By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Visiting Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf vowed that Cairo's possible ties with Iran will not undermine the security of oil-rich Arab states in the Gulf.
Tunisia's prime minister named a new government Monday after a spate of resignations that has revived questions about the country's post-revolution direction.
"After reflection, the government has adopted a 10-year limit. We decided that 23 years was not logical. There are officials of the RCD. who were repressed by the former regime," Mr. Caid Essebsi told a news conference.
| Officials of Tunisia's former ruling party for the past 10 years will be barred from standing in elections July 24, Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi announced Tuesday.