Arab Spring marks end of silence, submission
DUBAI: On a recent blustery night, with a sandstorm kicking up, Kuwait’s own Arab Spring was playing out on a quiet road of villas and tall palms. There a group of protesters gathered to recite a speech – one after the other, word for word – that accused Kuwait’s ruler, of suppressing dissent. The speech had been delivered last year by Musallam Al-Barrack, then a parliament member, and had earned him a five-year prison sentence for supposedly insulting the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah.
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Landmine blast wounds Tunisian soldiers
Tunis – Three Tunisian soldiers have been wounded in a landmine explosion near the Algerian border where security forces are pursuing Islamist insurgents, the defence ministry said.
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Landmine blast wounds 3 Tunisian soldiers near Algerian border
(Reuters) – Three Tunisian soldiers have been wounded in a landmine explosion near the Algerian border where security forces are pursuing Islamist insurgents, the defense ministry said.
The incident, which happened on Saturday, was the latest of several mine blasts in the remote area of Mount Chaambi, the focus of a hunt for Islamist militants since December.
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blasts, Chokri Belaid, Colonel Mokhtar Ben Nasr, Defense Ministry, Insurgents, Kasserine hospital, land mines, Mount Chaambi, Salafis, Soldiers, TAP, Tunis |
Tunisia soldiers hunting Qaeda wounded by mine
TUNIS (AFP) – Three Tunisian soldiers hunting Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in the rugged border region near Algeria have been wounded in a mine explosion on Mount Chaambi, the defence ministry said.
“The blast happened at 6:15 pm (1715 GMT on Saturday) under a military vehicle, wounding three soldiers,” ministry spokesman Colonel Mokhtar Ben Nasr told AFP.
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Sheraton Gate : 1,640 million de dinars versée dans le compte personnel du voleur Bouchlaka
D’après des fuites de l’enquête qu’a menée le juge d’instruction chargé de l’affaire Sheratongate, le don chinois à l’organisation d’un colloque, d’un montant d’un million de dollars (1,640 million de dinars) aurait été versée dans le compte personnel à la STB de Rafik Abdessalem, ancien ministre des Affaires étrangères.
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ambassade, BCT, Business News, conférence de presse, Lisbonne, Ministère des Finances, Ministre des Affaires étrangères, Olfa Riahi, Rafik Abdessalem, Sheraton, Sheratongate, trésorier général de la Tunisie |