Tuesday, August 22, 2017
People hold placards during a demonstration in front of Tunis' municipal theatre

Tunisian protesters demand break with Ben Ali regime

TUNIS (AFP) - (AFP) - HHndreds of people demonstrated in central Tunis Monday to demand that members of the toppled Ben Ali regime be...
Bodies of two soldiers loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Khadafi in Zintan, southwest of Tripoli, on Wednesday

Libyan rebels seize Kadhafi frontier bases

UMM AL-FAR, Libya (AFP) - (AFP) - Libyan rebels seized two localities near the Tunisian border on Thursday as part of their pre-Ramadan offensive...
A woman waves a Tunisian flag during a demonstration in Tunis

Hundreds rally in Tunisia to denounce violence

  TUNIS (AFP) - (AFP) - Hundreds of Tunisians rallied in the capital Thursday, denouncing the "violence and chaos" that persist six months after the...
A Somali pirate carries his high-caliber weapon on a beach in the central Somali town of Hobyo in 2010

Somali pirates hijack UAE tanker

  BRUSSELS (AFP) - (AFP) - Pirates have hijacked a petrol tanker belonging to the United Arab Emirates in the Indian Ocean and are sailing...
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is in Nigeria for trade talks

Iran-Nigeria in trade talks after strained ties

  ABUJA (AFP) - (AFP) - Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is in Nigeria for a meeting of eight developing countries that want to...
Ben Ali and his wife Leila Trabelsi have already been sentenced to 35 years in prison for misappropriating public funds

Tunisia’s Ben Ali tried for drugs and weapon cache

  TUNIS (AFP) - (AFP) - Ousted Tunisian president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali was to be tried in absentia Monday on drugs and weapon...
Zine el Abidine Ben Ali

Drug charges against Ben Ali are ‘irrational’

  TUNIS (AFP) - (AFP) - Accusations that ousted Tunisian president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali possessed and planned to sell marijuana are "irrational", his...
A wave of popular protests in Tunisia in January sparked the removal of the president

Exiled Ben Ali to face new charges in Tunis court

  TUNIS (AFP) - (AFP) - Tunisia's ousted president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali faces new weapons and drug charges in a Tunis court Thursday...
Paul Le Guen was named the boss of Oman

Le Guen named as new Oman coach

  MUSCAT (AFP) - Experienced French coach Paul Le Guen, who led Cameroon at the 2010 World Cup, was on Saturday named as the new...
Yadh Ben Achour (L) and the chairman of the electoral panel Kamel Jendoubi (2ndL)

Tunisia elections postponed to October 23

TUNIS (AFP) - Tunisia postponed Wednesday its first election following the ouster of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali by three months to October...