Tunisia PM resigns after cabinet initiative fails
Tunisia's prime minister announced Tuesday he is resigning following the rejection of his effort to form an apolitical government to see the country out of its political crisis.


After the assassination of a leftist politician Feb. 6 deadlocked the government and set off riots across the country, Hamadi Jebali offered to dissolve the fractious governing coalition and put together a new government of technocrats. His own party, the moderate Islamist Ennahda, rejected his initiative insisting that the country still needed a government of politicians. (AP)