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  • Aug 22, 2014
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Tens of thousands march against government in Tunisia

Tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets of the Tunisian capital to demand the resignation of the government as the political crisis in the north African nation deepened.

Wednesday, 7 August, 2013, 1:51pm

Tunisia's transition to democracy threatened

Coalition partners of Tunisia's ruling Islamist party say they are in talks to reach a new power-sharing deal, in a bid to stave off growing unrest since the assassination of secular opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi.

29 Jul 2013 - 6:23am

Thousands protest in Tunisia after secular politician slain

Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead outside his home in Tunis on Thursday in the second such assassination this year, setting off violent protests against the Islamist-led government in the capital and elsewhere.

26 Jul 2013 - 2:42am

Femen activists jailed in Tunisia for topless protest

Three European activists with radical women's protest group Femen were handed four-month jail sentences by a Tunisian court for staging a topless anti-Islamist demonstration last month, their lawyer said.

The sentence prompted an immediate expression of regret from France, the home country of two of the women.

14 Jun 2013 - 3:47am

20 sentenced over attack on US embassy in Tunis

Twenty people received a two-year suspended prison sentence for their part in a deadly attack on the US embassy in Tunisia last year, their lawyer said. The verdict, which was not made public, came after only half a day - an unusually short trial in the north African country.

30 May 2013 - 3:11am

Tunisia's PM Ali Laareydh unveils Islamist-led coalition government

Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Laareydh unveiled a new Islamist-led coalition government yesterday that he said would serve only until an election is held before the end of the year.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:56am

Students clash with Salafist Muslims in Tunisia over Harlem Shake

At another school, south of the capital, the principal called police to stop a filming there, the interior ministry said. Students reacted by hurling stones at the police, who responded with tear gas.

28 Feb 2013 - 3:16am

Tunis at standstill amid clashes and Chokri Belaid funeral

Tunisian police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters yesterday as tens of thousands joined the funeral of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, whose murder has plunged the country into new post-revolt turmoil.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:52am

Ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and legacy of bling

On a crisp December morning in Tunis, a finance ministry official named Mohamed Hamaied was demonstrating the horsepower of maroon BMW V12 on the runway of a national guard airfield.

Beside him sat an agent for a potential buyer.

"You know, this is the same runway that Ben Ali fled from," said another passenger, automotive expert Mourad Bouzidi, from the back seat.

30 Dec 2012 - 6:54am

US orders most diplomatic staff to leave Tunisia, Sudan

The United States has ordered non-essential diplomatic staff and their relatives to leave Sudan and Tunisia following violent anti-American protests, and warned US citizens against travel to those countries.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am