Tens of thousands rally in Tunis

2013-02-16 20:02

About 100 000 supporters of Tunisia's Islamist-led government have marched in Tunis in one of the biggest in a series of pro-government and opposition rallies sparked by the assassination of a secular politician.

Tunisia girds for new chaos at funeral

2013-02-08 11:29

The funeral for a leading leftist politician assassinated in Tunisia is expected to draw waves of mourners, and many fear that a national strike the same day could touch off riots nationwide.

Police, protesters clash in Tunisia

2013-02-07 16:44

Hundreds of anti-Islamist protesters have clashed with police outside the governor's office in the central Tunisian town of Gafsa.

Canada: No residency for Ben Ali relative

2012-05-09 13:15

Canada's immigration board says it has rejected an appeal from the millionaire brother-in-law of ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to be allowed to remain in the country.

Tunisian forces tear gas protesters

2011-11-24 12:55

Security forces have fired teargas and shot into the air to disperse thousands of protesters in central-west Tunisia, official and union sources say.

Tunisia vote: Campaigning wraps up

2011-10-21 22:17

Campaigning is set to close in Tunisia, two days before its first democratic elections, as the birthplace of the Arab Spring celebrates the fall of its latest victim Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi.

Tunisia ready for elections

2011-09-28 08:44

Tunisia's foreign minister says his government is ready for October 23 elections, the first since a rebellion overthrew the country’s long-time dictator.

Tunisia bans cops from union activities

2011-09-06 21:00

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi has announced a ban on police engaging in union activities, which he says are a threat to the country’s security.

Trial of Ben Ali relatives, allies resumes

2011-08-02 16:39

The trial has resumed of 23 relatives and allies of ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on charges including trying to flee Tunisia in illegal possession of foreign currency and jewellery.

Tunisia extends state of emergency

2011-07-27 14:44

Tunisia’s interim president has signed an order to indefinitely extend the state of emergency in place since president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's toppling, says a notice in the government gazette.


Tunisians await funeral of slain Belaid

2013-02-08 12:57

A general strike has gripped Tunis as mourners gather for the funeral of opposition politician Chokri Belaid, whose assassination has plunged Tunisia into a deep political crisis.

Tunisia Islamists disown PM over crisis

2013-02-07 22:12

Tunisia's governing Islamists have rejected a plan by the prime minister to replace the government after unrest erupted over the killing of an opposition leader.

Tunisia fears fresh violence

2013-02-07 13:58

Tunisia has been hit by strikes as the murder of an outspoken opposition leader threatens to reignite violence despite the PM's attempts to defuse the crisis by pledging to form a new government.

Tunis in shock after 'Black Monday'

2012-04-10 17:19

Tunisia iss in shock after riot police brutally clamped down on protesters defying a demonstration ban in the capital, with even President Moncef Marzouki denouncing "unacceptable violence".

Tunisians await election results

2011-10-24 08:08

Tunisians and the world are eagerly awaiting results of the country’s first-ever democratic elections held nine months after the ouster of a dictator that gave birth to the Arab spring.

Tunisians should vote 'without fear'

2011-10-21 08:49

Tunisian Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi has urged citizens to vote "without fear" in the country's first elections since the January ousting of president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.

Tunisia sets Ben Ali appeal trial date

2011-09-19 22:35

The appeal trial for relatives of Tunisia's ousted leader Tunisian Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and his wife Leila Trabelsi is set to October 3.

Tunisia court acquits ex-security chief

2011-08-12 17:00

Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali’s feared former security chief has been acquitted on charges of forging passports to help relatives of the deposed Tunisian leader and his wife escape with cash and jewellery.

New Ben Ali trial in Tunisia

2011-07-28 20:02

Tunisia's exiled former leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and two allies have gone on trial in absentia on corruption and property fraud charges, the latest in a series of cases against the ex-president.

Tunisia: 23 Ben Ali associates on trial

2011-07-26 20:57

Twenty-three allies of ousted Tunisian leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife Leila Trabelsi have appeared before a Tunis court for trying to flee the country in illegal possession of foreign currency.

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