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ReutersTUNIS (Reuters) - A Tunisian court has sentenced six radical Islamists to five years in prison for burning a Sufi Muslim shrine in one of a spate of attacks that have highlighted rising militancy in the country that ignited the Arab Spring. Last October,...
Tags: Arab Spring, Punishment, Feminism, Government, Tunisia
Reuters(Repeating story from Wednesday with no changes to text) * Turkish prime minister was feted during the Arab Spring * But some Arabs disappointed by his crackdown * His fate may now be linked to that of Arab Islamists By Alastair Macdonald and Tarek...
ReutersCAIRO/ TUNIS (Reuters) - Two years ago, Tayyip Erdogan was mobbed by adoring crowds in Arab capitals and Turkey seemed set to expand its trade and influence across the region on the back of his support for the upstart democrats of the Arab Spring. Today,...
Reuters* Moderate Islamist-led government cracks down on Salafists * Rupture raises risk of fuelling armed radicals in N.Africa * Main Salafist group rejects state, shuns elections * Secular Tunisians fear for freedom, stability By Tarek Amara TUNIS, May 23...
Tags: Libya, Tunisia, National Government, Algeria, Labor Legislation
When topless protesters decided to take aim at Islamism, some Muslim women fired back. “Nudity DOES NOT liberate me -- and I DO NOT need saving,” one wrote on a sign, held up to the camera in an image posted on Twitter. A furious debate...
Tags: Feminism, Minority Groups, The Huffington Post, Jihad, Tunisia
American VoicesSen. Lindsey Graham said it best. Talking about the challenges the next secretary of defense will confront, Graham, a South Carolina Republican, warned that he will face "a world on fire." So true, and the Middle East along with the larger Islamic world...
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World NowSwitzerland has frozen more than $1 billion connected to leaders who were toppled or are still being battled in Arab Spring uprisings, Swiss official Valentin Zellweger told reporters....
World NowHundreds of protesters thronged to a Tunis courtroom Tuesday as a woman and her fiance who accused police officers of rape and extortion defended themselves against allegations of indecency. The case has outraged Tunisian feminists and human rights...
World NowLeila ben Ali, wife of deposed Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali, gave a measured apology for any “mistakes” she may have committed and admitted Tunisians were denied political freedoms under her husband’s 23-year rule in her...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND -- Menna, 20, paid no attention to politics until the Egyptian revolution started on Jan. 25, 2011. "We never imagined the president would be overthrown," said the young medical student, who lives in Sohag, a city about 240 miles from Cairo,...
World NowWhen Nebil Karoui chose to air “Persepolis” on his Tunisian channel Nessma, he thought it was “a nonevent.” Now the television station owner is ringing himself with bodyguards and fighting the courts, terrified that the religious...
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