Tunis – Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched in support of their embattled government on Saturday as opposition protesters renewed calls for the Islamist-led administration to step down, heightening a crisis sparked by a political assassination.
Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda Party, has become the second highest-ranking figure in the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood, after he was appointed head of its political bureau.
TUNIS (AFP) – Tunisian prosecutors are to appeal the “lenient” suspended jail sentences handed down against 20 people for their roles in an attack on the US embassy last year, the justice minister said on Friday.
Twenty people accused of involvement in a deadly attack on the US embassy last year went on trial in Tunis on Tuesday. Angry protesters attacked the embassy on September 14, 2012, after a US man released a video online that many thought mocked Islam.
Analysis: Crackdown on radical Islamists tests Tunisia’s stability
By Tarek Amara
TUNIS | Thu May 23, 2013 1:15am EDT
(Reuters) – For the first time since the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, relations between mainstream Islamists in government and radical Salafist Muslim activists have reached breaking point, sparking deadly clashes in two Tunisian cities.
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.