Police battle fighters in Tunisian town

A member of Tunisia’s security forces has been killed in a shootout with an armed group at its hideout in a town near the capital. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammed Ali Aroui said the exchange of fire on Thursday came after two counterterrorism operations in the south of the country in[…]

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Ben Ali cohorts eye comeback in Tunisia polls

They became figures of hate during the “Arab Spring” revolution, but stalwarts of Tunisia’s ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali are planning a political comeback in upcoming elections. The polls, seen as a milestone in the post-Ben Ali transition, come nearly four years after the self-immolation of a Tunisian street[…]

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Tunisia shuts ‘unlicensed’ media outlets

Tunisia has closed a satellite television channel and a radio station for promoting “jihad”, a few days after armed fighters killed 15 soldiers, according to the government statement. The decision came after fighters on Wednesday attacked two army posts in the remote Mount Chaambi region near the Algerian border, killing[…]

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Tunisia: 3 years on

On Thursday, Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh of the Islamist Ennahda party announced his resignation, following through on a compromise negotiated by the ruling party. His exit comes as the Tunisian constituent assembly prepares to adopt the country’s post-revolution constitution, capping a two-year process. Three years ago on Tuesday, mass[…]

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