Tunisia

February 12, 2013

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.

January 27, 2013

An IMF team is current visiting Tunisia to offer technical assistance
03:31 GMT

A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is currently on a visit to Tunisia in the context of a technical assistance program related to the tax collection management domain.

January 26, 2013

Hind Sabri has announced she is expecting a new baby
08:33 GMT

Tunisian actress Hind Sabri announced that she is pregnant, much to the delight of fans.

January 21, 2013

The third Arab Economic Forum has started in Riyadh, aiming to boost economic integration and deal with the legacy of the Arab Spring
11:29 GMT

The third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit kicks off in Riyadh on Monday aiming to boost economic integration and tackle people’s aspirations amid the Arab world’s turbulent political changes.

January 15, 2013

Saber al Rebai isn't a one-woman kinda guy!
11:25 GMT

The Tunisian singing star's wife tells reporters she was the last to know about his new fiancée.

Tunisian PM Hamadi Jebali has urged Arab leaders to support Palestine financially during its "difficult financial stage"
11:05 GMT

Interim Tunisian PM Hamadi Jebali met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and stressed that he will encourage Arab leaders to support the PA financially.

January 14, 2013

An investment bank for the Arab Maghreb has been created with $100m and support from the IMF
11:13 GMT

The five nations of the Arab Maghreb Union have created an investment bank with capital of $100 million to finance infrastructure projects in the region, Mauritania's central bank governor said on Wednesday.

Tunisian special forces stand guard outside a mausoleum ravaged by fire in what is thought to have been an arson attack on Sunday in Sidi Bou Said. (AFP PHOTO /FETHI BELAID)
07:22 GMT

After demonstrators clash with the police over social inequalities and unemployment, Tunisia's government deploys soldiers to deal with the chaos.

January 9, 2013

Kadim al Sahir picks up his award for Best Arabic Artist 2012.
07:31 GMT

The Iraqi 'Voice' coach takes yet another talented young beauty under his wing after she fails to make the grade on his TV show.