Former President of Tunisia Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment "in absentia" by a Tunisian military court for inciting murder and violence during the revolution that ousted him from power in January 2011.
French prosecutors begin an investigation into ousted Tunisian leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s assets in France in the wake of a case filed against him for corruption during his 23-year rule in Tunisia.
Thousands of protesters defy curfew and march in Tunis, camping outside the government's main office complex and demanding that the Prime Minister and the old guard that served under former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, step down.
Tunisian officials negotiate the formation of a supervisory council to oversee the country's interim government, in an effort to appease protesters angry at the continued presence in the cabinet of holdovers linked to deposed President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’sregime.
Tunisia's prime minister Mohamed Ghannouchi promises in a TV interview to leave politics "in the shortest possible timeframe" after elections to be held following President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's recent fall.
Saudi Arabia confirms it is welcoming ousted Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family into the kingdom due to "exceptional circumstances" in Tunisia; people in Saudi Arabia and people elsewhere criticise the decision to offer sanctuary to "the dictator" on the Internet.