Tunisian Leader Planning Slow Islamist Takeover

Hidden camera video shows Rashid al-Ghannushi advising Salafists on taking control of state.Gil Ronen, 10/29/2012, 10:14 AM

Dangerous to Oppose 'Moderate' Islamist Tunisian Gov't

A video shows an opposition party official was dragged along the ground and beaten to death by a pro-government mob in Tunisia last week. Chana Ya'ar, 10/21/2012, 2:08 PM

US Urges Tunisia to Charge Embassy Attackers

The U.S. government has urged Tunisia to bring those who attacked the American Embassy to trial.Chana Ya'ar, 10/14/2012, 3:44 PM

Children's Magazine Sued for Homemade Molotov Cocktail Guide

A Tunisian children’s magazine is facing a lawsuit for publishing detailed, step-by-step instruction guide on how to make Molotov cocktails.Rachel Hirshfeld , 10/10/2012, 4:13 PM

Tunisia Bans Friday Protests Following Mohammed Cartoons

Tunisia to ban all demonstrations on Friday, after receiving a tip-off about preparations for violence over cartoons of Mohammed.Elad Benari, 9/21/2012, 4:14 AM

'Kill American Diplomats' Over Video, Al Qaeda Urges

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula called Saturday for Muslims around the world to murder American diplomats around the world. Chana Ya'ar and AFP, 9/15/2012, 11:30 PM

Anti-US Violence Spreads Across Mideast Region

Anti-American violence is spreading across the Middle East, with mobs rioting at US missions in Tunisia, Sudan and Morocco.Chana Ya'ar and AFP, 9/13/2012, 1:41 PM

Teen Dies of Self-Immolation in Gaza

A teenager has died after self-immolating in Gaza to protest economic hardship in the Hamas terrorist-ruled region. Chana Ya'ar, 9/3/2012, 9:45 PM

French Councillor, Family Beaten in Tunisia for Summer Clothes

A French city council member says his family cut short a visit last week to Tunisia after being beaten because of their summer clothes. Chana Ya'ar, 8/23/2012, 10:48 AM

Tunisian Leadership: 'No Normalization with Israel'

The leading party in Tunisia's government has reiterated its opposition to normalization of ties with Israel.Chana Ya'ar, 7/17/2012, 5:36 PM

Former Tunisian President Sentenced to Life in Prison

Tunisian court sentences former President Ben Ali to life in prison for his role in the deaths of protesters during last year's uprising.Elad Benari, 6/14/2012, 5:42 AM

Fierce Riots in Tunisia Over Artistic 'Insult' to Islam

Thousands of Tunisians rioted in their capital city Tuesday over an art exhibition they claimed posed an “insult” to Islam.Chana Ya'ar, 6/13/2012, 9:47 AM

Tunisia to Extradite Libya's Ex-PM Back to Tripoli

Tunisia has agreed to extradite former Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi back to his homeland to face charges of treason.Chana Ya'ar, 5/23/2012, 10:34 PM

Radical Islamic Rally in Tunisia Amid Anti-Semitic Chants

Thousands of Salafists marched on Kairouan in Central Tunisia, chanting, “Jews, Jews, the army of Mohammed is back.” Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/22/2012, 9:23 AM

Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution Fighters Arrive in Syria

It's a year and five months after Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution, and five Tunisians have been killed – in the Syrian revolution, that is. Chana Ya'ar, 5/16/2012, 5:21 PM

Israel Raises Travel Warnings to Tunisia Prior to Lag B'Omer

Israel's National Security Council increased travel warnings to Tunisia following reports of attacks on Israeli or Jewish targets in countryRachel Hirshfeld, 5/7/2012, 4:39 PM

Israel Reiterates Travel Alert to Tunisia

Israel's National Counter-Terrorism Bureau has reiterated its travel advisory regarding Tunisia for the Lag B'Omer holiday.Chana Ya'ar, 5/3/2012, 7:27 PM

Tunisia's Tourism Minister: Protect Annual Jewish Piligrimage

Tunisia's tourism minister: the annual Jewish pilgrimage to Djerba should be maintained.Elad Benari, 4/18/2012, 10:11 AM

Tourism Trumps Islam in Tunisia

Tunis' Islamist government has decided its country's beaches and bars will remain open in an effort to revitalize the nation's economy.Gabe Kahn, 4/16/2012, 9:24 PM

Tunisia's Governing Islamists Admit Talks with Salafis

Head of Tunisia's governing Islamist party says he is in talks with Salafis who are pushing for Sharia to be part of the constitution.Elad Benari, 4/3/2012, 4:12 AM

Tunisia Rules Out Normalization of Ties with Israel

Head of Tunisia's Islamist party says the country cannot normalize ties with Israel. "Tunisians' problem is with Zionism."Elad Benari, 4/2/2012, 4:12 AM

Tunisia's Jews Sue Over Anti-Semitic Chants

Tunisia's Jewish community is making an official complaint regarding anti-Semitic slogans that were chanted at a protest held, on Sunday.Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/29/2012, 4:59 PM

Tunisia Constitution to Reject Sharia

After weeks of protest and growing secular opposition, Tunisia's ruling Islamist party announced Sharia will not be enshrined in government.Gabe Kahn., 3/26/2012, 6:46 PM

Tunisia’s Secular Opposition Uniting Against Islamists

The fractious opposition in Tunis is uniting in common cause against the ruling Islamist coalition.Gabe Kahn., 3/23/2012, 3:18 PM

Israelis Receive Travel Warning Ahead of Spring Holidays

Counter-Terrorism Bureau issues travel warning to Israelis for the spring holidays. Sinai, Turkey, Tunisia, Nigeria especially dangerous.Elad Benari, 3/22/2012, 3:45 AM

Tunisia Offers Syria's Assad Asylum

In a bid to end the harsh crackdown on protesters in Syria, Tunisia has offered embattled President Bashar al-Assad a home in exile.Gabe Kahn., 2/29/2012, 1:16 AM

Egyptian Report: Mossad Operating Spy Network in Tunisia

Egyptian research institute claims the Israeli Mossad is operating a spy network in Tunisia, in collaboration with U.S. intelligence.Elad Benari, 2/14/2012, 6:44 AM

Fatah Leader Snubs Tunisia Celebration

Fatah/PLO/PA head Mahmoud Abbas is skipping the celebration of Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution, citing prior commitments. It's a direct snub.Chana Ya'ar, 1/12/2012, 11:42 AM

Tunisia's Islamic Leadership Nixes Anti-Semitic Chants

Tunisia's Islamic leadership has condemned anti-Semitic chants by radical Muslims, greeting visiting Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Chana Ya'ar, 1/9/2012, 7:22 PM

Haniyeh Promises ‘Difficult Days’ for Israel

Hamas' Gaza Prime Minister in Tunisia: We will not a cede a single part of Palestine and won't recognize Israel.Elad Benari, 1/9/2012, 5:15 AM

Tunisia Seeks Fair Trial for Former Libyan PM

Tunisia’s president: We'll extradite former Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi if he is guaranteed a fair trial.Elad Benari, 1/3/2012, 7:56 AM

Tunisia Presents New Coalition Cabinet

Moderate Islamist party to run most of Tunisia's ministries in new Cabinet announced Thursday.Elad Benari, 12/23/2011, 5:10 AM

Tunisia's President Calls on Jews to Return

Tunisia’s newly elected president: Tunisia’s Jews are full-fledged citizens. Anyone who left is welcome to return.Elad Benari, 12/20/2011, 5:46 AM

Tunisian Muslims Ask Jews to Remain

Muslims in Tunisia bristled at an Israeli minister’s call for its Jews to move to Israel. ”Jews enjoy their rights.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/13/2011, 1:07 PM

Indonesian Student to Ignite Another Jasmine Revolution?

Could an Indonesian student ignite a second "Jasmine Revolution" after immolating himself in front of the presidential palace in Jakarta?Chana Ya'ar, 12/11/2011, 11:13 AM

Tunisia Protests Enter Day Four During Constitutional Talks

Elections were held, but there's only limited calm in the nation that ignited the region's "Arab Spring" - and now Day 4 of protests.Chana Ya'ar, 12/4/2011, 3:14 PM

Tunisia Extends State of Emergency

The nation that gave birth to the Jasmine Revolution and the Arab Spring has just extended its state of emergency for the rest of the year.Chana Ya'ar, 11/30/2011, 10:15 AM

Tunisia: Islamist Party Big Electoral Winner

The Islamist Ennahda Party won 41% of the seats in Tunisia's first electoral contest since the country initiated the Arab Spring uprising.Gabe Kahn., 11/15/2011, 1:13 AM

Tunisia's Islamist Party Promises to Welcome All Faiths

The leader of Tunisia’s newly-elected Islamist party: We'll keep the moderation and not exclude anyone.Elad Benari, 11/11/2011, 8:46 AM

Tunisia Continues Extradition Battle Over Former Libyan PM

Tunisia has become the latest battleground over the fate of one of Libya's former leaders -- ex-Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi.Chana Ya'ar, 11/9/2011, 11:43 AM

Tunisia Issues Arrest Warrant for Yasser Arafat's Widow

Tunisia has issued a warrant for the arrest of Suha Arafat, the widow of former PLO Chairman and chief terrorist Yasser Arafat.Chana Ya'ar, 10/31/2011, 10:10 PM

Tunisia Frees Former Libyan PM, Denies NTC Extradition Request

Tunisia has freed former Libyan prime minister Mahmoudi and denied a request by the country's new government to extradite him for trial.Chana Ya'ar, 10/27/2011, 1:07 PM

Islamist Party Claims Victory in Tunisia

A moderate Islamist party is claiming victory in Tunisia's first ever democratic election. Official results not yet known.Elad Benari, 10/25/2011, 7:57 AM

Tunisia Goes to the Polls First Time Ever

The nation whose "Jasmine Revolution" launched the Arab Spring in the Middle East is holding its first free national elections today.Chana Ya'ar, 10/23/2011, 9:45 AM

Erdogan: No Free Movement for Israel in E. Mediterranean

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells Tunisians "Israel will not be able to move in the eastern Mediterranean as it wishes."Chana Ya'ar, 9/15/2011, 5:17 PM

Tunisian Police Stage 'Jasmine Revolution' II

Tunisian police may be staging their own "Jasmine Revolution" in a protest against the interim prime minister.Chana Ya'ar, 9/11/2011, 8:56 AM

Turkish PM to Tour 'Arab Spring' Nations as Israel Ties Weaken

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan is planning a tour of Arab nations that overthrew their leaders as ties with Israel wind down.Chana Ya'ar, 9/7/2011, 8:06 PM

Confirmed: Secret Talks in Djerba

Libyan rebels continue to meet secretly in Djerba for talks with representatives of dictator Muammar Qaddafi hoping to end the war.Chana Ya'ar, 8/15/2011, 8:56 PM

Former Tunisia Security Chief Begs Forgiveness in Court

Former Tunisian security chief Ali al-Seriati begged the forgiveness of the Tunisian people Wednesday while appearing in court.Chana Ya'ar, 8/11/2011, 4:36 PM

Tunisia Heating Up: 14-Yr-Old Killed in Protest

A young teen was killed in the wee hours of Monday morning in a violent demonstration in Tunisia, and two other protesters were seriously wounded. Chana Ya'ar, 7/18/2011, 10:03 PM

Tunisian Unrest Continues: Police Station Torched

Protesters torched a police station in a western suburb of the Tunisian capital as unrest continues in the North African country. Chana Ya'ar, 7/17/2011, 4:57 PM

'Democratic' Tunisia's New Gov't Bans Ties With Israel

One of the first acts of Tunisia's new government was to ban normalization of ties with Israel under its new constitution.Chana Ya'ar, 7/3/2011, 3:08 PM

Tunisian Dictator Sentenced in Absentia to 35 Years in Prison

Former Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was sentenced in absentia Tuesday by a judge in the capital, Tunis, to 35 years in prison.Chana Ya'ar, 6/22/2011, 11:36 AM

Egypt, Tunisia to get Billions in Aid

The United States, Qatar and the World Bank are among those pledging billions in aid to Egypt. Tunisia to get help as well.Maayana Miskin, 5/27/2011, 3:00 PM

Libyan Civil War Spills Into Tunisia

Libya's civil war is spilling over into Tunisia -- especially into Djerba, where most of Tunisia's Jews are living.Chana Ya'ar, 5/22/2011, 4:07 PM

First Time in Centuries: A Quiet Lag B'Omer in Djerba

Lag B'Omer celebrations were quiet for the first time this year in Djerba, where security precautions took precedence over simcha (joy).Chana Ya'ar, 5/22/2011, 3:46 PM

2 Al Qaeda Suspects Arrested in Tunisia

Tunisian authorities have arrested two suspected Al Qaeda terrorists. They were carrying a suicide bomber's belt and several bombs.Chana Ya'ar, 5/15/2011, 3:46 PM