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.
- Tunisia lifts nationwide curfew after unemployment unrest
- Witness recounts Ouagadougou attacks, and Tunisians film & shame bureaucrats
- Tunisian government imposes nationwide curfew amid unrest
- Tunisia imposes nationwide curfew following four days of unrest
- Tunisian PM defends economic policies as unrest spreads
- Tunisian police and rioters clash as job protests grow
- Chris Moore reports from the Tunisian capital.
Date created : 2011-01-22