Tunisia’s main political party, the Islamist Ennahda, has chosen Ali Larayedh as a new hardline PM. He will replace Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, who has refused to head the new government amid political turmoil.
Thousands of people have taken part in several protests in the Egyptian port city of Port Said, as part of a planned campaign of civil disobedience to demand justice for the deaths of dozens of residents in last month’s clashes with police.
A teenage protester was killed in a Shiite village near the Bahraini capital Manama on Thursday, as demonstrators clashed with police during a rally marking the second anniversary of the country’s Shia uprising.
Hamas, known for historically good ties with Damascus, now blames Assad for murdering Syrians. The Hamas Deputy FM told RT the party will only back a democratic solution to the crisis and will not get involved in internal strife.
Washington has a lot of influence on countries like Qatar, which is reportedly the main source of weapons and support for the Syrian rebels, so they are not absolved from responsibility, Russia’s ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin told RT.
Thousands have rallied in support of Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party, shouting anti-French slogans in the country’s capital. It followed anti-government protests and the Tunisian Prime Minister’s pledge to resign if he fails to form a new cabinet.
A general strike, riots, tear gas and petrol bombs marred Belaid’s funeral, threatening the country with a new revolution. The army watched over tens of thousands people, as opposition leader Chokri Belaid was being laid to rest in Tunis.
To quell public fury at the murder of an opposition figure, the Tunisian government has promised elections. Amid claims the ruling Islamist-led Ennahda party was behind the killing, Tunisia’s PM pledged a move towards a more secular system.