Twenty sentenced over US embassy attack in Tunis
Twenty people were handed two-year suspended jail sentences on Tuesday for attacking the US Embassy in Tunis in September. Hundreds of Islamist protesters took part in the attack in response to a US-made film they considered insulting to Islam.
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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.
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