March 2, 2013 The North African nation seemed to be doing better than other Arab Spring countries. But it's suffered a recent series of setbacks as it tries to build a stable political system and economy.
June 5, 2012 The Tunisian bric is just one of many stuffed pastries eaten daily across the former Ottoman Empire. For centuries, every new civilization, empire, religion, trade route and movement of people added its own twist and claimed a version as their own.
October 28, 2011 Thousands marched on the streets of Sidi Bouzid and attacked one of the buildings of the prevailing political party. The protests in the city that gave birth to the uprising make clear that the path to democracy won't be easy.
May 12, 2011 One of Libya's first citizen journalists tells the story of his escape to Tunisia and the two months he was forced to spend offline, causing many of his online contacts to fear he was dead.
April 1, 2011 Amnesty International says Italy's government allowed the living conditions of Tunisian migrants to reach a crisis point, with only minimal amounts of water available, and little access to basic sanitary facilities.
March 10, 2011 As Egypt and Tunisia struggle to form viable governments following the exit of their longtime leaders, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to visit the two nations next week. She told Congress that she hopes to help the two countries move toward democracy.
March 7, 2011 While much of the world's attention remains focused on Libya and leader Moammar Gadhafi's battle to remain in power, developments continue in other countries in northern Africa and the Middle East.
January 27, 2011 Protests in the streets of Egypt are expected to grow larger Friday after the arrival of democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei and the announcement by the Muslim Brotherhood that they will join the demonstrations.
January 27, 2011 While the feeling there is that the government isn't likely to fall, as Tunisia's did following similar protests, the demand for change spreading and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei is expected to join the demonstrations.
January 18, 2011 Even though the act that set off the protests in Tunisia — a young man's self-immolation — has been repeated in Egypt and some other nations, this morning's conventional wisdom seems to be that other governments won't collapse.