Tunisia

June 29, 2011

Tunisian finance minister expects GDP growth in 2012 to exceed 5% with a 6% target
09:05 GMT

The Tunisian financing minister, Jalloul Ayyad, expects a significant increase in economic growth in 2012.

June 21, 2011

The number of tourists in Tunisia is expected to decrease from 7 million in 2010 to about 3.5 million tourists in 2011
10:48 GMT

The number of tourists coming to Tunisia decreased by half after the onset of the revolution that overthrew then President Ben Ali last January.

Ben Ali and wife
06:14 GMT

A Tunisian court late Monday sentenced in absentia to 35 years in jail each of the former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife.

June 20, 2011

Tunisia president
14:55 GMT

The ousted Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on Monday said that he did not leave his post as the president of the republic and that he did not flee the country.

June 19, 2011

Ben Ali
07:42 GMT

Tunisia's ousted president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, whose trial in absentia starts on Monday, has dismissed all charges against him.

June 16, 2011

People in Tunisia who cried out for justice are still waiting to see progress
09:01 GMT

Six months after a Tunisian fruit seller triggered a wave of protests across the Arab world, little has changed in the town where he was driven by despair to set himself on fire.

June 6, 2011

Tunisia police
07:05 GMT

At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in fierce tribal clashes in the southern Tunisian mining town of Metlaoui.

May 26, 2011

Tunisia uprising
07:24 GMT

Robert Zoellick, the World Bank President, has announced that it will be lending Tunisian US$ 1.5 billion and Egypt US$ 4.5 billion over the next two years.

May 19, 2011

Obama
20:06 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday backed the changes in the Arab world and presented his vision on the path to Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Osama bin Laden
10:17 GMT

Before his death, Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden recorded a message hailing the protest movements in the Arab world.

Aisha
07:16 GMT

A Tunisian newspaper on Thursday reported that the wife of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's and their daughter Aisha had left the Tunisian airport of Djerba

May 18, 2011

Tunisian forces
15:19 GMT

Suspected Libyan Al-Qaeda fighters exchanged fire with Tunisian security forces Wednesday.

May 17, 2011

Libya rebels
13:47 GMT

A source in the Libyan opposition Transitional National Council said Tuesday that the Libyan Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem announced his defection from the regime.

April 20, 2011

Leaders name-call their protesters: ‘Mad-Dog’ labels his disobedient people, cockroaches, greasy rats and cats, drug-taking, hallucinating, Nescafe-swigging brain-washed; And Saleh accuses his Yemeni protesters: gas-stealers, highway robbers.
14:02 GMT

Here are the funniest moments that have come out of these Arab revolutions and upheavals: Apart from all the deaths and mass destruction above are some of the lighter things we can take from the revolutions because it turns out that dare we say it,  revolutions make for good entertainment. Thank you Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Husni Mubarak, Bashar al-Assad, Ali Abdullah-Saleh, and of course last but not least, Muammar Gaddafi, the main actors in this terrible drama.  

Leila Trabelsi
07:55 GMT

An Algerian newspaper has recently quoted Abdul Rahman Subir, the bodyguard of the deposed Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who broke his silenceز