Leaders at the G-8 summit in France say international development banks will give $20 billion to Egypt and Tunisia to support pro-democratic reforms.
U.N. officials were continuing to express concern about the plight of foreigners in Libya, as many continued to flee the country but more stayed behind. Tensions erupted at one transit camp in Tunisia Tuesday.
It has been more than a month since Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s president, was forced to leave office, but many Tunisians say they are yet to see the benefits of their revolution. Many citizens, particularly in smaller towns, say they feel disconnected from Tunis, and that the root causes of the uprising – spiralling unemployment and widespread poverty – remain unaddressed.