Tunisia

May 28, 2014

The home of Tunisia's Interior Minister Lofti Ben Jeddou was attacked by two assailants this week (File Archive/AFP)
08:09 GMT

At least four Tunisian officers were killed in what has been called a "terrorist attack" on the home of the country's Interior Minister.

May 23, 2014

Tunisia tightened security and has been battling the hardline group Ansar al-Sharia since the revolution in 2011 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Tunisian authorities arrested eight Libyans for allegedly planning attacks in the country, according to the interior ministry.

May 22, 2014

The refugees were initially denied entry to Tunisia after having fled Syria via Beirut (File/AFP)
15:22 GMT

Thirty Palestinian refugees fleeing violence in Syria have been given 30-day visas by Tunisian authorities until a more viable solution can be found.

May 20, 2014

Ben Ali was overthrown in 2011 via a popular uprising. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT

Tunisia has formed a commission to investigate abuses inflicted upon the people by former dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.

May 7, 2014

Saber Rebai has smiles to give for all of his children (Image: Facebook).
13:19 GMT

Now that his baby with second wife Ikhlas is on the scene, the Tunisian songster has to make sure the children from his previous marriage feel loved equally.

May 5, 2014

Hind Sabri is ready to say hello to Tunisia twice this year (Image: Facebook).
09:52 GMT

The Tunisian-born actress is homeward bound with two films lined up in her homeland this year.

April 29, 2014

Lebanese composer Gabriel Yared is famed for his cinematic scores for The English Patient (1996) & Cold Mountain (2003). His jazz-infused soundtrack for The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) mixes several performances by Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie with Yared’s Oscar-nominated score. He’s won a Grammy, an Oscar, and three BAFTAs!
13:17 GMT

Jazz in the Middle East: Play that funky music Arab boy! Meet the Middle East's grooviest jazz artists and surf n swing through our smooth selection!

The Tunisian people overthrew Zine el Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Tunisian family members of those killed during the 2011 revolution are going on a hunger strike after a Tunisian court released former regime officials who are accused of killing peaceful protesters during the revolution.

April 21, 2014

Sebsi recently announced that he will run for president. (AFP/File)
14:01 GMT

Tunisia's former prime minister Beji Caid el Sebsi warned that the upcoming elections in Tunisia may be delayed.

Sheikh's hostage video was posted on social networking sites. He is being held by a largely unknown group calling themselves Shabab Al-Tawhid. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT

A Libyan jihadist group on Monday released a video showing a kidnapped hostage from the Tunisian embassy pleading with the Tunisian government to negotiate with his captors.

April 15, 2014

Could someone as sweet as Hind really be mad at anyone? (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

It's rumored that Hind Sabri is furious with Yasmin Abdulaziz for stealing her "marriage" show idea!

April 13, 2014

Over 300 people were killed in clashes during Tunisia's revolution in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

A Tunisian military court has ordered the release of the country's former leadership who were jailed after the country's 2011 revolution.

The World Bank recently reported that Ben Ali embezzled billions of dollars. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Switzerland will hand over $40 million to Tunisia. The money comes from a Swiss bank account belonging to former dictator Ben Ali.

April 9, 2014

Get ready for more action, Morocco! (Image: Facebook)
11:35 GMT

Just as buzz is going around that Tunisia is trying to raise funds to reclaim the set where numerous Star Wars scenes were filmed, Moroccans will be getting their movie madness on with episode VII coming their way in May!

April 6, 2014

Tunisia's former Islamist leadership stepped down late last year as part of the country's democratic transition process (File Archive/AFP)
08:22 GMT

Tunisia implemented major reforms in late 2013 to set the country on a path of a democratic transformation, but how-if at all-has Tunis progressed in the interim?