Israel deports ex-Tunisian leader after Gaza flotilla

2015-06-30 13:27

Former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki has been deported from Israel after he was picked up off a boat of pro-Palestinian activists headed for the Gaza strip, an official says.

Defeated Tunisia candidate starts new movement

2014-12-24 09:03

The defeated candidate in Tunisia's presidential run-off has announced a new movement to "prevent the return of despotism".

Tunisia presidential vote nears climax

2014-12-19 16:03

Four years after its revolution sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia's presidential campaign is nearing its climax with incumbent Moncef Marzouki facing 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi in a runoff.

Date set for Tunisia presidential runoff

2014-12-08 16:54

Moncef Marzouki and Beji Caid Essebsi are to face off on 21 December in Tunisia’s second round of presidential voting to decide who leads the nation that sparked the Arab Spring.

Tunisia presidential vote set for close run-off

2014-11-24 21:03

An official under former hardline ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali appears set for a close run-off in Tunisian presidential polls with a rival who says he represents the 2011 Arab Spring.

Morocco king in Tunis

2014-05-31 06:45

Moroccan King Mohamed VI has arrived in Tunis for his first official visit to the country since the January 2011 popular uprising.

Tunisian will free jailed Prophet cartoonist

2013-11-06 14:00

Tunisia's president Moncef Marzouki says he would free a young Tunisian man jailed last year for posting cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed online once tensions in the country had eased.

Tunisia urges unity amid violence

2013-07-31 10:49

Tunisia has mourned eight soldiers slain by militants, but appeals from the Islamist-led government for unity and the calling of a December election failed to quell violent protests.

Tunisian army chief retires amid criticism

2013-06-25 11:16

Tunisia's military strongman, who has been criticised for the army's inability to catch a band of al-Qaeda linked militants, has announced his retirement.

Belaid murder probe: Marzouki testifies

2013-02-28 14:22

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has testified in the murder probe of Chokri Belaid, his office says, after the opposition leader’s family said he has received death threats.


Tunisia’s outgoing president promises smooth transition

2014-12-25 10:56

Tunisia's outgoing president, Moncef Marzouki, defeated in the country's first democratic presidential election, says he will hand over power in a move aimed at easing post-vote unrest.

88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election

2014-12-22 19:32

An 88-year-old veteran of Tunisia's political establishment has won the country's presidency, according to official results, capping a four-year-long democratic transition.

Tunisia heads to the polls to cap off revolution

2014-12-17 09:50

Tunisians will vote in the second round of a presidential election this weekend, capping off four years of a sometimes chaotic transition since their country sparked the Arab Spring.

Tunisia presidential race to go to December run-off

2014-11-25 20:36

Tunisia's former prime minister Beji Caid Essibsi will face outgoing President Moncef Marzouki in a run-off vote for the presidency in December, the election commission says.

Tunisian troops killed in deadliest attack

2014-07-17 20:20

Assailants have killed 14 Tunisian soldiers near the Algerian border, in the worst such attack in the army's history.

Kerry praises progress in Tunisia

2014-02-18 22:59

US Secretary of State John Kerry has made an unannounced visit to Tunisia to praise democratic progress in the country where the Arab Spring began.

Tunisia leaders, opposition in talks

2013-08-02 07:39

Tunisia's leaders have started talks with opposition and civil society representatives to try to defuse the country's latest political crisis.

Tunisia mourns slain soldiers

2013-07-30 12:32

Tunisia has begun three days of mourning after extremists killed at least eight soldiers.

Tunisia - Belaid killer named

2013-02-28 22:20

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has testified in the murder probe of Chokri Belaid, as a judicial source named the Salafist suspected of the assassination that plunged the country into turmoil.

Marzouki holds crisis talks over new PM

2013-02-20 14:51

President Moncef Marzouki is holding urgent talks with political leaders in a bid to steer Tunisia out of a week-long crisis exacerbated by the resignation of PM Hamadi Jebali.

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