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  • IRAN: Resentment toward Kadafi, U.S. yields mixed reactions to Libya attacks

     
    As French, American and British forces launch a coordinated attack against the forces of embattled Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, the staunchly anti-Western rulers of Iran angrily denounced any foreign intervention .. in Bahrain. The Iranians, who have...
  • TUNISIA: Torched police station that symbolized repression turned into art exhibition

     
    This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details. The police station in the Tunis suburb of La Goulette stands deserted at its posh location near the seaside boardwalk, its walls blackened by smoke and fire and windows......
  • TUNISIA: New poll shows concern about economy, division over religion

     
    Tunisians are optimistic about the future of their country but remain concerned about the economy and deeply divided on the role religion should play in politics, a new poll finds. The study, commissioned by the Washington-based International Republican...
  • TUNISIA: Tunisian authorities impose curfew

     
    Tunisia's interim government imposed a curfew late Saturday after riot police fired tear gas and scuffled with hundreds of anti-government protesters. The Interior Ministry was quoted on state television as saying the curfew would remain in effect from...
  • TUNISIA: High death toll challenges claims of smooth transition

     
    At least 300 Tunisians died during the monthlong uprising that culminated in the overthrow of the regime of Zine el Abedine ben Ali, reported Juan Mendez, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, after completing his first mission to the country........
  • LEBANON: Did Tunisia's tyrant buy off Hezbollah TV?

     
    The Tunisian newspaper Sabah (link in Arabic) reported Monday that Hezbollah's Al-Manar television was allegedly paid $100,000 to polish up the image of deposed Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali. In addition to bribing Al-Manar, the former...
  • SYRIA: Residents bury the dead from Friday protests as activists call for fresh demonstrations over alleged torture and killing of a boy

     
    As residents in Syrian cities and towns gathered Saturday to bury those killed in anti-government rallies on Friday, pro-democracy activists called for fresh demonstrations amid allegations that 13-year-old Hamza Khatib was tortured and killed by Syrian...
  • TUNISIA: Provocative advertising campaign stirs the pot in foreign capitals

     
    During Tunisia's popular uprising, which led to the ouster of President Zine el Abidine ben Ali in January, tourists deserted the country en masse. Advertising agencies are now trying to attract tourists and sunbathers back to Tunisia's beaches and Roman....
  • TUNISIA: Court sentences 25 relatives of Ben Ali and his wife to prison

     
    When the 23-year reign of ex-Tunisian President Zine el Abidine ben Ali crumbled this year after nationwide popular protests that forced him into exile on Jan. 14, dozens of his relatives and those of his wife, Leila Trabelsi, rushed to......
  • L.A.-area Tunisians vote in their country's elections

     
    Los Angeles-area Tunisians are thrilled to vote in their country's elections, the first since the ouster of the country's strongman in an uprising early this year....
  • Former dissident sworn in as Tunisia's president

     
    Moncef Marzouki, former dissident and veteran human rights activist, is sworn in as Tunisia's new president. Tunisia inspired the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East....
  • Local Tunisian Film Festival launches this week

     
    It has been a year since revolution in Tunisia led to the fall of the country's autocratic regime. The uprising, which led to democratic elections, set off similar revolutions in other Arab countries and may even have helped inspire the......