“TUNISIA now lives in fear,” Libya’s ruler, Muammar Qaddafi, told his people. “Families could be raided and slaughtered in their bedrooms and the citizens in the street killed as if it was the Bolshevik or the American revolution.”
Protests continued in Algeria and Yemen on Saturday as Tunisia's old regime faced mounting pressure to quit. Demonstrators in Tunis were joined by hundreds of police officers. DW-WORLD.DE: German and European news, analysis and multimedia from Deutsche Welle - in 30 languages
At least 100 people were wounded and several others were arrested in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in the Algerian capital on Saturday over a state of emergency in place since 1992, Al Arabiya TV reports. Said Sadi, head of the Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD) which called for the demonstration, said several people were arrested and others were injured, according to Al Arabiya TV.
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia will pay compensation to the families of victims of human rights abuse under its ousted authoritarian leader and will send envoys to other Arab states to pursue him, its prime
BERLIN — Opponents of Egypt's long-running regime should be able to follow the lead set by the toppling of Tunisia's veteran president, leading opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei said in comments released Saturday. "If the Tunisians have done it, Egyptians should get there too," the former UN nuclear watchdog chief told Der Spiegel for an interview to be published Monday. Protests in Tunisia against president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali led to his ouster last week after 23 years in power.
ADEN, Yemen (AP) -- Drawing inspiration from the revolt in Tunisia, thousands of Yemenis fed up with their president's 32-year rule demanded his ouster Saturday in a noisy demonstration that appeared to be the first large-scale public challenge to the strongman.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi man died after setting himself on fire in the southwestern town of Samta, local media said Saturday, in what could be the latest example of a rash of self-immolations sweeping the region following events in Tunisia. It would be oil-rich Saudi Arabia's first such incident since an unemployed man set himself on fire in Tunisia last month protesting the economy and sparking riots which brought down the government.
The fear and chaos that follows the fall of the Tunisian dictator Zine El Abedine Ben Ali on January 14 raises uncertainty about the country's future. Already, it can be said that Tunisia will never be the same.
Free and fair elections will bring stability. But if they are seen as window-dressing, a chance for democracy will have been wastedAll eyes are now on the composition of Tunisia's new transitional government. Its primary purpose is to prepare for democratic elections so that Tunisians can decide who should represent...