Tunisia

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.

Wednesday's announcement represents the first time that PM Ali Larayedh has committed to resignation ahead of the adoption of a new constitution (Fethi Belaid/AFP)
07:21 GMT

Tunisia's Prime Minister Ali Larayedh reaffirmed Wednesday that his Islamist-led government was "committed to the principle" of resigning as outlined in the country's political transition road map.

October 23, 2013

Wednesday's clashes between Tunisia's national guard and Islamist militants left nine dead (Courtesy of Euronews)
17:38 GMT

Seven members of Tunisia's National Guard and two Islamist militants were killed on Wednesday in clashes between both sides in the southern town of Sidi Bouzid.

Several opposition parties are planning demonstrations at the commencement of Wednesday's national dialogue talks to demand the Islamist Ennahda leadership's immediate resignation (Courtesy of Salah Habibi/AFP)
05:00 GMT

A member of Tunisia's ruling Islamist Ennahda party accused the opposition of trying to "destroy" proposed dialogue negotiations scheduled to commence Wednesday by calling for anti-government protests.

October 19, 2013

Opposition groups have accused Tunisia's Islamist-led government for failing to crackdown on jihadists' activities in the country (AP)
17:56 GMT

Government forces killed nine "terrorists" and confiscated two tons of explosives in Tunisia Saturday as part of nationwide efforts to crackdown on jihadists' activity in the North African country.

Tunisia Islamist-led Ennahda party leadership  agreed to step down from power as part of the political transition plan, but tension and trust issues with the opposition parties may undermine or delay this transition (Fethi Balaid/AFP/Getty)
06:56 GMT

Tunisia's ruling Islamist-led Ennahda party said Friday that they expect new elections to be held under the country's political transition plan within six months.

October 12, 2013

Cute baby Laila sporting a huge pair of sunglasses. (Image: Instagram)
05:10 GMT

Finally, Hend Sabri posts a snapshot of her baby girl Laila.

October 8, 2013

Star Academy contestant Lilia was punished for insulting Lebanese star Haifa Wehbe on the show. (Image: Facebook)
09:14 GMT

Star Academy contestant Lilia Ben Sheikh was banned from singing on this week's show. What has she done to deserve this?

October 5, 2013

Tunisia's UGTT, led by Houcine Abassi drafted the political transition roadmap, including the blueprint for the talks between the Islamist Ennahda party and the opposition that started Saturday (AFP)
15:28 GMT

Tunisia's political transition dialogue between the Islamist Ennahda party and the opposition was officially launched Saturday to end the three-month political crisis in the country.

New information linking Brahmi's death explicitly to the Islamist-led ruling party Ennahda may reignite the three-month political crisis into a new wave of tension, stalemate and violence (Reuters)
09:36 GMT

Recently leaked secret information from the Brahmi murder investigation points to the Islamist Ennahda movement as responsible for his death, reigniting tensions between the Islamist leaders and the opposition amidst crumbling national dialogue attempts.

October 2, 2013

UGTT reported Wednesday that its top leaders, such as UGTT head Hussein Abassi, have received "serious threats" due to their efforts to end the political crisis in Tunisia through national dialogue talks (Courtesy of Voice of America)
17:32 GMT

Tunisia's UGTT announced Wednesday that its leaders have been targeted with "serious threats" due to their efforts to end political turmoil in the country by acting as mediators between the Islamist-led government and the opposition.

September 29, 2013

Tunisian President Marzouki has called on Egyptian authorities to release President Morsi from detention (Reuters)
09:12 GMT

Cairo recalled its ambassador to Tunisia after the North African President demanded the release of former Egyptian President Morsi.

September 28, 2013

Tunisian mediator and Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) Houcine Abbassi speaks during a press conference (Image credit: AFP)
15:13 GMT

In a major breakthrough, Tunisia's Islamist government has agreed to step down after three weeks of negotiations with the opposition.

September 26, 2013

UGTT has called for nationwide peaceful protests to end the political crisis and oust the Islamist-led government (Courtesy of Foreign Policy Journal)
04:00 GMT

Tunisia's UGTT announced planned protests for Thursday through its Facebook page Wednesday.

September 25, 2013

Authorities say they have foiled Salafi plot to dismantle the country as the public prepares for nationwide protests to end political crisis in the North African country (AFP)
19:37 GMT

Tunisian authorities reported it dismantled a plot that would slice the nation into three Islamic emirates.