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Tunisian unrest exposes 'domestic frustration' - The National

Observers underplay the government's suggestion that the riots and protests are being driven by the hidden hands of foreign forces.
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Algeria, Tunisia See Wave Of Violence : NPR

Algeria, Tunisia See Wave Of Violence : NPR | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Algeria and Tunisia share a border in the Maghreb or North Africa, and are ruled by secular, authoritarian governments. But both Algeria and Tunisia are beginning the new year engulfed in an unprecedented wave of riots and fatal clashes between protesters and the police. To talk about the roots of the violence and what it means for the region, NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Chloe Arnold, who covers North Africa for the BBC.
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BBC News - Tunisia protests: Fresh clashes in Tunis

BBC News - Tunisia protests: Fresh clashes in Tunis | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Fresh protests have broken out in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, where authorities are facing the most serious unrest for decades.
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Tunisia: Police break up actors' protest against government crackdown on rioters - Winnipeg Free Press

Tunisia: Police break up actors' protest against government crackdown on rioters - Winnipeg Free Press | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TUNIS, Tunisia - Participants in a demonstration by Tunisian actors, musicians and other artists say... - World Breaking News - Winnipeg Free Press.
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BBC News - Is deadly rioting in Tunisia and Algeria linked?

BBC News - Is deadly rioting in Tunisia and Algeria linked? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
North African neighbours Algeria and Tunisia have both been convulsed by deadly rioting in recent days, but to what extent are the crises linked, asks the BBC's Chloe Arnold.
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Bhutto's son: Pakistanis who praise Taseer assassination are 'covert blasphemers' - CSMonitor.com

Bhutto's son: Pakistanis who praise Taseer assassination are 'covert blasphemers' - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari appears to be the first mainstream Pakistan leader to defend Christians and minorities after the assassination of liberal Gov. Salman Taseer. But he spoke in English from London.
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BBC News - Nigeria clashes 'leave 13 dead' near Jos

BBC News - Nigeria clashes 'leave 13 dead' near Jos | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
At least 13 people have been killed after further violence between rival groups near the central Nigerian city of Jos, witnesses say.
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Les émeutes s'amplifient en Tunisie - Europe1.fr - International

Les émeutes s'amplifient en Tunisie - Europe1.fr - International | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
International : Les émeutes s'amplifient en Tunisie - De nouvelles manifestations sont prévues lundi dans la capitale. - Europe1.fr
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Algeria has let its rioting youth down | Nabila Ramdani | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Algeria has let its rioting youth down | Nabila Ramdani | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Nabila Ramdani: Entire generations have grown up surrounded by violence and not equipped with the economic know-how to escape it
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Algeria and Tunisia: Protests Threaten Repressive Regimes - TIME

Algeria and Tunisia: Protests Threaten Repressive Regimes  - TIME | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Massive street protests fueled by economic despair highlight the failure of the two authoritarian governments in North Africa to offer their citizens hope of a better life. The resulting instability could threaten security
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Arab villagers in A-Taibeh struggle to be accepted as Israelis - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Arab villagers in A-Taibeh struggle to be accepted as Israelis  - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Residents of MK Hanin Zuabi's hometown have disassociated themselves from her politics.
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How Many Gitmo Alumni Take Up Arms? - By Peter Bergen, Katherine Tiedemann, and Andrew Lebovich | Foreign Policy

How Many Gitmo Alumni Take Up Arms? - By Peter Bergen, Katherine Tiedemann, and Andrew Lebovich | Foreign Policy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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BBC News - Reaction to violence in Tunisia and Algeria

BBC News - Reaction to violence in Tunisia and Algeria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisians and an Algerian react to the current violent unrest in their countries and discuss how closely the causes of clashes in the two countries are linked.
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Europe condemns Tunisian violence - UPI.com

Europe condemns Tunisian violence - UPI.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
European leaders rushed to condemn the outbreak of violence in Tunisia after the government shuttered schools and universities to quell rioting.
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Tunisie: déception d'opposants et d'ONG après le discours de Ben Ali

Tunisie: déception d'opposants et d'ONG après le discours de Ben Ali | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisie: déception d'opposants et d'ONG après le discours de Ben Ali
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The failure of governance in the Arab world | Simon Tisdall | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

The failure of governance in the Arab world | Simon Tisdall | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Simon Tisdall: Protests in Tunisia and Algeria are part of a rising tide of popular dissatisfaction with illiberal, unreformed Arab rule
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Four die in clashes between Tunisia jobs protesters and police | World news | guardian.co.uk

Four die in clashes between Tunisia jobs protesters and police | World news | guardian.co.uk | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
President blames foreign parties for civil unrest, as lawyers and journalists protest over 'police brutality' and censorship
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At least 35 killed in riots in Tunisia: Rights group

At least 35 killed in riots in Tunisia: Rights group | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Vancouver Sun is your online source of news on Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and around the world. Find the latest breaking news in business, sports, technology, energy, entertainment, politics, jobs, cars, homes and opinions from readers. Subscribe to breaking news alerts.,At least 35 people have been killed in the riots that erupted over the weekend in Tunisia, the president
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Sudan referendum to meet required turnout: sources| Reuters

Sudan referendum to meet required turnout: sources| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - Huge turnout at south Sudan's independence referendum has defied gloomy expectations and is almost guaranteed to reach the 60 percent of voters needed to make the poll valid, organizers
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TUNISIA: Schools shuttered as protests continue; president promises jobs | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times

TUNISIA: Schools shuttered as protests continue; president promises jobs | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Riots and protests continued Monday across Tunisia with opposition sources saying as many as 24 people have been killed in clashes between police and youths angry over unemployment and a lack of political freedom under the reign of President Zine...
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