Since the start of the Arab spring in Tunis, Tunisian Malek Jaziri has risen almost 300 places in the men's rankings.
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.
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.
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 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.
Tunisian Central Banker Mustapha Nabli speaks about the economic challenges faced by the new government.
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.
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.
How times change. Less than a year ago, these four men were some of the most powerful in North Africa and the Middle East. Today one is dead, one in exile and another is in jail awaiting trial. Only one of them remains in power.
What a difference a year makes. Of four once-feared leaders, only one remains in power after the Arab Spring.
Prosecutors in Zimbabwe dropped treason charges Monday against six activists accused of plotting an Egyptian-style uprising against President Robert Mugabe.
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.
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.
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.
Buses in London carrying controversial adverts for Tunisian tourism.
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.
Several hundred protesters were gathered in the center of Tunisia's capital Sunday as riot police stood guard.
The little Arab country that started the region's wave of revolutions has wildly divergent reactions to the arrival of America's top diplomat.
A Tunisian court issued a ruling Wednesday dissolving the former governing party of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, a lawyer said.
A court in Zimbabwe ruled Monday that six of 45 political and civil society activists arrested last month on charges of plotting to topple President Robert Mugabe in a Tunisian-Egyptian style uprising face a trial on treason charges and could be executed if convicted.
The United States expressed concern Thursday about recent arrests in Zimbabwe of political and civil society activists and allegations by their lawyer that some of them were tortured.
Tunisia's interim president declared Thursday that parliamentary elections will be held July 24. Fouad Mebazaa said he plans to continue serving in his interim role until the new parliament begins to work, the country's official news agency reported.
At least three Tunisian government officials resigned Monday and Tuesday, the country's official news agency reported, in the wake of the resignation of the prime minister on Sunday.
Protests in Tunisia turned violent and deadly Saturday, just over six weeks after a popular uprising forced the president out of office, and lit a spark of desire for democratic reform in parts of Africa and the Middle East.
Political activists and union members arrested in Zimbabwe last week and accused of plotting an Egyptian-style uprising against longtime President Robert Mugabe were beaten by state security agents, their attorney said Thursday.
Dozens of political activists and union members rounded up in Zimbabwe last week faced a possible death sentence as prosecutors Wednesday accused them of plotting an Egyptian-style uprising against longtime President Robert Mugabe.
Tensions erupted in another restive North African nation as security forces in Algeria on Saturday clashed with anti-government protesters who chanted, "Change the power."
Police block an entrance to the capital in Algiers, Algeria, as the revolutionary ripple effect in the region spreads.
Jihadist groups across the Middle East have applauded and encouraged the popular movements in Tunisia and Egypt, but their exhortations have made little impact on the course of events. In fact, they've hardly been noticed.
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali ruled Tunisia for 23 years, and now he's gone. Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years, and now he, too, has left the stage.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria shares a must-read book on Egypt's future and his final thoughts on the turmoil in the country.
The demonstrations that erupted on January 25 were driven by Egyptians' aspirations for greater dignity in their lives. Most Egyptians have seen their standard of living deteriorate over the past decade because of rising unemployment, persistent inflation and stagnant wages.
With a mixture of anticipation and apprehension, the world is watching the largest pro-democracy protests in the history of Egypt and perhaps the Arab world.
The United States lifted a travel warning for Tunisia on Friday as social unrest decreases and public order returns, according to the U.S. State Department.
Tunisia's unity government weathered another shake-up Thursday as the foreign minister resigned and Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi announced the composition of a cabinet that includes 12 new ministers.
iReporter Marwan Guetari discusses the protests in Tunisia.
Egypt has been rocked by protests in recent days, only weeks after similar disturbances sparked revolution in Tunisia and forced then-president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to flee the country.
The restive North African nation of Tunisia has issued an international arrest warrant for its ousted president, his wife, and several members of their families, Tunisian media reported.
CNN's Ivan Watson looks how and why the situation in Jordan is mirroring that in Tunisia.
Family members of the deposed Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali are reportedly in Canada, a development now being denounced by some in the Tunisian community there.
CNN's Nic Robertson looks at whether what happened in Tunisia could occur in Egypt.
Baton-wielding Algerian security forces clashed Saturday with protesters who defied a ban and took to the streets of the capital demanding political reform.
Protesters in Algiers defy 20-year ban, taking to the streets to demand political reform.
Tunisia's new government announced Thursday it will recognize political groups banned under the regime of ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and grant amnesty to all political prisoners.
Ben Wedeman reports people in Tunisia want nothing to do with former members of the former ruling party, the RCD.
Tunisia's interim president said Wednesday the country's new government plans to sever "any link with the past," a reference to widely unpopular years of rule under the former regime.
The ouster of Tunisia's longtime ruler has cast a shadow over the surrounding region, but few analysts were willing to predict Tuesday that the revolt would spread to other countries.
A revolt against the politics of despair is sweeping across the Arab and Muslim world -- signs of which are on full display from Afghanistan and Iran to Palestine and most spectacularly in Tunisia.
Tunisia's interim president and prime minister resigned from the ousted leader's ruling party, state TV said Tuesday, a move seen as a gesture to placate angry street demonstrators and keep the unity government afloat.
Tunisian opposition leaders joined the current ruling party Monday in a new government to replace the country's ousted president, while U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a return to stability "as soon as possible."
CNN's Ben Wedeman and team are briefly detained in Tunisia and forced to replace a shaken cab driver.
Hollywood A-listers Antonio Banderas and Freida Pinto kept working on a new movie in Tunisia even as the country was beset by turmoil and protests, and its president fled to Saudi Arabia.
One figure has played a pivotal role in the tumultuous events that have swept through Tunisia during the past few weeks, resulting in the fall this weekend of President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali and his regime after 24 years.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the unrest in Tunisia and its aftermath.
Are jackboots already trampling the "Jasmine Revolution"?
Even while under curfew following the ouster of their long-serving authoritarian leader, Tunisians on Saturday experienced newfound freedoms online as their acting president promised a "new phase" for his embattled land.
Social media helped ignite the movement to topple the Tunisian government. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
As clashes spread Tuesday, a Tunisian workers union called on President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali to order an independent inquiry into the deaths of demonstrators protesting high unemployment and poor living conditions in Tunisia.
Tunisia's president vowed Thursday to cut prices of basic foodstuffs, to lift censorship and to ensure police do not use live ammunition except in self-defense, and implied that he will not run again for president.
Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi discusses the protests and firing of the interior minister.
Army tanks and armored personnel carriers patrolled the streets of Tunis Saturday, a day after the prime minister announced that he is the interim president -- the latest development in a story of unrest and public outrage in a tiny but significant corner of the Arab world.
Tunisa's president calls for new elections and a curfew is imposed after weeks of street protests.
A day after the Tunisian president indicated that he wouldn't run again, protesters peacefully took to the streets in tense North African nation's capital to protest his rule.
Protesters in Tunisia turn to social media to spread their voice and organize protests.
The protests that have gripped Tunisia in recent weeks are, to say the least, unusual. Organized dissent in the streets is rarely tolerated in Arab states, and human rights groups say the Tunisian government has had a short fuse when dealing with opponents. But what's going on in Tunisia is all the more unusual because the protests are being organized and supported through online networks centered on Twitter and Facebook.
A leading human rights group condemned Friday what it called a violent crackdown by Tunisian authorities on recent protests over rising prices and a shortage of jobs.
Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa is expected to tour Arab capitals in the days ahead to discuss plans for a summit in the wake of the cancellation of a meeting that was to begin Monday in Tunisia.