Tunisia

January 27, 2014

Tunisia approved its constitution this week and expects to hold elections before the end of 2014 (STR/AFP)
12:26 GMT

Tunisia's main Islamist party Ennahda told reporters that it expects national elections to take place in October.

Members of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (NCA) jubilate after the adoption of a new constitution on January 26, 2014, in Tunis. [AFP]
05:23 GMT

The new caretaker cabinet will govern Tunisia until after its upcoming elections.

January 26, 2014

Tunisia's newly appointed interim PM Mehdi Jomaa made the announcement Saturday that the new cabinet has not yet been established due to a lack of consensus (Fethi Belaid/AFP)
07:07 GMT

Tunisia's newly appointed Prime Minister has failed to form a new cabinet under the transitional government, according to reports from late Saturday and early Sunday.

January 15, 2014

Tunisian troops takes part in an official ceremony marking the third anniversary of the uprising that ousted long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on Tuesday in Tunis. [AFP]
08:46 GMT

Leaders in Tunisia participated in a small ceremony marking the third anniversary of the Arab Spring.

January 12, 2014

Do I look jealous to you? Hind Sabri says she's a jealous person by nature. (Image: Facebook)
10:27 GMT

Artists tend to be passionate people. Passionate people tend to be competitive. And competitiveness can lead to jealousy, or so is the case when it comes to Tunisian actress Hind Sabri. She doesn’t seem like it, does she?

January 11, 2014

Latifa's fans will be able to listen to her latest album for free on her official FB page. (Image: Facebook)
12:00 GMT

Tunisian singer Latifa knows just how to make her fans tick; she's treated them to a really cool and unexpected Facebook surprise.

January 10, 2014

Tunisia's Islamist premier Ali Larayedh arrives at Kasbah Palace in Tunis to submit his resignation to Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on January 9, 2014.  [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Tunisia's Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh resigned on Thursday to make way for a caretaker government as part of a deal with his opponents to finish a transitional period.

January 9, 2014

Tunisia has been enveloped in political turmoil since July (File Archive/AFP)
12:23 GMT

Tunisia has appointed a new commission to oversee elections in 2014 as part of its efforts to form a transitional, independent government.

January 6, 2014

Tunisia’s constitutional assembly prepares to select a new committee to oversee elections after its work weekend was disrupted. [AFP]
15:50 GMT

Tunisia’s constitutional assembly prepares to select a new committee to oversee elections after its work weekend was disrupted by death threats against one of its members.

January 5, 2014

Tunisian MPs are supposed to complete the new draft constitution by Jan. 14 (Fethi Belaid/AFP)
07:34 GMT

Tunisia's parliament sucessfully adopted Article 1 of its new constitution this weekend that stipulated that the Quran will not be the "main" source of law in the country.

January 2, 2014

Tunisian riot police run towards a scene to control the situation. [AFP]
16:24 GMT

Police arrested four suspected terrorists, members of a banned organization, during a raid in Sidi Bouzid.

Protestors have been calling for the oust of the Islamist Ennahda leadership to pave the way for an independent government (Fethi Belaid/AFP)
12:55 GMT

Political deadlock has brought protest and turmoil to Tunisia over the past six months, and it is showing no sign of abating ahead of the Jan. 14 constitution draft deadline.

December 30, 2013

Ansar Al Sharia groups are present in Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Yemen as well as Egypt (Courtesy of International Business Times)
12:56 GMT

U.S. and Libyan forces captured the leader of Tunisia's Islamist militant group Ansar Al Shariah in Libya's city of Misrata Monday.

December 27, 2013

Saber is expecting his third child in March. (Image: Facebook)
06:00 GMT

Saber Rebai thinks March is the luckiest month of the year. Why? His first baby with wife Ikhlas is due then!

December 23, 2013

Tunisian "Nidaa Tounes" party general secretary Taieb Baccouche arrives for a meeting as part of the dialogue between ruling Islamists and the opposition aimed at ending a two-month political crisis. [AFP]
17:51 GMT

After months of disagreement, Islamist rulers and opposition partied reached an agreement to finalize handover of government to a caretaker entity.