Tunisia

Tunisia Extends State of Emergency into 2013

Still dealing with instability from ouster of president in 2011

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Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on Wednesday extended a state of emergency, which grants police special powers of intervention, until February 1, 2013, the official TAP news agency said.

"Marzouki decided Wednesday to extend the state of emergency by three months from November 1, 2012," TAP said. 

The three-month extension was proposed by military and security officials, it added.