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Moment of Hope, Unity for Tunisia - WSJ.com

Moment of Hope, Unity for Tunisia - WSJ.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Arab public cast differences aside to rejoice at the ouster of Tunisia's president and share a rare moment of hope and unity.
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Poet's words hold warning for Arab world's ageing dictators | World news | The Observer

Poet's words hold warning for Arab world's ageing dictators | World news | The Observer | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Dictatorial regimes face sudden and shocking challenge to their authority as words of famous Tunisian poet prove all too prophetic
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Tunisia hit with looting as new leader is sworn in - Yahoo! News

Tunisia hit with looting as new leader is sworn in - Yahoo! News | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Looting, deadly prison riots and street chaos engulfed Tunisia on Saturday, a day after mass protests forced its strongman to flee. A new interim president was sworn in, promising to create a unity government that could include the long-ignored opposition.
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Tunisian prison fire 'kills dozens' | World news | guardian.co.uk

Tunisian prison fire 'kills dozens' | World news | guardian.co.uk | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Reports say Monastir jail is swept by fire as speaker of parliament is announced as third leader in 24 hours
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Tunisia, Internet: Internet is main source of information on crisis in Tunisia - latimes.com

Tunisia, Internet: Internet is main source of information on crisis in Tunisia - latimes.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Despite strict censorship, protesters, aided by activists outside the country, are using blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other online media to mobilize and spread information. Some warn against giving the Web too much credit, especially for prompting President Zine el Abidine ben Ali to flee.
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U.S. Had Helo Deal With Ousted Tunisian Dictator | Danger Room | Wired.com

U.S. Had Helo Deal With Ousted Tunisian Dictator | Danger Room | Wired.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Check out the #sidibouzid Twitter hashtag and you'll see real-time updates from a popular coup in Tunisia that's ousted the kleptocratic dictator Zine El
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Tunisia Riots: The Youth Revolution - Newsweek

Tunisia Riots: The Youth Revolution - Newsweek | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Riots have chased out the African nation's president, leaving the region's future in upheaval. Demographic shifts fomenting the Arab world's hunger for change.
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The Daily Star - Editorial - Tunisia has a lesson to teach

The Daily Star - Editorial - Tunisia has a lesson to teach | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Leading English Language Newspaper in the Middle-East
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Ancien Regimes in the Middle East | gideon rachman's blog | International affairs blog from the Financial Times – FT.com

Ancien Regimes in the Middle East | gideon rachman's blog | International affairs blog from the Financial Times – FT.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times writes about international affairs, covering topics including US foreign policy, Obama, China, the Middle East and Europe
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Tunisia | Revolt | Egypt

Tunisia | Revolt | Egypt | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia: Tunisian revolt against Ben Ali worries other North African leaders, like Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, who fear the demonstrations could spread.
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Events in Tunisia bear out Hillary Clinton's warning to Arab world - CSMonitor.com

Events in Tunisia bear out Hillary Clinton's warning to Arab world - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, flees the country amid unrest one day after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a warning to Arab states that refuse democratic reforms.
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Unrest engulfs Tunisia after power changes hands for second time in 24 hours - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Unrest engulfs Tunisia after power changes hands for second time in 24 hours - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Dozens of inmates killed in prison fire, new interim president sworn in; Arab League urges Tunisia to reach a 'national consensus on ways to bring country out of this crisis.'
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Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution, and how mobile phones helped it happen - CSMonitor.com

Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution, and how mobile phones helped it happen - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The overthrow of Tunisian President Zine Al-Abedine Ben Ali is a sign of political ferment both in Africa and in the Islamic world, fed by economic distress, political repression, and young people with the tools -- including mobile phones and Internet -- to make changes.
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Tunisia uprising will have repercussions, says Arab League chief | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt

Tunisia uprising will have repercussions, says Arab League chief | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Arab League Secretary Geneal Amr Moussa predicted Saturday that the Tunisian uprising which led to the overthrow of Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali will have an impact on the Arab world.At a press conference, Moussa said that the attention given by the Arab and international media to the situation in Tunisia demonstrates that "what is happening in Tun
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BBC News - Mid-East bloggers hail change in Tunisia

BBC News - Mid-East bloggers hail change in Tunisia | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The online community in Tunisia and neighbouring countries welcome the dramatic departure of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali following widespread street protests.
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SNAP ANALYSIS-Tunisia heads into uncharted waters| News by Country| Reuters

SNAP ANALYSIS-Tunisia heads into uncharted waters| News by Country| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
By Christian Lowe

TUNIS, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed
Ghannouchi said on Friday he was taking over as caretaker
president because the incumbent, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, was
unable
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Tunisian revolution: How the U.S. should respond | Opinion L.A. | Los Angeles Times

Tunisian revolution: How the U.S. should respond | Opinion L.A. | Los Angeles Times | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisians proved to the world the immense power of social networking when protesters leveraged sites such as Twitter and Posterous to lead a movement against President Zine el Abidine ben Ali, who flew the coop for safety in Paris on...
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Egyptian regime fears mass protests

Egyptian regime fears mass protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Arab and Western governments are fearful that the mass protests in Tunisia will spread across the entire region, and in particular lead to popular revolt in Eygpt.
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Nation & World | Street demonstrations force Tunisia's leader to flee | Seattle Times Newspaper

Nation & World | Street demonstrations force Tunisia's leader to flee | Seattle Times Newspaper | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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Ben Ali's possible successors - Tunisia - Al Jazeera English

Ben Ali's possible successors - Tunisia - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As protesters demand new interim president stand down, Tunisians face uncertainty about what's next for the nation.
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Ben Ali arrives in Saudi Arabia - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Ben Ali arrives in Saudi Arabia - Africa - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Riyadh confirms arrival of former Tunisian president who fled deadly social protests over unemployment and corruption.
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