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Committee to establish an Arab social democratic forum aimed at training and aiding social democratic parties in the post-Arab Spring world
The anniversary of Tunisia’s historic elections comes at a time of heightened political tensions between the ruling coalition and the opposition.
Supporters of the leftist coalition the Popular Front shouted slogans such as: “The people want to regime to fall!” and “Jobs, freedom, dignity!”
Elections scheduled for 23 June, 7 July 2013
Tunisia govt responsible for police impunity
Ghannouchi said that from now on the security forces would deal firmly with any breaches of public order.
Yemen and Sudan refuse deployment of Marines
“We don’t want police mentality in our newspaper”
Ennahda party criticised for failing to fulfill torture abolition promises
“Ekbes” group organises protest, calls for cleansing Tunisia’s institutions
Egyptian fishermen continue escaping life conditions through water
Friday protests demand greater action against old regime
Marzouki slams Ennahda, affirms his commitment to women’s rights
Trial symbolizes an affront to freedom of expression and fair trials
Salafists protest against cultural events deemed as ‘un-Islamic’
Tunis (AFP) — Tunisia’s new constitution will not be adopted before February 2013, the head of the drafting committee said on Tuesday, after earlier announcing that it would be delayed until April. “I believe that in all reality there can be no final reading of the constitution before February 2013,” Habib Kheder, who is also …
Roughly 6,000 protesters, mostly female, took to the streets of Tunis
Six protesters injured in anti-government protest in Sidi Bouzid
Rights group: “The draft bill would provide prison terms and fines for broadly worded offenses such as insulting or mocking the ‘sanctity of religion'”
The deal allows free-travel between the first three North African states to successfully toppled their entrenched governments
Finance Minister Hussein Dimassi cites Ennahda nepotism as reason for resignation
In Tunisia, a new political challenge faces Tunisian lawmakers but the people may get to have the final say in the matter.
Even before the recent clashes, artists say they have regularly been the target of religious hardliners in post- revolution Tunisia. And they are surprised that the more moderate regime that replaced Ben Ali has not defended the nation’s artists.
The Ennahda or Renaissance Islamist party is likely to re-elect current leader Rashid Al-Ghannushi
By Lotfi Radhouane Chebil TUNIS: Recently at a university in Tunis, a female student approached her professor after class and told him that she had decided to wear the niqab, which covers the female body, face and head, to class. After some discussion on the topic, the professor said that he respected her decision and …
By AFP TUNIS: The head of Tunisia’s governing Islamist party has said the country cannot normalize ties with Israel, the official TAP news agency reported Sunday. Rached Ghannouchi said that “Tunisians’ problem is with Zionism, not with Judaism”, but TAP said “the president of Ennahda stressed … there can be no normalization with Israel.” The …
By Jillian C. York In Tunisia, a new debate is taking shape. Long suppressed by the authoritarian regime of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s free expression movement for many years existed on the fringe, comprised of bloggers, software developers, media aficionados and expats whose frustration at Tunisia’s Internet censorship and surveillance regime – …
By Tarek Amara / Reuters TUNIS: Tunisians are likely to vote for their first full post-revolutionary parliament in just under a year’s time, a government official told Reuters on Saturday. Since elections that followed the overthrow of the autocrat Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali, an uprising that sparked revolutions across the region, Tunisia has been governed by …
By AFP TUNIS: Foreign ministers from Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, meeting in Tunis said Friday the Syrian crisis should be resolved in an “Arab framework” and opposed foreign military intervention in the country. “We are all against military intervention in Syria, and we want the problem to be resolved in an Arab framework,” Tunisian Foreign …
By AFP TRIPOLI: Tunisia and Egypt want a united Libya and reject calls for federalism for their neighbor, the Tunisian foreign minister was quoted as saying on Sunday. “Tunisia and Egypt share the goal of preserving national unity, security and stability in Libya,” the official LANA new agency quoted Rafik Abdessalem as saying. At a …