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Op-Ed: Is the Algerian Government trying to shut out the opposition?

In 2008, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika passed a constitutional amendment that removed presidential term limits. This allowed Bouteflika to seek a third term as president, a move that has drawn sharp criticism from even those within the regime.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Social pressures force Tunisia women to fake virginity

Tunis - It happens every April ahead of the summer marriage season, says Tunisian gynaecologist Faouzi Hajri -- desperate brides-to-be beg for surgery to make them "virgins" again for their wedding night.
In the Media by Kaouther Larbi (AFP)

Tunisia looks to win back tourists with image makeover

Tunis - Tunisia is working against the clock to salvage its 2014 tourist season after three turbulent years, by revamping the country's image -- with the help of online media and a few Star Wars characters."To change a country from one that is relatively inexp...
In the Media by Inès Bel Aiba (AFP)

Tunisia looks to win back tourists with image makeover

Tunis - Tunisia is working against the clock to salvage its 2014 tourist season after three turbulent years, by revamping the country's image -- with the help of online media and a few Star Wars characters.
In the Media by Inès Bel Aiba (AFP)

Turkey blocks Twitter, faces domestic and international backlash

Istanbul - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s ban on Twitter has divided Turkey. Apart from domestic backlash against the ban, the move also triggered international condemnation.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

Cruise operator suspends Tunisia stops after Israelis barred

Tunis - The US-based operator of a cruise ship whose Israeli passengers were prevented from entering Tunisia, announced on Tuesday that it would no longer call at Tunisian ports.The Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line said Monday that a "small number" of Israeli...
In the Media by AFP

Tunisia lifts emergency rule in force since 2011 uprising

Tunis - Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has lifted a state of emergency in force since the 2011 uprising that triggered the Arab Spring, his office said Thursday."The president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces...
In the Media by AFP

11 dead as Libya military plane crashes in Tunisia

- A Libyan army medical plane crashed south of Tunis early on Friday, killing all 11 people on board, Tunisian emergency services said."The plane crashed at 1:30 am (0030 GMT)...
In the Media by AFP

Suspect arrested in murder of Tunisian MP

Tunis - Tunisian security forces arrested a suspect in the murder of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi after a fierce gunbattle during an overnight raid on a militant hideout, the interior ministry's spokesman said on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Tunisia marks year since opposition leader's murder

Tunis - Tunisians mark on Thursday 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 dead this week.
In the Media by Ines Bel Aiba (AFP)

Suspected killer of Tunisia's Belaid slain one year on

Tunis - The suspected Islamist assassin of Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid, whose death last February sparked social and political upheaval, has been killed in a police raid, the government said Tuesday.
In the Media by Ines Bel Aiba (AFP)

Policeman, militants killed in Tunis firefight

Tunis - A firefight between security forces and suspected Islamists holed up in a building in a Tunis suburb has left one policeman and up to four militants dead, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Neutral government sworn in to get Tunisia back on track

Tunis - A government of independents, tasked with steering Tunisia to fresh elections, took the oath on Wednesday, replacing an Islamist-led administration under a hard-won deal to end months of political turmoil.
In the Media by AFP

Tunisia parliament approves new cabinet line-up

Tunis - Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday approved a technocratic caretaker government tasked with leading the country out of a bruising political crisis and into fresh elections.
In the Media by Antoine Lambroschini (AFP)

Tunisia's leaders sign new charter 3 years after revolution

Tunis - Tunisia's leaders on Monday signed the new constitution adopted by lawmakers, a key goal of the revolution three years ago that touched off the Arab Spring.
In the Media by Kaouther Larbi (AFP)

Tunisia PM designate says has formed new government

Tunis - Tunisia's premier-designate Mehdi Jomaa said Sunday he has presented the president with the list of his proposed cabinet of independents, under a roadmap aimed at ending months of political crisis.
In the Media by AFP

Tunisia's Jomaa forms new cabinet as MPs vote on charter

Tunis - Lawmakers were to vote Sunday on a new constitution, three years after Tunisia's revolution, as premier-designate Mehdi Jomaa presented his proposed government of independents after initially failing to achieve consensus.
In the Media by Antoine Lambroschini (AFP) - 1 comment

Tunisia to vote in new constitution

Tunis - Tunisia's interim parliament was set to pass a much-delayed new constitution Sunday, after the failure to form a caretaker cabinet showed deep political discord.
In the Media by Antoine Lambroschini (AFP)

Protests on the rise in Tunisia in area where Arab Spring began

Tunis - On January 8, 2011, the first protester was killed in Kasserine. In nearby Sidi Bouzid, a street vendor set himself on fire to protest his poverty, sparking the protests that eventually resulted in the overthrow of the Ben Ali regime.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Rival parties in Tunisia compromise on constitution

Tunis - The president of Tunisia's transitional parliament reported that rival parties have worked out a compromise over contentious points in a draft constitution.
In the Media by Ken Hanly
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