Tunisia

February 17, 2014

The adorable little hand of Saber's newborn. (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:57 GMT

Valentine's Day was a very special one for Saber Rebai and Ikhlas as they welcomed their firstborn together to the world.

February 16, 2014

Hardline Islamist group Ansar Al Sharia may be behind the attack. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

Islamist militants disguised as security officials killed three Tunisian policemen and a civilian in an attack near the border with Algeria, the state news agency reported Sunday.

Nancy Ajram at the Tunisian airport (Image: Facebook)
09:04 GMT

Tunisia was scheduled to have two back-to-back nights with Nancy Ajram on February 13 and 14. The first gig was cancelled just hours before Arabia's sweetheart songstress was scheduled to take the stage, allegedly because organizers didn't have the needed permit.

February 12, 2014

Hend Sabry appeared larger than usual in her latest public appearance and official photo wishing everyone a Happy New Year! (Image: Hendsabry.com)
13:21 GMT

It's no big deal for women in real life, but gaining weight is proving to be a real problem for actress Hend Sabry.

February 10, 2014

Nancy Ajram is lovin' her some Tunisia this Valentine's Day.
07:28 GMT

Nancy Ajram is providing Tunisia with a special treat for the lovers. The Lebanese songstress will be holding back to back performances on February 13 and 14 at the famed Al Manza Dome.

February 9, 2014

Tunisia's former opposition MP Mohammad Brahmi was shot last July (Courtesy of CS Monitor)
07:30 GMT

Tunisian security forces arrested the suspect who is believed responsible for the killing for former opposition politician Mohammed Brahmi last July.

February 8, 2014

 Several heads of state arrived in Tunisia to attend a ceremony to celebrate the adoption of a new constitution. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

A U.S. delegation walked out of the ceremony to celebrate Tunisia's new constitution on Friday in protest statements made by the representative of Iran accusing the United States of undermining the Arab Spring uprisings.

February 4, 2014

Many Tunisians took to the streets in protest over MP Belaid's death last year in what they believed was the former Islamist government's effort to eliminate the country's opposition (Courtesy of Haaretz)
18:33 GMT

The suspected assassin of opposition MP Chokri Belaid who was killed in February last year has allegedly been killed in a police raid outside of Tunis, according to the country's state media Tuesday.

Tunisian police officers stand guard in Tunis on January 18, 2013. [tunisia-live]
10:02 GMT

One Tunisian police officer and two Islamist militants are dead after a raid on suspected militant homestead.

January 30, 2014

Tunisian Tourism Minister Amel Karboul came under fire for an alleged visit to Israel in 2006. (Photo credit: www.tunisienumerique.com)
16:53 GMT

Tunisian Tourism Minister Amel Karboul submitted her resignation to Prime Minister Mahdi Jomaa over a trip to Israel in 2006, the state news agency TAP reported on Thursday.

Latifa has seen the light at the end of the tumultuous tunnel and is sharing songs of happiness. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

With the turmoil of unstable conditions in Egypt in Tunisia hovering over the singer's heart over the past three years, she's been laying low, but now that the second Egyptian Revolution of June 30 has brought hope for a better future, she's ready to sing songs of happiness again.

January 29, 2014

20 Tunisian Salafists are on trial for the 2012 attack. Here, Tunisian Salafists wave black flags reading “There's no God but God and Mohammed is his prophet” during a past protest in Tunis. (AFP/File)
19:20 GMT

A Tunisian court has postponed the prosecution's appeal of light sentences given 20 Salafists convicted of attacking the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.

Tunisia's parliament adopted its new constitution Sunday after two years of divided debates over the wording of the document (Fethi Belaid/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Tunisia's parliament approved the interim cabinet of independents Wednesday, representing another progressive step towards its tentative parliamentary and presidential elections before the end of 2014.

January 27, 2014

Tunisia approved its constitution this week and expects to hold elections before the end of 2014 (STR/AFP)
12:26 GMT

Tunisia's main Islamist party Ennahda told reporters that it expects national elections to take place in October.

Members of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (NCA) jubilate after the adoption of a new constitution on January 26, 2014, in Tunis. [AFP]
05:23 GMT

The new caretaker cabinet will govern Tunisia until after its upcoming elections.