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Triggered by MP's disgrace, Tunisia's #MeToo breaks taboos

Tunis - Viral images of a Tunisian lawmaker allegedly masturbating outside a high school have sparked the country's own #MeToo moment, with sex abuse victims breaking taboos under the hashtag #EnaZeda.

Newly sworn-in Tunisia president pledges to heal divisions

Tunis - Tunisia's new President Kais Saied vowed Wednesday to defend women's rights, reunite the country and restore trust in its leaders as the political outsider outlined his agenda following a surprise election victory.

What next for Tunisia's new president?

Tunis - Tunisia's president-elect Kais Saied has won a clear mandate to fight corruption and promote social justice, even though his role focuses on security and diplomacy.

Young Tunisians, the force behind Saied's presidential victory

Tunis - Behind the landslide victory of conservative political outsider Kais Saied in a runoff presidential vote were millions of young voters, who describe him as a leader worthy of their trust as Tunisia's democracy takes root.

Official results set to seal outsider's victory in Tunisia polls

Tunis - Tunisia's electoral commission was expected to confirm Monday that voters gave conservative political outsider Kais Saied a sweeping mandate to be the next president, thanks largely to young people who flocked to his side.

Media mogul, academic face off as Tunisians choose president

Tunis - Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential runoff pitting a conservative academic against a media magnate fresh out of jail, reflecting a shift in the country's post-revolution political landscape.

Jailed Tunisia presidential candidate Karoui to go free: lawyer

Tunis - Tunisia's jailed presidential candidate Nabil Karoui is expected to walk free later Wednesday, his lawyer said, just days ahead of a runoff vote.

Anti-establishment parties battle political elite in Tunisia election

Tunis - Tunisians headed to the polls Sunday for the third round of legislative elections since the country's 2011 revolution, weeks after a presidential vote swept aside the post-Arab Spring political establishment.

Tunisians spoilt for choice in Sunday's parliamentary vote

Tunis - Just weeks after Tunisians rejected ruling political parties in the first round of presidential polls, voters are set to return to the ballot box on Sunday to elect a new parliament.

Anti-party Aich Tounsi shakes up Tunisian election

Ariana - With punching bags for "beating corruption" and clowns to yellow-card the system, an independent Tunisian "anti-party" has launched an unusual campaign to win over voters fed up with political elites.

After Thomas Cook fallout, Tunisia looks beyond seaside packages

Tunis - British tour operator Thomas Cook going bankrupt may not spell the end of tourism in Tunisia, but it highlights the need to diversify the key sector beyond all-inclusive beach holidays.

Tunisia sets up crisis cell for Thomas Cook fallout

Tunis - Tunisia has set up a crisis cell to deal with the fallout of British tour operator Thomas Cook's collapse on Monday, which has left around 4,500 mostly British tourists stranded in the North African country, officials said.

Tunisia turns the page on Ben Ali

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

Tunisia's ex-president Ben Ali dies in exile

Tunis - Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry told AFP. He was 83.

Ousted Tunisian president Ben Ali dies at 83

Tunis - Tunisia's all-powerful leader for over two decades, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was forced from power and into exile by a landmark popular uprising in early 2011, sparking revolts across the Arab world.

Students vow to propel professor to upset Tunisia presidential win

Tunis - At the political science faculty where Tunisian presidential candidate Kais Saied taught law, a devoted following of young voters swayed by his campaign propelled the political novice to the second round.

Professor, detained mogul reach Tunisia presidential runoff

Tunis - Tunisia's electoral commission confirmed on Tuesday that a presidential runoff vote will pit law professor Kais Saied against detained media mogul Nabil Karoui.

What next after outsiders take the lead in Tunisia polls?

Tunis - 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.

Outsider leads after divisive Tunisia presidential poll

Tunis - Political outsider Kais Saied was leading Tunisia's elections with just over a quarter of votes counted, the electoral commission said Monday, in the country's second free presidential vote since the Arab Spring.

Key candidates eyeing Tunisian presidency

Tunis - Two dozen candidates, including two women, are vying to replace Tunisia's late leader Beji Caid Essebsi in Sunday's presidential polls.
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