December 16, 2012

Fighters from al-Qaeda splinter group MUJAO watch Gao airport on August 7th. Al-Qaeda central is reportedly shifting operations from Afghanistan to North Africa. (AFP/Romaric Ollo Hien)
06:37 GMT

A recruitment network for al-Qaeda in North Africa is dismantled by Tunisian security forces.

December 12, 2012

Tunisia and Morocco have been awarded funding from the European Union for various country-specific projects
09:20 GMT

Tunisia and Morocco have been awarded funding from the European Union for development and human rights projects.

December 5, 2012

Throughout the Arab Spring, people demanded the end to corruption, but a new report shows much more needs to be done
14:15 GMT

As results in the Corruptions Perceptions Index break, the Arab Springers and the region measures its great expectations against its poor results. Qatar’s corruption rating glows against other Arab members states – but it is the best of a bunch of bad eggs.

Ousted Tunisian President  Ben Ali's assets are to be sold to try and help Tunisia's financial recovery
12:15 GMT

Ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali's assest are being sold off, according to the state-run Tunis Afrique Presse.

December 3, 2012

Tunisia and Algeria are discussing improving bilateral relations
08:44 GMT

Tunisia and Algeria are holding meetings to strengthen bilateral relations, with the Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali heading a large delegation to Algiers.

November 29, 2012

Tunisian women demonstrate in solidarity with the southwestern town of Siliana on Wednesday, in Tunis. (AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID)
10:03 GMT

Demonstrators in the Southwestern city of Siliana clash with police over unemployment and economic reforms.

November 28, 2012

Hind Sabri is said to be expecting her second child
09:58 GMT

The Tunisian actress is expecting her second child.

November 24, 2012

Post revolution, Egypt has become the latest country to take a loan from the IMF to the tune of $4.8 billion. A rise in taxes and cut in spending should help the country cut down its 11% budget deficit.
11:45 GMT

How will the economic policies of this international fund, the notorious IMF, affect a region with so many revolutions?

November 18, 2012

Death for Sale. 2011. Morocco/Belgium/France. Directed by Faouzi Bensaïdi. Photo: MoMA.
12:53 GMT

The New York museum hosts a range of Arab films from the 1960s right up to the present.

November 11, 2012

Latifa's new album will be released early next year
08:43 GMT

Tunisian singer Latifa is set for an explosive musical comeback in the new year that's sure to get her Egyptian fans excited for 2013.

November 7, 2012

Nasr al-Din al-Alawi, a Salafi cleric and imam, was shown in a TV interview brandishing a white cloth, used for a coffin, as a sign that he is willing to sacrifice his life.
11:13 GMT

Tunisian viewers were shocked when a Salafi cleric called upon Muslim youths to carry out jihadist acts against the government in a live TV show this week.

November 4, 2012

Ahly strike late to secure home draw with Esperance in final
21:01 GMT

A late strike by El-Sayed Hamdi rescues Ahly from a stunning home defeat by Esperance in the first-leg of the African Champions League final on Sunday

November 1, 2012

Tunisia's Salafis are still out in force, springing attacks on the Arab Spring government
12:49 GMT

Tunisia is still tottering on the edge of crisis as a power struggle between moderate Islamists and Salafis vying for control takes hold. Armed Islamists were out wreaking havoc and threatening the progress of supposedly seasoned Arab Springer Tunisia this week, forcing the pioneer country to resort to the retrograde old-regime's 'state of emergency' default line.

October 31, 2012

Tunisia police
12:05 GMT

The Tunisian police and army were deployed Wednesday in the neighborhood of Manouba, a suburb of Tunis, to prevent any further violence after clashes with Salafists overnight, said the Ministry of the Interior.

October 29, 2012

Maghreb Summit
05:54 GMT

Is North Africa trying to mount a Moorish re-awakening, uniting a traditional alliance, emboldened by the Arab Spring? This year revived the cycle of the Maghreb Summit and put the Moorish or Maghrabi question on the Arab table. It looks unlikely to be a force to reckon with, and more a redundant alliance of North Africa's Arab Belt.