Opinion

Beware of the looming chaos in the Middle East

The region in 2020 is in much worse shape than in 2010.

Marwan Bishara

by Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara

Tunisia

Tunisia's parliament speaker narrowly survives confidence vote

Some 97 MPs voted against Rached Ghannouchi, veteran leader of Ennahdha, falling short of 109 needed to overthrow him.

Tunisia's parliament speaker narrowly survives confidence vote

Middle East

Tunisia Interior Minister Hichem Mechichi named new PM

Hichem Mechichi succeeds Elyes Fakhfakh, who resigned as prime minister earlier this month amid political tensions.

Tunisia interior minister named new PM, to form gov't in a month

Tunisia

Tunisia's political wrangling explained in 600 words

Uncertainty in the North African country after Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh resigns amid allegations of corruption.

Tunisia's political wrangling explained in 600 words

Tunisia

Tunisia protesters shut down main oil production site in south

Demonstrators want gov't to invest more in marginalised region hit by high unemployment and failing infrastructure.

Tunisia protesters shut down main oil production site in south

Tunisia

Tunisia risks fresh political deadlock as PM Fakhfakh resigns

Fakhfakh resigned after dispute with Ennahdha party that had withdrawn its support for government earlier in the day.

Tunisia risks fresh political deadlock as PM Fakhfakh resigns

Tunisia

Tunisia's Ennahdha 'to withdraw support' from Fakfakh government

Reported comments by party official Imed Khmiri come a day after PM Elyes Fakhfakh announces upcoming cabinet reshuffle.

Tunisia's Ennahdha 'to withdraw support' from Fakfakh government

Tunisia

Tunisian PM to reshuffle cabinet as row with Ennahdha deepens

Announcement by Elyes Fakhfakh comes as Ennahdha calls for consultations to appoint a new prime minister.

Tunisian PM to reshuffle cabinet as row with Ennahdha deepens

Tunisia

Tunisia's Ennahdha to reevaluate stance on PM Fakhfakh's gov't

Statement by biggest parliamentary force comes as opposition pressures PM to resign over alleged conflict of interest.

Tunisia's Ennahdha to reevaluate stance on PM Fakhfakh's gov't

Reporter's Notebook

Tunisia's tourism sector hopes for a quick recovery

For Tunisia's economy, tourism is crucial as restaurants, businesses and hotels await the return of visitors after the coronavirus lockdown.

AJ IMPACT

Tunisia: Hopes of tourists' return as country reopens

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases declines, the government has set June 27 as the date for reopening.

Middle East

Police, protesters clash in southern Tunisia over lack of jobs

Protests escalate in Tataouine after demonstrators took to the streets to demand gov't deliver jobs promised in 2017.

Police, protesters clash in southern Tunisia over lack of jobs

Migrants

Death toll from Tunisia migrant shipwreck rises to 54

The boat, heading for Italy's coast, set sail on Saturday before it sank near the Tunisian city of Sfax, officials say.

Death toll from Tunisia migrant shipwreck rises to 54

Tunisia

Tunisian parliament rejects bid for French colonialism apology

Seventy-seven MPs voted in favour of the motion, which demanded compensation from France over its colonial past.

Tunisian parliament rejects bid for French colonialism apology

Migrants

At least 20 people dead after boat sinks off Tunisia's coast

The boat, which was heading towards Italy, was carrying 53 people when it sank; rescue operations are still ongoing.

At least 20 people dead after boat sinks off Tunisia's coast