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U.S.-Iran spat mars Tunisia constitution party

TUNIS (Reuters) - A U.S. delegation walked out of celebrations for Tunisia's new constitution in protest on Friday after an Iranian official criticized the United States and Israel in his address to guests in Tunis. The ceremony, which included French President Francois Hollande and other foreign dignitaries, was meant to mark Tunisia's newly adopted constitution, widely praised as a model for the region.

Tunisia, foreign leaders hail new 'model' charter

Tunisia celebrated Friday the adoption of a new constitution three years after the revolution, a landmark in getting its troubled transition back on track and hailed as a model by foreign leaders. A ceremony at the national assembly, where the constitution was adopted on January 26, burnished Tunisia's positive image in contrast with other Arab Spring nations, such as Libya and Egypt, which remain plagued by instability and political turmoil.

Tunisia, foreign leaders hail new 'model' charter

Tunisia celebrated Friday the adoption of a new constitution three years after the revolution, a landmark in getting its troubled transition back on track and hailed as a model by foreign leaders. A symbolic ceremony at the national assembly, where the constitution was adopted on January 26, burnished Tunisia's positive image in contrast with other Arab Spring nations such as Libya and Egypt that remain plagued by instability and political turmoil. The charter is widely regarded as being the most progressive in the region.

Tunisia marks year since opposition leader's murder

Tunisians Thursday marked 12 turbulent months since opposition politician Chokri Belaid was assassinated, with his family still demanding to know what happened despite the alleged assassin being killed this week. The charismatic leftist and virulent critic of the Islamist party Ennahda, then in power, was gunned down outside his Tunis home on February 6, 2013.

Tunisia marks year since opposition leader's murder

Tunisians Thursday marked 12 turbulent months since opposition politician Chokri Belaid was assassinated, with his family still demanding to know what happened despite the alleged assassin being killed this week. The charismatic leftist and virulent critic of the Islamist party Ennahda, then in power, was gunned down outside his Tunis home on February 6, 2013.

Year after Belaid's murder, Tunisia turmoil eases

The assassination of prominent Tunisian opposition figure Chokri Belaid a year ago Thursday ignited a crisis which is only now starting to ease following the adoption of a new constitution. On February 6, 2013, Tunisians were stunned to learn of the death of the 48-year-old lawyer and leftist politician who had been a fierce critic of Ennahda, the Islamist party that rose to power after the first Arab Spring uprising toppled a long-ruling dictator.

Suspected killer of Tunisia's Belaid slain one year on

The suspected Islamist assassin of Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid, whose death last February sparked social and political upheaval, has been killed in a police raid, the government said Tuesday. Belaid was a charismatic leftist politician and virulent critic of the Islamist party Ennahda then in power. His murder triggered massive anti-government protests and a crisis from which Tunisia has only recently started to emerge.

Suspected assassin of Tunisia's Belaid killed

The suspected assassin of Tunisian opposition figure Chokri Belaid, whose death almost exactly a year ago sparked political turmoil, has been killed in a police raid, the interior minister said Tuesday. The murder of Belaid, who was a virulent critic of the Islamist party then in power, was a turning point in Tunisia that plunged the country into turmoil from which it has only started to emerge with the adoption last month of a new constitution.

Suspected assassin of Tunisia's Belaid killed

The suspected assassin of Tunisian opposition figure Chokri Belaid, whose death almost exactly a year ago sparked political turmoil, has been killed in a police raid, the interior minister said Tuesday. The murder of Belaid, who was a virulent critic of the Islamist party then in power, was a turning point in Tunisia that plunged the country into turmoil from which it has only started to emerge with the adoption last month of a new constitution.

Year after MP's murder, Tunisia turmoil slowly abating

The assassination of prominent Tunisian opposition figure Chokri Belaid a year ago Thursday ignited a crisis which is only now starting to ease following the adoption of a new constitution. On February 6, 2013, Tunisians were stunned to learn of the death of the 48-year-old lawyer and leftist politician who had been a fierce critic of Ennahda, the Islamist party that rose to power after the first Arab Spring uprising toppled a long-ruling dictator.
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