Militancy in the Tunisien maghreb

Tunisia teeters as it grapples with jihadists

21 May, 2013

TUNIS, Tunisia, May 21 (UPI) — Tunisia, cradle of the Arab Reawakening in January 2011, has finally got tough with its hard-line Islamists as, like other North African states that overthrew longtime dictators, it finds itself struggling with the fallout of its groundbreaking pro-democracy uprising.

Salafist supporter dies and 14 injured in congress ban clash

Ansar al-Sharia supporter dies after Tunis police clash; 14 injured

20 May, 2013

TUNIS, Tunisia, May 20 (UPI) — An Ansar al-Sharia supporter died of injuries he sustained during fighting between police and militants in a Tunis neighborhood, Tunisian officials said.