Tunisia was the site of the first blooming of the "Arab Spring." The assassination of Tunisian leftist politician Chokri Belaid by unknown gunmen has thrown this North African country into turmoil.
Tunisia's union confederation called off the first planned nationwide general strike in 35 years at the last minute after the government yielded in talks with union leaders.
The Tunisian transitional government, which held its first Cabinet meeting today, Jan. 20, is already facing protests for keeping within its ranks members of overthrown President Ben Ali's administration.
Greece: Communist Parties claim persecution; Iraq: Further confirmation of babies harmed in US war; Honduras: Killings of reporters continue; India: Communists prevail in municipal elections; Tunisia: Unexpected street heat.