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Tunisia preparing for national dialogue

Tunisia preparing for national dialogue

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—On Wednesday, the speaker of the Tunisian Constituent Assembly, Mustapha Ben Jafar, met with secretary-general for the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) Hassine Abassi to prepare for the first round of political dialogue between the government...
Spring has not yet sprung in Sidi Bouzid

Spring has not yet sprung in Sidi Bouzid

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Almost three years after the revolution, Tunisia celebrates January 14—the day Ben Ali was toppled—as its national day. But the residents of Sidi Bouzid insist that December 17 should be Tunisia’s day of celebration. On December 17, 2010,...