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Bangladesh`s largest Islamist party enforces nationwide strike

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 18:03

Bangladesh`s largest Islamist party enforced a nationwide dawn-to-dusk strike Thursday in protest against the death sentence handed down to its chief in a 10-year-old arms smuggling case.

Tunisia assembly begins voting on new constitution

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 17:53

Tunisia`s national assembly on Friday began voting on the long-delayed new constitution, which must be adopted by January 14, the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution.

Islamist party leader killed in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 21:07

An Islamist party leader was killed in a gunfight in Bangladesh`s Sathkhira district Monday afternoon amid country`s opposition`s "march for democracy" agitation.

Tunisian parties pick PM to pave way for election: Reports

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 02:14

Tunisia`s ruling Islamist party and its opponents have named Industry Minister Mehdi Jomaa as prime minister in a caretaker technocrat cabinet to govern until elections next year, three sources close to negotiations said on Saturday.

Security increased for foreigners in eastern Libya

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 10:33

Security for foreign instructors has been increased after an American teacher was shot to death while jogging in Benghazi, amid fears that the death was not an isolated attack but rather one of an increasing number of targeted killings by Islamic militants or other gunmen with a strong presence in the volatile eastern Libyan city.

Mauritania holds elections despite wide boycott

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 15:31

Mauritania holds nationwide elections on Saturday overshadowed by a boycott of the "radical" opposition -- apart from an Islamist party that calls its participation a struggle against "dictatorship".

Egypt hardline Islamist party heals rift, for now

Last Updated: Saturday, October 06, 2012, 22:31

Leaders of Egypt`s largest ultraconservative Islamist party have put aside their differences, settling at least temporarily a leadership dispute that threatened to break up the country`s second-largest political bloc.

First freely elected Tunisian government sworn in

Last Updated: Sunday, December 25, 2011, 10:40

Tunisia`s first freely elected government has been sworn in following a popular uprising earlier this year.

Tunisia`s newly elected assembly gets to work

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 19:53

Lawmakers were elected last month in Tunisia`s first free vote — the first resulting from the Arab Spring protests.

Partial Tunisia results: Islamist party has 44%

Last Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 09:52

Tunisian authorities have been slow in announcing results because they`re taking extra care with the counting.

Islamist party pulls out of Tunisian reform talks

Last Updated: Monday, June 27, 2011, 23:19

The pullout is the latest sign of tension between Tunisia`s emerging political forces.

Tunisia ends 20-year ban for Islamist party

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 02, 2011, 10:32

A Tunisian Islamist party banned for more than 20 years was legalised on Wednesday, while the country`s most prominent opposition figure quit the unity government amid renewed uncertainty about where Tunisia is headed.