Tunisia

May 29, 2013

Saudi Arabia 100 Riyals bill
10:35 GMT

The Saudi development fund agreed Tuesday to lend Tunisia USD 150 million (some 230 million Tunisian Dinars) to co-finance construction of 20,000 housing units for low-income people.

May 26, 2013

"Blue is the Warmest Colour" by a French-Tunisian director turns heads
09:09 GMT

While the film may not be about gay rights, "Blue is the Warmest Colour" by French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche still brings up the highly controversial issue at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

May 21, 2013

Coronavirus seen under an electron miscroscope (British Health Protection Agency/ AFP)
12:02 GMT

The Tunisian Health Ministry statement confirmed that a 66 year-old man has died from the coronavirus

May 20, 2013

Security forces gesture towards Ansar Al Sharia protestors in the Ettadhamen, Tunisia on Sunday. AFP
08:44 GMT

After clashes between Salafist hardline Islamist group Ansar Al Sharia and Tunisian security forces across the country on Sunday, there has been one reported fatality, three injured protestors and 11 policemen wounded.

May 19, 2013

Tunisian Police Special Unit agents fix a national flag on their vehicle in front of the Okba Ibn Nafaa mosque in the central Tunisian city of Kairouan. (Fethi Belaid/ AFP)
12:56 GMT

Clashes between police and protestors erupted in Tunis on Sunday, after the government banned a planned rally

May 13, 2013

Hind's baby bump is now gone!
08:15 GMT

Tunisian actress Hind Sabri is preggo no mo' and has announced the birth of her second baby girl on Facebook.

April 30, 2013

Emel Mathlouthi the new "Fairuz" (photo courtesy of d-caf.org)
07:41 GMT

Considered her generation's "Fairuz", Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi's smooth voice enchants Egypt.

April 29, 2013

The UK is to help set up a specialized recovery team for Arab Spring related assets
10:37 GMT

Britain is to set up a special task-force to return stolen assets that belong to so-called 'Arab Spring' countries, according the country's Middle East affairs minister, Alistair Burt.

April 22, 2013

Eni, the Italian energy company, is hoping to ensure the safety of the Trans-Mediterranean gas pipeline
12:38 GMT

Italian energy company Eni is keen to ensure the safety of a natural gas pipeline, which crosses Tunisia, Chief Executive Officer Paolo Scaroni said.

April 21, 2013

Dorra keepin' it conservative
12:58 GMT

From entertainment show guest on MBC’s “Nawaret” to TV program host, Dorra’s career keeps on rising.

April 16, 2013

Tunisia and the IMF are due to finalize a $1.78 billion precautionary loan
08:20 GMT

Tunisia and the International Monetary Fund have reached an agreement on a $1.78 billion loan to the north African country, due to be announced on Tuesday.

April 14, 2013

Tunis and Tripoli are keen on activating agreements and MoUs over Libya's crude oil supplies to Tunisia
13:03 GMT

Tunis and Tripoli are keen on activating agreements and MoUs over Libya's crude oil supplies to Tunisia

April 11, 2013

Graffiti gone bad
08:37 GMT

After spraying street art that said "The poor are Tunisia's living dead", and "The people want rights for the poor" on a school in Southern Tunisia, the two graffiti artists got slammed for disturbing public order.

April 8, 2013

Leila Ben Ali: passe partout
16:33 GMT

Leila Trabelsi the former First Lady of Tunisia remembered less fondly as power mongering Lady Macbeth apparently threatened to kill her son in cold blood if her husband divorced her as per his resignation speech in original draft.

April 3, 2013

Amina Tyler is the 19 year-old Tunisian who launched a thousand bosoms with her inaugural topless protest. She initially remained anonymous as her trademark red lips, chic ciggie, and grafitti’ed torso did the rounds. Her message to men? F*&^ your morals.
18:47 GMT

On the eve of Topless Jihad, we give you a sneak preview of the action straight from the sextavists Facebook pages so far. These are women in support of their Muslim or Arabian sisterhood, fighting the patriarchal infidel with only their inked breasts.