Since the start of the Arab spring in Tunis, Tunisian Malek Jaziri has risen almost 300 places in the men's rankings.
Libya's most recent prime minister under the regime of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi was in Libyan custody on Sunday after extradition from Tunisia, a Libyan justice official said.
The 21st century is a terrible time to be a control freak. When I speak with leaders around the world and ask them what one thing has most changed for them over the last 15 years, they almost always cite the perceived loss of control. The thing they cite as the major reason? "Connection technologies" -- technologies like the internet and mobile phone networks that connect people to information and each other.
The Tunisian government declared a curfew Tuesday in eight governorates, including the capital city of Tunis, in an attempt to quell violence after protests that included radical Islamists.
Four men behind what officials describe as the most serious Islamist terrorist plot ever hatched in Scandinavia were convicted of the plot Monday in a courthouse in Glostrup, just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tunisian prosecutors say they'll seek a death sentence for former President Zine El Abedine Ben Ali, now charged in absentia with ordering the killings of anti-government demonstrators.
FACETIME: Moncef Marzouki, Tunisian president
Last month, a delegation of members from the U.S. House of Representatives, which I was honored to lead, met with inspiring women of North Africa who are helping to change the world.
Economic opportunity must be a priority if the revolutions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa are to succeed, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday.
University of Oxford's Eugene Rogan examines the post-Arab Spring outlook for Egypt and Tunisia.
CNN's Don Riddell and journalist Kwaku Ofosu-Asare discuss Sudan's performance in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Co-hosts Gabon beat Tunisia 1-0 on Tuesday night to seal top spot in Group C and maintain their 100% record in this year's Africa Cup of Nations.
Tunisia and co-hosts Gabon secured dramatic last-gasp victories to reach the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations Friday.
In the days following Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's ousting last January, some media reporting on the so-called "Jasmine Revolution" presented the internet as the unique factor that led to the fall of his authoritarian regime.
Thousands of people gathered on the main boulevard in Tunis on Saturday to commemorate the first anniversary of a demonstration that toppled the president and set in motion a string of revolts across the Arab world.
CNN looks at how the Arab unrest that dominated headlines in 2011 first emerged in Tunisia, then spread to Egypt.
Unless governments in the Middle East stop offering "cosmetic changes" to calls for reform, they should brace themselves for another year of protests, Amnesty International warned Monday.
Zine el Abidine Ben Ali will be remembered as the first leader to be toppled in what became known as the Arab Spring. After nearly 24 years in power, he became the former president of Tunisia.
Tunisian Central Banker Mustapha Nabli speaks about the economic challenges faced by the new government.
Tunisian authorities are trying former President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali in absentia Tuesday for his alleged role in the death of protesters in January 2011.
CNN's Ivan Watson looks at the life of the man who inspired protesters to stand up across the Middle East.
Mohamed Bouazizi's self-immolation one year ago was an act which symbolized the frustration and desperation of millions in the Arab world, setting into motion a series of revolutions across the Middle East and North Africa.
Meriem Ben Salah's 2-month-old will never know his mother's Tunisia.
Excerpt from the CNNI year-end special "Defining Moments 2011." The spark set ablaze in Tunisia spread in Arab world.
Tunisia has sworn in a new president, a milestone in the North African country that kicked off the dramatic year-long cry for freedom across the Arab world.
A Tunisian military court has sentenced former President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali to five years in prison, the state-run Tunisian News Agency said Wednesday.
The victory of the opposition Popular Party in Spain's general election means that seven leaders or governments around the Mediterranean have been thrown out within the last year, amid an explosion of popular protest. Several more are fighting for their survival. Places often perceived as the cradle of civilization have become bywords for political chaos. The causes are various, but there are common strands that suggest the fallout from 2011 will be with us for many years to come.
Spain's conservatives triumph and inherit nation's deep economic crisis with 21.5% unemployment. Al Goodman reports
A Tunisian court has rejected a request to release Libya's former prime minister, who is set to be extradited back to his country, Tunisia's official news agency reported Wednesday.
CNN's Rima Maktabi talks to the stars of "Black Gold," a film following an Arab prince during the 1930s oil boom.
Nearly a year ago, a big-budget film crew found itself in a most unlikely setting for a movie shoot.
The leader of the moderate Islamist party that won Tunisian elections appealed for calm after protests flared in the city regarded as the birthplace of the Arab Spring.
Violence broke out in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, over election seats being eliminated. Journalist Zied M'hirsi reports.
It's not often that the issue of polygamy makes it to the top of the political agenda. But in the past week it's become a litmus test for the course of the Arab spring, and part of the debate about the compatibility of Islam and democracy.
What happened in Tunisia in the last nine months is momentous, an ongoing event of real historical importance. When in January of this year Zine el Abidine Ben Ali left the country after he indulged in a 'Presidency' that lasted almost 24 years, Tunisians were hopeful, yet also slightly anxious about the future.
Violence broke out Thursday night in the central Tunisian city and province of Sidi Bouzid over election disqualifications.
Official results have yet to be published, but preliminary returns appear to show that the once-banned moderate Islamist party Ennahda has won Tunisia's historic elections, according to several political parties and Tunisian media outlets.
Final results aren't in yet but Tunisia's election is already being hailed as a model for other countries in the region.
CNN's Ivan Watson meets the woman whose confrontation with a vendor helped launch Tunisia's revolution.
Tunisia was the first Arab country this year to overthrow its long-ruling dictator. And it now is the first country of the Arab Spring to hold an election, one that international observers are calling remarkably free and fair.
Polls closed late Sunday in Tunisia, the torchbearer of the so-called Arab Spring, but voters will not see results of national elections until Tuesday, officials said.
Tunisians vote Sunday to pick delegates as democracy comes to the first Arab Spring nation. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
While the world focuses on the gruesome images of a dead Gadhafi in Libya, many are missing another big game-changer taking place Sunday in the Arab world -- through ballots, not bullets.
Tunisia, the country where the wave of popular Arab discontent started and spread, will fittingly hold the Arab Spring's first election Sunday, a contest pitting secularists against Islamists.
New video shows Moammar Gadhafi's body lying inside a cold storage unit on the outskirts of Misrata, Libya.
Three gone (Gadhafi, Mubarak, Ben Ali), two holding on in the face of daily protests (al-Assad, Saleh), two more (Kings Abdullah of Jordan and Mohammed of Morocco) trying to stay ahead of the curve of protest: After 10 months of the Arab Spring, the region is still in the throes of a heady and unpredictable transformation.
Tunisians who live overseas have begun voting in an election billed as the freest and fairest since the country's ruler was toppled earlier this year.
The people of Tunisia, who lit the fuse for protests that have ignited the Arab world, cast their votes for a constituent assembly this weekend. Ahead of this critical vote, one online video has come to represent a stark choice about the future of the country.
Twitter was abuzz Thursday with the death of Apple visionary Steve Jobs but another topic was gathering steam as the day progressed. Who will win this year's coveted Nobel Peace Prize?
For more than a decade, CNN's Jonathan Mann has spoken to Nobel Peace Prize winners after they've received their award.
Tunisian actor, Dhafer L'Abidine talks about moving to London to pursue an acting career.
When scores of disgruntled Tunisians took to the streets in January to demand the ouster of their country's president, actor Dhafer L'Abidine was watching from afar.
If you've spent any time at all following the Israeli-Palestinian conflict these past few years, you've probably run into a lot of bad news.
Tunisian forces clashed with unidentified gunmen in central Tunisia overnight, and the "intensive shooting" lasted until early Saturday, the country's state-run media reported. The military currently has the gunmen surrounded, and is sweeping the area, TAP reported.
Media activist Rebecca MacKinnon talks about the struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace.
Wael Ghonim, Google executive by day, secret Facebook activist by night, famously declared right after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down in February: "If you want to liberate a society just give them the Internet."
Face Time -- Mehdi Houas, Tunisian Minister of Tourism
RIGA, Latvia -- Of the international NCAA prospects here for the FIBA U19 World Championship, the most intriguing one I found wasn't even playing at Arena Riga this week -- he was asleep high up in the stands, behind a smattering of NBA scouts.
Ousted Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali was sentenced Monday to 15 and a half years in prison on charges related to the alleged discovery of weapons, archaeological artifacts and illegal drugs -- including marijuana -- in his country's presidential palace.
Europe and the U.S. should bolster their roles in Tunisia with the aim of building goodwill in the country that ignited uprisings across the region, the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center recommended.
The nephew of deposed Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali found his sentence for a drug possession conviction doubled when he appealed it, state media said.
Tunisia, the country where the Arab Spring uprisings began this year, has joined the International Criminal Court, becoming the first North African country to do so.
A Tunisian court sentenced ousted President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and his wife to 35 years in prison in absentia on Monday after a one-day trial on corruption charges.
Armed only with her computer and a camera, Lina Ben Mhenni helped bring down the Tunisian government.
Buses in London carrying controversial adverts for Tunisian tourism.
The dust may only just have settled in Tunisia after the Jasmine Revolution, but that has not stopped the launch of a highly provocative marketing campaign designed to entice British and French holidaymakers to the country.
Former Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali will be tried in absentia next week, the country's interim prime minister said Tuesday.
Former Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali said Monday he has been unfairly portrayed and discredited by political opponents seeking to make a break with their country's past.
At least 26 bodies have been recovered from the sea after a Libyan trawler got into trouble last week, but hundreds are still missing, according to Tunisia's state-run TAP news agency.
At least 150 people drowned when a boat leaving Libya capsized off the Tunisian coast this week, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
At least 150 people drowned when a boat leaving Libya capsized off the Tunisian coast on Wednesday, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
CNN's Ivan Watson speaks to a man who's passionate about helping people making the perilous journey from Libya.
As many as 270 Libyan refugees were missing in the sea after the overcrowded boat they were in encountered bad weather, the Tunisian state-run TAP news agency reported.
President Barack Obama recently spoke of the December day a young Tunisian street vendor named Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire, in an act of hopelessness -- and purpose. His act sparked the Arab revolutions.
At least 300 people were killed and 700 injured during the Tunisian uprising, a top U.N. human rights expert said Saturday.
In his speech on Thursday, President Barack Obama will reportedly "reset" his Middle East policy and clarify the administration's position on the Arab Spring.
In his speech on Thursday, President Obama will reportedly "reset" his Middle East policy and clarify the Administration's position on the Arab Spring.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel & Egpyt, Daniel Kurtzer talks about what he would like to hear the President say.
Four journalists are free weeks after they were captured by the Libyan military and then sentenced to jail for a year, a Libyan government spokesman said Wednesday.
Rebel forces in the Nafusa Mountains of western Libya were under heavy attack Tuesday by forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi and had issued a call for help, the National Transitional Council said.
Two government buildings were hit in NATO airstrikes in Tripoli, Libya.
Libyan refugees say they made the treacherous trip by sea to escape fighting in their country. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Shortly after dawn, an open blue wooden fishing boat from Libya limped its way into the port of this tiny island, crammed with at least 166 shivering passengers, all of them apparently migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa.
More than 400 people fleeing Libya and Tunisia arrived overnight in an Italian island on Saturday, the latest in a stream of refugees escaping volatile and unstable North Africa.
Several hundred protesters were gathered in the center of Tunisia's capital Sunday as riot police stood guard.
CNN's Rima Maktabi reports on being on a film set in Tunisia when the regime of Zine el Abedine Ben Ali escalated towards revolution.
Mohamed Bouazizi -- the Tunisian fruit and vegetable seller who inspired uprisings across the Arab world when he set himself on fire -- is to be the subject of a movie.
More than 8,000 people -- most of them women and children -- fled into Tunisia during the weekend to escape fighting between Libyan government troops and opposition forces, the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees said Tuesday.
The Libyan government vowed Friday to sink any ship approaching the besieged port city of Misrata, essentially threatening NATO patrols and humanitarian aid ships that have been bringing in food and medical supplies and ferrying out refugees and the wounded
Libyan opposition member Guma El-Gamaty discusses the violent unrest in Libya.
Government shelling of the seaside town of Misrata resumed Thursday afternoon, with heavy artillery and mortars targeting residential areas, killing 10 people, a member of the medical committee of the Misrata Council told CNN.
Large explosions and the sound of jets over Tripoli Thursday night indicated NATO has likely increased the intensity of its air strikes on Moammar Gadhafi's key command and control military sites.
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports hearing NATO airstrikes from the outskirts of Tripoli.
The Italian and French governments were both trying to defuse an escalating diplomatic row Monday after France refused entry to a train carrying North African migrants from Italy.
CNN's Don Lemon speaks with Gen. Honoré about reports that Gadhafi's forces are using illegal weapons against civilians.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi visited a small Mediterranean island Saturday to press home his message that European countries must help deal with a "human tsunami" of North African migrants.
Rescue crews continued their search Thursday for more than 200 people after the boat they were in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea.