TUNIS (AFP) – The People’s Movement of slain Tunisian MP Mohamed Brahmi on Monday called for a weekend rally to mark 40 days since the opposition leader’s murder plunged the country into crisis.
Tunisia’s state of emergency must be extended: Sabbagh
TUNIS (AFP) – The fragile security situation in Tunisia, where radical Islamists are blamed for a wave of violence in recent months, makes it necessary to extend the state of emergency, Defence Minister Rachid Sabbagh said on Friday.
Tunisia Salafist gets bail
Tunis – Ansar al-Sharia spokespeson Seifeddine Rais, detained in the Tunisian city of Kairouan at the weekend as police enforced a government ban on its annual congress, was released on bail on Wednesday, the Salafist group said.
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.
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.
Tunisian police clash with Salafists over banning of annual congress
Security forces and hardline Islamists fought street battles in Tunis on Sunday, with one protester killed and 15 policemen wounded, after the authorities banned the Salafists from staging their annual congress.
3:10AM BST 20 May 2013
The confrontations infuriated moderate Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh, who for the first time linked the Salafist Ansar al-Sharia group which is considered close to al-Qaeda to “terrorism”.
Clashes in Tunisia over banned rally
May 19 2013 at 03:04pm
Kairouan, Tunisia – Supporters of the hardline Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia clashed with Tunisian police on Sunday after the government banned its annual rally, saying it posed a threat to society.