Tunisia

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A total of 27 candidates, including a woman, competed in Sunday's vote for the top post. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

After counting nearly two-thirds of votes in Tunisia's presidential election, front-runners Beji Caid el-Sebsi and Moncef Marzouki were seen heading to a run-off.

November 22, 2014

The Ministry of Defense will deploy more than 38,000 soldiers to ensure the smooth running of the polling process. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Tunisia prepares for presidential elections scheduled for Sunday by announcing plans to mobilize security forces for polling stations and vital government buildings.

A supporter of Moncef Marzouki, the current Tunisian president who is defending his position in the upcoming presidential elections, holds up the national flag during a campaign rally on Nov. 19 (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
05:00 GMT

This is the first time that the Tunisian-Libyan border will be closed for this long since the toppling of the previous regime.

November 20, 2014

Tunisia's forward Kharzi (13) vies with Egyptian forward Alniny (17) during the 2015 AFCON qualifying match between Tunisia and Egypt
02:17 GMT

A 2-1 defeat to Tunisia dashed the hopes of the tournament's most successful side while Mali booked their place

November 17, 2014

A buxomy Menna Shalabi at a film fest past.
10:17 GMT

Tunisia is in for a treat as Menna Shalabi will descend on the Carthage Cinema Festival judging committee.

November 14, 2014

The border town of Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between militants and the Lebanese army in recent months, sparking high tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese host communities. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

A bomb hit a Lebanese military vehicle Friday in the outskirts of Arsal's northeast region, according to a security source, wounding two soldiers.

November 8, 2014

Tunisian security forces have engaged in a fierce crackdown on Islamist militant groups in the border region with Algeria since 2012. (AFP/File)
13:02 GMT

Tunisian security forces are closing in on the suspected Islamist militants who attacked a bus carrying Tunisian soldiers in the city of Kef close to the Algerian border on Wednesday.

November 2, 2014

The election will be held on November 23. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT

Campaigning for Tunisia’s presidential election has kicked off with 27 candidates, including the outgoing head of state, Moncef Marzouki.

October 30, 2014

The Call of Tunisia party secured 85 of the 217 seats in parliament. (AFP/File)
07:11 GMT

Tunisia's Nidaa Tounes Party, also known as Call of Tunisia, has officially won the Tunisian elections.

October 28, 2014

A senior member of the group said that his party has "a moral obligation" towards the supporters of the Popular Front, Afek Tounes, and Social Democratic Path. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT

The Call of Tunisia party would opt to form an alliance with "democratic" parties to secure a majority in the parliament, a senior group member has said.

Ennadha Party founder Rachid Ghannouchi gives a speech during the legislative election on October 27, 2014 Ennahda won 69 seats behind The "Call of Tunisia" which won 84 seats (Fadel Senna /AFP).
07:48 GMT

The "Call of Tunisia" won 84 seats in the 217-member National Assembly, followed by Ennahda with 69 seats, according to an AA tally.

October 27, 2014

According to preliminary results, Call of Tunisia has won 38 percent of the parliament's seats. (AFP/File)
07:11 GMT

The secular Call of Tunisia party has taken the lead in Tunisia's elections.

October 26, 2014

A Tunisian woman holds up an inked finger after voting in the country's first elections in 2011 following the fall of long-time dictator, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT

After a lively electoral campaign riddled with political money and fierce debate, the birthplace nation of the Arab Spring opened polling station doors Sunday for fresh parliamentary elections.

October 23, 2014

Tunisia has recently increased security in preparation for upcoming elections. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT

Tunisian police exchanged gunfire with a group of armed men near the capital Thursday.

October 22, 2014

A Tunisian man walks past election posters in the Tunis suburb of Ariana on Oct. 21. Tunisians vote on Oct. 26 for their first parliament since the country's 2011 revolution. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
08:14 GMT

Islamist party Ennahda is still projected to do well, but the other big contender this time around is Nidaa Tounes, a broad-based secularist party.