Tunisia

  • Football World Cup: Belgium head to Brazil on a high after Tunisia victory 08-06-2014 11:55 AM

    Brussels: A late Dries Mertens goal gave Belgium a 1-0 victory over Tunisia in their final World Cup warmup friendly on Saturday, ensuring they go to Brazil on a high note after a match temporarily halted by hail. The home side dominated possession, but for much of the encounter they...
  • Tunisia chooses new PM to replace Islamist government 15-12-2013 07:48 AM

    Tunis: A forum of political parties chose the industry minister as Tunisia's next prime minister, set to replace the Islamist-led government with technocrats in what's been a faltering transition to democracy. The Mehdi Jomaa, a 50-year-old independent who had abandoned a career in the private sector, won the vote to...
  • Cameroon beat Tunisia to qualify for World Cup 17-11-2013 10:03 PM

    Yaounde, Cameroon: Cameroon qualified for the World Cup with a 4-1 win over Tunisia in the second leg of their playoff on Sunday. Cameroon won by the same score on aggregate after the teams drew 0-0 in the first leg in Tunisia. Pierre Webo scored after four minutes for Cameroon...
  • Ivory Coast close in on WC; SA, Ghana in danger 09-06-2013 09:24 AM

    Ivory Coast beat Gambia 3-0 in World Cup qualifying on Saturday, while Ethiopia and Zambia gained crucial victories that put South Africa and Ghana at risk of missing out on football's top tournament. Lacina Traore, Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure scored in Gambia for the Ivorians, keeping Africa's top-ranked team...
  • Mellouli wins gold in marathon swimming 10-08-2012 09:28 PM

    London: Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli won his second medal of the London Olympics with victory in the gruelling men's 10-kilometre marathon swim on Friday. Mellouli finished the open-water swim in a time of 1 hour 49 min 55 seconds, a clear three seconds ahead of his closest challenger Thomas Lurz of...
  • Yemen votes, seals Saleh's exit 21-02-2012 04:54 PM

    Aden: Yemen sealed President Ali Abdullah Saleh's exit from power on Tuesday by electing his deputy to shepherd the country away from the brink of civil war. Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the sole, consensus candidate, billed the vote as a way to move on after months of protests against...
  • Cradle of Arab Spring celebrates 1st anniversary 18-12-2011 08:24 AM

    Sidi Bouzid: Tens of thousands of people packed a provincial town square to celebrate the first anniversary on Saturday of Tunisia's democratic revolution in the place where it began, unleashing a tide of popular revolt that has transformed the Arab world. The festive mood in Sidi Bouzid was tempered somewhat,...
  • 2011: Auditing the Arab Spring 15-12-2011 04:40 PM

    At a small gathering of top Indian executives and management professionals in Bangalore this December, Egyptian blogger and spokesman for the 'April 6th movement' Waleed Rashed was explaining how the Tahrir Square crowds were inspired and organized by their youth movement founded in the spring of 2008. "Few of you...
  • Tunisia installs former dissident as President 13-12-2011 01:51 AM

    Tunis: Tunisia on Monday installed as its new president a former dissident who was imprisoned and then exiled for opposing former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, a new landmark in the country's post-revolutionary transition to democracy. Members of the constitutional assembly, Tunisia's interim parliament, voted to elect Moncef Marzouki as...
  • TWTW: The wait for Sachin's 100th ton and Pak memogate 27-11-2011 11:28 AM

    Catch the funny side of the news from India and around the world this week with Cyrus Broacha on The Week That Wasn't. ...
  • Tunisia's new assembly holds first session 23-11-2011 06:02 AM

    Tunis: Tunisia's constitutional assembly, elected after a revolution that inspired the "Arab Spring" uprisings, held its opening session on Tuesday, described by officials as an historic step towards democracy. The assembly, which will sit for a year to draft a new constitution, is dominated by a moderate Islamist party whose...
  • Tunisian Islamist leader seeks calm after unrest 29-10-2011 04:39 AM

    Tunis: The leader of the moderate Islamist party that won Tunisia's first free elections called for calm on Friday after protests erupted in the town where the country's revolution began. Authorities called a curfew in the town of Sidi Bouzid, where supporters of a local candidate rioted after he was...
  • Tunisian Islamists confirmed election winners 28-10-2011 04:32 AM

    Tunis: Tunisian election officials on Thursday confirmed the Islamist Ennahda party as winner of the North African country's election, setting it up to form the first Islamist-led government in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings. Ennahda has tried to reassure secularists and investors, nervous about the prospect of Islamist...
  • Islamists claim win in Tunisia's Arab Spring vote 25-10-2011 08:21 AM

    Tunis: Moderate Islamists claimed victory on Monday in Tunisia's first democratic election, sending a message to other states in the region that long-sidelined Islamists are challenging for power after the "Arab Spring." Official results have not been announced, but the Ennahda party said its workers had tallied the results posted...
  • Tunisians turn out in force for first free vote 23-10-2011 10:54 PM

    Tunis: Tunisians turned out in force for their country's first truly free elections on Sunday, voting that is expected to favor a long-banned Islamist party and seen as a bellwether for pro-democracy movements across the Arab world. With soldiers keeping order, no violence was reported near the end of the...
  • Tunisia set to vote in first free elections 23-10-2011 11:11 AM

    Tunis: Tunisians are set to vote in elections that are a culmination of a popular uprising that ended decades of authoritarian rule and set off similar rebellions across the Middle East. Tunisians on Sunday will elect an assembly that will appoint a new government and then write the country's constitution...
  • US military aid for neighbors of Libya 31-08-2011 03:11 AM

    Washington: The US Defense Department is sending more than $25 million in military equipment, small boats and other support to Tunisia and Malta, two nations that flank Libya and are key US allies in the tumultuous region, has learned. The funding, detailed in documents obtained, is part of a $44...
  • Ousted Tunisian leader gets 15-year jail term 05-07-2011 02:48 AM

    Tunis: A Tunisian court sentenced former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in absentia on Monday to more than 15 years in prison for illegal possession of drugs and weapons. Lawyers for Ben Ali, ousted in January and now in Saudi Arabia, boycotted the one-day trial, calling it a sham. The...
  • Yemen: Saleh to reappear post June 3 violence 26-06-2011 11:57 PM

    Riyaadh: Wounded Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, not seen in public since an attack on his palace in early June, is well enough to soon return to Yemen and will make a media appearance within the next couple of days. Speculation about Saleh's health and the likelihood of his return...
  • Tunisian ex-leader sentenced to 35 years in jail 21-06-2011 01:35 AM

    Tunis: A Tunisian court on Monday sentenced ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife, in absentia, to 35 years in jail each after finding them guilty of theft and unlawful possession of cash and jewellery. Reading out the verdict and sentence in the courtroom after just one day...
  • 150 people drown after boat wreck off Tunisia 04-06-2011 08:08 PM

    Geneva: Many women and children are among 150 people that drowned after a ship carrying some 850 migrants, including Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, fleeing the conflict in Libya capsized off Tunisia's coast, the United Nations refugee agency said on Saturday. The tragedy appears to be one of the worst and the...
  • G-8: Nations to give $ 40 bn for Arab Spring 27-05-2011 08:43 PM

    Deauville: Rich countries and international lenders are aiming to provide $40 billion in funding for Arab nations trying to establish free democracies, officials said at a Group of Eight summit on Friday. The officials didn't provide a breakdown of where the money would come from or when, or what it...
  • 'Gaddafi's wife, daughter have fled to Tunisia' 20-05-2011 08:20 AM

    Washington: Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's wife and daughter have fled the country to neighbouring Tunisia, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said. "The pressure on the Gaddafi regime has increased to the point that Gaddafi's wife and daughter fled across the border into Tunisia in the last two...
  • Tunisia declares curfew after renewed protests 08-05-2011 08:50 AM

    Tunis: Tunisia's government ordered an overnight curfew on Saturday after three days of forcefully suppressed protests and sacked an influential figure whose comments on a possible coup sparked the demonstrations. The new troubles in the North African country, where the Arab world's tide of unrest began, are rooted in fears...