Mar 21, 2013 10:59 EDT
An Islamist activist on Thursday hacked the Facebook page of feminist group Femen's Tunisian branch and posted religious messages after images of two members of the group posing topless were published on the Internet.
Mar 20, 2013 08:03 EDT
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called on Tunisia to "urgently" repeal its criminal defamation law, which can lead to two years in jail and which it said has a "chilling effect" on freedom of speech.
Mar 19, 2013 13:18 EDT
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle pledged Tuesday further investment and aid for Tunisia if it stays on track in turning its Arab Spring revolution into a democratic success story.
Mar 18, 2013 08:21 EDT
Salomon Kalou, Arouna Kona, Gervinho and Lacina Traore were on target at the weekend as Ivory Coast stars made their mark across Europe.
Mar 16, 2013 14:47 EDT
Lyon's title hopes took a serious blow on Saturday as they crashed to a 4-1 defeat at Bastia which leaves them four points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who travel to Saint-Etienne on Sunday.
Mar 16, 2013 10:21 EDT
Several thousand people demonstrated on Saturday on the 40th day of mourning after the murder of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, a critic of the ruling Islamists whose death plunged Tunisia into turmoil.
Mar 15, 2013 16:14 EDT
Arab countries on Friday tabled a resolution lamenting the spiralling violence in Syria and demanding that the regime cooperate with a UN probe into rights violations in the war-torn country.
Mar 15, 2013 14:22 EDT
Tunisia's support for the Syrian revolution is "moral" and not military, the head of the ruling Islamist party said on Friday, despite signs that radical imams are encouraging young Tunisians to fight.
Mar 14, 2013 15:44 EDT
Ali Larayedh became Tunisia's new Islamist premier on Thursday, taking over from his predecessor Hamadi Jebali and faced with the task of ending a political and economic crisis gripping the country.
Mar 14, 2013 11:22 EDT
New Islamist premier Ali Larayedh was to take office on Thursday faced with the task of ending the crisis gripping Tunisia, as the funeral of a street vendor who burned himself to death turned into an anti-Islamist protest.
Mar 14, 2013 08:28 EDT
Tunisia's outgoing premier was to hand power on Thursday to fellow Islamist Ali Larayedh, who takes on the mammoth task of bringing to an end the political and economic crisis gripping the country.
Mar 13, 2013 17:09 EDT
President Moncef Marzouki on Wednesday swore in a new government to pull Tunisia out of its political and economic crisis, urging patience and saying there was no "magic wand" to solve the country's problems.
Mar 13, 2013 15:42 EDT
Arab interior ministers gathered for a security meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday accused Iran of supplying "logistic help to terrorist operations" in Bahrain and Yemen.
Mar 13, 2013 12:11 EDT
Arab interior ministers were advised to confront the spread of extremism through social media networks with their own cyber knowhow, as they gathered for a security meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 11:24 EDT
The United States on Wednesday allowed non-emergency staff to return to its embassy in Tunisia after a six-month ban, but warned that the security situation "remains unpredictable."
Mar 13, 2013 10:43 EDT
Lawmakers approved on Wednesday a new government formed to pull Tunisia out of its political and economic crises in a breakthrough eclipsed by the death of an impoverished vendor who had set himself alight.
Mar 13, 2013 06:56 EDT
An impoverished vendor who torched himself in a Tunis street has died, a medic said Wednesday, his act of desperation adding urgency to politicians' efforts to end Tunisia's political and economic woes.
Mar 13, 2013 05:52 EDT
A Tunisian cigarette vendor who set himself alight in a street of the capital Tunis has died from the severe burns he suffered, a medical official said on Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 05:16 EDT
A Tunisian cigarette vendor who set himself alight in a street of the capital Tunis on Tuesday has died from the severe burns he suffered, a medical official said.
Mar 13, 2013 03:26 EDT
Detectives raided the home of India's former air force chief on Wednesday as part of an investigation into alleged bribes paid to secure a $748 million contract for 12 Italian helicopters.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Motto: حرية، نظام، عدالة (Hurriya, Nidham, 'Adala)|
"Liberty, Order, Justice"
|Anthem: Humat Al Hima|
(and largest city)
|-||President||Zine El Abidine Ben Ali|
|-||Prime Minister||Mohamed Ghannouchi|
|-||from France||March 20, 1956|
|-||Total||163,610 km2 (92nd)|
63,170 sq mi
|-||July 1, 2009 estimate||10,432,500 (79th)|
|-||Density||63/km2 (133rd (2005))|
|GDP (PPP)||2008 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2008 estimate|
|Gini (2000)||39.8 (medium)|
|HDI (2007)||▲ 0.769 (medium) (98th)|
|Currency||Tunisian dinar (|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|-||Summer (DST)||not observed (UTC+1)|
|Drives on the||right|