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Boy shot dead in Tunisia protests

Monday, July 18th 2011, 11:18
related places: Sidi Bouzid

A 14-year-old boy is killed during protests in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid, where unrest began last December, police say.
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Fire kills Tunisia jail-breakers

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 15:41

Two Tunisian prisoners trying to escape suffocate after setting their mattresses on fire, officials say.
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Ben Ali found guilty in drug case

Monday, July 4th 2011, 16:23
related places: Tunis

Tunisia's ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali is convicted on charges of possessing illegal drugs and weapons after a one-day trial in Tunis.
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Tunisian ex-president sentenced

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 1:43

A Tunisian court sentences ousted President Ben Ali and his wife in absentia to 35 years in prison for embezzlement and misusing public funds.
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Tunisia leader 'duped to leave'

Monday, June 20th 2011, 13:40

The lawyer representing former Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali claims the ousted leader was "deceived into leaving for Saudi Arabia".
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Ex-Tunisian leader trial begins

Monday, June 20th 2011, 9:28

The trial in absentia of ousted Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali begins, a day after he denied all charges against him.
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Perfect symbol?

Friday, June 17th 2011, 0:56

Doubts surface over Tunisia's revolutionary 'martyr'
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Tunisia defends 'heavy-handed' tourist adverts

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 19:15

Tunisia defends a controversial advertising campaign to attract tourists who deserted the country after its uprising in January.
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Libya rebels edge west at Misrata

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 2:26
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan rebels fighting to topple Col Muammar Gaddafi edge west from the city of Misrata, while fresh explosions rock the capital Tripoli overnight.
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Tunisian ex-president to be tried

Monday, June 13th 2011, 23:17

Tunisia's ousted President Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia in January, is to go on trial in absentia on 20 June on conspiracy and other charges.
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Brothers in arms

Monday, June 13th 2011, 16:26
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan rebels smuggling weapons through Tunisia
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Tunisia announces election delay

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 16:08

Tunisia's interim government delays the country's first elections by three months, scheduling the vote for an assembly to rewrite the constitution for October.
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Tunisia: Migrants feared drowned

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 18:17

Scores of migrants are feared to have drowned off Tunisia's coast after a boat from Libya destined for Europe capsized, officials say.
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'Fears for migrants' off Tunisia

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 15:02

More than 200 mainly African migrants are missing after a boat trying to reach Europe breaks down off Tunisia's coast, Tunisian state news says.
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Tunisian clashes 'destroy camp'

Friday, May 27th 2011, 13:21
related countries: Libya Libya

A camp in Tunisia for people fleeing the conflict in Libya is nearly completely destroyed in deadly clashes also involving local residents, the UN says.
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VIDEO: Deauville G8 talks focus on aid

Friday, May 27th 2011, 5:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain has confirmed it will contribute to the G8 aid package for Egypt and Tunisia.
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World Bank: $6bn for North Africa

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 16:19
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The World Bank pledges $6bn in loans for Egypt and Tunisia as the international community rallies to finance the Arab Spring.
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New tape 'by Bin Laden' released

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 8:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Al-Qaeda releases a message it says was made by Osama Bin Laden shortly before his death.
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Tunisia lifts overnight curfew

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 17:13

Authorities in Tunisia lift an overnight curfew imposed on the capital Tunis 10 days ago amid unrest following January's uprising.
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Libyan oil minister 'defects'

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 23:22
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem crosses into Tunisia, amid reports that he has become the latest senior Libyan official to defect.
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Libya rape claim woman in Tunisia

Monday, May 9th 2011, 10:14
related countries: Libya Libya

Eman al-Obeidi, the Libyan woman who claimed to have been raped by Gaddafi supporters, has escaped to Tunisia.
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Tunisia imposes overnight curfews

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 2:57

Authorities in Tunisia impose overnight curfews in and around the capital after days of unrest in the district at the centre of January's uprising.
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UK warns on Libya-Tunisia border

Friday, May 6th 2011, 16:26
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Office advises against all travel near the Tunisia-Libya border because of attacks by pro-Gaddafi forces.
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