On the morning of 18 March, Yassine Labidi woke up in his middle-class home in Kech el Ghaba, a suburb of Tunis. Like every other morning he had breakfast at home and then left for work before 10 o'clock. But this was not a normal Wednesday. After one hour at work, at around 11 am, Labidi told his sister, who works at the same place, that he had to run an errand for his boss. However, he didn't go back. Instead, he met 19-year-old Saber Khachnaoui and together they went on to commit one of the worst terrorist attacks in Tunisia's history.
Many questions remain after Bardo Museum attack
- 01 April 2015
- Christine Petré
The Tunisian museum atrocity and the engineering of renewed chaos
- 27 March 2015
- Mohamed Hnaid
Crimes, bombings and killings are a basic ingredient of Arab news channels these days. However, the symbolism and effects of some crimes go beyond mere news. Their dimensions go way beyond the limits of normal crimes in their awfulness, making them a sign of a wider agenda that goes beyond the local time, place and effects.
Prosecuting the iconic figures and creating the skittish gazelle
- 24 March 2015
- Ehsan Faqih
"Teach the lion the skittishness of the gazelle, and erase the lion's history"
Tunis graffiti ignites social debate
- 23 March 2015
- Naima Morelli
The revolution in Tunisia didn't spread through social media alone. Along with the internet, young Tunisians chose the street walls as the means to express their hope and rage.
Will Tunisians stand united in fight against terrorism?
- 20 March 2015
- Christine Petré
As Tunisia experienced its worst terrorist attack in years Tunisians remain determined to stand united against any terrorism threat. However, exactly how united is the Tunisian population?