Tunisia


MPs slam 'light' verdicts for Ben Ali officials

2014-04-15 09:00

Tunisian lawmakers have condemned as excessively lenient appeal sentences handed to top security officials in Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s ousted regime for their part in repressing protests during the 2011 uprising.

Tunisia protesters trash union offices

2014-04-03 11:19

Protesters have ransacked the offices of Tunisia’s main workers’ union in the tense town of Ben Guerdane for not backing a strike demanding the reopening of the Libyan border crossing.

Tunisia seeks to wrest back control of mosques

2014-03-13 10:17

Tunisian authorities are seeking to regain control of certain mosques they say have become incubators for radical Islamist ideology, which has spread since the 2011 revolution.

Top Islamist dead in Libya plane crash

2014-02-21 22:32

A medical plane carrying a former jihadist turned member of Libya's first transitional government has crashed south of Tunis killing all 11 on board.

11 dead as Libya army plane crashes in Tunisia

2014-02-21 09:33

A Libyan army medial plane has crashed south of Tunis, killing all 11 people on board, Tunisian emergency services says.

Protest in Tunisia against terrorism

2014-02-17 19:21

More than a thousand protesters gathered in the Tunisian town of Jendouba to condemn the weekend killings of four people.

Tunisia police rape trial a taxing ‘ordeal’

2014-02-14 07:32

The trial of two Tunisian policemen for raping a young woman in 2012 has been put back to March after a brief hearing, the latest delay in what the victim described as an "ordeal".

Suspect arrested in Tunisia

2014-02-09 12:22

Tunisian security forces have engaged in a gunbattle as they arrested a suspect for the murder of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi.

Tunisia marks year since opposition leader's murder

2014-02-06 11:33

Tunisians are marking 12 turbulent months since the assassination of opposition politician Chokri Belaid, and his family still want to know what happened despite the alleged assassin being shot this week.

Islamists, Guardsmen in Tunis shoot-out

2014-02-03 23:04

Tunisian security forces traded gunfire with presumed Islamist militants in a suburb of the capital.

IMF releases fresh funds to Tunisia

2014-01-30 09:57

The IMF has released more than $500 in support for Tunisia shortly after a new technocratic government headed by PM Mehdi Jomaa was sworn in.

Tunisia - help us towards democracy

2014-01-28 19:00

Tunisia's new Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa has appealed to the international community for financial support to help the North African country take the last steps in its transition to a full democracy.

Tunisia police rape trial delayed again

2014-01-20 19:03

A woman who accused Tunisian policemen of raping her more than a year ago has complained that the trial has been repeatedly delayed.

Tunisia halts energy price hike

2014-01-17 12:01

Tunisia's outgoing government has suspended planned energy price hikes after protests forced it to scrap a tax increase.

Tunisia's premier resigns for caretaker govt

2014-01-09 17:12

Tunisia's prime minister has resigned to make way for a non-partisan caretaker government as part of a deal with his opponents to complete a transition to democracy.

Tunisia police, protesters clash

2014-01-08 20:52

Clashes have broken out in central Tunisia between police and demonstrators protesting economic hardship, as discontent mounts over new taxes and government failure.

Tunisia votes for gender equality

2014-01-06 20:57

Tunisia's national assembly has approved an article in the draft constitution that would guarantee gender equality "without discrimination" in the Muslim nation.

Tunisia arrests 4 militants after firefight

2014-01-02 22:37

Tunisia has arrested 4 militants after a gun battle in the city that started the Arab Spring revolutions.

 

Tunisia battles to save Star Wars desert set

2014-04-08 20:24

Tunisia has announced a new international fundraising campaign to reclaim the set where numerous Star Wars scenes were filmed from the encroaching desert.

Tunisia wins back tourists with funny Star Wars video

2014-03-25 09:11

Tunisia is working against the clock to salvage its 2014 tourist season after three turbulent years with the help of online media and a few Star Wars characters

Tunisian consulate in Libya attacked

2014-02-23 11:40

Gunmen have fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a police car parked in front of the Tunisian consulate in Libya's eastern Benghazi city.

Tunisian crash: Plane completely burnt out

2014-02-21 10:44

Teams have begun searching for the Libyan army medical plane’s black box flight recorder - after it crashed south of Tunis and was "completely burnt out".

Kerry praises progress in Tunisia

2014-02-18 22:59

US Secretary of State John Kerry has made an unannounced visit to Tunisia to praise democratic progress in the country where the Arab Spring began.

Tunisia: 4 killed, 4 wounded

2014-02-16 12:23

Tunisia's Interior Ministry says that a band of militants have ambushed security forces, killing four and wounding another four in two attacks.

Tunisia arrests suspect in politician's killing

2014-02-09 20:12

Tunisia's government has said that the suspect in the 25 July assassination of an opposition politician is among four men arrested in an overnight raid.

Tunisia, foreign leaders hail new 'model' charter

2014-02-07 18:38

Tunisia has celebrated the adoption of a new constitution three years after the revolution, a landmark in getting its troubled transition back on track.

Tunis stand-off ends

2014-02-04 17:28

Tunisian National Guards have stormed a militant hideout in capital suburb ending a day long stand-off.

Tunisia central bank 'optimistic' after loan

2014-01-30 15:51

Tunisia's central bank expressed "optimism" after the IMF released a delayed $506m loan to support the fragile economy following major steps this week to end months of political turmoil.

Tunisia's new government sworn in

2014-01-29 18:19

Tunisia's new technocratic government has been sworn in, replacing an Islamist-led administration under an accord to end political turmoil.

Tunisia finally passes progressive charter

2014-01-27 12:03

After decades of dictatorship and two years of arguments and compromises, Tunisians finally have a new constitution, laying the foundation for a new democracy.

Police, jobless protesters clash in Tunisia

2014-01-17 22:30

Hundreds of unemployed Tunisians have clashed with police in the industrial city of Gabes after trying to break into a government building.

Tunisia swears in a caretaker prime minister

2014-01-11 06:00

Tunisia has sworn in a caretaker prime minister after the resignation of the Islamist-led government.

Tunisia appoints election commission

2014-01-09 14:08

Tunisia’s Constitutional Assembly has appointed a new commission to oversee elections in 2014, paving the way for the resignation of the current Islamist PM.

Tunisia's Islamists 'compromise to secure legacy'

2014-01-08 09:28

Tunisia’s ruling Islamists have opted for a strategy of compromise on the thorniest aspect of the future constitution to save their political legacy, analysts say.

'Death threat' halts Tunisia constitution debate

2014-01-06 10:40

Debate on Tunisia’s new constitution has been suspended after an official claimed he had received death threats because a colleague accused him of being an "enemy of Islam".

 
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