20 sentenced over attack on US embassy in Tunis

Twenty people received a two-year suspended prison sentence for their part in a deadly attack on the US embassy in Tunisia last year, their lawyer said. The verdict, which was not made public, came after only half a day - an unusually short trial in the north African country.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 3:11am

Tunisian Islamists disown PM over move to defuse crisis

A Tunisian woman watches behind a national flag as mourners pour into Jebel Jelloud, hometown of assassinated leftist leader Chokri Belaid. Photo: AFP

Tunisia’s governing Islamists rejected on Thursday a plan by the prime minister to replace the government after unrest erupted over the killing of an opposition leader, deepening the worst crisis since the country’s 2011 revolution.

8 Feb 2013 - 2:03am

Tunisia PM to form new government after assassination

Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali announces the formation of a new government of technocrats in a televised address. Photo: AFP

Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said he would form a government of technocrats without political affiliations, after the murder of opposition leader Chokri Belaid sparked protests.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:00am

Doha, Qatar

When Scandar Copti agreed to take up the position of the head of education for the Doha Film Institute in 2009, he had neither been to Qatar before, nor been involved in teaching in a full-time capacity. capacity. Back then, he was better known as a young Palestinian filmmaker whose first film, Ajami, was nominated for the best foreign-language film prize at the Academy Awards.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

'Refugee' wave hints of looming storm

'I wonder whether in this situation it makes sense to remain within the European Union,' Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said two weeks ago, in a crude attempt to blackmail other EU countries into taking more of Italy's illegal immigrants. But the time may come when Italy's northern neighbours will be quite happy to see Italy, and other Mediterranean members, leave the union.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 What event triggered Faouzi Zaghbib to take part in the rally?

a. His close friends were hurt by the army.

b. He received an online invitation.

c. The government used force on the protestors.

19 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The day a single man sparked a revolution

Street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi, 26, set himself on fire in the centre of the Tunisian town of Sidbouzid after police confiscated his fruits and vegetables. He did it to protest against high unemployment.

27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

HK won't forget 'barbaric' Tunis game

A bruised and battered Hong Kong squad returned yesterday from Tunis having run a 'barbaric' gauntlet as part of their preparation for the Asian Five Nations which kicks off later this month.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


A funky old medina and ancient archaeological treasures help history come alive in the sophisticated Tunisian capital.

1. Bardo Museum

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Tunisia ports plan on way

Tunisia is preparing legislation allowing private interests to run sea ports. Ports in Tunisia are run by a public agency, Office des Ports Nationaux de Tunisie, which also is responsible for towage and pilotage, and custody and storage of cargo in regional ports.

7 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Group adds Tunis to feeder network

HIMALAYA Express and CMB Transport have introduced Tunis to their dedicated feeder network for serving the west Mediterranean, Greece and Turkey.

The companies will operate the connection weekly, with a transit time of 31/2 days, calling at Tunis on Tuesdays.

4 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Elephant plan

TUNIS: Would-be elephant hunters could realise their dream under a plan to promote African tourism by selling shares in the mammoth beasts and letting shareholders shoot them 10 years later. The proposal, formulated by the Economic Commission for Africa, is designed to provide for the animals' upkeep and to thin herds as needed.

6 Apr 1993 - 12:00am