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Islamist Ennahdha Party holds congress
Rades
By Mohamed Krit
20 May 2016

Ennahdha movement held its 10th congress in the olympic covered hall in Rades Tunisia on May 22, 2016. Ennahdha emerged as the largest party in the legislative elections in 2014. The islamist party Ennahdha won a majority during the elections of the National Assembly regarding the constitution in 2011 and it was the first islamist party to win the election after the revolution of Tunisia in January 14th, 2011.

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Ennahdha party congress 10
Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Guests of honor during the opening session of Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Supporters during the opening session of Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Tunisian president Beji Caied Sebsi speaks as a guest of honor during the opening session of the Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Rached Ghanouchi, president and leader of Ennahdha party, welcomes supporters at 10th the congress held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Rached Ghanouchi, president and leader of Ennahdha party, while he delivers his speech at 10th the congress held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Abd Elfattah Moumou,vice-president of the Ennahdha party and deputy speaker of the Tunisian parliament, delivers his speech during the party's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Abd Elfattah Moumou,vice-president of the Ennahdha party and deputy speaker of the Tunisian parliament, delivers his speech during the party's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

From the left to the right: Abd Elfattah Moumou,vice-president of the Ennahdha party, and Rached Ghanouchi, president and leader of the party, during the political movement's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Supporters during the opening session of Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Supporters during the opening session of Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Supporters during the opening session of Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

From the left to right: Beji Caied Essebsi, president of Tunisia, and Rached Ghanouch, president and leader of the Ennahdha party, during the political movement's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Tunisian president Beji Caied Sebsi speaks as a guest of honor during the opening session of the Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

Tunisian president Beji Caied Sebsi speaks as a guest of honor during the opening session of the Ennahdha's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

From left to right: Tunisian president Beji Caied Essebsi salutes Rached Ghanouch, president and leader of the Ennahdha party during its 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Ennahdha party congress 09
Rades
By Mohamed Krit
19 May 2016

From the left to the right: Rached Ghanouch, president and leader of the Ennahdha, Abd Elfattah Moumou,vice-president of the party (behind), and Tunisian president Beji Caied Essebsi salute the crowd during the political movement's 10th congress that was held in Rades on May 20th, 2016.

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Tunisia's Revolution 5th Anniversary ...
Tunis
By darraji kerim
14 Jan 2016

Photo collection of celebrations in Tunis of the 5th anniversary of the revolution in Tunisia.

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Tunis
By darraji kerim
14 Jan 2016

Children present during the celebrations in Tunis of the 5th anniversary of the revolution in Tunisia.

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Tunis
By darraji kerim
14 Jan 2016

Children present during the celebrations in Tunis of the 5th anniversary of the revolution in Tunisia.

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Tunis
By darraji kerim
14 Jan 2016

Palestinian and Tunisian flags during the celebrations in Tunis of the 5th anniversary of the revolution in Tunisia.

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Tunis
By darraji kerim
14 Jan 2016

Celebrations in Tunis of the 5th anniversary of the revolution in Tunisia.

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Tunis
By darraji kerim
14 Jan 2016

Children present during the celebrations in Tunis of the 5th anniversary of the revolution in Tunisia.

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Tunis
By darraji kerim
14 Jan 2016

Crowd during the celebrations in Tunis of the 5th anniversary of the revolution in Tunisia.

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2014 Presidential elections in Tunisia
Tunis
By Adeline Bailleul
24 Nov 2014

Raw footage of the polling stations in Tunis during Tunisia's first presidential election since a new constitution was adopted in January 2014.

With a voter turnout around 64 percent, this election marks the country's first democratic transition of power. Over 80,000 servicemen were deployed to ensure safety at polling stations, where voting went fairly smoothly throughout the day.

Beji Caid Essebsi of the secular Nida Tounes is expected to emerge on top, with Moncef Marzouki of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party following close behind. However, at the close of polling, no candidate seemed likely to have enough votes to win outright, in which case a run-off would take place in December.

Official results are expected to be released Wednesday.

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2014 Presidential elections in Tunisia
Tunis
By Adeline Bailleul
22 Nov 2014

Photos of the polling stations in Tunis during the 2014 presidential elections.

With a voter turnout around 64 percent, this election marks the country's first democratic transition of power. Over 80,000 servicemen were deployed to ensure safety at polling stations, where voting went fairly smoothly throughout the day.

Beji Caid Essebsi of the secular Nida Tounes is expected to emerge on top, with Moncef Marzouki of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party following close behind. However, at the close of polling, no candidate seemed likely to have enough votes to win outright, in which case a run-off would take place in December.

Official results are expected to be released Wednesday.

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Libyan Army Moves to Stop Rebels
Benghazi
By Ahmad Mogharbel
20 Oct 2014

October 20, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

The Libyan army launched an attack to stop rebel forces from capturing Benina International Airport in Benghazi, which has been under attack for months. Government ground troops, supported by air force, used mortar and heavy artillery fire, making a swift advance on positions held by Islamist rebels.

The government’s “Thunder 21” and “Artillery 204” battalions participated in the fighting that took place in the western Benghazi are of Al-Guarscia, which killed scores of government troops and rebels. Many civilians were either killed in the fighting or had to flee their homes.

The recent fighting is part of an offensive led by former General Khalifa Haftar to regain control over Benghazi, Libya’s second city.

Shot list:
1- A fighter fires a large-caliber sniper shot.
2- A fighter shoots a mortar shell.
3- Military vehicles with rocket launchers mounted on them move in a convoy.
4- Large rockets are fired from launchers mounted on a military vehicle.
5- Small rockets are fired from launchers mounted on a military vehicle.
6- A fighter on top of a military vehicle shoots rounds of heavy machine guns.
7- Empty ammunition boxes and bullet cases lie on the ground.
8- A destroyed building.

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Yemeni Army Warns that War on Al-Qaid...
Sana'a
By Yousef Mawry
05 Jun 2014

June 5, 2014
Sana'a, Yemen

The Yemeni Army Spokesperson, Colonel Saeed al-Fakeih, held a press conference in Sana’a calling on the Yemeni public and all political factions to support the Yemeni army’s war against Al-Qaida in Yemen. He said the army is prepared to take the battle wherever necessary to eradicate Al Qaeda.

Colonel al-Fakeih said the army will continue the war on Al-Qaida until they are exterminated from all the Yemeni provinces.

The army also warns that it will crush any armed group that insists on attacking military forces (referring to Al-Qaida in the south and the Houthis in the north).

“We are facing al-Qaeda and waiting for the support of all the political parties. The people and the armed forces are facing al-Qaeda but we still wait for the support of the political parties, and the community at this stage. The military operation in desert and mountain areas was carried out in a civilized manner.Our army included soldiers who were trained in gang warfare and to fight in mountainous areas. Their actions paralyzed the movement of the terrorists, causing them to lose balance and the ability to make the right decisions. The leadership of the military operations showed true skill by using 'al-Sadma' shock troops in the lead in many areas on land and from the air, and using other forces to move tactically to cover wide areas, attacking from the side and going deep. And what helped was organizing the cooperation between the different military forces. Our soldiers showed great skills and strength in fighting the terrorists. History will write about Yemeni military intelligence and about brave soldiers who went through the toughest battles and were able to discover the locations of the terrorists and destroy them. They killed many of them and took many as captives as shown in the video. As for the harassment from armed groups in Amran, al-Zale, or any other province, the military will not stand helpless and will act forcefully. In any area where the terrorists escape to and hide, we will hunt them down”.

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Homs Residents Express Intentions to ...
Homs
By TTM Contributor 4
01 Jun 2014

June 1, 2014
Homs, Syria

Residents in government-held Homs neighborhood of Nuzha express their intention to vote for Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian presidential election. Footage also includes b-roll of street life and shots of street signs and posters of Bashar al-Assad.

Speakers:

Ali Waari, Businessman
"Dr. Bashar Al Assad is the one protecting Syria from chaos and division. He is the only one who can assure Syria's progress. We ask the Syrian people to vote and resist with their ballots and take responsibility [for their country]."

May Ibrahim, Employee in Print Factory
"The President [Bashar al-Assad] is truly the pride of this nation. The elections will determine everything and prove to the world that the President is the people’s choice. He is the solution to this problem [the war] and hopefully this country will go back to what it was under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad."

Ouday, Employee in Print Factory
"Bashar al-Assad is the only hope for the people and the one who will stop the bloodbath and all of this will end with a new presidential term. He is our only hope, our salvation, our only choice and he will hopefully lead forever."

Nazih, Resident
"The elections taking place are a victory for Syria. It is the biggest victory for elections to take place in the middle of these events [the war]. Hundreds of countries conspired against Syria and hundreds of martyrs gave their lives so these elections could take place. It is the biggest victory for elections to take place in the middle of these events."

Hussein, Resident
"These elections are the only way out of this crisis we are in. The sacrifice of the armed forces and the National Defense Forces is the only way out of this crisis. Ninety percent of people will participate in the election to support President Bashar al-Assad."

Ahmad, Resident
"On Tuesday, the third of the month, we are going to vote because it is our right. We will vote for who will lead the country into progress, democracy and prosperity. Hopefully this country will become better then before."

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Man holding a flag, Beghazi, Libya
By Bridgette Auger
30 May 2014

A man attaches a flag to a sign that reads “The revolution won’t end until its goals are realized” and “We demand freedom” along a highway leading to downtown Benghazi, Libya, February 2012.

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Anti-government protests in Kiev
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
24 Jan 2014

A public mass is hold on Maidan square on January 24.

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Spotlight on Hope & Heartbreak: Child...
Syria
By Transterra Editor
03 Jan 2014

Selected 2013 images of the hope and heartbreak that Syrian children embody.

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After the Spring: Libya Beyond the He...
Libya
By Transterra Editor
06 Dec 2013

As news of violent militias, unchecked powers, rebel uprisings and high profile kidnappings fill the pages, turmoil and discontent fill many minds. Though, it is easy to get caught up in the loudest elements of regime change. We often forget that Libya, is home to many people, many of whom are trying to rebuild and grow after years of hardship.

As this fledgling democracy finds its feet, Libyans enjoy the freedom of daily life. Despite all the hardship Libyans struggle with due to the conflict, there is room for new opportunities because of the war. Booming after the controlling government of the Gadhafi era, many of the spheres he regulated are now wide open. News outlets in Libya expanded from a handful of censored papers to hundreds of newspapers, radio shows, and cable channels. Many presume that the countries new constitution will hold greater rights for women and minorities. Intrepid women have taken to running for elected office and opening small businesses. Libyans feel liberated and can indulge in pastimes banned under the strict Gaddafi regime such as boxing and several media outlets have launched on account of the new freedom of press. Much has changed for the better, shelled stores have been rebuilt and are back in business and the fragile government grows more cohesive every day.

After a year of civil war, life has begun to move beyond the revolution. Babies are birthed every day into the new fledgling country, marriages officiated and soldiers repatriated. While the violence in Libya has diminished allowing room for regrowth, sporadic flares of conflict take the main stage while a critical part of the story of the revolution is ignored. Libya, now more than ever, isn’t simply violent rebels in a dusty desert depicted in western media.

Students have returned to class working through the summer to make up time lost and progress with their degrees. Student government, which was also banned under the previous government is now a popular club as Libyans; who haven’t voted in 42 years exercise their rights regularly. Often voting on even the smallest things.

Though some things will never change in this desert country. The beach is still a popular destination, with families filing the sand every evening. Amusement parks are now open, after crews were quickly dispatched to fix the damage and cover the bullet holes.

The Libyan people are experiencing a whole range of emotions that go beyond violence and suffering. Libya’s rehabilitation efforts as a country move slowly though they are much more powerful and important than the dissonance among few and with that, healing can begin.

Rebirth has come to the country, and with that the brave can find forgiveness among neighbors and a country can find peace.

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Editor's Picks 13 October: Children a...
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
13 Oct 2013

Heartbreak and Hope: a collection of sample images of children living the Arab Spring. Full photo essays available. For an example, see: http://transterramedia.com/collections/635

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Cabinet Office Clashes Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
By Transterra Editor
03 Oct 2013

Protesters start a fire during clashes with army soldiers at the cabinet near Tahrir Square in Cairo December 16, 2011. Stone-throwing demonstrators clashed with troops in central Cairo on Friday, witnesses said, in the worst violence since the start of Egypt's first free election in six decades. Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt. 16/12/201
By: Jeffrey Bright

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Tourism in Tunisia.
tunisa
By Aymen Ayari
01 Oct 2013

Video about : Political instability threatens the tourism sector in Tunisia.

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Egyptians sign on rebel statement cam...
Cairo, Egypt
By elmasdr
15 May 2013

Members of the April 6 Youth Movement and the "Tamrod campaign" collected thousands of signatures on the statement of the rebels.
This campaign is working against President Morsi's stay in power.

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Egyptians sign on rebel statement cam...
Cairo, Egypt
By elmasdr
15 May 2013

Members of the April 6 Youth Movement and the "Tamrod campaign" collected thousands of signatures on the statement of the rebels.
This campaign is working against President Morsi's stay in power.

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Egyptians sign on rebel statement cam...
Cairo, Egypt
By elmasdr
15 May 2013

Members of the April 6 Youth Movement and the "Tamrod campaign" collected thousands of signatures on the statement of the rebels.
This campaign is working against President Morsi's stay in power.