Tunisian Interim Prime Minister Announces New Cabinet

Tunisia's unity government weathered another shake-up Thursday as the foreign minister resigned and Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi announced the composition of a cabinet that includes 12 new ministers.

Nine ministers stayed in office from an interim government announced last week, Ghannouchi said in a televised address.

Ghannouchi ousted key ministers belonging to former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's party, the Constitutional Democratic Rally, known by its French acronym, RCD.

The move came amid calls from street protesters for the ouster of old-guard officials.