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Tunisian court orders porn sites blocked

If the ban is upheld, it would be the second case of internet censorship since Ben Ali’s regime fell in the “Jasmine Revolution."

Reporters' release tempered by news of colleague's death

DJERBA, Tunisia — Foley and Gillis told GlobalPost Thursday night from their hotel in Tunisia that Hammerl had been shot when the group was first attacked outside Brega.

Obama offers Mideast nations aid in exchange for democracy (UPDATES) (VIDEO)

The IMF and the World Bank are expected to offer several billion dollars in additional financing.

The making of a martyr: truth or legend?

SIDI BOUZID, Tunisia — Bouazizi’s tale, soon be a major motion picture, was a Hollywood producer's dream: A single strike from a police officer gives rise to a revolt across a whole region.

Tunisians clash with police over Facebook ‘coup warning’

Demonstrations erupt after former minister warns of a coup on Facebook.
Tunisians protestors raise their arms and shout during a demonstration against the Tunisian government on May 5, 2011 on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis. The former interior minister of Tunisia's transition government, Farhat Rajhi, caused a stir today when he posted a statement on Facebook denouncing the preparation of a 'military coup' in Tunisia if the Islamists win in the July 24 elections. Some 300 Tunisians took to the streets to demonstrate in favor of Rajhi before being violently dispersed by police forces. (FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

As the Arab spring heats up in Syria, Libya, and Yemen, the flames of revolution still seem to be burning strong in the country where it all started.

Tunisian police used tear gas and batons to disperse a crowd of hundreds of protesters in the capital, Tunis, on Friday in one of the most violent crackdowns since the start of the "Jasmine Revolution" earlier this year.  

Anti-government demostrators were protesting — for the second time this week — remarks made by a former government minister in a video posted on Facebook in which he warned of a possible counter-revolution. 

Tunisia’s former interim minister of interior, Farhat Rajhi, told an interviewer that forces loyal to former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali would resist any Islamist takeover in the country’s upcoming elections.

Since the ouster of Ben Ali on Jan. 14, Tunisia’s once-banned El Nahda, or renaissance, movement has been seeking an expanded political role following decades of repression.


Tunisia furious as Libya fighting spills over border (VIDEO)

Tunisia authorities said they were furious with Gaddafi for the incursion by his forces as well as for the firing of Grad rockets across the border.

Tunisia's Berbers test the limits of country's newfound freedoms

MATMATA, Tunisia — For the real inhabitants of this town, Luke Skywalker's fictional home, freedom belonged only in the realm of science fiction — that is, until Tunisia’s revolution.

Tunisia's Jews ponder modern-day exodus

DJERBA — Djerba has long been home to one of the oldest and largest communities of Jews in North Africa, but its numbers have dwindled to about 1,500 over the past 50 years.

Refugees languish on Tunisia-Libya border

RAS JEDIR — Few options force some refugees to look north to European shores accessible only by a perilous trip on makeshift boats.

Tunisia's tourism hit by unrest

HAMMAMET — Tunisia's tourism plummeted 40 percent after the overthrow of Ben Ali in January. Fighting in Libya has caused more cancellations.
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