In late 2010, Tunisia became the birthplace of the Arab spring, and in January 2011, was the first in the region to oust its longtime dictator. Now opposition leader Chokri Belaid has been assassinated, sparking protests and the dissolution of…
Supporters of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party celebrate in Tunis after results came out Tuesday showing the party had taken the lead. Photo by Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images. This post was updated at 10:55 a.m. ET Tunisia's moderate Islamist party Ennahda won…
By News Desk
Tunisia, the country that ushered in the Arab Spring, was the first in the region to hold unfettered elections on Sunday. Voters, spurred on by thoughts of a "new beginning," waited in line for hours in some spots to participate…
By Larisa Epatko
The political uprising in Tunisia has raised questions about the possibility of similar unrest in other parts of the region, especially after protesters set themselves on fire in Egypt, Algeria, and Mauritania.
Amid demonstrations unprecedented during his more than two decades in office, Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was forced to flee Friday as thousands converged on the interior ministry building in the capital of Tunis.
Judy Woodruff talks to Mary-Jane Deeb, chief of the African and Middle East Division at the Congress Library, for more on the political upheaval in Tunisia.
Sudden flooding and mudslides killed at least 400 people in Brazil, and many more are still missing. In Tunisia, President Ben Ali offered concessions to try to quell growing protests that have left at least 23 people dead.
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