Tunisian president eschews travel as security lags

first_img Top Stories TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – Tunisia’s president is canceling previously planned foreign trips _ including one to Brazil for an environment summit _ because of a worsening security situation in the North African country.The official news agency TAP reported Sunday that Moncef Marzouki is skipping trips to fellow African country Senegal and to Rio de Janeiro for the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development “in order to monitor the domestic situation” in the wake of recent violence in Tunisia. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The vital role family plays in society Police and religious youths clashed in the capital, Tunis, and other cities this week after protests erupted over an upscale art exhibit that hardline Islamists alleged was blasphemous.Tunisians overthrew secular dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali last year in a popular uprising that sparked similar pro-democracy movements around the region. His regime savagely repressed any manifestations of political Islam.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 ways to recognize low testosterone New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img