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#Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Ben Ali sentenced to 20 years for inciting murder

Protests which forced Ben Ali from power marked the start of the Arab Spring uprisings.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Sunday 29 January, 2012

One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?’s guide to how what has changed (or not) in Bahrain, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia since the uprisings.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Tunisia marks first anniversary of Arab Spring

Tunisians are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their revolution, which sparked anti-government protests across the Arab world.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Friday 30 December, 2011

Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators

And who might be under threat in 2012…

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

2011: The year of resignations

Undone by sex scandals, economic failures, uprisings and other controversies, an astonishing number of high-profile figures resigned from their various posts in the past 12 months.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Monday 26 December, 2011

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Enthusiasm builds for Tunisia's first free elections

Tunisians go to the polls tomorrow in the country’s first free elections since it gained independence from France in 1956.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Tunisian TV boss's home attacked over airing of controversial movie

The owner of a private TV network is attacked after his film showed ‘Persepolis’, which contains a depiction of Allah.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Monday 20 June, 2011

Tunisia prepares for 'shameful masquerade' as Ben Ali goes on trial

However, the ousted president will not be there.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Switzerland to freeze millions of assets linked to Gaddafi, Mubarak and Ben Ali

Potentially illegal assets worth around €649m linked to Gaddafi and ousted Tunisian and Egyptian leaders have been identified by Swiss authorities.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Friday 11 March, 2011

Two people killed in Tunisian violence

The ousting of the country’s president in January has failed to quell unrest in the country.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

China's latest target for censorship? Its own President Hu Jintao

In a bid to quell fears of an uprising in China, the government censors have removed their president singing a song from the internet.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Monday 28 February, 2011

Al-Qaeda demands rise of 'Islamic' states in Middle East

Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden’s second-in-command, wants Islamic law to become the foundation of Egypt and Tunisia.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Sunday 27 February, 2011

Tunisian Prime Minister resigns after widespread protests against interim government

Mohamed Ghannouchi was seen to be too closely affiliated with the ousted president.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Friday 25 February, 2011

Tunisia to hold elections by mid-July as protests continue

The announcement comes as protesters continue to demonstrate, demanding that the country’s prime minister resign.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Friday 11 February, 2011

Sarkozy under pressure as French judges protest

The French president’s comments about a controversial murder case sparked an outcry from the country’s judiciary.

# zine-el-abidine-ben-ali - Monday 17 January, 2011

Tunisia remains on edge as coalition discussions begin Tunisia This post contains videos

Tunisia remains on edge as coalition discussions begin

Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi will today try to form a national coalition, bringing an end to days of tensions.