Tunisia protest - updates

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Jan 13, 2018 - 10:07 AM

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Participants in the 17th Annual "No Pants Subway Ride" wait for a New York City subway train on January 7, 2018 in New York. The "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal of which is for riders ride the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

200 arrested, dozens hurt in Tunisia unrest

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The army has been deployed around banks, post offices and other government buildings in the country's main cities, the defense ministry says

ON THE STREETS. Tunisians shout slogans during a demonstration against the government and price hikes on January 9, 2018 in Tunis. Fethi Belaid/AFP

Fresh unrest in Tunisia after death at price rise demos

Jan 10, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Tunisia has seen several days of protests after activists and politicians denounce hikes in value-added tax and social contributions introduced at the start of the year as a tough new budget is implemented

FACE OFF. Tunisian protesters clash with security forces in the town of Tebourba on January 9, 2018, following the funeral of a man who was killed the previous day in a demonstration over rising costs and government austerity. Fethi Belaid/AFP

Tunisia opposition in anti-gov't demo as talks fail

Sep 01, 2013 - 10:50 AM

Tunisia s Islamist led coalition has failed to agree with the opposition on how to end weeks of political deadlock mediators said on Saturday

Thousands protest in Tunis demanding government's ouster

Aug 25, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Thousands of protesters marched in Tunis on the first day of a planned week long campaign aimed at bringing down the Islamist led government

'RESIGN' Tunisian anti-government protesters shout slogans during a demonstration near the parliament building in Tunis, Tunisia, 24 August 2013. The demonstrators are demanding the government's resignation. EPA/Mohamed Messara

Thousands march vs government in Tunisia

Aug 07, 2013 - 1:25 PM

A police official estimated that 40 000 people crowded the streets of Tunis to call for the government led by the moderate Islamic movement Ennahda to step down

ON THE STREETS. Tunisians chant slogans in front of the National Constituent Assembly on August 6, 2013 in Tunis, Tunisia. Photo by AFP / Fethi Belaid

'Terror' suspect killed, murder plot foiled - Tunis

Aug 05, 2013 - 2:44 PM

Tunisia said security forces killed a terror suspect in a dawn raid Sunday August 4 and separately foiled a political assassination

PROTEST SYMBOL. Tunisian protesters light candles by a symbolic coffin on August 4, 2013 in Tunis in front of the Constituent Assembly headquarters against Tunisia's Islamist government in Tunis. Photo by AFP /  Fethi Belaid

Rival rallies held in crisis-hit Tunisia

Aug 04, 2013 - 10:17 AM

Thousands of Tunisians marched in support of their government as opposition protesters renewed calls for the Islamist led administration to step down

PRO-GOVT PROTEST. Tunisian supporters of ruling Islamist Ennahdha party chant slogans on August 3, 2013 in Tunis in solidarity with the government. Photo by AFP/Fethi Belaid

Tunisia mourns slain soldiers, urges unity

Jul 31, 2013 - 9:06 AM

Prime Minister Ali Larayedh reiterated that his government would not resign sayingl he was opposed to this government stopping work

HONORING THE SOLDIERS. Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki (C) stands behind the coffin, draped in the Tunisian flag, of one of the eight soldiers who died in an ambush by an armed group in Mount Chaambi, near the Algerian border, on July 30, 2013 during a tribute ceremony in the eastern city of Kasserine. APF/Stringer

Tunisia Islamist govt mulls next move as protests mount

Jul 29, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Tunisia s Islamist led government gathered for emergency talks Monday as protesters demanded its ouster

TUNISIA PROTESTS. Thousands of people gather outside the headquarters of the Constituent Assembly to demand the ouster of the Islamist government on July 28, 2013 in Tunis. Opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead outside his home on Friday with the same weapon used to gun down fellow opposition politician Chokri Belaid in February, Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou said. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID

General strike as Tunisia mourns slain opposition head

Jul 27, 2013 - 11:17 AM

MP Mohamed Brahmi 58 of the leftist and nationalist Popular Movement was assassinated outside his home in Ariana near Tunis witnesses said

TUNISIANS PROTEST. Tunisians shout slogans as they gather to protest the killing of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi, who was a member of the National Constituent Assembly, in Tunis, Tunisia, 26 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Mohamed Messara