Tunisia president announces nationwide self-isolation

2020-03-20 22:30

Tunisian President Kais Saied has declared a nationwide, round-the-clock self-isolation of inhabitants to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, after an increase in confirmed cases.

New Tunisia govt sworn in after winning confidence vote

2020-02-27 20:53

Tunisia's new government has been sworn in after winning a parliamentary confidence vote that broke four months of post-election deadlock.

HRW urges Tunisia to bring home children of ISIS suspects

2020-02-06 22:05

Human Rights Watch has called on Tunisia to bring home nearly 200 children of suspected jihadists stranded or held in crowded camps and prisons in Libya, Iraq and Syria.

Tunisia arrests 11 after clashes in birthplace of Arab Spring

2019-12-03 21:20

Eleven Tunisians were arrested during a night of clashes between protesters and police in the central region of Sidi Bouzid, the interior ministry says, after the self-immolation of a young man sparked outrage.

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.


WATCH | Tunisia herbalists cash in on coronavirus fear

2020-03-16 20:15

There is no known cure for the new coronavirus, but in the medicinal herbs souq in Tunis, anxious Tunisians are consulting with herbalists and stocking up on traditional remedies.

Tunisia fires envoy to UN, reportedly over Trump plan

2020-02-07 21:00

Tunisia has fired its ambassador to the UN, accusing him of failing to consult the ministry on key issues that diplomatic sources said included Washington's controversial Middle East peace plan.

Lina Ben Mhenni, activist who chronicled Tunisia uprising, dies at 36

2020-01-27 16:43

Acclaimed Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni, who chronicled the popular uprising that toppled longtime president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, has died aged 36 after a long illness, her family says.

Tunisian bus plunges off cliff, killing at least 24

2019-12-01 19:46

At least 24 Tunisians were killed and 18 more injured Sunday when a bus plunged off a cliff into a ravine in the country's north, officials said.

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.

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