Tunisia

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.

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.