official said that tourists were among those who had been killed in Friday’s attack. One attacker had been killed by police and a search[…]

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10 Tunisian consulate staff kidnapped in Tripoli

An armed group has stormed the Tunisian consulate in Tripoli and abducted 10 people from the staff, according to the Tunisian foreign ministry. The attack is the fourth against a diplomatic mission in the Libyan capital this year. Earlier in April, suspected radicals of the Islamic State (Isis) detonated a[…]

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