Troops surrounded Tunisia's parliament and blocked its speaker from entering Monday after the president suspended the legislature and fired the prime minister following nationwide protests over the country's economic troubles and the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Two gunmen killed more than 20 people in Tunisia on Wednesday, shocking the country that many people have called the Arab Spring's only meaningful success story. And while most of the dead were tourists, a Tunisian journalist says locals are feeling the deaths strongly.
It's taken Anouar Brahem quite a while to write music inspired by the start of the Arab Spring in his homeland, Tunisia. But the oud player didn't want to sermonize.
One of Tunisia's presidential candidates is getting an unexpected rock star treatment: 87-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi, a longtime politician who's built in the mold of Tunisia's first president and other old-guarders. But some youth believe he's the only candidate who's serious about their concerns.
Tunisia's new constitution explicitly recognizes women's rights, including the right to drive a cab. But Yamina Jaouani has been a taxi driver in Tunis for nearly 30 years.
Does this trash pile make me look thinner? Tunisians are taking and posting "trash selfies" in an effort to clean up long-festering piles of garbage on their streets.
Ahmed feels stateless, a Libyan trapped in Tunisia with an expired passport. With killings and kidnappings every day in Libya, he wonders how he and his family could possibly survive there.
In January, Tunisia became the first Arab country to enshrine gender equality in its new constitution. But while the small African country is often seen as a progressive bastion in a mostly conservative region, Tunisians say, in their private lives, some traditions die hard. Virginity is one of them.
When the Arab Spring began in Tunisia, youth protests brought down a dictatorial regime and launched democracy. Now, though, some of the youth leaders of the revolution are being charged with crimes, while former officials are going free.
It's been a tense time for Tunisia since the 2011 revolution that sparked the wider Arab Spring. So why would Tunisians be dancing in the streets to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy." The music video for the song shows LA residents dancing. Recently, young people across Tunisia have been posting videos of themselves dancing to the song.
Three years ago, a Tunisian architect was blogging anti-government sentiments anonymously from Paris. His views reflected those protesters in Tunisia who ushered in the Arab Spring. Today, the Tunisian blogger and cartoonist is still very much a part of the conversation about the future of his country. But he's still anonymous, and waiting hopefully for real political change to take place in his country.