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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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Indian constitution among models to be inspired by: Tunisian minister (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Tunisia wants to learn from India's experience of pluralistic democracy and looks at the Indian constitution as one of the models to be inspired ... Read more...

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We don’t seek to export democracy in Middle East: Tunisian foreign minister


April 24th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As a country where the Arab Spring began, Tunisia is not keen to "export" it to the region but cannot help if neighbours take it ... 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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Tunisian ex-president’s daughter awarded jail term


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:47 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Oct 2 (IANS) The daughter of Tunisia's ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced in absentia to two years in prison and fined by a court ... Read more...

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Tunisian ex-president’s trial postponed


July 22nd, 2011 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, July 22 (IANS) The trial of Tunisia's ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been postponed following a request from his lawyers, a media report said.Ben Ali, along ... 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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Tunisian ousted President Ben Ali accused of plotting against national security


May 5th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by BNO News
TUNIS, TUNISIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Tunisian Court on Thursday accused ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali of further charges of plotting against national security and inciting violence.According to the state-run TAP ... Read more...

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Musharraf “seriously objects” to comparison with dictators Mubarak, Gaddafi, Ben Ali


March 27th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27(ANI): Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf has objected to him being compared with the likes of Tunisia's Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and Egypt's Hosni Mubarak."I would like ... Read more...

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Pakistan proud to have n-weapons, says Musharraf


March 26th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 26 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf says the country was "proud" to have nuclear weapons and blamed India for Islamabad resorting to such an armament.While citing ... Read more...

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Egyptians march to Gaza to demand border be opened


March 6th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 6 (IANS) Hundreds of Egyptians Sunday marched to the country's border with the Gaza Strip to demand that the border be opened, Press TV reported.Egypt imposed a blockade ... Read more...

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Spain offers financial aid to Tunisia


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 3 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has offered his country's help in the transition process in Tunisia, offering a 300 million euro ($415.8 million) credit ... Read more...

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Tunisia’s Islamist group to form political party


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 2 (IANS) Tunisia's main Islamist group Al-Nahda has been allowed to form a new political party by the country's interim government, a media report said Wednesday.Al-Nahda (The Awakening) ... Read more...

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Be cautious of Internet mercenaries: China


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) China should be cautious about "Internet mercenaries", who are a group of people posting comments online to manipulate public opinion, a party official said.Zhao Qizheng, spokesman ... Read more...

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Six killed in Oman, protests continue


February 28th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, Feb 28 (IANS/AKI) Pro-democracy protesters in Oman blocked roads to a key industrial area, braving rubber bullets and tear gas used by security forces Monday, a day after clashes between demonstrators ... Read more...

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French Foreign Secretary resigns over friendship with Tunisian dictator


February 28th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): France's Foreign Secretary Michele Alliot-Marie has resigned after her close relationship with deposed Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali received a lot of attention.Alliot-Marie, 64, delivered a ... Read more...

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Tunisian interim president names new PM


February 28th, 2011 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 28 (IANS) Tunisia's interim president Fouad Mebazaa has named former minister Beji Caid-Essebsi as the country's new prime minister shortly after Mohammed Ghannouchi resigned from the position.Ghannouchi resigned from the ... Read more...

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Rulers and their reigns in Middle East and North Africa


February 26th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 26 (IANS) Here is a list of leaders in Middle East and North Africa who have been in power for years:Libya: Ruled by Muammar Gaddafi who came to power ... Read more...

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‘China could have social turmoil if public governance fails’


February 21st, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) China has many problems, said a Chinese daily as it warned that "in theory, it is not totally unfeasible that the nation could fall into social turmoil should ... Read more...

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Tunisia Revolution: Security forces move to protect nation from Islamic zealots


February 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Tunis (Tunisia), Feb.21 (ANI): With authoritarian rule coming to an end in Tunisia, the interim government is faced with a delicate situation in deciding the role of Islam in the nation's politics.Last ... Read more...

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Unrest spreads in Arab world, scalds China (Intro Roundup)


February 20th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Manama/Sana'a/Amman/Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) The Arab world continued to be rocked by defiant anti-government protests Sunday, with the toll in Libya said to cross 200. The stir also spread to Morocco ... Read more...

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Arab world unrest spreads, scalds China (Roundup)


February 20th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Manama/Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) Defiant anti-government protests continued to rock the Arab world Sunday, with the toll in Libya topping 100, while it spread to Morocco and for the first time, ... Read more...

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Protesters gather in Beijing, Shanghai


February 20th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in China's major cities of Beijing and Shanghai but were dispersed by police in both places.In Beijing, people gathered in front of a ... 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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Protesters want king’s power curtailed in Jordan


February 17th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 17 (IANS) A group of demonstrators, including students, held protests in the Jordanian capital Amman, calling for constitutional and political reforms as well as limited powers for King Abdullah II, ... Read more...

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Obama assures Jordan king of US support


February 16th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Amman, Feb 16 (IANS) In the face of protests rocking the Middle East, the Barack Obama administration has assured Jordan's King Abdullah II of its continued support but made it clear ... Read more...

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Curfew lifted in Tunisia


February 16th, 2011 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 16 (IANS) The Tunisian authorities have lifted the night-time curfew, but the state of emergency which has been in force since Jan 14 will be maintained until further notice, state-run ... 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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Yemen protesters clash with police


February 13th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by BNO News
SANAA (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of protesters demanding the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clashed with police in Sanaa on Sunday, the third day of anti-government protests, the BBC reported.Violence ... Read more...

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End of an era: Hosni Mubarak forced out after 30-year rule


February 11th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) He survived six attempts on his life, but Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak finally quit Friday evening after a powerful people's movement that saw millions take to the streets ... Read more...

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Obama critical of US intelligence agencies’ failure to forecast Middle-East crisis


February 5th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5(ANI): United States President Barack Obama has reportedly criticized his country's intelligence agencies over their performance in predicting and analyzing the recent unrest in the Middle-East.According to current and ... Read more...

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Anti-government protests in Morocco planned on Facebook


February 5th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Rabat, Feb 5 (IANS/AKI) Moroccan authorities have okayed an anti-government protest being planned on the popular social networking site Facebook, a media report said.The media report said several Moroccan youth movements ... Read more...

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