Tunis - Tunisia has received from Italy a yacht worth more
than half a million dollars that once belonged to the nephew of its deposed
Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Larayedh and central bank head
Chedli Ayari were on hand on Monday to receive the yacht of Kais Ben Ali, which
had been anchored in an Italian port.
The $626 000 yacht was the latest item of the regime of Zine
El Abidine Ben Ali, overthrown in January 2011, recovered by the Tunisian
On Thursday, the government received a check for $28m recovered
by the UN from a Lebanese bank account belonging to the dictator's family.
Ben Ali and his wife's family were widely believed to have
benefited from their positions to acquire business interests in all sectors of