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Ben Ali’s former advisor held in Tunis


September 4th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Sep 4 (IANS) A former advisor and personal secretary of toppled Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was arrested Monday in Tunis, a media report said.According to Shems ... Read more...

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Arab world faces reform or revolution: Tunisia


March 15th, 2012 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 15 (IANS) Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has said the Arab world is faced with two alternatives -- "engage in deep, radical reforms or face revolutions and all the ... Read more...

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Russia not considering sheltering Syrian president


March 8th, 2012 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia was not considering providing political asylum to embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Prime Minister and president-elect Vladimir Putin said."This issue has not been discussed," ... Read more...

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Tunisia ready to grant asylum to Syrian president


February 29th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 29 (IANS) Tunisia is ready to grant political asylum to embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family if necessary, Tunisia's official TAP news agency reported Wednesday."If the ... Read more...

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Arab Spring sweeps away despotic regimes (2011 in retrospect)


December 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 28 (IANS) Huge pro-democracy uprisings that swept the Arab world in 2011 booted out some of north Africa's most powerful and long-serving regimes. Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have ... Read more...

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Ex-Tunisian president’s kin gets 18 years prison


November 26th, 2011 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Nov 26 (IANS) A relative of former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced to 18 years in prison over bounced cheques, the state media reported.Imed ... Read more...

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No threat to Gulf states from Arab Spring, says expert


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The regimes in the Gulf countries face no immediate threat though they will continue to feel the effect of the Arab Spring - popular uprisings ... Read more...

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Another jail term for self-exiled Tunisian president


July 5th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, July 5 (IANS) A Tunisian court Monday sentenced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who has fled the country, to 15 and a half years in jail ... Read more...

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Nephew of Tunisia’s ex-president jailed for drug abuse


May 8th, 2011 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, May 8 (IANS) A nephew of former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced to two years in prison by a court in the capital on ... Read more...

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Ousted Tunisian president plans to write autobiography


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, April 22 (IANS/AKI) Tunisia's toppled president Zin El-Abidine Ben Ali plans to write an autobiography that will restore his badly tarnished image and defend his decades-long rule, a media ... Read more...

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Tunisian minister quits


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 1 (IANS) Tunisia's industry and technology minister has quit government, state TAP news agency reported.Minister Mohamed Afif Chelbi resigned from the government Monday.Ousted Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's prime ... Read more...

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Ousted Tunisian president has prime assets in Canada: Report


February 20th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 20 (IANS) The family of Tunisia's ousted president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, has assets worth $10 million to $20 million in Canada, a media report said.Ben Ali fled to ... Read more...

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Regional developments present new opportunity: Iran


February 15th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 15 (IANS) Iran said Tuesday the exit of the Egyptian and Tunisian presidents presented a new opportunity for the region as these caused a major blow to the interests of ... Read more...

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Egyptian uprising inspired by Tunisia’s upheaval


February 12th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS) The month-long revolution in Tunisia, which led to the change of a 23-year military regime, was the inspiration for the uprising by Egyptians against Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.Protests ... Read more...

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Two killed as protesters, police clash in Tunisia


February 6th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 6 (IANS) Two people were killed and at least 17 injured in a clash between protesters and police in Tunisia's Kef city, a media report said.Protesters in Kef, 220 km ... Read more...

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Protests in Yemen seek president’s ouster


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Feb 3 (IANS) The winds of change sweeping the Arab world Thursday saw more than 20,000 Yemenis take to the streets here demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.The protesters ... Read more...

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France opens investigation on ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali’s assets


January 25th, 2011 - 1:36 am ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- France on Monday opened an investigation over assets of ousted Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Radio France Internationale reported.The investigation was launched by Paris’s state prosecutor office ... Read more...

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Saudi man dies after setting himself on fire


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by BNO News
RIYADH (BNO NEWS) - A Saudi man has died after setting himself on fire in the southern part of the kingdom, officials said on Saturday.The 60-year-old man was admitted to hospital while ... Read more...

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French teenager sets himself on fire at Marseille school


January 19th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- A French teenager set himself on fire at his school in southeastern France on Tuesday, reports said, but few details were immediately available.The incident happened at the toilets ... Read more...

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Man sets himself on fire near Egyptian parliament


January 17th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- An apparent protester set himself on fire near the Egyptian parliament in Cairo on Monday, police and local media said.The Al-Ahram newspaper said 49-year-old Abdo Abdel Hameed, a ... Read more...

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Ex-Tunisian president’s wife’s greed drove nation to revolution


January 17th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Tunis (Tunisia), Jan.17 (ANI): The greed shown by former Tunisian President Ben Ali's wife, Leila, forced people to revolt against the ruling dispensation.Dubbed as the Imelda Marcos of the Arab world, Leila, ... Read more...

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Growing hatred against Tunisian President Ben Ali portrayed in Wikileaks


January 16th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Tucson (Arizona, US), Jan 16 (ANI): US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have portrayed a deepening ambivalence toward the rule of Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, focussing not ... Read more...

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Tunisian President Ben Ali’s departure over massive protests- a “lesson” for Arab leaders


January 15th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Beirut, Jan 15 (ANI): Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's act of fleeing the country amidst massive protests is seen by political observers, including media persons, as a historic day in ... Read more...

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Death toll rises as Tunisian president promises change


January 14th, 2011 - 2:47 am ICT by BNO News
TUNIS (BNO NEWS) -- At least eleven more people were killed in Tunisia on Wednesday as violent demonstrations continued countrywide, officials said on Thursday as President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has promised ... Read more...

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EU commissioner expresses concern over violence in Tunisia


January 11th, 2011 - 4:51 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- European Union Commissioner Stefan Füle on Monday expressed his concern over the violent events that took place in Tunisia over the weekend, leaving more than a dozen people ... Read more...

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Tunisian president elected to fifth term


October 26th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis/Paris, Oct 26 (DPA) Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was elected to a fifth term with almost 90 percent of the vote, the Tunisian interior ministry announced Monday. With all the votes ... Read more...

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Arab leaders hope Obama will solve Palestinian problem


January 21st, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 21 (DPA) Arab leaders have sent congratulatory cables to newly sworn-in US President Barack Obama expressing their hope for a new era and asking him to work for achieving peace ... Read more...

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Media watchdog slams Tunisia, Sarkozy on human rights


May 3rd, 2008 - 12:03 am ICT by admin
DPA Paris, May 2 (DPA) France-based press freedom group Reporters Without Borders fiercely criticized Friday Tunisia's treatment of a journalist and French President Nicolas Sarkozy's praise of the country's human rights record. In ... Read more...

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