WATCH | Tunisia's 92-year-old president Essebsi has died - president's office

2019-07-25 17:13

Tunisias 92-year-old president Essebsi has died, the president's office says.

Tunisia's president criticises reshuffle but denies rift with PM

2018-11-09 12:00

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi has criticised this week's reshuffle by his prime minister, but denied there was a rift between the two men.

Tunisia leaders meet for talks on 'political crisis'

2018-07-17 12:12

Tunisia's top political leaders have met for crisis talks after President Beji Caid Essebsi suggested in a controversial interview that his prime minister should resign.

Tunisia cabinet reshuffle set to strengthen president

2017-09-11 17:43

Tunisia's parliament will vote on a cabinet reshuffle set to strengthen the clout of President Beji Caid Essebsi ahead of key elections.

Tunisia economic growth picks up in first quarter

2017-05-15 21:57

Tunisia's embattled economy picked up in the first quarter of 2017, and there was a slight fall in unemployment, according to data published by the National Statistics Institute (INS).

Tunisia calls for ban on radical Islamist party

2016-09-07 21:15

Tunisia's government has asked a military court to outlaw the radical Islamist Hizb ut-Tahrir movement, which has been regularly accused of "undermining public order" since its legalisation in 2012, an official said.

Tunisia's president backs national unity govt

2016-06-03 13:30

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi says he will support a government of national unity, as long as various unions and organisations are included.

Protesting Tunisians say govt is failing them

2016-01-24 07:26

Unemployed young people from the Tunisian city that touched off nationwide protests say the government is failing them.

Tunisia ruling party split looms

2015-11-04 20:33

Thirty lawmakers from Tunisia's ruling party have suspended their membership and threatened to resign in protest over control the party.

Tunisia to pardon ill-gotten gains if paid back

2015-07-15 21:31

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi is calling on parliament to adopt a law pardoning people charged with or convicted of financial corruption if they confess and return any money.


Tunisians seek 'transparency' on president's health

2019-07-02 12:01

Tunisian politicians and social media users called Monday for transparency on President Beji Caid Essebsi's health after he was hospitalised last week with a "serious illness".

Couples in Tunisia unable to wed despite law change

2018-08-07 15:30

Despite the law now being on their side, Zeineb, a Tunisian woman, and her Italian fiance Sergio cannot find a local notary to marry them unless he converts to Islam.

Tunisia cabinet reshuffle strengthens president

2017-09-12 10:51

Tunisia's president Beji Caid Essebsi has strengthened his grip on power after parliament approved a cabinet reshuffle ahead of key elections.

Tunisian army fires shots to warn off protesters

2017-05-22 12:29

Tunisian soldiers fired warning shots into the air to stop demonstrators from storming a gas and oil pumping station in the south of the country, official media has said.

Berlin truck attack prompts accord between Germany, Tunisia

2017-03-04 06:48

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she and the Tunisian president have agreed to speed the process of expelling Tunisians whose asylum applications have been rejected by Germany

Tunisia: 3 dead in border operation against extremists

2016-08-31 20:12

Tunisian authorities say three people have been killed in a clash near the Algerian border between security forces and extremists suspected of plotting an attack.

Tunisia extends state of emergency

2016-02-21 21:04

Tunisia's president has extended for a month the state of emergency that has been in place since an Islamic State-linked suicide bombing in the country's capital last November.

Ruling party rivalry deepens in Tunis

2015-11-09 22:24

Thirty one lawmakers from Tunisia's ruling Nidaa Tounes party have resigned from their parliamentary bloc deepening a row over party succession.

Tunisian leader extends state of emergency 2 more months

2015-07-31 17:00

Tunisia's presidency has extended the country’s state of emergency for an additional two months as the country battles a violent Islamic insurgency that last month killed 38 tourists on a beach.

State of emergency in Tunisia as fears grow

2015-07-08 23:19

Tunisia fears more potentially destabilising 'terrorist attacks,' like the one that killed 38 foreign tourists last month, which is why it has imposed a state of emergency.

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