Tunisia

July 5, 2013

Tunisians shout slogans against the ruling Ennahda Party during a protest in front of the Constituent Assembly (Source: AFP/FETHI BELAID)
06:53 GMT

The Tunisian Tamarod movement hopes to galvanize opposition against their own Islamist-led government which, like Mursi’s, came to power after an uprising in 2011 swept an autocratic leader from office.

July 4, 2013

Tunisians shout slogans against the ruling Ennahda Party during a protest in front of the Constituent Assembly on July 1, 2013 in Tunis. Tunisia's National Assembly began debating for the first time the draft constitution, which has been criticised by opponents of the Islamist-led government and took far longer to promulgate than originally planned. (AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID)
12:00 GMT

The Tunisian Tamarod protest movement gathers momentum following deposal of President Morsi in Egypt.

July 3, 2013

No acting for Hind Sabri this Ramadan. (Image: Facebook)
11:00 GMT

They've had their fair share of acting jobs, but now those lovely actresses just wanna kick off their shoes and relax!

June 30, 2013

Yousra Mahnouch is ready to hit the concert stage (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
11:33 GMT

Former ‘The Voice’ contestant Yousra Mahnouch is finally making some progress in her aspiring singing career with a new Egyptian song and concerts with hottie, Kadem Al Saher.

June 23, 2013

Kazem Al Saher and Yosra Mahnouch, mentor and mentee from the hit TV show The Voice, will perform together in Beirut. (Image courtesy of listenarabic.com)
15:15 GMT

The Voice runner up Yosra Mahnouch and her mentor, Iraqi heartthrob Kazem Al Saher, will be performing together at a festival in July this summer.

June 20, 2013

Tunisia's national flag
10:00 GMT

Tunisia's first issue of a sukuk (Islamic bond) is likely to be postponed to next year, adding to pressure on government finances, because of disruptions to legislative business.

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