Tunisia

December 29, 2011

Epic drama from a show-man: Libya went on a journey, spanning theatrical speeches, violent protests and NATO bombs and intervention. The late Colonel Gaddafi was toppled in Tripoli before meeting his people-powered death in Sirte. The transitional government rejoiced victory, raising a new flag, and ushering in a new era for a transformed Libya.
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A reminder in brief of the tumultuous news schedule of the year passed. 2011 saw news churned out globally at such a rate that had viewers transfixed to their TV screens, computers and phones for constant updates. In no order of importance or calendar chronology, Al Bawaba offers you its very own review in montage of the year in two parts.

December 14, 2011

Tunisia
07:05 GMT

The Governor of the Tunisian Central Bank, Mr. Mustapha Kamel Nabli has sent warnings regarding the economic prospects for 2012.

December 12, 2011

Marzouki
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Rights activist and former opposition leader Moncef Marzouki on Monday was elected as Tunisia's first president since its recent revolution.

November 22, 2011

Parliament
15:04 GMT

Tunisia's newly elected assembly held on Tuesday its inaugural session with the aim of shaping the constitution and the democratic future of the country that sparked the Arab Spring revolts.

October 25, 2011

Tunisia
12:26 GMT

While Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda Party vowed to work for the establishment of a pluralistic and secular society and respecting for human rights, dozens of people protested Tuesday in the capital of Tunisia.

October 23, 2011

Mebazaa
08:27 GMT

In a first test for "Arab Spring" country, Tunisia holds its first-ever free elections Sunday with the Islamic party Ennahda poised to win the biggest bloc of ballots.

October 10, 2011

Tunisia
07:56 GMT

An official Tunisian report states that Tunisia’s exports increased by 9.3% in the first nine months of this year

September 4, 2011

Tunisia
07:51 GMT

The Tunisian economy has improved relatively well recently, prompting the Minister of Planning and International Co-operation, Abdel hamid Triki, to expect growth to reach 1% this year.

July 31, 2011

Sophia al Marreekh brightens up the Beirut summer nights in an International Show at Biel Center.
12:31 GMT

Third sequence to the series of latest entertainment news, on Arab artists.

July 18, 2011

Tunisia
13:19 GMT

A 14-year-old boy died overnight when Tunisian police broke up a demonstration in Sidi Bouzid, the birthplace of Tunisia's revolution, state media reported on Monday.

July 11, 2011

The number of tourists arriving to Tunisia has fallen by 39 percent and income has dropped by 51 percent
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The Tunisian seaside resort of Yasmine Hammamet with its fine beach, warm blue sea and welcoming hotels is like a picture postcard in early summer – but with nobody in it.

July 4, 2011

Ben Ali
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A Tunisian court on Monday convicted the former president of smuggling drugs, guns and archaeological artifacts and sentenced him to 15.5 years in prison.

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
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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.