Jebel Chaambi heroes describe border horror
Mourad Zaidi is looking at his future through one eye. “I wonder what I’ll do after I leave hospital,” the young Tunisian commando officer says.
Everything went dark on May 8th, when Mourad was on a special mission in the Jebel Chaami region, near the Algeria border. His unit was hunting terrorists from the Uqba Ibn Nafaa brigade, a gang tied to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
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.
Tunisians’ Daily Lives Transformed by Lack of Security
Asma Smadhi | 23 May 2013
Security concerns have fundamentally affected the day-to-day lives of Tunisians, from how they plan their evenings to how they will spend their summer vacations.
A growing concern
SIF13 (I). Internet freedom in the global debate: mapping the state of play
Notes from the Stockholm Internet Forum on Internet Freedom for Global Development, held at Münchenbryggeriet (The Brewery) at Södermalm in Stockholm, Sweden, May 22-23, 2013.
Tunisia reaches power sharing deal
Leading Tunisian political parties continued the national dialogue on Tuesday (May 7th), focusing on ways to address violence.
The meeting followed a deal last week where parties reached a consensus on power sharing after Ennahda proposed that the presidency and the prime minister split control of the executive.
Tunisia PM vows firm action after Islamist unrest
TUNIS (AFP) – Tunisia’s Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh vowed firm action against Ansar al-Sharia, in remarks published Monday, after bloody clashes between police and members of the radical Salafist group.
Tunisian police clash with Islamists over banned rally
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.