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When topless protesters decided to take aim at Islamism, some Muslim women fired back. “Nudity DOES NOT liberate me -- and I DO NOT need saving,” one wrote on a sign, held up to the camera in an image posted on Twitter. A furious debate...
World NowHundreds of protesters thronged to a Tunis courtroom Tuesday as a woman and her fiance who accused police officers of rape and extortion defended themselves against allegations of indecency. The case has outraged Tunisian feminists and human rights...
World NowSwitzerland has frozen more than $1 billion connected to leaders who were toppled or are still being battled in Arab Spring uprisings, Swiss official Valentin Zellweger told reporters....
World NowLeila ben Ali, wife of deposed Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali, gave a measured apology for any “mistakes” she may have committed and admitted Tunisians were denied political freedoms under her husband’s 23-year rule in her...
World NowWhen Nebil Karoui chose to air “Persepolis” on his Tunisian channel Nessma, he thought it was “a nonevent.” Now the television station owner is ringing himself with bodyguards and fighting the courts, terrified that the religious...
World NowMoncef Marzouki, former dissident and veteran human rights activist, is sworn in as Tunisia's new president. Tunisia inspired the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East....
L.A. NOWIt has been a year since revolution in Tunisia led to the fall of the country's autocratic regime. The uprising, which led to democratic elections, set off similar revolutions in other Arab countries and may even have helped inspire the......
World NowGraphic amateur video footage said to show unemployed young Moroccans setting themselves on fire in the capital Rabat surfaced this week during widespread demonstrations over lack of opportunity in the North African nation....
World NowTunisia is known as the birthplace of the Arab Spring, the country where a distraught fruit seller who set himself on fire launched a wave of uprisings that is reshaping the Middle East. Now, new protests are sweeping the North African nation along with...
L.A. NOWLos Angeles-area Tunisians are thrilled to vote in their country's elections, the first since the ouster of the country's strongman in an uprising early this year....
Babylon & BeyondDuring Tunisia's popular uprising, which led to the ouster of President Zine el Abidine ben Ali in January, tourists deserted the country en masse. Advertising agencies are now trying to attract tourists and sunbathers back to Tunisia's beaches and Roman....
Babylon & BeyondWhen the 23-year reign of ex-Tunisian President Zine el Abidine ben Ali crumbled this year after nationwide popular protests that forced him into exile on Jan. 14, dozens of his relatives and those of his wife, Leila Trabelsi, rushed to......
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