Talks on deciding on a new prime minister for Tunisia have been suspended as politicians fail to agree on someone to run the country.
Democracy is not in everyone's interests, least of all those who enjoyed the fruits of dictatorship and corruption, writes Rachid Ghannouchi.
The country has been seen as a model for democracy in the region but many Tunisians are growing impatient for change.
Tens of thousands of Tunisians came out in a show of force for the country's Islamist-led government on Saturday.
Police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters demanding the dissolution of the assembly and Islamists defending the legitimacy of their rule.
The murder of Tunisian MP Mohamed Brahmi by unknown gunmen sparked protests in central Tunis, with fingers pointed at the authorities.
Thousands of Tunisians have gathered in the capital Tunis to protest against the assassination of leading opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi.
Three European activists with radical women's protest group Femen have been handed four-month jail sentences by a Tunisian court.
Three European women are on trial in Tunis for holding a topless anti-Islamist protest, with their lawyer confident about the outcome.
Forces have been deployed after Salafist movement Ansar al-Sharia called on hardline supporters to defy a government ban on its annual congress.
A jobless man who set fire to himself in Tunisia's capital has died, a development which could provoke renewed anger against the government.
Tunisia's Prime Minister Ali Larayedh has announced a new Islamist-led coalition government.
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Tunisia's Hamadi Jebali has stepped down after failing to appoint a new government, while the country's credit rating has been downgraded again.
Dictatorships have been brought down in North Africa, but struggles for power have left a vacuum that has allowed the rise of an extremist movement.
Tunisia's Islamist Party has dissolved the government and promised rapid elections in a bid to restore calm after protests over a politician's death.
Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid has been shot dead, sparking angry protests by his supporters and attacks on the offices of the ruling party.
Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki has extended the country's state of emergency through to January after a recent series of attacks by extremists.
The government is reversing progress on human rights in Tunisia following last year's Arab Spring revolution, Amnesty International has warned.
In Tunisia, the transition from dictatorship to democracy has been smoother than neighbouring countries, but an unexpected threat has emerged.