| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"Victor 'Young' Perez" is enjoyable if unmemorable, so long as it portrays the life of its titular figure, a Jewish Tunisian who was at one point the lightweight boxing champion of the world. It turns heavy-handed, however, when dealing with his death:...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month.
Their mission: train Tunisian troops in...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:00 PM
MONTREUX, Switzerland — At the core of the extraordinary diplomatic push launched Wednesday to end Syria's civil war is the fate of one man: Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Assad has steadfastly maintained power during nearly three years of war and...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:30 PM
While filmmaking is a rather new narrative form in the Persian Gulf, a generation of directors is emerging in the Middle East that is revitalizing documentaries.
In the past three or four years, docus from the region have adopted more dynamic...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:33 PM
It seems the "Arab Spring," which toppled long-ruling autocrats only to expose simmering religious and sectarian conflicts in the region, did succeed in bringing renewal to one of the countries it swept through three years ago.
Tunisia, where the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:30 AM
CAIRO -- Approaching the third anniversary of the overthrow of a despotic leader, Tunisia has moved a step closer to holding its first presidential elections since the uprising that triggered the regional revolts known collectively as the Arab Spring....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
CAIRO -- Tunisia’s Islamist prime minister stepped down Thursday, upholding a pledge aimed at breaking a political stalemate and paving the way for new elections in the country where the Arab Spring began.
Tunisia is approaching the third...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:44 AM
SIDI BOUZID, Tunisia — It was a humble man’s desperate act, but one with far-reaching consequences.
Relatively small and subdued crowds of Tunisians rallied Tuesday to mark the third anniversary of the self-immolation of vegetable seller...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:30 AM
DUBAI - A trio of Arab projects with revolutions at their core are the top prizewinners at the 10th Dubai Film Festival's Dubai Film Connection co-production mart.
The DIFF Award winners are: Tunisian director Leyla Bouzid's "God Protect My Daughter,"...
| Dec 4, 2013
Re "The Benghazi syndrome," Opinion, Dec. 1
Mieczyslaw P. Boduszynski's article calls to mind my experience in Tunisia last month and demonstrates why the U.S. government should consider more substantial cultural and educational engagement in North...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Rising expectations of newlyweds living in their own homes and broader use of family planning in certain parts of the Arab world have drastically changed population dynamics in the region, with women marrying later and having few children, the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:36 AM
MOSCOW — Russia evacuated its diplomatic community from Libya on Thursday following an attack on its embassy in Tripoli, and said it was relocating its Libyan mission to Tunisia until conditions were safe.
“On Oct. 3, all the employees of...