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  • ** FILE ** Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi announces a national unity government in Tunis, Tunisia, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, File)

    Tunisian prime minister announces resignation

    Tunisia's embattled prime minister said 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.


  • World Briefs

    Two Americans accused of spying appeared in a closed-door Iranian court session Sunday to begin trial after an 18-month detention that has brought impassioned family appeals, a stunning bail deal to free their companion and backdoor diplomacy by Washington through an Arab ally in the Gulf.


  • Illustration: Haiti and Tunisia by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    VLASIC & COOPER: Haiti has lessons for Tunisia

    When Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali abruptly fled Tunisia's chaos,becoming an exile of a nation that he and his wife reportedly used as their personal cookie jar, it was deja vu all over again.


  • King of Jordan fires government

    The king of Jordan fired his government in a surprise move on Tuesday amid nationwide protests calling for political reforms, as similar demonstrations were sweeping through the Arab world.


  • Rachid Ghanouchi (center) addresses supporters shortly after arriving in Tunis, Tunisia, on Sunday. The leader of a Tunisian Islamist party was long outlawed by authorities. (Associated Press)

    Leader of Islamist party returns to Tunisia after decades in exile

    The leader of a long-outlawed Tunisian Islamist party returned home Sunday after two decades in exile, telling the Associated Press in his first interview on arrival that his views are moderate and that his Westward-looking country has nothing to fear.


  • Protesters run away from tear gas during clashes in Tunis, Wednesday Jan. 26, 2011. The clashes broke out in front of the prime minister's office as the caretaker government prepared to announce adjustments to its lineup. Hundreds of protesters in the capital are pressuring the interim government to get rid of allies of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)

    Tunisia issues international warrant for ousted president

    Tunisia's government issued an international arrest warrant for ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on Wednesday, accusing him of taking money out of the North African nation illegally.


  • A young Tunisian girl waves the Tunisian flag in Tunis, Sunday Jan. 23, 2011, during a demonstration. More than 200 Tunisians who walked or hitchhiked to the North African country's capital are protesting to call for the government to be rid of holdovers from the former president's regime.(AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

    Tunisian protesters tear-gassed; teachers strike

    Shouting Tunisian protesters smashed police cars after they were hit by tear gas as tensions resumed Monday in the capital of a country struggling to stabilize itself after the president was overthrown.


  • Protestors shout slogans against former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in the center of Tunis, Monday, Jan. 17. 2011. Police were seen using tear gas to break up a demonstration on the main avenue in central Tunis on Monday, and helicopters were circling overhead. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Tunisian prime minister pledges to quit politics

    Tunisia's prime minister pledged Friday to quit politics after elections that he says will be held as soon as possible, amid protests by citizens still angry at officials linked to their deposed president's regime.


  • A police officer faces protesters during a demonstration against the Constitutional Democratic Rally, RCD, party of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in the center of Tunis, Tuesday, Jan. 18. 2011. (AP Photo/Salah Habibi)

    Tunisia probes foreign assets of deposed leader

    A Tunisian prosecutor opened an investigation Wednesday into the overseas assets of the ousted president and his deeply resented family, as Tunisian authorities worked to restore order amid street protests against remnants of the former regime.


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