Tunisia

April 11, 2013

Graffiti gone bad
08:37 GMT

After spraying street art that said "The poor are Tunisia's living dead", and "The people want rights for the poor" on a school in Southern Tunisia, the two graffiti artists got slammed for disturbing public order.

April 8, 2013

Leila Ben Ali: passe partout
16:33 GMT

Leila Trabelsi the former First Lady of Tunisia remembered less fondly as power mongering Lady Macbeth apparently threatened to kill her son in cold blood if her husband divorced her as per his resignation speech in original draft.

April 3, 2013

Amina Tyler is the 19 year-old Tunisian who launched a thousand bosoms with her inaugural topless protest. She initially remained anonymous as her trademark red lips, chic ciggie, and grafitti’ed torso did the rounds. Her message to men? F*&^ your morals.
18:47 GMT

On the eve of Topless Jihad, we give you a sneak preview of the action straight from the sextavists Facebook pages so far. These are women in support of their Muslim or Arabian sisterhood, fighting the patriarchal infidel with only their inked breasts.

April 1, 2013

Durra
14:22 GMT

Tunisian beauty, Durra Zarrouk, is set to dance her way through the holy month of Ramadan as a belly dancer involved in a love affair in the TV series "Competitions".

Tunisia is to sign a $1.8 billion loan agreement with the IMF by May
12:40 GMT

Tunisia will sign a $1.8 billion loan with the International Monetary Fund by May, according to Bloomberg.

March 28, 2013

Little Tunisian women: are teen school girls going on a 'Sexual Jihad' in Syria? (image used for illustrative purposes)
18:05 GMT

Tunisian girls are going on a naughty sexual adventure because a man with a beard told them it was permissible in the name of Islam. Tunisian teens are taking up a new form of Jihad - with a sexual twist- in the holy war to liberate Syria from the Assads.

March 27, 2013

Syrian singer Assala Nasri praised on Tuesday National Coalition leader Moaz al-Khatib and Free Syrian Army commander Riad al-Assaad via the social networking site Twitter.
12:42 GMT

Syrian singer Assala Nasri praised on Tuesday National Coalition leader Moaz al-Khatib and Free Syrian Army commander Riad al-Assaad via the social networking site Twitter.

March 26, 2013

A hotel in Tunisia
08:44 GMT

The North African country is faring better than Egypt, which has seen tourist numbers evaporate

March 20, 2013

Hind Sabri was sporting a healthy pregnancy glow.
09:02 GMT

The Tunisian actress has ditched the oversized dresses for something a bit sleeker even though she's expecting in four months.

March 17, 2013

Tunisian people wave a giant national flag during a demonstration to mark the 40th day of mourning after the death of anti-Islamist opposition leader Chokri Belaid (featured on poster) on Saturday on the Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis. (AFP / Fethi Belaid)
10:21 GMT

Thousands of Tunisians gathered on the streets of the country's capital, Tunis, on Saturday, to call for an end to the ruling Islamist Ennahada party they blame for the assassination of Chokri Belaid.

This Libyan contestant on Arab Idol 2 made more of an impact with his outfit than his voice.
10:02 GMT

Arab Idol continues to stretch out its arms to as many Arab countries as possible, with the second episode featuring hopefuls from Libya to Iraq.

March 13, 2013

Tunisian MPs attend a parliament session to vote on a new government in Tunis on Tuesday. (AFP Photo)
12:32 GMT

Tunisia’s lawmakers approve a new government formed to pull the country out of a severe crisis, the same day as an impoverished vendor dies after setting himself alight in act of desperation.

A vendor sells his wares in the Tunisian capital Tunis (Photo AFP/Fethi Belaid)
09:11 GMT

27 year old Adel Khadri died after setting himself on fire on Tuesday.

March 12, 2013

Tunisians have taken to the streets in anti-government protests in recent days (AFP Photo)
10:28 GMT

The self immolation incident occurred in central Tunis as the country's lawmakers prepared to vote on a new government.

March 3, 2013

Japan is to provide financial aid to several Middle Eastern nations to assist with "regional stability and democratic transformations"
11:18 GMT

Japan said on Saturday it will increase financial aid to North African and Middle Eastern countries, to help regional stability and democratic transformations.