Prominent Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid shot dead
Chokri Belaid, 48, leader of the Unified Democratic Nationalist party, was shot three times in the head and chest by a man who fled on a motorcycle on Wednesday morning as he left his home in Tunis. He died in hospital shortly afterwards. Mr Belaid had criticised Islamist violence, accusing the ruling party, al-Nahda, and its leader, Rachid Ghannouchi, of sympathising with the perpetrators. Read the article here.