Tunisia's governing moderate Islamist party condemned the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Tunis and the neighboring American school, saying Saturday that such violence threatens the country's progress toward democracy after decades of dictatorship.
- 17 September, 2012 -- Tunisia Islamist flees mosque where he holed up
A hardline Muslim leader blamed for encouraging last week's violent protests outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia fled through a police cordon Monday around one of the capital's main mosques, where he had been holed up with his followers.
- 6 February, 2013 -- Tunisia to shake-up government after assassination
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Shaken by the assassination of a prominent leftist opposition leader that unleashed major protests, Tunisia's prime minister announced Wednesday that he would form a new government of technocrats to guide the country to elections "as soon as possible."
- 22 February, 2013 -- Tunisia Islamist party chooses new prime minister
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's ruling Islamist party has chosen an interior minister seen as a hardliner to form a new government, a top official said Friday, in a signal the government is unlikely to back down to opposition demands to try to smooth over the country's political crisis.
- 1 December, 2012 -- Tunisian leader fears that clashes could spread
The army moved into a southwestern Tunisian town, an official and witnesses said Friday, the fourth day of protests that have injured more than 300 people.
- 8 February, 2013 -- Tunisia buries politician as crisis deepens
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The funeral of an assassinated leftist politician drew hundreds of thousands of mourners chanting anti-government slogans to the Tunisian capital Friday — as well as gangs of armed youths who smashed cars and clashed with police just outside the cemetery.