Tunisia

Terrorism, Death and Bloodshed

RAISING A CANDLE:‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaigners in Nigeria marked the 500th day since the abduction of 270 girls from a school in Chibok in August 2014. Despite a government pledge to get them back, hopes for their rescue appear to dwindle.   Social Streams

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TIME FLIES: Texan teenager Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested after bringing a homemade electronic clock to school. In solidarity, he was invited to the White House. REUTERS   Social Streams

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U.S. Embassy Warns Citizens Over Possible Tunisia Attack

TUNIS, Dec 20 – The United States embassy in Tunisia has warned its citizens to avoid a major shopping mall in the capital Tunis on Sunday because of a reported threat of a potential militant attack there. Tunisia is under a state of emergency following a suicide bomb attack on a presidential guard bus in

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Fatema Mernissi: A Woman for All Seasons

The world has lost a renowned Muslim feminist with the passing of Fatema Mernissi BY Sarah Eltantawi When Fatema Mernissi passed away on Nov. 30, a tremor was felt in homes and classrooms throughout the region. She was born in 1940 to a middle class family. Educated at the Sorbonne and at Brandeis University, she

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Tunisia Forces Seize Bomb Cache, Arrest Militants

TUNIS, Nov 30 – Tunisian security forces have arrested two Islamist militants accused in last week’s bombing in Tunis and seized a cache of weapons and explosives they were planning to use for more attacks, the interior ministry said. In a late Sunday raid in Medenine in the south of the country, officials found Kalashnikov

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Daesh Claims Suicide Attack on Tunisian Bus That Killed 13

TUNIS Nov 25 – At least 13 people were killed in Tuesday’s apparent suicide bombing of a Tunisian presidential guard bus in central Tunis, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and tighten security around the capital. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, an official statement from the group said. Shortly after the

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Tunisia Foils Major Islamist Attack Planned on Resort Town

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Nov 17 – Tunisia has arrested a cell of 17 Islamist militants and prevented a major assault on hotels and security forces in the resort town of Sousse planned for this month, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday. Sousse was the site of one of two major attacks claimed

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Trouble in Tunisia: Security Breaches, Economic Slump & Political Divisions

BY Nicholas Noe After suffering two mass casualty terrorist attacks claimed by the group Daesh earlier this year, Tunisians understandably rejoiced when four local civil society groups were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 9, in recognition of their work supporting Tunisia’s transition from dictatorship to democracy. Unfortunately, since then, things only seemed to

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