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IS in Libya claims it executed two Tunisian journalists

Tunis - The Libyan branch of the Islamic State group claimed Thursday to have executed two Tunisian journalists who went missing in September, in an online statement that sparked outrage in Tunis.

Tunisia's 88-year-old Essebsi sworn in as president

Tunis - Anti-Islamist Beji Caid Essebsi, 88, was sworn in Wednesday as Tunisia's first freely elected president vowing to work for national reconciliation, four years after an uprising that sparked the Arab Spring.

Newly elected leader says Tunisia has 'turned page'

Tunis - Tunisia's new leader Beji Caid Essebsi said the country has turned the page on dictatorship after a presidential vote that European observers hailed on Tuesday as "credible and transparent".

Veteran Essebsi wins Tunisia's first free presidential vote

Tunis - Veteran anti-Islamist politician Beji Caid Essebsi was declared the winner of Tunisia's first free presidential election on Monday, capping off the transition to democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Tunisians vote for post-revolution president

Tunis - Tunisians voted in the runoff of the country's first free presidential election on Sunday, after authorities urged a big turnout to consolidate democracy following a chaotic four-year transition.

Jihadists claim 2013 murders of Tunisia secularists

Tunis - Jihadists who have since joined the Islamic State group claimed twin murders of secular politicians that plunged Tunisia into crisis in 2013, in a video posted online Thursday.

Tunisia to hold presidential runoff on Dec 21

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

Anti-Islamist Essebsi leads Tunisia presidential vote

Tunis - The run-off battle in Tunisia's first free presidential election gets underway Wednesday, after secular frontrunners Beji Caid Essebsi and incumbent Moncef Marzouki finished top in the first round.

Anti-Islamist Essebsi leads Tunisia presidential vote

Tunis - The head of anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, Beji Caid Essebsi, leads Tunisia's presidential election with 39.46 percent of votes, six percentage points ahead of incumbent Moncef Marzouki, results showed Tuesday.

Tunisia presidential runoff likely after 'historic' vote

Tunis - Tunisia's incumbent President Moncef Marzouki on Monday appeared set for a runoff vote against an anti-Islamist party ex-premier after the first free leadership vote since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring.

Tunisia presidential runoff likely after 'historic' vote

Tunis - Both leading candidates in Tunisia's first free presidential election since the 2011 revolution sparked the Arab Spring predicted a runoff as each claimed to be ahead after Sunday's vote.

Tunisia secularists win landmark vote in Arab Spring birthplace

Tunis - Tunisia's secular Nidaa Tounes won landmark parliamentary elections, results showed Thursday, beating Islamists in a vote that raised hopes of a peaceful transition in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

'Free' Tunisia polls offer Arab Spring ray of hope

Tunis - Foreign observers praised Tunisia's "free" elections ahead of the release of results Wednesday, after the Islamists conceded defeat in a vote that raised hopes of a peaceful transition in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

'Free' Tunisia polls offer Arab Spring ray of hope

Tunis - Foreign observers on Tuesday praised Tunisia's landmark "free" elections, after the Islamists conceded defeat in a vote that raised hopes of a peaceful transition in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Secular party wins most seats in Tunisia election

Tunis - Nidaa Tounes, a secular party has won the most seats in yesterday's election in Tunisia. It main rival the moderate Islamist Ennahda came in second.

Islamist party congratulates rival for Tunisia vote win

Tunis - The leader of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party congratulated his secular rival Monday for "his party's win" in a general election seen as critical for democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring.

Islamist party Ennahda says Nidaa ahead in Tunisia vote

Tunis - The Islamist party Ennahda finished second behind secular rival Nidaa Tounes in Tunisia's parliamentary election, the movement which has dominated politics in the country since its 2011 revolution said Monday."We have estimates which are not yet final....

Tunisia awaits 'milestone' vote results, secular party upbeat

Tunis - Tunisians voted Sunday in an election seen as critical for democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring, with the main secular party confident of a strong showing as the vote count started.

Tunisia goes to the polls

Tunis - The general election on Sunday will be the first under the country's new constitution, but the second since the beginning of the Arab Spring and the uprising that overthrew Zine Ben Ali.

Tunisia police kill 6 'militants' ahead of key polls

Tunis - Tunisian police killed six suspected militants, five of them women, in a raid on a suburban house Friday after a 28-hour standoff, fanning tensions ahead of a landmark election.
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