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    1. beyondbrics

      September 18, 2014

      Tunisia's unfinished revolution

      It is not news that under its ousted dictator, Zein al-Abidine Ben Ali (left), Tunisia was a kleptocracy, its...

    2. The World

      March 25, 2014

      Smart Reads 25 March, 2014

      ♦ In the new cold war, Russia could hit the US where it hurts – in Iran. ♦ Vladimir Putin has confounded three US presidents...

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    1. March 24, 2014

      Former Tunisia president changed business rules to family’s benefit

      In Arabic it is called “wasta”, the connections and influence that grease the wheels of the bureaucracy and helps you get...

    2. September 28, 2013

      Tunisia’s Islamist party agrees to step down

      Tunisia’s dominant Islamist political party agreed to step down and hand over power to a caretaker cabinet in three weeks in...

    3. May 28, 2013

      Tunisia: Economic revival depends on banking reconstruction

      After embarking on a radical and at times turbulent transformation of its political life, the north African nation of...

    4. May 19, 2013

      Tunisian police fire teargas to prevent hardline Islamist rally

      Tunisia signalled its determination to crack down on radical Islamists as police fired shots in the air and used teargas to...

    5. April 12, 2013

      Tunisia gets $29m from ex-regime assets

      In the first payment of its kind since a revolution more than two years ago, Tunisia late this week collected a small piece...

    6. February 22, 2013

      Tunisian Islamist asked to form government

      Moncef Marzouki, the Tunisian president has asked Ali Larayedh, the interior minister in the outgoing cabinet to form a new...

    7. February 19, 2013

      New carrier’s bumpy take-off in Tunisia

      When Mohamed Frikha, a Tunisian technology entrepreneur, launched his first airline in March 2012, no less a person than...

    8. February 11, 2013

      Tunisia’s former PM stages comeback

      Desperate to consolidate the gains of the revolution in a volatile aftermath of the fall of Zine al Abidine Ben Ali in early...

    9. February 8, 2013

      Belaid funeral stokes Tunisian tension

      Thousands of mourners and protesters demanded the downfall of Tunisia’s Islamist-led government on Friday at a boisterous...

    10. February 3, 2013

      ‘Sheratongate’ reveals Tunisia’s growing pains

      Olfa Riahi is greeted like a celebrity at Tunis’ Sheraton hotel, where her entrance causes a commotion, with employees...

    11. beyondbrics

      January 13, 2013

      Week ahead, January 14 - 18

      A busy week ahead, with a trading update from Rio Tinto and mining data from South Africa; a WTO visit to Russia; Dubai...

    12. December 3, 2012

      Salafi threat to Tunisia needs handling

      Egyptians are not the only Arabs who are grappling with the place of religion in their emerging democracy. In Tunisia,...

    13. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2012

      Ecuador lends Tunisia a hand on debt negotiations

      There was a nice gesture of emerging markets comradeship on Saturday when Ecuador’s President, Rafael Correa, told listeners...

    14. August 30, 2012

      Tunisia plans sale of Ben Ali assets

      Tunisian authorities plan to boost the ailing economy through the sale of hundreds of millions of dollars in assets...

    15. August 16, 2012

      Term for women provokes row in Tunisia

      A row over a proposed constitutional description of women as complementary to men in family life has sharpened divisions in...

    16. July 19, 2012

      Tunisian court jails former officials

      TUNIS, July 19 – A Tunisian military court sentenced ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s interior minister and 38...

    17. June 13, 2012

      Tunisia restores tense calm after riots

      Tunisian authorities imposed a tense calm across the country Wednesday following days of rioting by Islamists over a...

    18. March 29, 2012

      Nahda battles to implement vision of exile

      The first Islamist party to take power following revolutions across the Arab world has found navigating the politics of...

    19. March 16, 2012

      Revolutionary voice

      Emel Mathlouthi was on tour in Tunisia when the country’s uprising began in December 2010. That week, the singer, who became...

    20. March 14, 2012

      Thorn in the side of the Assad regime

      Suhair Atassi’s revolution against Bashar al-Assad began weeks before the first “dignity” march in Damascus on March 15 last...

    21. FT Tech Hub

      March 2, 2012

      TED2012: Ads worth spreading

      While its talks give you a lot to chew on, there has been plenty of meat in the ad breaks as well at TED2012, which ends in...

    22. February 21, 2012

      Arab media make most of citizen journalism

      A rise in citizen-generated video during the Arab revolutions created space for mainstream media in these countries to...

    23. February 10, 2012

      Between hope and fear

       Cairo: My City, Our Revolution, by Ahdaf Soueif, Bloomsbury, RRP£14.99, 224 pages The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril...

    24. February 1, 2012

      Tunis flaunts its charms to attract business

      When a trio of entrepreneurs decided to launch an internet company targeting francophone north Africa, they considered...

    25. January 26, 2012

      Revolution leads Tunisians to speak less French

      When the leader of Tunisia’s most powerful political party late last year lamented the French “pollution” of the country’s...

    26. January 14, 2012

      Tunisians mark first anniversary of revolution

      Thousands of Tunisians poured into the capital’s main boulevard on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the toppling...

    27. January 13, 2012

      Spoils of Ben Ali regime remain elusive

      A year after Tunisia’s president fled a revolution fuelled in part by the corruption of his regime, huge amounts of the...

    28. January 12, 2012

      Ben Ali feared betrayal by inner circle

      It was not fear of revolution but of a coup d’état by his once-trusted inner circle of security officials that prompted Zein...

    29. beyondbrics

      December 22, 2011

      EM fund managers of 2011: Arab spring

      By Lina Saigol After coming top among emerging market equity fund managers in 2011, executives at Tunisian financial...

    30. November 21, 2011

      Moderate Islamist set to be Tunisian PM

      An Islamist political activist held for more than a decade in solitary confinement under the rule of his country’s deposed...

    31. October 28, 2011

      Tunisia victors seek to calm women’s fears

      Suad Abd al-Rahim, a tall, elegant, 47-year-old Tunisian woman with dyed red curls, is no one’s idea of what an Islamist...

    32. October 26, 2011

      Victory in Tunisia hands Nahda responsibility

      Rached Ghannouchi watched his country’s youth bring down the regime of Zein al-Abidine Ben Ali from afar. The Tunisian...

    33. October 25, 2011

      Jasmine revolution begins to blossom

      On January 14, Tunisians sent shockwaves coursing through the Arab world by ousting their despised dictator, Zine el Abidine...

    34. October 25, 2011

      Nahda to reach out to Tunisian secular rivals

      Tunisia’s Islamist party and the big winner in the country’s first democratic election has started reaching out to secular...

    35. October 24, 2011

      Moderate Islamists ahead in Tunisia poll

      A moderate Islamist party is on track to be the largest political force in Tunisia’s new assembly after a historic election...

    36. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2011

      New York headlines

      * Powerful earthquakes rocks eastern Turkey * Tunisia votes in Arab spring’s first poll * Fernández wins re-election in...

    37. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2011

      London headlines

      * Powerful earthquakes rocks eastern Turkey * Tunisia votes in Arab spring’s first poll * Argentine president Fernandez won...

    38. October 23, 2011

      Tunisia votes in Arab spring’s first poll

      Long lines formed outside polling stations in Tunisia, the country which sparked the Arab spring, as men and women waited...

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