The fall of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's forcibly secular regime is likely to pave the way for the rise of Islamic influence in Tunisia, from moderate Muslims taking a greater role in party politics to extremist infiltration from neighbouring Algeria.
REUTERS - For years they were jailed or exiled. They were excluded from elections, banned from politics, and played no visible role in Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution.
Exclusive reports from Tunis.
- Deadly attack on security forces in southern Tunisia
- South Sudan humanitarian crisis: Over 100,000 people face starvation
- South Sudan famine crisis: U.N agencies airdrop emergency food rations
- Video: Tunisian rights groups offer solace to victims of violence against women
- Novotel attack trial gets under way in Ivory Coast
- Tunisian suspect arrested in Germany may be linked to 2015 Tunis attack
- Chris Moore reports from the Tunisian capital.
Date created : 2011-01-22