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Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) explains how WikiLeaks cables exposing rampant government corruption in Tunisia led to a revolution.
20 Jan 2011
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Transcript by Newsy**** BY BRANDON TWICHELL You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy The revolution in Tunisia might spread across the Middle East -- or that’s what Arab leaders fear. Protests against governments have already taken place across North Africa. Arab leaders claim to have everything under control -- while taking steps to quell any discontent. We’re looking at coverage from Sky News, PBS, Al Jazeera, and the Los Angeles Times. A reporter for Sky News says Arab leaders should be fearful of the unrest spreading. “The factors that led to this unrest--the unemployment, rising prices, enormous corruption, and they way the ruling family, the elite, has really hijacked the economic liberalization of the country for its own benefit, really plundered the assets of the country--all those factors are, to a certain extent, greater or lesser played out across other regimes in other countries.” A former Middle East reporter tells PBS News Hour the people most likely to protest against regional governments -- are the youth. “The majority of Arab citizens are younger than 30, and the majority of them have known no other leader than the current dictators who run the Arab world. So what I’m seeing when I look across the Arab world is a very youthful population that has been energized and empowered by watching their fellow youth of Tunisia go out on the street and say no.” The Arab League’s secretary general notes the dangers of unrest spreading, but says Arab leaders still have everything under control. “What happened in Tunisia will affect the rest of the Arab world. Contrary to what is said about the Arab world being in disarray, the Arab community is one. It’s a cohesive community. Every nation affects the other. This is why we are all monitoring developments with great interest.” And the Los Angeles Times reports some nations have already started taking actions to prevent unrest in their respective countries. “Kuwait is dispensing food coupons and grants to its citizens. Jordan has offered a $230-million package to create jobs and help ease the burden of rising commodity prices. Egypt has promised the benefits of its economic changes will begin trickling down to the working class and poor.” Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy
25 Jan 2011
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Take a tour of Ruins of Carthage in Carthage, Tunisia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. The ruins of the ancient city of Carthage look out over the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Tunis in Tunisia. Carthage is said to have been founded in 814 BC by Phoenician Queen Dido and flourished into a prominent port city. The city then entered into a turbulent relationship with the Romans when the Punic Wars broke out. Carthage was utterly demolished by the Roman Empire during the Third Punic War and then revived as a Roman city shortly after. Because the Romans burned the town during the war, knowledge of Carthaginian culture is limited. Ruins that can be seen today are primarily Roman, including the Roman amphitheater and the Antonine Baths. Visitors enter Carthage by passing through the ruins of an ancient wall spanning twenty three miles around the city.
27 Jan 2011
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12 Feb 2011
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Tunisia, Egypt, India: Ben Ali & Hosni Mubarak gone, Corrupt Sonia Gandhi & 'Scam' PM Singh Next ?
12 Feb 2011
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12 Feb 2011
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Take a tour of Great Mosque of Kairouan in Kairouan, Tunisia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. The Great Mosque of Kairouan is one of Islam's holiest sites and North Africa's oldest mosque. It dates to 670 AD and was expanded to its full splendor in the 9th century. This powerful structure is considered to be the oldest Islamic religious site in the western world. The vast courtyard, surrounded by countless arches, opens onto an ornate hypostyle prayer hall. This locale is a popular pilgrimage site due to its immense size, architectural majesty, and long history. A treasure of Islamic reverence, The Great Mosque in Kairouan is a triumph of Islamic architecture, religion, and art.
4 Mar 2011
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Take a tour of Town of Kairouan in Kairouan, Tunisia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. This UNESCO world heritage site, Islamic cultural capital, and capital of the Kairouan Governate in Tunisia is the ancient town of Kairouan. This holy town as founded in the 7th century as a military outpost, because of its preferable locale and terrain. As a result of its religious, cultural, and political importance, the town has been lavishly adorned with intricate tile work and stunning architecture. Throughout its somewhat tumultuous history, this area has been ruled by and been home to many tribes and peoples of multiple nationalities. This town is a mecca of religious studies, and is home to some of the most prolific mosques in the world. Kairouan is a heavily trafficked pilgrimage site, and is said to be the fourth holiest city in the Islamic faith.
17 Mar 2011
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BY SAMUEL JOSEPH ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY You're watching multisource global video news analysis from Newsy. An unexpected new conflict -- reports indicate forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi spilled over into neighboring Tunisia in their efforts to chase rebels in the western border town of Dahiba. ANITA MCNAUGHT: “Things have taken an extraordinary turn at this crossing, Nick. We understand that not only have Gaddafi troops crossed over the border crossing into Tunisia, but they are now engaged in combat in the border town of Dehiba with Tunisian forces trying to stop them from advancing any further. Dahiba was captured by the rebels last week, prompting retaliation from loyalist forces and the fight that took them into another country -- but it wasn’t just soldiers crossing. Sky News says there was some firepower thrown over the line as well. ANCHOR: “Well, there was a very intensive attack by the Libyan government forces on this important border crossing at Dahiba. In which there were also some rounds, including mortar, three mortar rounds fired into Tunisian territory. Most likely by the Gaddafi forces. They were also using snipers across that border position at one point.” Tunisian military have captured fifteen vehicles from Gaddafi forces and experts say the border town of Dahiba is vital to the rebel cause. The Wall Street Journal calls it... “...a significant advance beyond their eastern Libyan strongholds that enabled them to bring in supplies by road through the Tunisian border... Loss of the crossing would sever the rebels' only paved road to the outside world.” And that isn’t its only importance -- The Christian Science Monitor says the rebel occupation of the town represents Gaddafi’s weakening control over the western side of the country. “...Qaddafi, who has mostly been focused on Misurata (Miz-raa-tah) for weeks, is now being drawn in other directions. While a few weeks ago Misurata was seen as a lone western holdout, its successful defiance of the government ... has inspired rebel gains elsewhere in the west.” According to Reuters soldiers loyal to Gaddafi have been returned over the border and the town is now firmly in the hands of the rebels. Get more multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
3 May 2011
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11 Sep 2011
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Tunisia - Sarit Hadad - Aba
27 Sep 2011
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The once banned moderate Islamist party Ennahda has won Tunisia's first elections since the Arab Spring.
27 Oct 2011
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