Tunisia

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.

October 29, 2013

Tunisian mediator and Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Houcine Abbassi speaks during a meeting as part of the dialogue between ruling Islamists and the opposition. [AFP]
07:11 GMT

A plan emerges as government in Tunisia turns to new leadership in the face of violence.

October 28, 2013

Chairman of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda leadership Rached Ghannouchi said that his party will not give up power in the future transition government (Courtesy of Tunisia-Live)
13:16 GMT

Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party leadership announced that it may be willing to give up government seats, but not power in the upcoming transitional government according to televised interviews Sunday.

Tunisian security forces conducted operations last week that killed ten alleged terrorist militants one day prior to the fatal clashes in Sidi Bouzid that left eight policemen dead (AFP)
09:44 GMT

Eight individuals believed to be involved in the deaths of Tunisian policemen from last week were arrested by officials late Sunday.

October 26, 2013

Tunisia's ruling Islamist Ennahda party's leader Rached Ghannouchi (C) arrives for a meeting as part of talks with the opposition. (Image credit: AFP)
07:07 GMT

Tunisia’s ruling Islamist Ennahda began national dialogue with opposition parties on Friday to form a caretaker government and prepare for elections.

October 25, 2013

Tunisian police inspect the site of an exchange of fire between police forces and members of a Salafist group on October 25, 2013. [AFP]
12:09 GMT

Unrest rises in Tunisia as Islamist militants and police forces clash on Friday, killing a police officer and wounding three.

October 24, 2013

Protestors in Tunis called on the ruling Islamist Ennahda party to immediately resign Wednesday (Courtesy of AIM)
13:35 GMT

Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party office in the town of Kef was torched by angry protesters in a second day of demonstrations across the country.