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The Tunisian President yesterday asked the Interior Minister Ali Larayedh, a hardliner from the main Islamist Ennahda party, to form a government within  two weeks.

Police fire tear gas at slain politician Chokri Belaid's funeral

Supporters of Tunisia's ruling moderate Islamist party are being called to attend a pro-government rally a day after clashes between protesters and police, following the funeral of the opposition politician Chokri Belaid, whose assassination this week tipped the country to the edge of revolt.

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Ennahda scuppers substance of Hamadi Jebali's TV address to the nation and street protests ensue

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A Tunisian opposition party leader who criticised the Islamist-led government and violence by radical Muslims was shot dead outside his home today, officials said.

British man Robert Plant charged with French jogger's murder

A British man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was killed while out jogging in France.

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