Dozens killed in clashes near Libya-Tunisia border

Mar 7, 2016

Dozens killed in clashes near Libya-Tunisia border

Tunisian police and unidentified gunmen clashed Monday near the Libyan border, killing at least 26 people, authorities said, amid increasing concern that violent extremism in Libya could destabilize the region. The dead included 21 attackers, one Tunisian soldier and four civilians, the interior and ...

Five years after Arab Spring, hopes dashed for change

Jan 13, 2016

Five years after Arab Spring, hopes dashed for change

On Jan. 14, 2011, Tunisians packed the streets of their capital and shocked the world by overthrowing longtime dictator Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. The revolution shook the Middle East, setting off the hopeful uprisings that came to be known as the Arab Spring. But ...

Nobel Peace Prize seen as boost for Tunisia's struggling democracy

Oct 10, 2015

Nobel Peace Prize seen as boost for Tunisia's struggling democracy

It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia’s newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink ...

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 9, 2015

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

A Tunisian democracy group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its contributions to the first and most successful Arab Spring movement. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy” ...