Tens of thousands march against government in Tunisia

Anti-government protesters wave national flags during a demonstration in Tunis on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets of the Tunisian capital to demand the resignation of the government as the political crisis in the north African nation deepened.

Wednesday, 7 August, 2013, 1:51pm

Tunisia's transition to democracy threatened

Mourners carry Mohammed Brahmi's coffin. Photo: Reuters

Coalition partners of Tunisia's ruling Islamist party say they are in talks to reach a new power-sharing deal, in a bid to stave off growing unrest since the assassination of secular opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi.

29 Jul 2013 - 6:23am

Thousands protest in Tunisia after secular politician slain

Medics carry the body of slain opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi fas protesters gather at a hospital in Tunis. Photo: EPA

Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead outside his home in Tunis on Thursday in the second such assassination this year, setting off violent protests against the Islamist-led government in the capital and elsewhere.

26 Jul 2013 - 2:42am

Femen activists jailed in Tunisia for topless protest

A Tunisian security guard arrests one of three Femen activists protesting in front of the Ministry of Justice in Tunis. Photo: EPA

Three European activists with radical women's protest group Femen were handed four-month jail sentences by a Tunisian court for staging a topless anti-Islamist demonstration last month, their lawyer said.

The sentence prompted an immediate expression of regret from France, the home country of two of the women.

14 Jun 2013 - 3:47am

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.

30 May 2013 - 3:11am

Tunisia's PM Ali Laareydh unveils Islamist-led coalition government

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki shakes hands with Prime Minister Ali Larayedh in Tunis. Photo: Reuters

Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Laareydh unveiled a new Islamist-led coalition government yesterday that he said would serve only until an election is held before the end of the year.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:56am

Students clash with Salafist Muslims in Tunisia over Harlem Shake

Islamists try to prevent a filming of a Harlem Shake. Photo: AFP

At another school, south of the capital, the principal called police to stop a filming there, the interior ministry said. Students reacted by hurling stones at the police, who responded with tear gas.

28 Feb 2013 - 3:16am

Tunis at standstill amid clashes and Chokri Belaid funeral

The killing of Chokri Belaid has led to fears that growing political violence will imperil Tunisia's transition. Photo: NYT

Tunisian police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters yesterday as tens of thousands joined the funeral of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, whose murder has plunged the country into new post-revolt turmoil.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:52am

Ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and legacy of bling

Illustration: Craig Stephens

On a crisp December morning in Tunis, a finance ministry official named Mohamed Hamaied was demonstrating the horsepower of maroon BMW V12 on the runway of a national guard airfield.

Beside him sat an agent for a potential buyer.

"You know, this is the same runway that Ben Ali fled from," said another passenger, automotive expert Mourad Bouzidi, from the back seat.

30 Dec 2012 - 6:54am

US orders most diplomatic staff to leave Tunisia, Sudan

The remains of a burned bus sits at the American school near the US embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, on Saturday. Photo: AP

The United States has ordered non-essential diplomatic staff and their relatives to leave Sudan and Tunisia following violent anti-American protests, and warned US citizens against travel to those countries.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Short Soccer

Hazard will be safe on pitch, says Di Matteo

21 Aug 2012 - 1:52am

Tunisians vote in free election


What's happened? After the revolution which started on December 17, 2010, Tunisians have finally gone to the polls to elect their new leaders. After decades of corruption and human rights violations, Tunisians are now free to choose who they want to lead their country.


27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Chief executive rivals vie for New Territories support

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Tiny Tunisian community celebrates hard-fought vote HK

Hong Kong's Tunisian community, with just 20 or so members, made a little bit of history yesterday by being among the first to vote in what is being described as the North African country's first fair and free elections in decades.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


Better life

Just recently, Tunisia was in the news a lot. People there were so angry at being poor, and food costing so much, that they rioted. As a result, the country's leader ran away. The people hope a new government will bring them a better life. Here are some interesting things about Tunisia:


16 Feb 2011 - 12:00am