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Tunisian President-elect’s Focus on Security Has Some Worried

wsj.com — TUNIS, Tunisia-Beji Caid Essebsi ran for president on a promise to eradicate terrorism and restore security. The message resonated with voters, driving him to victory in the runoff on Sunday in Tunisia's first presidential election since independence in 1956, a contest that international observers deemed free and fair. But some...

Beji Caid Essebsi Wins Tunisian Presidency

wsj.com — TUNIS, Tunisia-Election authorities in Tunisia confirmed on Monday that 88-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi had won the nation's first free presidential election, securing 55.68 % of votes against his rival, interim president Moncef Marzouki. Mr. Marzouki took 44.32% of the vote, but won decisive majorities in many of the nation's heartland regions where he remained popular, indicating Tunisians are still divided over the direction of...

Tunisians Head to Elect President in Runoff

wsj.com — TUNIS, Tunisia-Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between a symbol of the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist that came to power after the revolution of 2011.

Tunisia’s Runoff Election Poses Test for Country’s Democratic Transition

wsj.com — TUNIS-Tunisians will vote for their first freely elected president Sunday, a milestone for a nation that has eschewed much of the region's violent political upheaval but also a test of its halting democratic transition. The front-runner in the runoff election is Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old veteran of two autocratic regimes whose party, Nida Tunis, won a plurality in parliament in October on an anti-Islamist platform.

Egyptian activists dismayed after Hosni Mubarak’s murder charges dropped

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Rights Groups Dismayed After Mubarak Murder Charges Dropped

online.wsj.com — CAIRO-Rights groups denounced an Egyptian court's decision to drop murder charges against former President Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killings of protesters during the 2011 uprising, saying it erased one of the biggest achievements of the Arab Spring.

Egyptian court dismisses murder charges against Mubarak

marketwatch.com — CAIRO--An Egyptian court dismissed murder charges against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday in the killing of hundreds of protesters during a 2011 uprising against his autocratic rule, a decision that comes after the nation has shifted back toward authoritarianism.

Egypt Government Puts Down Attempt at Large Protests

online.wsj.com — CAIRO-Two military officers and at least one protester were killed in separate incidents in the capital on Friday, as an ultraconservative Islamist group called for mass demonstrations against the government. The officers were killed in separate incidents in Cairo Friday morning, which an official described as "drive-by shootings," according to the state news agency, MENA.

Tunisia’s First Democratic Presidential Election Raises Some Anxiety

online.wsj.com — TUNIS-Tunisians lined up to vote on Sunday for their first democratically elected president, completing a nearly four-year transition that followed a popular uprising that toppled longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Though there are 22 candidates still in the race, the poll is expected to bring Beji Caid Essebsi, an 87-year-old politician who served under Mr. Ben Ali, to power-illustrating the fraught but mostly peaceful...

First Popular Presidential Vote Poses Test for Tunisia

online.wsj.com — TUNIS-Tunisians will vote Sunday for their first democratically elected president, a milestone for the nation that in 2011 sparked the seismic shift in Middle East politics known as the Arab Spring. Tunisia has largely avoided the violence and political chaos that has beset other Arab states that overthrew dictatorial regimes since then.
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Dec 26, 2014

Tunisian activists and civil society are concerned the President-elects emphasis on security will revive police state wsj.com/articles/tunis…

Dec 25, 2014

RT @asafitch: We've recently seen some of the heaviest back-and-forth in Israel/Gaza since the 50-day summer war. wsj.com/articles/israe…

Dec 24, 2014

RT @carol_e_lee: Asked Obama if he'll watch 'The Interview' after he finished the 18th hole; 'I'm glad it's being released,' he said. pic.twitter.com/eXLJH87hjA

Dec 24, 2014

RT @arabist: The replies are hilarious RT @tcwittes: Outrageous & ignorant in equal parts: this is @Ed_Husain’s “analysis”: http://t.co/dWN…

Dec 23, 2014

RT @judybattista: Odell Beckham Jr. did not make the Pro Bowl...which might be the last time I'll type that for the next decade.

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