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.
[EXCERPT of Summary] On May 31, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted Rached Ghannouchi, co-founder and president of Tunisia’s Nahda Party, for a special address on the future of Tunisian democracy.
Al-Qaeda threatens Tunisia government
By Monia Ghanmi in Tunis for Magharebia – 23/05/2013
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) warned Tunisia’s interim government not to suppress or threaten Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia.
Analysis: Crackdown on radical Islamists tests Tunisia’s stability
(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.
Tunisia national dialogue rejects violence
Participants in Tunisia’s second national dialogue condemned all forms of post-revolution violence, stressing that only the state had the right to use force.
Unlike the first round of talks last October, the meeting that wrapped up on Thursday (May 16th) involved all Tunisian political parties.