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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.

Women, children caught in deadly firefight near Tunis

Tunis - Women and children were caught up in a police siege near the Tunisian capital Friday, with "terrorists" killing one officer in a firefight, ahead of elections that have sparked fears of jihadist attacks.

Belgium told to compensate extradited terror suspect

Strasbourg - Belgium was wrong to extradite a former Tunisian professional footballer turned convicted Al-Qaeda fighter to the United States and must pay him compensation, Europe's top rights court ruled Thursday.

Tunisian 'mystery lake' baffles, concerns officials

Gafsa - A lake which has mysteriously appeared in the middle of a Tunisian desert has authorities concerned and searching for an explanation.

Libya guards fire warning shots as crowd tries to storm border

- Libyan border guards fired warning shots Friday to keep back a crowd of people trying to enter Tunisia as they fled the conflict in Libya, a Tunisian army officer said.

Violence forces evacuation of US embassy in Libya

Tripoli - Around 150 officials, workers and military security guards were evacuated Saturday from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli to escape mounting militia violence in Libya's capital.

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Attack on mountain posts kills 14 Tunisia soldiers

Tunis - Assailants killed 14 Tunisian soldiers in an attack on two posts near the border with Algeria, where the army has been waging a crackdown on jihadists, the government said Thursday.

Qaeda claims attack on Tunisia minister's home

Tunis - Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said Friday it was responsible for a recent attack on the home of Tunisia's interior minister that killed four policemen, the first such claim in the country."A group of lions...

Four police killed in attack on Tunisia minister's home

Tunis - Four Tunisian police officers were killed during a "terrorist" attack overnight on the home of Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou in the west-central Kasserine region, a ministerial spokesman said Wednesday.

Social pressures force Tunisia women to fake virginity

Tunis - It happens every April ahead of the summer marriage season, says Tunisian gynaecologist Faouzi Hajri -- desperate brides-to-be beg for surgery to make them "virgins" again for their wedding night.

Tunisia looks to win back tourists with image makeover

Tunis - Tunisia is working against the clock to salvage its 2014 tourist season after three turbulent years, by revamping the country's image -- with the help of online media and a few Star Wars characters."To change a country from one that is relatively inexp...

Tunisia looks to win back tourists with image makeover

Tunis - Tunisia is working against the clock to salvage its 2014 tourist season after three turbulent years, by revamping the country's image -- with the help of online media and a few Star Wars characters.

Cruise operator suspends Tunisia stops after Israelis barred

Tunis - The US-based operator of a cruise ship whose Israeli passengers were prevented from entering Tunisia, announced on Tuesday that it would no longer call at Tunisian ports.The Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line said Monday that a "small number" of Israeli...
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Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
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Government buildings in Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia.
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Leader of the ruling Islamist party Rachid Ghannouchi
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Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian government.
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A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
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