15 Jan '11, 6pm

Arabs offer cautious reactions to Ben Ali ouster

CAIRO: Arab governments reacted with caution on Saturday to Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's dramatic ouster in the wake of deadly street riots. As Western countries pleaded for a peaceful transition to democracy and the Arab street expressed feverish support for the popular uprising, governments of the Arab region were more muted in their response. The toppling of Ben Ali was likely to unnerve the region's mainly autocratic regimes, whose people have long voiced similar grievances to those of the Tunisians. The Arab League, based in Cairo, urged "all political forces, and representatives of Tunisian society and officials, to be united for the good of the Tunisian people and to achieve civil peace." It called on all concerned to "work together for the return of calm and security and stability," and to reach "a national consensus to bring the country out of this...

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Family of Tunisia's Ben Ali in Canada

Family of Tunisia's Ben Ali in Canada

channelnewsasia.com 23 Jan '11, 12am

MONTREAL: Relatives of Tunisia's ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali have arrived in Canada, a government official in...