Tunisia

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.

October 15, 2014

Reforming the police has been set as one of the objectives of the revolution to ensure Tunisians’ dignity. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Tunisians want to continue progressing but have not yet been able to solve the problem of their overly violent police force.

October 12, 2014

There are an estimated 3,000 Tunisians fighting in Syria. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa has announced that his country has arrested some 1,500 militants as part of efforts to secure its transition to democracy.

October 8, 2014

Latifa will be "Star Academy" this Thursday.
12:49 GMT

She's been around the music block a time or two, and now the Tunisian songstress is sharing the wealth of knowledge she has in the biz.

October 5, 2014

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at Georgetown University in Washington on Oct. 2, 2014 ahead of the annual IMF/WB meetings. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
08:38 GMT

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde warned of the fragile recovery of the global economy and the effects of the turmoil in the Middle East, especially the war against ISIS and the instability of Iraq and Syria, which could trigger higher global oil prices.

October 4, 2014

Having been long delayed over political unrest, economic instability and sporadic violence, Tunisia's parliamentary election race officially opened to campaigners Saturday. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT

Official campaigning began Saturday for the Tunisian parliamentary elections in a monumental first move toward democracy for the 'birthplace of the Arab Spring'

September 28, 2014

Haifa Wehbe's quick trip to Tunisia was a big surprise. (Image: Instagram)
10:48 GMT

She didn't even let the press know she was coming, but Haifa Wehbe did in fact hit up Tunisia.