Tunisia

March 30, 2014

Former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali ruled Tunisia for 24 years. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT

The World Bank released a new report that says Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia's former dictator, embezzled billions of dollars during his rule.

March 27, 2014

This is the festival's first run, but it has already secured a number of popular music acts to perform on its stage. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:38 GMT

A new music and art fair kicked off in Tunisia Wednesday, and will see Jordanian rock band Jadal and Tunisia's Jazz Club of Tunis play this week.

March 23, 2014

Embassies have been a frequent target of attacks since Gaddafi's oust (File Archive/AFP)
06:56 GMT

One of Tunisia's diplomatic staff was kidnapped in Libya this weekend.

March 17, 2014

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is a growing threat in Tunisia. (AFP/File)
18:08 GMT

Tunisian policemen killed three men believed to be affiliated with al Qaeda on Monday.

March 6, 2014

Moncef Marzouki became president after Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown in 2011. (AFP/File)
14:54 GMT

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki ended the state of emergency Thursday with a presidential decree.

March 5, 2014

Last week the World Bank announced a $1.2bn programme to support economic and political reform in Tunisia after the adoption in January of a new constitution.
15:55 GMT

He said another revolution, in the national mentality, was required to pull the economy up warning that “if we do nothing, there could be a catastrophe”.

March 2, 2014

The North African country’s economy relies heavily on European tourism and is still recovering from the aftermath of its political upheaval three years ago.
03:55 GMT

It is the biggest loan package Tunisia has received since the 2011 revolution that toppled autocratic president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

February 23, 2014

A man walks in front of the Tunisian consulate where a rocket-propelled grenade left a sizable crater Saturday. Tunisia is one of the last countries with a diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
07:28 GMT

A police car sitting in front of the Tunisian consulate was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade on Saturday. There were no casualties.

February 18, 2014

Kerry will next meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise stop in Tunisia on Tuesday, as he offers continued American assistance to the North African state.

February 17, 2014

The adorable little hand of Saber's newborn. (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:57 GMT

Valentine's Day was a very special one for Saber Rebai and Ikhlas as they welcomed their firstborn together to the world.

February 16, 2014

Hardline Islamist group Ansar Al Sharia may be behind the attack. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

Islamist militants disguised as security officials killed three Tunisian policemen and a civilian in an attack near the border with Algeria, the state news agency reported Sunday.

Nancy Ajram at the Tunisian airport (Image: Facebook)
09:04 GMT

Tunisia was scheduled to have two back-to-back nights with Nancy Ajram on February 13 and 14. The first gig was cancelled just hours before Arabia's sweetheart songstress was scheduled to take the stage, allegedly because organizers didn't have the needed permit.

February 12, 2014

Hend Sabry appeared larger than usual in her latest public appearance and official photo wishing everyone a Happy New Year! (Image: Hendsabry.com)
13:21 GMT

It's no big deal for women in real life, but gaining weight is proving to be a real problem for actress Hend Sabry.

February 10, 2014

Nancy Ajram is lovin' her some Tunisia this Valentine's Day.
07:28 GMT

Nancy Ajram is providing Tunisia with a special treat for the lovers. The Lebanese songstress will be holding back to back performances on February 13 and 14 at the famed Al Manza Dome.

February 9, 2014

Tunisia's former opposition MP Mohammad Brahmi was shot last July (Courtesy of CS Monitor)
07:30 GMT

Tunisian security forces arrested the suspect who is believed responsible for the killing for former opposition politician Mohammed Brahmi last July.