September 26, 2012

Money's too tight to mention: Ben Ali had a hidden wealth of $13 billion
09:20 GMT

Tunisia's ousted former president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, had assets totalling more than $13billion, a government commission has found, although more assets are could be uncovered.

Can the Arab Monetary Fund loan get the Tunisian economy back on track?
08:30 GMT

The Central Bank of Tunisia has signed agreements with the Arab Monetary Fund securing loans totalling $180 million dollars, with hope of shoring up the Balance of Payments deficit.

September 25, 2012

The Tunisian economy remains at "very high risk", according to Standard and Poor's
10:04 GMT

S&P ranks Tunisia in the Banking Industry Country Risk Assessment (BICRA) group “8” in both of its two mainareas of analysis—economic risk and industry risk.

September 23, 2012

Amr Zaki back in Egypt squad for UAE camp (Picture courtesy of http://english.ahram.org.eg)
12:57 GMT

Elazigspor striker Amr Zaki has won a call-up to Egypt's squad for two friendly games next month after apparently ending a dispute with coach Bob Bradley.

Will shale gas drive the Tunisian economy forward?
12:41 GMT

Tunisia is considering producing shale gas in an effort to cope with rising demand coupled with a drop in traditional oil stock, although the Industry Ministry has denied claims that permits have already been granted.

September 20, 2012

The Tunisian economy is facing increased fragility
10:34 GMT

The Tunisian economy is becoming increasingly fragile, warned the Board of Directors of the Tunisian Industry and Handicrafts Union (UTICA), citing recent events and declining confidence from foreign investors.

The Saudi King and the Egyptian President have met several times since Morsi's election, as the oil-rich Kingdom offers substantial financial aid packages
09:21 GMT

The oil-rich Saudi Kingdom illustrated it's financial might by supporting post-Arab Spring with financial aid, as other nations in the region also receive substantial packages.

September 18, 2012

Pope won't be dragged into Lion's Den: May 2001 saw Pope John Paul II congregating with Bashar al Assad - that very fellow of the murderous dynasty. While the crafty host tried to seduce the Catholic Pontiff into taking an anti-Israel stance, the Pope wasn't playing ball, staying clear of 'Anti-Semitic' remarks dredging up bad Holy Land memories.
14:57 GMT

Papal Middle Eastern tours across the ages: How have the reigning Pope Bennedict XVI and the late Pope John Paul II fared in the Holy Land? The Pope pontificates from Lebanon to Morocco as we take a look at papal Middle East tours past and present.

Tourism is helping to revive the Tunisian economy, but reform is needed, says World Bank
08:43 GMT

The Tunisian economy has recently posted improved indicators in several areas of the economy, although the World Bank has suggested that the situation could be better if reforms are carried out

September 16, 2012

The Voice judges.
14:20 GMT

The hotly hyped new Arab talent show is set to begin but contestants will be heard, not seen.

September 15, 2012

Protest in Tunis
06:51 GMT

Tens of thousands of Muslims demonstrated Friday across the Arab world to denounce anti-Islamic film, made in the United States. At least six people were killed in Tunisia, Sudan and Lebanon.

September 11, 2012

Saba Mubarak during a scene from 'Mamlakat al-Naml' (The Kingdom of Ants).
14:05 GMT

Director Chawki al-Mejri's new film Mamlakat al-Naml (The Kingdom of Ants), is set to share the deep-rooted traditions of Palestinians with Lebanese audiences.

September 4, 2012

Tunisian women of the revolution - is it really 'V' for victory nearly two years on?
13:12 GMT

We take a look back to see how the revolutionary pioneers have fared after the dust has settled and their new government has had time to make changes.

August 31, 2012

Kuwait: The Gulf state won't be arranging mass tweet-ups anytime soon. Even the ruling family aren't spared from the arrests as the Kuwaiti government cracks down on politically critical tweets. Sheikh Meshaal al-Malek al-Sabah was the latest victim, detained for his "outrageous views" online.
15:05 GMT

The Middle East's internet crackdown: For Arabs those wild days of internet freedom to blog boldly may be counted. As we write, countries in the region are clamping down on their citizen's right to surf with abandon as they introduce laws to censor and curb their online enthusiasm.

August 30, 2012

Dorra Zarrouk
12:25 GMT

Giving up a career in economics and political sciences was a gamble that has certainly paid off for Dorra Zarrouk. The Tunisian actress, who is commonly known by her first name only!