URGENT ¥¥¥ Tunisia president names Larayedh to form new government

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki tasked Interior Minister Ali Larayedh on Friday with forming a new government after Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali resigned amid a major political crisis.

Marzouki "wished Larayedh success and will hand him this evening the letter officially appointing him" as Jebali's successor, presidential spokesman Adnene Mancer said.