Tunisia

June 18, 2013

FEMEN impersonators. (Photo courtesy of Al-Akhbar and ST McNeil)
19:13 GMT

Since the end of former 'dictator' Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's rule in Tunisia, the country has become increasingly chaotic, with fierce dialogue raging over the constitution and the law coming down hard on rappers and FEMEN activists.

June 17, 2013

Tunis is also in talks with Qatar about the Gulf deositing at the Tunisian central bank
06:13 GMT

Tunisia has won $1.2 billion in funding from the Saudi-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB), aimed at backing industrial, agricultural and trade projects in the country whose finances have been weak since a revolution two years ago.

June 6, 2013

Tunisian soldiers patrol a street (image used for illustrative purposes)
09:15 GMT

Two soldiers have been killed in an explosion, a local security official told Al Arabiya news channel

May 30, 2013

Hani Adel and Dorra are separate, not together.
08:23 GMT

Ignore the rumors 'cause Dorra’s single, Folks. The Tunisian actress wishes fans and media would stick to the facts and not spread false rumors like a love relationship between her and co-star Hani Adel.

May 29, 2013

Saudi Arabia 100 Riyals bill
10:35 GMT

The Saudi development fund agreed Tuesday to lend Tunisia USD 150 million (some 230 million Tunisian Dinars) to co-finance construction of 20,000 housing units for low-income people.

May 26, 2013

"Blue is the Warmest Colour" by a French-Tunisian director turns heads
09:09 GMT

While the film may not be about gay rights, "Blue is the Warmest Colour" by French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche still brings up the highly controversial issue at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

May 21, 2013

Coronavirus seen under an electron miscroscope (British Health Protection Agency/ AFP)
12:02 GMT

The Tunisian Health Ministry statement confirmed that a 66 year-old man has died from the coronavirus

May 20, 2013

Security forces gesture towards Ansar Al Sharia protestors in the Ettadhamen, Tunisia on Sunday. AFP
08:44 GMT

After clashes between Salafist hardline Islamist group Ansar Al Sharia and Tunisian security forces across the country on Sunday, there has been one reported fatality, three injured protestors and 11 policemen wounded.

May 19, 2013

Tunisian Police Special Unit agents fix a national flag on their vehicle in front of the Okba Ibn Nafaa mosque in the central Tunisian city of Kairouan. (Fethi Belaid/ AFP)
12:56 GMT

Clashes between police and protestors erupted in Tunis on Sunday, after the government banned a planned rally

May 13, 2013

Hind's baby bump is now gone!
08:15 GMT

Tunisian actress Hind Sabri is preggo no mo' and has announced the birth of her second baby girl on Facebook.

April 30, 2013

Emel Mathlouthi the new "Fairuz" (photo courtesy of d-caf.org)
07:41 GMT

Considered her generation's "Fairuz", Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi's smooth voice enchants Egypt.

April 29, 2013

The UK is to help set up a specialized recovery team for Arab Spring related assets
10:37 GMT

Britain is to set up a special task-force to return stolen assets that belong to so-called 'Arab Spring' countries, according the country's Middle East affairs minister, Alistair Burt.

April 22, 2013

Eni, the Italian energy company, is hoping to ensure the safety of the Trans-Mediterranean gas pipeline
12:38 GMT

Italian energy company Eni is keen to ensure the safety of a natural gas pipeline, which crosses Tunisia, Chief Executive Officer Paolo Scaroni said.

April 21, 2013

Dorra keepin' it conservative
12:58 GMT

From entertainment show guest on MBC’s “Nawaret” to TV program host, Dorra’s career keeps on rising.

April 16, 2013

Tunisia and the IMF are due to finalize a $1.78 billion precautionary loan
08:20 GMT

Tunisia and the International Monetary Fund have reached an agreement on a $1.78 billion loan to the north African country, due to be announced on Tuesday.