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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.

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 heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest

Tunis - Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, as some seven million voters head to the polls Sunday to choose from a crowded field.

Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest

Tunis - Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, as some seven million voters head to the polls Sunday to choose from a crowded field.

Tunisia slashes field ahead of presidential poll

Tunis - Tunisia's electoral commission has rejected nearly three quarters of hopefuls for next month's presidential election, accepting just two women as candidates, it said Wednesday.

Tunisia PM Chahed announces run for president

Tunis - Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced Thursday he would stand in presidential elections next month.

Tunisian PM to stand for president: party

Tunis - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed will stand in the country's upcoming presidential election, his party announced Wednesday, days after the death of incumbent Beji Caid Essebsi.

State funeral for Tunisia's Essebsi as new polls loom

Tunis - Thousands of Tunisians on Saturday attended the funeral of president Beji Caid Essebsi as the North African nation gears up for snap elections as early as September to defend the democratic gains of the Arab Spring.

Tunisia mourns, advances polls after death of president

Tunis - Tunisia is gearing up for snap elections as early as September following the death of president Beji Caid Essebsi, amid uncertainty over who could step forward to run the North African country.

Tunisia prepares for polls after death of president

Tunis - Tunisia has less than two months to organise snap elections following the death of president Beji Caid Essebsi, amid uncertainty over who could step forward to run the North African country.

Tunisia says no 'power vacuum' despite president's illness

Tunis - Tunisian authorities said Friday that President Beji Caid Essebsi's condition was improving and insisted there was no power vacuum in the North African country, shaken by the 92-year-old leader's hospitalisation and twin suicide attacks.

Tunisia media magnate announces presidential bid

Tunis - The controversial founder of a major private television channel in Tunisia has said he will run for presidency of the North African nation in November polls.

France confirms arrest, detention of Bel Ali brother-in-law

Marseille - France said Monday it had arrested and detained Belhassen Trabelsi, the brother-in-law of ousted Tunisian leader El-Abidine Ben Ali, who had been on the run for three years after fleeing Canada.

Tunisia teachers protest after months on strike

Tunis - Thousands of Tunisian teachers took to the capital's streets Wednesday to demand bonuses and improved working conditions months into a strike that has disrupted schools across the country.

Cabinet reshuffle exposes power struggle in Tunisia

Tunis - In reshuffling his cabinet this week, Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has sparked new tensions with the man who appointed him and fed speculation that he intends to run in next year's presidential poll.

Tunisia's president criticises reshuffle but denies rift with PM

Carthage - Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi on Thursday criticised this week's reshuffle by his prime minister, but denied there was a rift between the two men.

Tunisia tourism keeps up recovery from jihadist attacks

Tunis - More than six million foreign travellers visited Tunisia in the first nine months of 2018, according to government data, as tourism rebounds from devastating jihadist attacks three years ago.Arrivals rose 16.9 percent to 6.

Four killed in torrential Tunisia rains

Nabeul - Flash floods in Tunisia's Cap Bon peninsula have killed at least four people, authorities said Sunday, as surging waters caused by heavy rains carried away homes, cars and chunks of road.

Libya re-opens main border post with Tunisia

Tripoli - Libya has reopened its main border post with Tunisia after closing it for more than six weeks amid tensions over smuggling, Tripoli's interior ministry said on Saturday. The border at Ras Jedir was re-opened to "facilitate...

Trials open in Tunisia over deaths of Arab Spring protesters

Sidi Bouzid - Two trials opened in Tunisia on Friday over the killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution, part of a process aimed at redressing rights abuses under the toppled regime.

Islamist-backed candidate becomes first woman mayor of Tunis

Tunis - Islamist-backed candidate Souad Abderrahim defeated a city official who served under ousted despot Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on Tuesday to become the first woman mayor of the Tunisian capital.

Tunisia Islamists top municipal polls without majority

Tunis - The Islamist movement Ennahdha has beaten rivals in Tunisia's first free municipal elections but failed to win outright majorities in a poll marked by voter frustration and a low turnout.

Tunisia votes in first free municipal elections

Tunis - Tunisia's first free municipal elections got under way Sunday as voters expressed frustration at the slow pace of change since the 2011 revolution in the cradle of the Arab Spring.

Tunisia prepares for first free municipal elections

Tunis - Millions of Tunisians head to the polls on Sunday for their first free municipal elections, seen as another milestone on the road to democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Tunisian Islamist party endorses Jewish candidate

Monastir - Decked out in a striking blue suit and white shirt, matching his political allegiance, Simon Slama rubs shoulders with fellow candidates ahead of Tunisia's municipal elections.

Tunisia anti-austerity protests: what next?

Tunis - Tunisia has been shaken by a wave of protests against austerity measures that have seen nearly 800 people arrested over the past few days.
 

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