Tunisia

June 13, 2012

Ben Ali
13:25 GMT

Former Tunisian president, who fled to Saudi Arabia, was sentenced Wednesday in absentia to 20 years in prison by a Tunisian military court. He was found guilty for inciting violence during the revolution that led to his ouster in January 2011.

June 11, 2012

Durra Durra
06:10 GMT

The Tunisian starlet has secured the Lebanese prestigious film award as 'Best Arab Star' at the Murex D'or Awards.

May 19, 2012

Haifa Wehbe is not Latifa's favorite song-artist
17:48 GMT

Haifa v. Latifa? The pop-diva wars may be brewing.

May 16, 2012

"There's a lot of potential in the Arab world and all these shows help in bringing them in the spotlight," said Ali Jaber.
13:56 GMT

The singing competition The Voice is coming to the Arab world, with scouts scouring the region for talent.

May 12, 2012

Arabs Got Talent: The show must go on!
21:34 GMT

The fifth episode of Arabs Got Talent (AGT) was the penultimate of the recorded auditions to qualify for the live semi finals. It was marked by a good deal of talent and was not short on comedic elements to lighten the intensity of the competition either.

May 6, 2012

Feryal Youssef (L) with ex-husband Mohamed Sharaf Al-Deen
21:27 GMT

Tunisian actress, Feryal Youssef, announced her separation from Egyptian husband and businessman Mohamed Sharaf Al-Deen having together with him for only a few months.

May 4, 2012

Arabs Got Talent, Episode 4 leaves viewers on the edges of their seats
13:15 GMT

The Arab variety show that is Arabs Got Talent is finding its stride by the 4th episode, gearing up for the 5th which promises yet more surprise factor if the second season's drama is anything to go by.

April 24, 2012

Assad
12:06 GMT

Tunisian President Marzouki believes that the regime in Damascus is "finished". He made these comments in an interview published Tuesday, April 24.

April 19, 2012

Saber El-Rebai sticks to Tunisian women and denies an affair with a Lebanese woman.
08:51 GMT

Saber El-Rebai prefers to keep his love life a national affair, sticking to Tunisian rather than pan-Arab like his musical numbers. He denies rumors that there is a Lebanese woman in his life.

February 18, 2012

As Bashar al Assad follows in father's footsteps (the late Haafez al Assad had blood on his hands from Hama '82), keeping a deathly watch over his people as they are slaughtered, we ask what became of his Hippocratic oath. Assad Junior trained to save lives & sight as an eye doctor: medical care not military devastation was his calling.
22:31 GMT

Firmly into 2012, how are the Arab revolutions developing? We check in with some of the Arab protest pictures to gauge to what extent they have reached revolution saturation, or on the contrary are just getting started.

February 14, 2012

Mahmoudi
15:43 GMT

The Tunisian courts acquitted Tuesday the former Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi, who has been detained since September for illegal entry into Tunisian territory.

February 8, 2012

Tunisia
07:17 GMT

Foreign investments in Tunisia slid 29.2 percent in 2011 from a year earlier, stated the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency.

February 4, 2012

Syria
14:23 GMT

At least 15 civilians were killed and 30 wounded Saturday by gunfire from security forces during a funeral in the town of Daraya near Damascus, said the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights

January 17, 2012

Tunisia revolt
08:07 GMT

Tunisians this week celebrate the one-year anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled the country's former leadership.

January 16, 2012

Ben Ali toppled, setting the domino effect into play for regional leaders. 14th Jan marked the 1st anniversary of the death of the 24 year-old dictatorship of Zine E- Abidine Ben Ali. Forced out of power, into a shameful hiding in KSA., he took just under 4 weeks to give the people what they wanted-- his riddance - and the birth of people power.
09:01 GMT

Masses of Tunisians marched in peaceful triumph Saturday Jan 14, 2012, to mark the one-year anniversary of the revolution that ended the dictatorship of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali — and indisputably sparked uprisings around the Arab world. Arab dignitaries too were out for the occasion of professing their pro-revolution stance, joining their hands in recognizing the momentous events that precipitated an Arab Spring. How far has Tunisia come along, and what is the legacy left behind for Arabs and the world?