New Tunisian Premier Tries to Break Economic Reform Curse

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Aug 10 – Tunisia has gone through five prime ministers in as many years since its revolution, each pushing a widely-praised transition to democracy. None, though, has made much progress in building the economic stability and opportunity that young Tunisians demand. Now the sixth post-uprising premier, French-educated technocrat Youssef Chahed, is

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Tunisia: Time For A Rethink

Tunisia’s Renaissance Party may have signaled the start of a Muslim reformation BY Nicholas Noe Over the past 15 years, a steady stream of observers in North America and Europe, in particular, have argued with increasing urgency that the Muslim faith needs to undergo some kind of a reformation, akin to the processes that convulsed

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Militants, Tunisian Forces Clash in Border Town, 45 Killed

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, March 7 – Islamist fighters attacked army and police barracks in the Tunisian town of Ben Guerdan near the Libyan border on Monday and at least 45 people, including civilians, were killed in the clashes, residents and the Interior Ministry said. Authorities sealed off the nearby beach resort town of Djerba,

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