Tunisia

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.

December 19, 2013

The Tunisian and Egyptian leader were both ousted during the Arab Spring. [outernationalist]
03:34 GMT

The Swiss government has opted to hold funds from two ousted leaders as the investigation continues for the source of the funds.

December 17, 2013

Tunisians' "Day of Rage" protest echoed similar calls for political and economic reforms from Tunisia's Arab Spring demonstrations in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
10:22 GMT

In honor of the third anniversary of the start of the Arab Spring, Tunisians gathered for a "day of rage" at the birthplace of the region's revolutions.

December 15, 2013

RIP: Saber was by his father's side at the time of his death. (Image: Facebook)
11:22 GMT

Saber Rebai is mourning the sad death of his father after a long battle with cancer.

Tunisia's UGTT labor union leader, Houcine Abbassi, announced Saturday that Mehdi Jomaa will serve as the interim Prime Minister for the country's government transition (Salah Habibi/AFP)
08:48 GMT

Tunisia and the MENA region could learn a lot from South Africa's transition from an apartheid state to a multicultural society for its own political-and economic-future.

Tunisian Industry Minister Mehdi Jomaa takes an oath of office on March 13, 2013 at the Carthage Palace in Tunis (AFP/File, Fethi Belaid)
05:31 GMT

Tunisia's leading Ennahda party and the major opposition parties on Saturday agreed to elect Mehdi Jomaa, the Minister of Industry, as Tunisia's interim prime minister.

December 14, 2013

Tunisians have been calling for new government leadership and the oust of Ennahda since MP Mohammed Brahmi's assassination in July (File Archive/AFP)
15:38 GMT

Tunisian political parties held final talks Saturday to choose an interim leader to end the country's political deadlock.

December 12, 2013

The second deputy vice-president of Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly, Larbi Ben Salah Abid, said Thursday that all political parties in Tunisia are awaiting the date of the next presidential and parliamentary elections, which is due to be before the end of 2014. (AFP/File)
05:57 GMT

The second deputy vice-president of Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly, Larbi Ben Salah Abid, said Thursday that all political parties in Tunisia are awaiting the date of the next presidential and parliamentary elections, which is due to be before the end of 2014.

December 10, 2013

Ghalia Ben Ali performing at Hayy Festival. (Image: Facebook)
08:23 GMT

Can't decide if you're in the mood for Arabic, Jazz, or Indian music? Get three for the price of one ticket to Ghalia Ben Ali's Alexandria concert this weekend.