At least Tunisia has built a 200-kilometre barrier that stretches about half the length of its border with Libya [Reuters] have been killed in clashes between security forces and armed men in the Tunisian city of Ben Gardane near the border with Libya. The Tunisian Ministry of Interior said at[…]
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[…]
By Thessa Lageman – Around noon on December 17, 2010, Ali Bouazizi’s phone rang. It was his uncle Salah. “Grab your camera and come film,” Salah told him. “Someone has set himself on fire in front of the provincial government building.” At the time, Ali, now 43, was active in[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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,[…]
The Tunisian parliament has adopted a new “anti-terror” law aimed at beefing up authorities’ powers following recent deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. Following three days of debate, the law was adopted late on Friday night, with 172 members of parliament voting[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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