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  • Wife of former Tunisian dictator apologizes, denies wrongdoing

     
    Leila 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...
  • Tunisia, birthplace of Arab Spring, rocked by new protests [Video]

     
    Tunisia is known as the birthplace of the Arab Spring, the country where a distraught fruit seller who set himself on fire launched a wave of uprisings that is reshaping the Middle East. Now, new protests are sweeping the North African nation along with...
  • TUNISIA: France's attitude toward crackdown raises eyebrows

     
    When 26-year-old Iranian demonstrator Neda Agha-Soltan died on video in the streets of Tehran during the wave of post-election protests that rocked Iran in 2009, France reacted with fury and was quick to denounce crackdowns by security forces on...
  • Tunisia TV exec fined, fears for life over airing 'Persepolis'

     
    When 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...
  • Libyans: Food Shortage, More Violence by Security Forces in Tripoli

    Libyans: Food Shortage, More Violence by Security Forces in Tripoli
    TRIPOLI -- Residents in the Libyan capital of Tripoli reported a food shortage, gunfire and intimidation by security forces on Tuesday as the country's longtime ruler asserted his power and gave no indication of succumbing to week-long anti-government...