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New Tunisian government could be announced Monday - CNN.com

New Tunisian government could be announced Monday - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A new Tunisian government could be announced Monday, one day after the country's army clashed with armed gangs and remnants of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's personal guard.
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The Road to Democracy: A US Citizen’s Perspective • Talk Morocco

The Road to Democracy: A US Citizen’s Perspective • Talk Morocco | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Maroc Mama explores the potential effects of the Tunisian revolution on American foreign policy.
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Could 'Tunisia effect' topple more Mideast regimes? - World AP - MiamiHerald.com

Could 'Tunisia effect' topple more Mideast regimes? - World AP - MiamiHerald.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Ben Ali’s Tunisian Ouster Reverberates Through Middle East - BusinessWeek

Ben Ali’s Tunisian Ouster Reverberates Through Middle East - BusinessWeek | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
“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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Secular Good, Muslim Bad: Unveiling Tunisia’s Revolution | Religion Dispatches

Secular Good, Muslim Bad: Unveiling Tunisia’s Revolution |  Religion Dispatches | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Religion Dispatches is a daily online magazine dedicated to the analysis and understanding of religious forces in the world today, highlighting a diversity of progressive voices and aimed at broadening and advancing the public conversation.
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Ben Ali's smooth rise to power in Tunisia contrasts with sudden decline | World news | guardian.co.uk

Ben Ali's smooth rise to power in Tunisia contrasts with sudden decline | World news | guardian.co.uk | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
John Legg, former BBC north Africa correspondent, on how the former dictator came into his position of power
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Uprising brings joy to Tunisia – and fear to the region's autocrats - Africa, World - The Independent

Uprising brings joy to Tunisia – and fear to the region's autocrats -                    Africa, World - The Independent | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Tunisians in U.S. watch events with cautious hope| Reuters

Tunisians in U.S. watch events with cautious hope| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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
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Tunisia and the Arab Economic Summit? - Business - Ahram Online

Tunisia and the Arab Economic Summit? - Business - Ahram Online | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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Arabs offer cautious reactions to Ben Ali ouster - Channel NewsAsia

Arabs offer cautious reactions to Ben Ali ouster - Channel NewsAsia | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Arab governments reacted with caution on Saturday to Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's dramatic ouster in the wake of deadly street riots.
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Tunisia election in 6-7 months -opposition chief| News by Country| Reuters

Tunisia election in 6-7 months -opposition chief| News by Country| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
* Election would be held under international supervision

* Multi-party government of national unity foreseen




PARIS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Tunisia could hold elections under
international supervision
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BERNAMA - Tunisia's Key Tourism Industry Sees Negative Impact From Revolution, Riots

BERNAMA - Tunisia's Key Tourism Industry Sees Negative Impact From Revolution, Riots | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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Analysis: Tunisia - first popular uprising in Arab world

Analysis: Tunisia - first popular uprising in Arab world | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The spontaneous revolution of Tunisian people has forever changed Arab world; it has shown that grassroots revolution can happen everywhere.
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EA WorldView - Home - Jordan Feature: Will Protest Move from Tunisia to Amman? (Tarawnah)

EA WorldView - Home - Jordan Feature: Will Protest Move from Tunisia to Amman? (Tarawnah) | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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Tunisia: Why the Jasmine Revolution won't bloom - Telegraph

Tunisia: Why the Jasmine Revolution won't bloom - Telegraph | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Friday's coup in Tunisia sent shockwaves throughout the Arab world. But don't
expect it to herald an era of democratic reform, says Richard Spencer
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William F. Schulz: The Jasmine Revolution: One-Time Wonder or Portent of Things Yet to Come?

William F. Schulz: The Jasmine Revolution: One-Time Wonder or Portent of Things Yet to Come? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
While elements of Tunisia's so-called Jasmine Revolution parallel other upheavals, no one knows for sure what makes for success when it comes to explosions of popular outrage.
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Tunisia plans unity government to quell violence| Reuters

Tunisia plans unity government to quell violence| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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
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Tunisia: Can We Please Stop Talking About 'Twitter Revolutions'? - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2011

Tunisia: Can We Please Stop Talking About 'Twitter Revolutions'? - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2011 | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Twitter revolution narratives are popular because rather than being about Tunisia, they are often really about ourselves.
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BBC News - Tunisian swears in interim president amid chaos

BBC News - Tunisian swears in interim president amid chaos | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia swears in a new interim leader as looting and deadly jail riots rocked the country after President Ben Ali was swept from power.
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Tunisia: That 'WikiLeaks Revolution' meme - CSMonitor.com

Tunisia: That 'WikiLeaks Revolution' meme - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Tunisia: Gang violence mars celebration of popular uprising | World news | The Observer

Tunisia: Gang violence mars celebration of popular uprising | World news | The Observer | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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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Saudi chided over Ben Ali asylum - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Saudi chided over Ben Ali asylum - Middle East - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Decision to host former Tunisian president sparks angry criticism on the internet.
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