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US may tread lightly with Arabs over Tunisia unrest| News by Country| Reuters

US may tread lightly with Arabs over Tunisia unrest| News by Country| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
* Autocrats may take wrong lesson from unrest -official

* Obama administration watching to see how events play out

* US says unrest bolsters argument for more freedoms

By Arshad Mohammed

WASHINGTON,
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The Tunisian revolt: Where have all the Islamists gone? - CSMonitor.com

The Tunisian revolt: Where have all the Islamists gone? - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The protesters who toppled Tunisia's dictator weren't advocating sharia or Islamic law. They were calling for freedom, democracy, and multiparty elections. Across the Arab Middle East, the generation that is leading the protest against dictatorship does not have an Islamist character.
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Tunisian opposition icon sees positive future | euronews, interview

Tunisian opposition icon sees positive future | euronews, interview | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
interview - Ahmed Najib Chebbi and his political party are positioned to play a key role in debate over Tunisian society’s changing landscape. Chebbi is emblematic of the Tunisian opposition…
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BBC News - Tunisia's UGTT trade union urges 'salvation cabinet'

BBC News - Tunisia's UGTT trade union urges 'salvation cabinet' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's main trade union calls for the government formed after President Ben Ali's fall to be replaced by one without people linked with his regime.
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Three shot dead in Albania clashes - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Three shot dead in Albania clashes - Europe - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Three people killed and dozens injured in extensive anti-government clashes with police outside PM's office in Tirana.
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Tunisia's revolt rages on in protest town: News24: Africa: News

Tunisia's revolt rages on in protest town: News24: Africa: News | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's revolt rages on in protest town: News24: Africa: News. An authoritarian ruler has fallen but the resentments at the heart of Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution are still burning in the poverty-stricken town where the first protests began last month.
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Protests as Tunisia mourns victims of unrest| Reuters

Protests as Tunisia mourns victims of unrest| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TUNIS (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters took to the streets on Friday as Tunisia began three days of mourning for the dozens of people killed during the overthrow of president Zine al-Abidine Ben
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Tunisia's Nervous Neighbors Watch the Jasmine Revolution - TIME

Tunisia's Nervous Neighbors Watch the Jasmine Revolution - TIME | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's Nervous Neighbors Watch the Jasmine Revolution
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Christian Minorities Under Attack: Iraq and Egypt

Dina Guirguis testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on January 20, 2011.
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RaghidaDergham - Online - Weekly Column - 01/21/2011 - English

There is a precedent in common between the events of Tunisia and the events of Lebanon at the beginning of 2011: it is the precedent of accountability and of insistence on non-impunity. There is the precedent of a popular uprising of a new kind for the Arab World, taking in the Jasmine Revolution the form of toppling the tyrant and insisting on taking to court those who were essentially responsible for oppressing the Tunisian people.
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ANALYSIS-What role for the Islamists in the new Tunisia?| News by Country| Reuters

ANALYSIS-What role for the Islamists in the new Tunisia?| News by Country| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
By Lin Noueihed TUNIS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - For years they were jailed orexiled. They were excluded from elections, banned from politics,and played no visible role in Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution.
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The change in regional mood after Tunisia - CSMonitor.com

The change in regional mood after Tunisia - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In Cairo and Damascus the regimes have taken notice, are studying what happened in Tunis, and are preparing countermeasures.
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The Canadian Press: Tunisia prime minister pledges to quit politics after elections to be held as soon as possible

The Canadian Press: Tunisia prime minister pledges to quit politics after elections to be held as soon as possible | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Mohamed Ghannouchi said Friday he will leave power after a transition phase leading to legislative and presidential elections "in the shortest possible timeframe."
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Arab World: Here, we love our king

Arab World: Here, we love our king | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Despite protests over economic conditions in the Hashemite kingdom, there is no chance of a Tunisia-style revolution, people of Jordan say.
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RCD headquarters dismantled in Tunisia

RCD headquarters dismantled in Tunisia | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's interim cabinet is meeting while citizens continue protesting around headquarters of former ruling party
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Democracy comes in waves, and Tunisia's 'jasmine revolution' may be the Arabs' turn - CSMonitor.com

Democracy comes in waves, and Tunisia's 'jasmine revolution' may be the Arabs' turn - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The rise of democracies since World War II seemed to come region by region, from Africa to Latin America to Asia. Are Arab states of North Africa and the Middle East next?
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Tunisia's Government Asks for Time as Flags Fly at Half Staff

Tunisia's Government Asks for Time as Flags Fly at Half Staff | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Tunisia's new coalition urged demonstrators to give it time to prove itself, as flags flew at half staff in honor of those killed during five weeks of unrest that led to the ouster of President...
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Family of dead Tunisian hero wants democracy

Family of dead Tunisian hero wants democracy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Family of man whose death spurred Tunisia's revolt and regime change wants durable democracy
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In Jordan, Islamists try to spin popular protests into political uprising - CSMonitor.com

In Jordan, Islamists try to spin popular protests into political uprising - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Nationwide protests in Jordan have focused mainly on economic issues. But the Muslim Brotherhood seeks to make them a catalyst for political reform.
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Hundreds of political prisoners in Tunisia yet to be released | World news | The Guardian

Hundreds of political prisoners in Tunisia yet to be released | World news | The Guardian | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Concern that amnesty has excluded some detainees, many of whom were jailed after unfair trials and use of torture
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Libyans are just as hungry as Tunisians | Hisham Matar | Comment is free | The Guardian

Libyans are just as hungry as Tunisians | Hisham Matar | Comment is free | The Guardian | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Hisham Matar: We Arabs have been trapped between dictators and their friends in the west, but Tunisians have shown us a way out
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