Tunisia Convicts Former President


By DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS And DEBORAH BALL A Tunis criminal court on Monday convicted Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s deposed president, of embezzling state funds, and sentenced him to 35 years in prison, the first conviction of a North African ruler since the start of the Arab Spring revolution that has swept the Middle East. View Full Image Associated Press A demonstrator, right, wears a poster showing Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s deposed president, at the Tunis Criminal Court on Monday. Leila Trabelsi, Mr. Ben Ali’s wife, was convicted on the same count and…

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West Indies Take To Crease Again Today

News Americas, Kingston, Jamaica, Tues. June 21, 2011: The West Indies cricket squad will resume their first innings response in their first test match against India today when they take the crease at Sabina Park on 34 for 1. On Monday, fast bowler Fidel Edwards, 29, bagged four wickets for […]