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A Tunisian woman exits a Tunis polling station after voting in the first round of presidential elections on November 23, 2014. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

As tomorrow's run-off presidential election approaches, Tunisians are tense. The first round results were tight and the candidates must win the support of Popular Front voters.

December 18, 2014

Tunisia's presidential runoff vote will be held on Sunday inside Tunisia and on December 19, 20 and 21 at voting stations overseas. (AFP/File)
17:41 GMT

The Tunisian army plans to deploy 36,000 troops to secure a presidential runoff vote slated for Sunday, a Defense Ministry spokesman has said

Tunisians celebrate the third anniversary of the Arab Spring, which led to the removal of Zine el Abidine ben Ali from power, January 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
13:04 GMT

When frustrated street vendor Mohammad Bouazizi set himself alight, his actions made way for the Arab Spring. Four years on, was it worth it? Definitely.

December 17, 2014

Family members pray at the tomb of young Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi who started the Arab Spring. (AFP/File)
11:12 GMT

By setting himself alight four years ago, street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi paved way for the Arab Spring. Little did he or the policewoman who slapped him know what would happen next.

December 12, 2014

Hamadi Jebali, a former prime minister, announced Thursday that he was stepping down from the party as he no longer agreed with its policies. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

The secretary general of Tunisia’s Ennahda Islamic Movement has tendered his resignation as the leader of the country’s most prominent political party.

December 10, 2014

Could Hend Sabry be pregnant with her third baby? (Image: Hendsabry.com)
13:36 GMT

The Tunisian actress appears to be baking a little bun in the oven for the third time.

December 8, 2014

She's sexy, and she shows it! Check out Menna Shalabi's new tattoo! (Image: Barlamane)
10:50 GMT

Written "Huriyah" in Arabic or "Freedom" as it means in English, the actress's new body ink has fans goin' cray-cray.

December 7, 2014

The new president of the Tunisian Assembly Mohamed Ennaceur  gives his first speech, in the presence of his deputies Abdelfattah Mouro and Faouzia Ben Fodha, during a plenary session on December 4, 2014 in Tunis. (Photo: AFP)
19:29 GMT

The Tunisian electoral commission has announced that polling stations will be open to voters in the country’s presidential runoff election later this month.

December 2, 2014

Newly-elected MPs attend the inaugural session of Tunisia's parliament in the capital, Tunis, on December 2, 2014. (AFP/file)
18:11 GMT

Tunisia’s new parliament has held its inaugural session, marking the North African country’s first national assembly meeting since the 2011 ouster of former dictator, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

November 27, 2014

Latifa will still be singing but is turning her focus on acting for now! (Image: Facebook)
10:17 GMT

Latifa swaps lyrics for lines in her upcoming projects!

November 25, 2014

Members of the Tunisian ISIE elections body hold a press conference to announce the results of the first round of the presidential election on November 25, 2014. (AFP)
15:26 GMT

An official under Tunisia’s former hardline ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has come out on top in the country’s first free presidential election.

A total of 27 candidates, including one woman, contested Sunday's election for the highest post. (AFP/File)
13:11 GMT

Leader of the centrist Nidaa Tounes party, Beji Caid Essebsi, has been confirmed as the frontrunner in Tunisia's presidential elections.

November 24, 2014

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.