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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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Tunisian military court sentences Ben Ali in absentia


July 19th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, July 19 (IANS) A Tunisian military court has sentenced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to a second life term in absentia for complicity in the killing of ... Read more...

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Tunisia’s Ben Ali sentenced to 20 more years in jail


June 14th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A military court in Tunisia has sentenced ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to 20 years in jail in absentia on charges, including "incitement ... 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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Tunisia bans police unions


September 7th, 2011 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Sep 7 (IANS) Tunisia has banned all police unions in the country, as it views them being a threat to the national security, Xinhua reported.The police unions ... 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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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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Tunisia begins extradition procedures against ex-president


June 18th, 2011 - 4:54 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, June 18 (IANS) Tunisia has started extradition procedures against former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Xinhua reported.Ben Ali took power in a bloodless coup in 1987 and ... 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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Two human traffickers held in Italy


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:58 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 23 (IANS/AKI) Two Tunisian nationals suspected of trafficking 35 migrants from North Africa to the Italian island of Lampedusa have been arrested in southern Italy, police said.Police, however, ... Read more...

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Switzerland to help Tunisia recover Ben Ali’s assets


April 19th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, April 18 (IANS) Swiss authorities have expressed their willingness to enable Tunisia recover assets of ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family.The Swiss foreign affairs secretary ... Read more...

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Tunisians call for Ben Ali’s extradition


April 16th, 2011 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, April 16 (IANS) About 300 Tunisians Friday staged a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy here, calling for the extradition of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Xinhua reported.Protesters ... 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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Mobile phones promote people’s power in Egypt, Libya


March 8th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) Mobile phones are the best way of keeping democracy alive in repressive regimes, says a political scientist."In Egypt, Google's marketing manager would have never managed to ... 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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Tunisian council elections to be held July 24


March 4th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tunisia's interim leader Fouad Mebazaa has announced that nationwide polls to elect a constitutional council will take place July 24.BBC reported that the council will ... 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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Tunisia advances elections to July as protests continue


February 26th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London/Tunis, Feb 26 (IANS) Tunisia's caretaker government promised to hold elections in mid-July in stead of September as protests revitalised in the country seeking immediate removal of the interim prime minister Mohammed ... 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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Gaddafi warns of chaos, blames Al Qaeda for unrest (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli/London, Feb 24 (IANS) A defiant Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Thursday warned of chaos if anti-government protests continued in the country and accused Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden of "duping young ... 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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