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Islamists rally in Tunis to defend government

TUNIS (Reuters) - Several thousand Islamists took to the streets of Tunis on Friday to defend the Islamist Ennahda government against calls for it to resign in favor of a unity government after the assassination of a secular opposition figure.Full story

Tunisian Salafists storm female student hostel to stop dancing

TUNIS (Reuters) - Hardline Islamists threw stones and bottles at young women in a student hostel in Tunis to stop them staging a performance of dance and music, witnesses said on Thursday, in another blow to secular freedoms in the country that spawned the Arab Spring. Full story

Jobless Tunisian dies after setting fire to himself: hospital

Tunis (Reuters) - An unemployed man who set fire to himself in the Tunisian capital died in hospital on Wednesday, a development which could provoke renewed anger against the Islamist-led government. Full story

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  Tunisia assassination sparks protests

Protestors and police  have clashed in Tunis in scenes reminiscent of the revolution that sparked uprisings across the region. The violence followed the funeral of an opposition leader who was assassinated outside his home. ITV’s John Ray reports. 

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A photo taken October 19, 2012 shows Tunisian opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi attending a session at the Constituent Assembly in Tunis as he undertook a hunger strike against the Islamist Ennahda government. Brahmi, general coordinator of the Popular Movement and member of the National Constituent

A supporter of the Islamist Ennahda movement holds up a scarf as he chants slogans during a demonstration in Tunis
A supporter of the Islamist Ennahda movement holds up a scarf as he chants slogans during a demonstration in Tunis

A supporter of the Islamist Ennahda movement holds up a scarf as he chants slogans during a demonstration in Tunis July 26, 2013. Several thousand Islamists took to the streets of Tunis on Friday to defend the Islamist Ennahda government against calls for it to resign in favour of a unity government

Protesters shout slogans while marching on the streets in Tunis
Protesters shout slogans while marching on the streets in Tunis

Protesters shout slogans while marching on the streets in the capital of Tunis July 26, 2013. REUTERS/Anis Mili

A demonstrator holds up a poster with an image of slain opposition figure Mohamed Brahimi to protest his assassination in Tunis
A demonstrator holds up a poster with an image of slain opposition figure Mohamed Brahimi to protest his assassination in Tunis

A demonstrator holds up a poster with an image of slain opposition figure Mohamed Brahimi to protest his assassination in Tunis, July 25, 2013. Brahmi was shot dead on Thursday in the second such assassination this year, setting off violent protests against the Islamist-led government in the capital