Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has blamed “gangs of thugs” for the violent protests in the nation, which he called “terrorist acts.”

    The protests broke out due to unemployment. Ali has vowed to create 300,000 new jobs, Agence France-Presse reports.

    The U.S. has called for restraint amid the unrest in Tunisia.

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      Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.