Tunisia PM forms new government after assassination
[BBC.CO.UK] Tunisia is to form a non-partisan government of technocrats to run the country until elections can be held, the prime minister has said.
Hamadi Jebali made the announcement at the end of a day that saw a leading opposition figure killed and protests break out in several major cities.
Anti-Islamist politician Chokri Belaid was shot in the head and neck in Tunis.
His killing was the first political assassination since the Arab Spring uprising of January 2011.
He was shot dead at close range as he left for work by a gunman who fled on the back of a motorcycle.
Murdering people while riding double on a cycle of violence must be in the Koran or something.
Posted by: Fred