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# tunisia - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections
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# Libya

Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections

Jul 18th 2012, 10:26 AM 1,124 Views 4 Comments

The structure of the new interim parliament means that the result is still uncertain as a broadly liberal coalition secured more seats than the Islamist parties.

# tunisia - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Ben Ali sentenced to 20 years for inciting murder
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Ben Ali sentenced to 20 years for inciting murder

Jun 13th 2012, 11:18 AM 1,490 Views 0 Comments

Protests which forced Ben Ali from power marked the start of the Arab Spring uprisings.

# tunisia - Friday 24 February, 2012

Ireland joins international bid to help Syrian rebels - but no military action
# Syria
# Syria

Ireland joins international bid to help Syrian rebels - but no military action

Feb 24th 2012, 6:47 PM 1,627 Views 25 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said intervening directly in Syria would risk sparking a full-scale civil war.

# tunisia - Monday 6 February, 2012

Italian court releases former Guantanamo detainee
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

Italian court releases former Guantanamo detainee

Feb 6th 2012, 7:12 PM 1,459 Views 4 Comments

The Tunisian had spent eight years in the Cuban facility before Italy accepted him into the country two years ago.

# tunisia - Sunday 29 January, 2012

One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?

Jan 29th 2012, 9:15 AM 1,762 Views 5 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s guide to how what has changed (or not) in Bahrain, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia since the uprisings.

# tunisia - Thursday 19 January, 2012

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group C
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African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group C

Jan 19th 2012, 12:58 PM 592 Views 0 Comments

Morocco and Tunisia will fancy their chances of booking places in the knockout stages, but Group C is bound to be tightly-contested.

# tunisia - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Tunisia marks first anniversary of Arab Spring
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Tunisia marks first anniversary of Arab Spring

Jan 14th 2012, 1:14 PM 1,101 Views 0 Comments

Tunisians are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their revolution, which sparked anti-government protests across the Arab world.

# tunisia - Friday 30 December, 2011

Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators

Dec 30th 2011, 3:00 PM 1,775 Views 3 Comments

And who might be under threat in 2012…

# tunisia - Monday 26 December, 2011

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags

Dec 26th 2011, 6:00 PM 2,340 Views 3 Comments

From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011′s most defining events were captured on Twitter…

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 4:00 PM 2,841 Views 3 Comments

Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.

# tunisia - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Crowds mark one year since fruit seller's protest sparked Arab Spring
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Crowds mark one year since fruit seller's protest sparked Arab Spring

Dec 17th 2011, 6:26 PM 1,990 Views 5 Comments

Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid 12 months ago, igniting protests that spread across the Middle East.

# tunisia - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Veteran human rights activist sworn in as Tunisia's president
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Veteran human rights activist sworn in as Tunisia's president

Dec 14th 2011, 3:16 PM 611 Views 1 Comment

Dr Moncef Marzouki emotionally vowed to be a president for “all Tunisians”, adding that the world would be closely watching the country’s “laboratory of democracy”.

Arab Spring takes toll on tour operator Thomas Cook
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Arab Spring takes toll on tour operator Thomas Cook

Dec 14th 2011, 2:12 PM 1,773 Views 1 Comment

The British travel company says uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt deterred tourists this year, and it will close 200 stores over the next two years.

# tunisia - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Three women accept Nobel Peace Prize
# Peace Prize
# Peace Prize

Three women accept Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 10th 2011, 1:26 PM 1,645 Views 3 Comments

The women, who fought injustice and dictatorship in Liberia and Yemen, received the prize at a ceremony in Oslo this afternon.

# tunisia - Friday 28 October, 2011

Clashes erupt as moderate Islamists win Tunisia elections
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# Tunisia

Clashes erupt as moderate Islamists win Tunisia elections

Oct 28th 2011, 12:17 PM 210 Views 8 Comments

There were protests after another party withdrew its candidates – though international observers said the election was fair.

# tunisia - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Moderate Islamist party claims Tunisian election victory
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# Tunisia

Moderate Islamist party claims Tunisian election victory

Oct 25th 2011, 8:56 AM 264 Views 7 Comments

The official results of the first elections since Ben Ali was deposed are expected to be released today.

# tunisia - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Tunisia set to vote in first free elections
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# Democracy

Tunisia set to vote in first free elections

Oct 23rd 2011, 7:54 AM 107 Views 2 Comments

Tunisian men and women go to the polls today in the first free elections since the country gained independence from France in 1956.

# tunisia - Saturday 22 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Oct 22nd 2011, 8:05 PM 2,187 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Seán Gallagher in pole position for the Áras, 2,000 march to Occupy Dame Street, was Muammar Gaddafi the richest man alive? Plus: the Rubik’s Cube world record…

Enthusiasm builds for Tunisia's first free elections
# Democracy
# Democracy

Enthusiasm builds for Tunisia's first free elections

Oct 22nd 2011, 2:33 PM 155 Views 6 Comments

Tunisians go to the polls tomorrow in the country’s first free elections since it gained independence from France in 1956.

# tunisia - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Tunisian TV boss's home attacked over airing of controversial movie
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Tunisian TV boss's home attacked over airing of controversial movie

Oct 15th 2011, 1:10 PM 368 Views 8 Comments

The owner of a private TV network is attacked after his film showed ‘Persepolis’, which contains a depiction of Allah.

# tunisia - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

US meets with Gaddafi representatives - but it won’t happen again
# Libya
# Libya

US meets with Gaddafi representatives - but it won’t happen again

Jul 19th 2011, 7:45 AM 114 Views 1 Comment

The meeting came despite the US formally recognising Libya’s opposition as its legitimate government last week.

# tunisia - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Tunisian ex-president sentenced to jail
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# Tunisia

Tunisian ex-president sentenced to jail

Jun 21st 2011, 12:47 PM 318 Views 2 Comments

Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife Leila Trabelsi were convicted in absentia.

# tunisia - Monday 20 June, 2011

Tunisia prepares for 'shameful masquerade' as Ben Ali goes on trial
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Tunisia prepares for 'shameful masquerade' as Ben Ali goes on trial

Jun 20th 2011, 9:13 AM 269 Views 3 Comments

However, the ousted president will not be there.

# tunisia - Friday 17 June, 2011

Italy signs deal with Libya to stem the flow of migrants
# Libya
# Libya

Italy signs deal with Libya to stem the flow of migrants

Jun 17th 2011, 6:13 PM 161 Views 1 Comment

Italy says it is bearing the brunt of the influx of refugees fleeing violence in North Africa.

# tunisia - Monday 13 June, 2011

Rebels smuggle weapons from Tunisia into Libya, as Gaddafi vows to fight to death
# Libya
# Libya

Rebels smuggle weapons from Tunisia into Libya, as Gaddafi vows to fight to death

Jun 13th 2011, 11:04 AM 215 Views 0 Comments

Tunisia is said to be sympathetic with the Libyan rebel cause – despite Gaddafi’s definant speech over the weekend – and is helping to covertly pass guns and grenades across the border.

# tunisia - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Libyan woman who claims she was raped by Gaddafi's troops arrives in Romania
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# Libya

Libyan woman who claims she was raped by Gaddafi's troops arrives in Romania

Jun 7th 2011, 2:14 PM 426 Views 0 Comments

A Libyan woman who burst into a Tripoli hotel holding foreign journalists in March, claiming she had been gang raped by Muammar Gaddafi’s troops, has been brought to a UN refugee camp in Europe.

# tunisia - Friday 3 June, 2011

Bodies of 150 African refugees fleeing Libya discovered off Tunisian coast: report
# Libya
# Libya

Bodies of 150 African refugees fleeing Libya discovered off Tunisian coast: report

Jun 3rd 2011, 12:33 PM 256 Views 0 Comments

The vessels got into difficulties off the Tunisian coast on Tuesday as the refugees fled the turmoil in Libya.

# tunisia - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Syrian opposition calls on the army to side with the protesters
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# Syria

Syrian opposition calls on the army to side with the protesters

May 26th 2011, 3:25 PM 120 Views 0 Comments

Another day of protests is planned for tomorrow, and messages on Facebook are urging the armed forces to break with the regime and join those leading the revolt against president Bashar Assad.

# tunisia - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

Libyan oil minister defects to Tunisia
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# Libya

Libyan oil minister defects to Tunisia

May 18th 2011, 10:11 AM 165 Views 0 Comments

Shukri Ghanem has become one of the most prominent members of Gaddafi’s government to abandon the regime after crossing the border into neighbouring Tunisia.

# tunisia - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Switzerland to freeze millions of assets linked to Gaddafi, Mubarak and Ben Ali
# Assets
# Assets

Switzerland to freeze millions of assets linked to Gaddafi, Mubarak and Ben Ali

May 3rd 2011, 10:49 AM 382 Views 0 Comments

Potentially illegal assets worth around €649m linked to Gaddafi and ousted Tunisian and Egyptian leaders have been identified by Swiss authorities.

# tunisia - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Gaddafi offers truce and negotiations in Libya but no sign of stepping down
# Libya
# Libya

Gaddafi offers truce and negotiations in Libya but no sign of stepping down

Apr 30th 2011, 9:27 AM 239 Views 0 Comments

Appearing on state television, the Libyan leader was more conciliatory than usual but NATO’s airstrikes continued in the capital of Tripoli as pro-Gaddafi forces continued to shell the besieged city of Misrata.

# tunisia - Friday 29 April, 2011

Riots sweep across Uganda killing two as police fire tear gas at opposition leader
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# Uganda

Riots sweep across Uganda killing two as police fire tear gas at opposition leader

Apr 29th 2011, 4:07 PM 674 Views 0 Comments

Protesters have called for an Egyptian-style uprising against the president who has been in power for a quarter of a century.

# tunisia - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
Live Apr 19th 2011, 8:48 AM

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

France and Germany spar with Italy over Tunisian immigrants
Live Apr 19th 2011, 8:03 AM

France and Germany spar with Italy over Tunisian immigrants

# tunisia - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Former Tunisian leader Ben Ali facing 18 charges
Live Apr 14th 2011, 7:13 PM

Former Tunisian leader Ben Ali facing 18 charges

# tunisia - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Boat carrying migrants sinks near Italian island of Lampedusa
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# Accident

Boat carrying migrants sinks near Italian island of Lampedusa

Apr 6th 2011, 12:15 PM 501 Views 0 Comments

200 people were on board the ship – the Italian Coast Guard says it has rescued 48 people but many are feared dead.