News and updates about Jasmine Revolution
Tunisian Islamists Won't Take Part in Election
Tunisia’s main Islamist party, Ennahda, says it will not contest a presidential election in November.
Tunisian Parties Begin Negotiations
National dialogue in Tuninsia aims to end deadlock between the Islamist-led government and the mainly secular opposition.
Tunisia: Protesters Torch Office of Islamist Party
The office of Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party in the town of Kef torched by angry protesters, as unrest in the country continues.
Tunisian Deal Brings an End to Islamist Gov't
Tunisia's political rivals have agreed on a timetable for the Islamist coalition to quit and be replaced by a government of independents.
Tunisia: Islamist Government Agrees to Step Down
Tunisia’s Islamist-led government to be replaced by caretaker government following talks with secular opposition.
Tunisian President: It Won't Happen Here
Tunisia’s President Moncef Marzouki rules out the risk of Tunisia's elected authorities being deposed.
Tunisian Activists Hope for Jasmine Revolution II
Tunisian activists say they will attempt to replicate Egypt’s second revolution with one of their own, but it is unlikely they'll succeed.
Post-Revolution Tunisians Return to Rioting
Nearly two years after the Jasmine Revolution brought down the government, Tunisians are still not satisfied. Rioting renewed this week.
Tunisia Extends State of Emergency
Radical Islamist attacks have prompted Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki to extend the country's state of emergency through January.
Dangerous to Oppose 'Moderate' Tunisian Gov't
A video shows an opposition party official was dragged along the ground and beaten to death by a pro-government mob in Tunisia last week.
Tunisian Leadershp: 'No Normalization with Israel'
The leading party in Tunisia's government has reiterated its opposition to normalization of ties with Israel.
Fierce Riots in Tunisia Over 'Insult' to Islam
Thousands of Tunisians rioted in their capital city Tuesday over an art exhibition they claimed posed an “insult” to Islam.
Suicide Bombing in Yemen Bad Sign for Obama
Mammoth suicide bombing in Yemen Monday is another blow to Obama’s attempt to show the Arab world democracy works.
Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution Fighters in Syria
It's a year and five months after Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution, and five Tunisians have been killed – in the Syrian revolution, that is.
Fatah Leader Snubs Tunisia Celebration
Fatah/PLO/PA head Mahmoud Abbas is skipping the celebration of Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution, citing prior commitments. It's a direct snub.
Death Penalty for Hosni Mubarak?
Egypt's prosecutor seeks death by hanging for former President Hosni Mubarak, his sons Gamal and Ala'a, and his former Interior Minister.
Mubarak Trial Resumes in Cairo
The trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resumed in Cairo, with a verdict in the case possible before the end of the month
Indonesian Student Ignite New Uprising?
Could an Indonesian student ignite a second "Jasmine Revolution" after immolating himself in front of the presidential palace in Jakarta?
Tunisia Extends State of Emergency
The nation that gave birth to the Jasmine Revolution and the Arab Spring has just extended its state of emergency for the rest of the year.
Tunisian Police Stage 'Jasmine Revolution' II
Tunisian police may be staging their own "Jasmine Revolution" in a protest against the interim prime minister.
Ex-Tunisian Security Chief Begs: 'Forgive Me!
Former Tunisian security chief Ali al-Seriati begged the forgiveness of the Tunisian people Wednesday while appearing in court.
Tunisia Protesters, Police Clash
Protesters torched a police station in a western suburb of the Tunisian capital as unrest continues in the North African country.
Ousted Tunisian Pres. Sentenced
Former Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was sentenced in absentia Tuesday by a judge in the capital, Tunis, to 35 years in prison.
Tunisia: Jasmine Revolution II?
Tunis and surrounds are back under curfew after three days of protests appeared to renew the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
Tunisia Next After Lebanon
President Zine Abedine Ben Ali lost his bid to cling to power in Tunisia. A domino effect after Lebanon?