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Tunisia MPs approve Article 1 of new constitution

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 21:38

Tunisia`s assembly adopted Article 1 of the new constitution Saturday, establishing the republic and Islam as its religion but rejecting amendments that the Koran be the "main" source of law.

Tunisia assembly begins voting on new constitution

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 17:53

Tunisia`s national assembly on Friday began voting on the long-delayed new constitution, which must be adopted by January 14, the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution.

Rapper who sang `Cops are Dogs` freed

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 20:51

Tunisian rapper Ala Yaacoubi, known for his `Cops are Dogs` song, has been freed after being charged with singing an offensive song.

Three years on, Tunisians mark uprising with new demo

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 14:24

Tunisians gathered Tuesday at the birthplace of the Arab Spring to vent their anger at social exclusion three years after a street vendor burned himself to death in what became an iconic protest.

Tunisian parties pick PM to pave way for election: Reports

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 02:14

Tunisia`s ruling Islamist party and its opponents have named Industry Minister Mehdi Jomaa as prime minister in a caretaker technocrat cabinet to govern until elections next year, three sources close to negotiations said on Saturday.

Tunisia`s Islamists and opposition reach deal on premier

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 04:37

Tunisia`s ruling Islamists and opposition parties reached a deal on Thursday to name a new prime minister for a caretaker administration until elections next year as a way to end months of crisis, mediators said on Thursday.

Chopper scam: CBI seeks info from Italy, Mauritius, Tunisia

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 22:14

CBI has sent judicial requests to Italy, Mauritius and Tunisia seeking details of financial transactions of companies named in the Rs 3600-crore VVIP helicopter scam.

Cameroon reach seventh World Cup finals

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 16:00

Two second half goals from Jean Makoun saw Cameroon to a comfortable 4-1 win over Tunisia to book their place in the World Cup finals for an African record seventh time on Sunday.

Mahindra launches Scorpio Pik-Up in Tunisia?

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 16:22

Indian auto manufacturer Mahindra has launched its Scorpio Pik-Up range in Tunisia in partnership with the ETS Zouari Group, as it seeks to consolidate its presence on the African continent.

Suicide bomber blows himself in resort town of Tunisia

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 15:39

A man blew himself up on a beach near a tourist resort of Sousse near Tunisan capital of Tunis, reports said Wednesday.

Tunisia says nine `terrorists` killed, bombs seized

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 21:49

Tunisian security forces killed nine `terrorists` and seized two tonnes of explosives on Saturday in a military operation near where two policemen were killed two days earlier, the defence ministry said.

Al Qaeda chief blames Islamists for setbacks

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 09:44

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Friday said moderate Islamists in Egypt and Tunisia were in part responsible for their recent political setbacks, accusing them of having been too conciliatory.