Tunisia

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.

February 28, 2013

A Tunisian protestor holds a placard featuring killed opposition leader Chokri Belaid during a demonstration. (AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID)
12:41 GMT

The Tunisian president testifies in the case of Chokri Belaid, the opposition politician gunned down outside his house.

February 26, 2013

Tunisia plans to create 25,000 jobs with a new industrial zone
11:13 GMT

Tunisia plans to establish a new industrial zone in the Ariana region, according to national media.

Arab tourists from the Maghreb wil no longer require tourist visas to enter Egypt
03:24 GMT

Tourists coming to Egypt from the Arab Maghreb countries (Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria) will no longer have to obtain tourist visas, German news agency DPA reported on Monday.

February 24, 2013

A Tunisian protester holds a placard featuring killed opposition leader Chokri Belaid during a demonstration on Saturday. (AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID)
05:00 GMT

Thousands of protestors take to the streets of the capital on Saturday to demand that the new prime minister steps down.

February 22, 2013

Interior Minister Ali Larayedh and Ennahda ruling party's leader Rached Ghannouchi pose before a meeting at the party's headquarters on Friday. (AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID)
13:35 GMT

The embattled president names his new prime minister as Ali Larayedh, the former interior minister for the Ennahda party.

February 20, 2013

Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali resigned on Tuesday a day after announcing the failure of his initiative to form a government of technocrats.
05:40 GMT

Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali resigned on Tuesday a day after announcing the failure of his initiative to form a government of technocrats.

February 14, 2013

Tourism in Tunisia is taking a hit after the assassination of opposition leader Chokri Belaid
11:29 GMT

Security concerns are taking a toll on Tunisia tourism, Investir en Tunisie reported on Tuesday

February 12, 2013

Eyad Nassar is turning up the heat this Ramadan with "Hot, Dry Summer".
13:16 GMT

Jordanian actor Eyad Nassar is busy gearing up for the new television drama “Har Jaf Sayfan” (Hot, Dry Summer).