Tunisia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19064/all en EU frets over fleeing Tunisians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/europe/110219/eu-europe-immigration-tunisians-lampedusa <p> How EU law complicates the situation of thousands of migrants who arrived in Italy in recent weeks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/europe/110219/eu-europe-immigration-tunisians-lampedusa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Europe immigration policy Tunisia UNHCR Diplomacy Aid Europe Politics Middle East Italy Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:30:18 +0000 Teri Schultz 5625357 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia asks Saudi Arabia to extradite Ben Ali, if not dead (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110220/tunisia-ben-ali-extradition-saudi-arabia <p> Thousands protested in Tunis on Sunday demanding that the caretaker government, led by Ben Ali ally Mohamed Ghannouchi, resign.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110220/tunisia-ben-ali-extradition-saudi-arabia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Egypt Libya Tunisia Yemen Middle East Saudi Arabia Sun, 20 Feb 2011 23:08:00 +0000 News Desk 5625640 at http://www.globalpost.com Where would Gaddafi go? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/libya-gaddafi-exile-asylum <p> The release this week by WikiLeaks of U.S. diplomatic cables indicated a tight diplomatic and political alliance between Gaddafi and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/libya-gaddafi-exile-asylum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Tunisia World Leaders Conflict Zones Military Thu, 24 Feb 2011 21:39:00 +0000 Freya Petersen 5626581 at http://www.globalpost.com Why African countries aren't revolting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/zimbabwe-mugabe-protests-eritrea-egypt-gaddafi-libya <p> Unlike the &ldquo;Jasmine Revolutions&rdquo; of North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa has not seen citizen-driven movements overthrowing repressive governments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/zimbabwe-mugabe-protests-eritrea-egypt-gaddafi-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Cameroon Eritrea Gabon Libya Tunisia Diplomacy Middle East Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:05:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5626640 at http://www.globalpost.com Amr Moussa to run for president in Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/110228/egypt-military-mubarak-elections-democracy-arab <p> The charasmatic former Egyptian foreign minister was one of the first Arab public figures to side with Tunisian protesters in December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/110228/egypt-military-mubarak-elections-democracy-arab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Dictators Egypt Tunisia Elections Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:08:07 +0000 News Desk 5627295 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisians, Italians find a common bond in a cup of coffee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110302/italy-immigration-lampedusa-tunisia <p> On one Italian island, a cafe owner does what he can to ease the plight of Tunisian migrants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110302/italy-immigration-lampedusa-tunisia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Europe Human Trafficking Italy Tunisia Europe Culture & Lifestyle Italy Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:39:00 +0000 Jodi Hilton 5628035 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia's press revels in new freedom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110305/tunisia-press-freedom-newspapers <p> After 23 years of dictatorship, Tunisian readers and journalists are rediscovering the joys of an independent press.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110305/tunisia-press-freedom-newspapers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Tunisia Middle East Mon, 07 Mar 2011 11:19:39 +0000 Aida Alami 5628775 at http://www.globalpost.com Prince Andrew under pressure over links to Jeffrey Epstein, sex offender http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110307/prince-andrew-uk-epstein-scandal <p> Fourth-in-line to the British throne insists he has done nothing wrong, but questions over his business links are only the latest embarrassment for the son of Queen Elizabeth II.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110307/prince-andrew-uk-epstein-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Home Tunisia Europe United Kingdom Mon, 07 Mar 2011 12:36:08 +0000 News Desk 5628969 at http://www.globalpost.com New wave of refugees pour into Tunisia from Libya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110317/tunisia-refugees-libya <p> Tunisia, still struggling with the results of its own revolution, has been inundated with more than 120,000 refugees who have fled the fighting in Libya.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110317/tunisia-refugees-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Libya Tunisia Conflict Zones Middle East Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:36:00 +0000 Aida Alami 5631475 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia's tourism hit by unrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110325/tunisia-tourism-economy <p> HAMMAMET &mdash; Tunisia&#39;s tourism plummeted 40 percent after the overthrow of Ben Ali in January. Fighting in Libya has caused more cancellations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110325/tunisia-tourism-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Jasmine Revolution Travel/Tourism Tunisia Sun, 27 Mar 2011 11:36:51 +0000 Aida Alami 5633258 at http://www.globalpost.com Refugees languish on Tunisia-Libya border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110416/refugees-UNHCR-tunisia-libya-border <p> RAS JEDIR &mdash; Few options force some refugees to look north to European shores accessible only by a perilous trip on makeshift boats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110416/refugees-UNHCR-tunisia-libya-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Libya Tunisia Conflict Zones Aid Middle East Italy Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:37:03 +0000 Jon Jensen 5638207 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia's Jews ponder modern-day exodus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110419/passover-jews-exodus-tunisia <p> DJERBA &mdash; 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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110419/passover-jews-exodus-tunisia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Judaism Tunisia Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:21:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5638835 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia's Berbers test the limits of country's newfound freedoms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110425/tunisia-revolution-protests-libya-berber-star-wars <p> MATMATA, Tunisia &mdash; For the real inhabitants of this town, Luke Skywalker&#39;s fictional home, freedom belonged only in the realm of science fiction &mdash; that is, until Tunisia&rsquo;s revolution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110425/tunisia-revolution-protests-libya-berber-star-wars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Tunisia Conflict Zones Middle East Tue, 26 Apr 2011 09:58:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5640115 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia furious as Libya fighting spills over border (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110429/tunisia-libya-fighting-border-video <p> 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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110429/tunisia-libya-fighting-border-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Muammar Gaddafi Tunisia Conflict Zones Middle East Fri, 29 Apr 2011 06:09:48 +0000 News Desk 5641049 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisians clash with police over Facebook ‘coup warning’ http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/casbah/tunisians-protest-over-facebook-%E2%80%98coup-warning%E2%80%99 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Demonstrations erupt after former minister warns of a coup on Facebook. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> As the Arab spring heats up in <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/05/06/bloomberg1376-LKRHUC1A74E901-7RUMAESLAFO0UDQ7AP1JF7NPUS.DTL">Syria</a>, <a href="http://www.voanews.com/english/news/europe/France-Expels-14-Libyan-Diplomats--121377149.html">Libya</a>, and <a href="http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE7451EM20110506">Yemen</a>, the flames of revolution still seem to be burning strong in the country where it all started.</p> <p> Tunisian police used <a href="http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=219534">tear gas and batons</a> 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 &quot;Jasmine Revolution&quot; earlier this year. &nbsp;</p> <p> Anti-government demostrators were protesting &mdash; for the second time this week &mdash; remarks made by a former government minister in a video posted on Facebook in which he warned of a possible counter-revolution.&nbsp;</p> <p> Tunisia&rsquo;s former interim minister of interior, Farhat Rajhi, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVhEsCu0ifY">told an interviewer</a> that forces loyal to former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali would resist any Islamist takeover in the country&rsquo;s upcoming elections.</p> <p> Since the ouster of Ben Ali on Jan. 14, Tunisia&rsquo;s once-banned El Nahda, or renaissance, movement has been seeking an expanded political role following <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/middle-east/110218/tunisia-ben-ali-political-prisoners">decades of repression</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/casbah/tunisians-protest-over-facebook-%E2%80%98coup-warning%E2%80%99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Tunisia The Casbah Fri, 06 May 2011 15:41:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5642997 at http://www.globalpost.com