Tag Archives: Tunisia

15Dec/15
A pushcart vendor’s desperate act galvanizes the Arab world

Five years since spark that started ‘Arab Spring’

It was five years ago that a vegetable-seller in Tunisia set himself alight, igniting weeks of demonstrations that led to the unseating of long-time ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali – and setting off a chain of uprisings across the region.

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09Oct/15

Tunisian president, people welcome Nobel win for mediator group

The Tunisian president says the Nobel committee has honoured the country’s National Dialogue Quartet and its work, after the group won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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03Jul/15

Minute of silence across UK for Tunisia dead

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Queen Elizabeth join a national minute of silence across the UK to honour 30 Britons and 8 others killed in Tunisia beach massacre a week ago.

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17Feb/15

ISIS opens new front in North Africa

(Next Media Online) – The influence of ISIS is gradually expanding from its stronghold in Syria and Iraq to extremist groups in North Africa.

Militants in several countries in North Africa, including Libya, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia, have pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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