Tunisia Unrest


'Tunisia Unrest' - 8 News Result(s)

  • Tunisian interim president names new Prime Minister

    Tunisian interim president names new Prime Minister

    Tunisia's interim president chose a former government minister as a new prime minister on Sunday, appealing for a return to calm following new violent protests that have been hobbling this North African country since the ouster of its long-time autocratic leader.Beji Caid-Essebsi will replace Mohammed Ghannouchi, who resigned earlier Sunday after b...

  • Tunisian Prime Minister announces resignation

    Tunisian Prime Minister announces resignation

    Tunisia's embattled Prime Minister said on Sunday that he will resign, bowing to a key demand of protesters after at least five people died in a groundswell of new unrest in this North African country.Mohamed Ghannouchi, 69, has been a major irritant to Tunisians behind the so-called "Jasmine Revolution" that toppled autocratic President Zine El Ab...

  • More anti-government protests in Tunisia

    More anti-government protests in Tunisia

    Anti-government protests hit Tunisia for a second day running on Sunday, with around 4,000 demonstrators gathering in Central Tunis to demand the resignation of Mohamed Ghannouchi's transitional government.Many waved Tunisian flags and banners proclaiming: "Resignation of the prime minister, Constituent Assembly, Parliamentary System" or "Tunisia i...

  • After Tunisia, Egypt, revolts in Yemen

    After Tunisia, Egypt, revolts in Yemen

    Tens of thousands of people are calling for Yemeni President's ouster in protests across the capital inspired by the popular revolt in Tunisia.The demonstrations led by Opposition members and youth activists are a significant expansion of the unrest sparked by the Tunisian uprising, which also inspired Egypt's largest protests in a generation. They...

  • Egypt protests: Government arrests over 700 activists

    Egypt protests: Government arrests over 700 activists

    Egyptian security officials said one protester and one policeman were killed on Wednesday in an anti-government protest in central Cairo, bringing to six the number of people killed in two days of demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak's regime. (Read: US to Egypt: Listen to people's 'legitimate needs')The policeman and the protester were k...

  • Tunisia issues warrant for ousted president

    Tunisia issues warrant for ousted president

    Tunisia has said that it has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who resigned this month amid protests against his regime and fled to Saudi Arabia.The justice ministry said Ben Ali, his wife Leila Trabelsi and other members of his once all-powerful family were accused of illegally acquiring assets an...

  • Tunisia: A mock funeral and protests against Government

    Tunisia: A mock funeral and protests against Government

    Protesters staged a mock funeral in the centre of Tunis on Sunday in honour of the man whose suicide triggered the popular uprising that overthrew Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.Mohamed Bouazizi, 26, died after he set himself on fire in the central city of Sidi Bouzid last month to protest against official harassment under Ben Ali's reg...

  • 42 dead in Tunisia prison fire

    A fire at a prison today in Monastir in eastern Tunisia killed at least 42 inmates, a hospital doctor said."Thirty-one bodies were taken to the morgue and another 11 have followed," Dr Ali Chatli, head of the forensic medicine department at Fatouma Bourguiba hospital at Monastir, 160 kilometres (100 miles) south of Tunis, told AFP.Chatli said the f...

'Tunisia Unrest' - 8 News Result(s)

  • Tunisian interim president names new Prime Minister

    Tunisian interim president names new Prime Minister

    Tunisia's interim president chose a former government minister as a new prime minister on Sunday, appealing for a return to calm following new violent protests that have been hobbling this North African country since the ouster of its long-time autocratic leader.Beji Caid-Essebsi will replace Mohammed Ghannouchi, who resigned earlier Sunday after b...

  • Tunisian Prime Minister announces resignation

    Tunisian Prime Minister announces resignation

    Tunisia's embattled Prime Minister said on Sunday that he will resign, bowing to a key demand of protesters after at least five people died in a groundswell of new unrest in this North African country.Mohamed Ghannouchi, 69, has been a major irritant to Tunisians behind the so-called "Jasmine Revolution" that toppled autocratic President Zine El Ab...

  • More anti-government protests in Tunisia

    More anti-government protests in Tunisia

    Anti-government protests hit Tunisia for a second day running on Sunday, with around 4,000 demonstrators gathering in Central Tunis to demand the resignation of Mohamed Ghannouchi's transitional government.Many waved Tunisian flags and banners proclaiming: "Resignation of the prime minister, Constituent Assembly, Parliamentary System" or "Tunisia i...

  • After Tunisia, Egypt, revolts in Yemen

    After Tunisia, Egypt, revolts in Yemen

    Tens of thousands of people are calling for Yemeni President's ouster in protests across the capital inspired by the popular revolt in Tunisia.The demonstrations led by Opposition members and youth activists are a significant expansion of the unrest sparked by the Tunisian uprising, which also inspired Egypt's largest protests in a generation. They...

  • Egypt protests: Government arrests over 700 activists

    Egypt protests: Government arrests over 700 activists

    Egyptian security officials said one protester and one policeman were killed on Wednesday in an anti-government protest in central Cairo, bringing to six the number of people killed in two days of demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak's regime. (Read: US to Egypt: Listen to people's 'legitimate needs')The policeman and the protester were k...

  • Tunisia issues warrant for ousted president

    Tunisia issues warrant for ousted president

    Tunisia has said that it has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who resigned this month amid protests against his regime and fled to Saudi Arabia.The justice ministry said Ben Ali, his wife Leila Trabelsi and other members of his once all-powerful family were accused of illegally acquiring assets an...

  • Tunisia: A mock funeral and protests against Government

    Tunisia: A mock funeral and protests against Government

    Protesters staged a mock funeral in the centre of Tunis on Sunday in honour of the man whose suicide triggered the popular uprising that overthrew Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.Mohamed Bouazizi, 26, died after he set himself on fire in the central city of Sidi Bouzid last month to protest against official harassment under Ben Ali's reg...

  • 42 dead in Tunisia prison fire

    A fire at a prison today in Monastir in eastern Tunisia killed at least 42 inmates, a hospital doctor said."Thirty-one bodies were taken to the morgue and another 11 have followed," Dr Ali Chatli, head of the forensic medicine department at Fatouma Bourguiba hospital at Monastir, 160 kilometres (100 miles) south of Tunis, told AFP.Chatli said the f...

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