In a historic winter of discontent in the Arab world, the uprising that forced the president of Tunisia from power has instantly reverberated across a region with no shortage of equally unpopular despots.
“A lesson to all tyrants in the Arab world,” was how Kuwaiti opposition lawmaker Ahmed al-Sadoun characterized the flight of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from Tunisia. “Ben Ali First Arab Leader Overthrown by an Intifada,” read the front page of Lebanon’s independent An-Nahar newspaper, using the word for “uprising”.
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Buildings burned, army snipers fired from rooftops, other gunfire sounded sporadically across the capital, and at least 42 were killed when a prison was torched, as Tunisia yesterday teetered between continued violent chaos and the first faltering steps towards a possible new start. Other regimes in North Africa and the Arab world looked on with some trepidation lest, as many predict, Tunisia's unrest should help foment a similar end to their lengthy and undemocratic rule.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tunisians in the United States said on Saturday they were hopeful but cautious about the political change in the North African country after weeks of protest forced the country's longtime
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's new leadership moved to form a coalition government to gain the upper hand over violent looters and quell arson and shooting that broke out after President Zine al-Abidine Ben
The Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia is being driven by flesh and blood and conditions on the ground, not because WikiLeaks 'revealed' to Tunisians the real face of a government they'd lived with their whole lives.
The sudden flight of ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has left a mood of confusion and fear. Soldiers and tanks controlled central Tunis but armed gangs continued to loot and burn amid fears that…
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