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Tunisia efforts to eradicate torture `disappointing`: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 01:46

A senior UN official on Friday criticised Tunisia`s efforts to eradicate torture, which was widespread under the former regime ousted in a 2011 revolt.

Ex-Tunisian leader, family milked economy: World Bank

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 02:54

Companies controlled by ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family garnered 21 percent of all his country`s private sector profits, according to a new World Bank report.

Tunisia lifts emergency rule in force since 2011 uprisin

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 21:03

Tunisia`s president has lifted a state of emergency in force since the 2011 uprising that ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, his office said Thursday, despite a string of recent jihadist attacks.

Tunisia`s leaders sign new charter 3 years after revolution

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 04:21

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.

Tunisia approves new constitution, appoints government

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 03:07

Tunisia`s national assembly approved the country`s new constitution on Sunday in one of the final steps to full democracy three years after protests erupted into an uprising that toppled autocrat Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

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.

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.

Ex-Tunisia dictator gets new life sentence

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 14:28

Ben Ali has been living in exile in Saudi Arabia, where he fled amid an uprising that toppled him after 23 years in power.

Ex-Tunisia dictator gets new life sentence

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 10:10

A court has convicted, in absentia, Tunisia`s former dictator of voluntary homicide and sentenced him to life in prison.

Italy returns ex-president`s yacht to Tunisia

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 15:48

A court in Italy has authorised the return of a yacht belonging to the family of ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Ben Ali brother-in-law dies in custody: Tunisia prison chief

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 20:30

Moncef Trabelsi, the brother-in-law of ousted Tunisian strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali who was jailed for fraud, has died in custody of a brain tumour, the country`s prisons chief said on Friday.

Ex-Tunisian dictator`s property goes under hammer

Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 23:33

Tunisian authorities are putting property confiscated from ousted Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali up for auction.