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Tight security for ‘defining’ Tunisia vote

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Tunisians vote Sunday in an election seen as pivotal to establishing democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings, with security forces deploying heavily to avert extremist attacks.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

An electoral volunteer, right, distributes leaflets, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, to encourage the public to vote on the iconic Bourguiba Avenue which witnessed the culmination of Tunisia’s revolution against dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, in Tunis, Tunisia. AP

In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on the wall. Qais Jebali swiftly made espressos behind the bar and explained why no one in the gritty neighborhood of Tadamon cared about the upcoming elections.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tunisia cracks down on radical mosques, media

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Tunisian authorities say all mosques and media calling for jihad are to be immediately closed in a bid to end a radical movement they fear will derail the nation’s move to democracy.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

World Bank announces $1.2B package for Tunisia

Parliament members gather at the National assembly in Tunis. AP FILE PHOTO

The World Bank announced Friday a $1.2 billion package to support Tunisia’s economic reforms and stumbling economy.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Death threats delay Tunisian constitution vote

Parliament members gather at the National assembly in Tunis. AP FILE PHOTO

Tunisia’s constitutional assembly prepares to select a new committee to oversee elections after its work weekend was disrupted by death threats against one of its members.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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