Tunisia

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).

CPR Secretary General Mohamed Abbou gestures during a press conference in Tunis on Monday (Photo courtesy of AFP / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA)
08:30 GMT

Tunisian President Moncef Mazrouki's secular party on Monday reversed its decision to withdraw from the Islamist-led government, an official said.

February 10, 2013

People hold a banner reading "We are all Chokri Belaid" during a protest to pay tribute to murdered opposition figure in Paris. (AFP PHOTO MEHDI FEDOUACH)
06:26 GMT

As the crisis threatens to spiral out of control, the prime minister pledges to form his new technocratic government by the middle of next week.

February 8, 2013

Tunisian protestors clash with security forces outside the Interior Ministry in Tunis. (AFP PHOTO / KHALIL)
05:00 GMT

The country is left is turmoil after one Tunisia's leading opposition politicians is shot down outside his home.

February 7, 2013

A Tunisian protester jumps amid smoke after police fired tear gas during a rally outside the Interior ministry to protest after Tunisian opposition leader and outspoken government critic Chokri Belaid was shot dead. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID
05:09 GMT

The decision follows the assassination of opposition figure and key government critic, Chokri Belaid, which has sparked mass protests.

February 6, 2013

The body of Tunisian opposition leader and outspoken government critic Chokri Belaid, shot dead with three bullets fired from close range by a man wearing a traditional long garment with a pointed hood on Wednesday.
12:17 GMT

The leading critic of the Islamist-led government in Tunisia was shot dead outside his home in Tunis on Wednesday.

February 5, 2013

Tunisia is nearing agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a $1.78 billion standby loan.
06:09 GMT

Tunisia is nearing agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a $1.78 billion standby loan to protect the economy from external shocks, the IMF said on Monday.

January 29, 2013

Libya and Tunisia have agreed to set up a joint shipping lane between the two nations
11:32 GMT

Libya and Tunisia are to create a shipping lane between the two north African countries, the Libyan Transport Ministry announced last week in Tunis.