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Despite the turmoil surrounding Tunisia, its cohesive society has brought about stability and, this weekend, the countrys second free elections Tunisia is bracing itself for the second open and free elections since its revolution and the . While the rest of the Arab spring countries Egypt, Libya, Syria, Bahrain, and Yemen have slid either into chaos and civil strife or back into the bleak and brutal era of military coups, Tunisia seems to have withstood the powerful storms raging around it and . The country has adopted a modern democratic [...]
Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency would begin Saturday in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers. The bombing on Friday was carried out by a suspected jihadist who rammed a checkpoint with his explosives-packed vehicle, security officials said. The emergency measures will begin Saturday at 0300 GMT "for a duration of three months", the presidency said in a statement in the wake of the deadliest attack on the security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last [...]