Tunisia


Tunisia election: New President Saied promises to fix economy

2019-10-15 15:42

Tunisia's newly elected president Kais Saied won by a landslide and offers new hope that ailing economy will be fixed.

Tunisia presidential hopeful walks free from jail in time for runoff

2019-10-10 11:56

Tunisia's presidential candidate Nabil Karoui received a hero's welcome as he walked free from jail, just days ahead of a runoff against a political newcomer.

Tunisia sets presidential election runoff for October 13

2019-10-02 17:35

Tunisia's electoral commission says the country's presidential election runoff would take place on October 13 despite calls to postpone the vote by the party of a jailed frontrunner.

Tunisia Islamist party throws weight behind vote frontrunner

2019-09-20 22:00

Tunisia's influential Islamist-inspired party Ennahdha says it will support law professor and political outsider Kais Saied in a presidential runoff against jailed media magnate Nabil Karoui.

Tunisia: Saied, Karoui advance to run-off after topping polls

2019-09-17 19:31

Independent candidate Kais Saied and imprisoned media mogul Nabil Karoui have advanced to a run-off after obtaining the most votes in Tunisia's September 15 presidential election.

Anti-establishment figures claim first round wins in Tunisia polls

2019-09-16 10:24

Two anti-establishment candidates in Tunisia's divisive election claim to have won through to a runoff, hours after polling closed in the country's second free presidential poll since the 2011 Arab Spring.

Tunisia judiciary rejects release of presidential runner

2019-09-04 22:00

Tunisia's judiciary has rejected an appeal to release media mogul and presidential candidate Nabil Karoui, his lawyers say, requesting that he be able to campaign.

WATCH | The 'gift' of Tunisia's delicate date palm drink

2019-08-15 06:08

As soon as the sun is up, people in southern Tunisia rush out to buy a glass or bottle of legmi, a coveted date palm drink that is too delicate to be sold far from the oasis.

Tunisians bid farewell to late President Beji Caid Essebsi

2019-07-28 07:05

Thousands of people have gathered in the streets of Tunisia's capital, Tunis, to bid farewell to their first democratically elected president, Beji Caid Essebsi, at a state funeral that will be attended by foreign leaders.

Tunisia to bring forward presidential polls after Essebsi's death

2019-07-25 21:40

Interim leader Mohammed Ennaceur has 90 days to organise a presidential election, says Tunisia's electoral commission.

 

Media magnate, law master face off in Tunisia presidential vote

2019-10-13 11:33

Almost a month since the launch of Tunisia's presidential vote and whittled down from more than 20 candidates, conservative law professor Kais Saied and media magnate Nabil Karoui face off before the country's electorate of seven million.

'People no longer trust the old parties' - Outsiders battle political elite as Tunisia votes

2019-10-07 11:31

Outsider candidates have challenged Tunisia's political elite as voters returned to the polls weeks after a presidential election that reshaped the country's post-Arab Spring political landscape.

Tunisia turns the page on Ben Ali

2019-09-22 11:01

With the burial of exiled former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia is turning the page on more than two decades of nepotism and repression with a large dose of indifference.

WATCH | Tunisia's ex-president Ben Ali dies in exile

2019-09-19 17:11

Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, has died in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry says.

What next after outsiders take the lead in Tunisia polls?

2019-09-16 22:05

Two political outsiders are set to go head-to-head in the race to become Tunisia's next president, according to the latest count after a first round of voting on Sunday.

Tunisia airs first 'great debate' ahead of presidential poll

2019-09-08 11:42

Days before the first round of Tunisia's presidential election, the fledgling democracy on Saturday began three nights of televised debates between the candidates, a rare event in the Arab world.

Tunisia says killed jihadists were al-Qaeda leaders

2019-09-03 22:01

Three suspected jihadists killed in a gun battle with Tunisian forces were wanted Algerian leaders of al-Qaeda, Tunisia's interior ministry says, a day after the shootout.

Tunisia's PM Chahed submits bid to run for presidency

2019-08-14 14:00

Youssef Chahed says he is ready to take on the role, a week after his party announced he would run for the top position.

Tunisia declares mourning after death of President Essebsi

2019-07-26 22:26

Parliament Speaker Ennaceur sworn in as interim president after country's first democratically elected leader dies.

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.

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