Tunisia

December 1, 2013

Tunisian protestors hurled stones at security officials late last week, calling for the ruling Islamist party Ennahda's resignation (Fethi Balaid/AFP)
06:22 GMT

Tunisian police arrested 10 alleged members of the banned Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia Saturday following clashes between security officials and members of the Salafist group earlier last week.

November 27, 2013

Tunisians protestors set fire to documents and belongings of the country's ruling Islamist Ennahda party's outside their headquarters in the central Tunisian town of Gafsa on November 27, 2013. [AFP]
16:02 GMT

Tunisian protesters have set fire to the office of the country’s ruling Ennahda Party in the central town of Qafsa.

November 24, 2013

The four new looks donned by Latifa in her music vid. (Image: Facebook)
10:56 GMT

It's amazing what stylists and makeup artists can do to someone's looks, and singer Latifa is the proof of the pudding!

Qatar National Bank has given the government of Tunisia $500 million to tighten its budget deficit (Courtesy of Bloomberg)
07:28 GMT

Qatar National Bank has given the government of Tunisia $500 million to support its foreign currency reserves as the north African country faces growing pressure from the World Bank and the IMF to cut its budget deficit.

November 21, 2013

The funny moment a dove landed on Latifa's head. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
08:44 GMT

Singer Latifa faced a funny (and sweet) moment when a beautiful bird decided to land on her head!

Since the 2011 revolution, Salafist activity in Tunisia has escalated. The hardline Islamist groups are often considered responsible for the spike in arms trafficking in the country as well (File Archive/AFP)
06:53 GMT

US military leadership met with Tunisia's Prime Minister to discuss security cooperation late Wednesday in an effort to curb arms trafficking and other developments from hardline Islamist groups from jeopardizing the security of the north African country to a new extent.

November 17, 2013

Indomitable Lions secure World Cup qualification
16:00 GMT

Pierre Webo and Benjamin Moudandjo both struck during the first half before Jean Makoun netted twice after the interval, as Volker Finke's men booked a trip to Brazil next summer

November 12, 2013


Tunisia tightens security after tourist spot attacks
October 31, 2013 07:32 PM
By Antoine Lambroschini
Agence France Presse
Tunisian security forces inspect the area of a failed suicide bomb attack near the four-star Riadh Palms hotel, in the resort town of Sousse, a popular tourist destination 140 kilometres (90 miles) south of Tunis, on October 30, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STR
Tunisian security forces inspect the area of a failed suicide bomb attack near the four-star Riadh Palms hotel.
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13:07 GMT

After security officers attempt to sweep areas of Tunisia for militant activity, two wounded and one militant killed.

Lotfy Bouchnak gave an unforgettable performance at the Arabic Music Festival. (Image: Facebook)
09:22 GMT

Serious Tunisian artist Lotfy Bouchnak delivered an unexpected humorous performance at Cairo's Arabic Music Festival.

November 8, 2013

Tunisia's youth have largely been barred from participating in politics in the post-Ben Ali era by old guard politicians who believe that young people are not competent enough to handle the current political situation in the country (Courtesy of Voice of America)
04:00 GMT

Many may assume that the demographic of Tunisia's post-revolution political scene would be dominated by youth leadership. Yet, to even use the word "youth" in the context of Tunisia's political scene today is rather limited with veteran leaders firmly gripping their seats of power.

November 5, 2013

Tunisia's president Moncef Marzouki told reporters in Paris that his country "will get through this difficult phase. We are determined to promote a democratic process, whatever the present difficulties may be" (Courtesy of the Telegraph)
18:07 GMT

Tunisia's president told reporters Tuesday that his country "will get through this difficult phase." However, the suspension of the national dialogue talks, the failure to choose an interim PM, and Ennahda's continuing leadership, may continue to exacerbate the political turmoil throughout the north African country.

November 3, 2013

Tunisia's political parties failed to reach agreement on who will serve as the interim Prime Minister as part of the country's political transition roadmap. The parties will meet again Monday to try to end the deadlock (Courtesy of Press TV)
12:54 GMT

Tunisia's political parties have failed to choose an interim prime minister within the deadline designated in the political transition roadmap.The parties' leaders will meet Monday to try a second time to appoint an interim leader.

November 2, 2013

Tunisian MPs attend the first plenary session since the launch of all-party crisis talks on October 29, 2013 in Tunis. (Image credit: AFP).
05:28 GMT

Tunisian party leaders met Friday to discuss who they would appoint as prime minister to replace the current Islamist-led government.

Latifa celebrated as she signed with record label Mazzika. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Singer Latifa was all smiles as she had a lot to celebrate about this week.

October 30, 2013

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives belt at a busy Tunisian beach resort on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

A suicide bomber targeted a popular Tunisian beach resort in the city of Sousse on Wednesday. There were no casualties in the blast, according to local officials.