Jailed tycoon and professor in Tunisia’s presidential runoff
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Jailed media magnate Nabil Karoui and independent law professor Kais Saied will advance to Tunisia's presidential runoff, sending the North African nation's young democracy...
Poll: Outsider, jailed tycoon top Tunisian presidential vote
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A jailed media magnate and an independent outsider appeared likely to face off in Tunisia's presidential runoff, after a roller coaster first-round race in the country that...
Jailed Tunisia presidential candidate’s backers campaign
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Supporters of a jailed presidential candidate in Tunisia claimed Wednesday that a court's refusal to release him was a political decision and said the campaign would continue...
Tunisian court refuses to free jailed presidential candidate
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian court on Tuesday refused to free jailed presidential candidate Nabil Karoui from prison so that he can campaign for the Sept. 15 election, a television station he...
Tunisia kicks off presidential campaign amid tensions
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's 26 presidential candidates launched their campaigns Monday in a political climate marked by uncertainty, money laundering allegations and worries about violent...
Women seeking Tunisian presidency say it’s time for change
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian women can seek abortions, file for divorce and enjoy other rights unheard of in some parts of the Arab world — and two presidential candidates say it's time to put a...
Tunisia: Media mogul’s arrest rocks presidential race
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The arrest of a Tunisian media magnate who's a leading presidential candidate is rattling this country's young democracy and throwing the campaign into...
Leading presidential contender arrested in Tunisia
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A leading presidential candidate in Tunisia has been arrested and jailed on allegations of tax evasion and money laundering.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians and world leaders bid adieu on Saturday to the country's first democratically elected president, Beji Caid Essebsi, who died in office at 92 and left the North...
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country's first democratically elected leader and a symbol of the generation of Tunisians who shook off French rule in...
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on the death of Tunisia's president (all times local):
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described late Tunisian President Beji...
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia has banned face-covering veils in state-run buildings for security reasons, ending a policy of official tolerance with the garment.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A passerby wounded in a Tunisian suicide bombing has died of injuries, bringing the death toll to two in an attack that rattled the country at the height of tourist...
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Police shot at a man wanted for terrorism during a confrontation late Tuesday in Tunisia's capital and the suspect was killed when his explosive belt detonated, the Interior...
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Twin suicide bombings targeting security forces struck Tunisia's capital on Thursday, killing a patrol officer and injuring at least eight people.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's first democratically elected president, 92-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi, has been taken to a military hospital after falling seriously ill.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on the suicide attacks in Tunisia (all times local):
The Tunisian Interior ministry says one police officer has died from his injuries after...
75 rescued migrants allowed to dock in Tunisian port
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The International Organization for Migration said an Egyptian ship carrying 75 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea docked in Tunisia's southern port of...
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt have expressed their "deep concern" over the chaotic situation in Libya and called for an immediate cease-fire in the country.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A United Nations expert monitoring sanctions against Libya has left neighboring Tunisia after being jailed for nearly two months on suspicion of espionage.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. said it was informed that a Tunisian appeals court decided Tuesday to release Mocef Kartas, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against Libya, who was arrested...
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it is seeking consular access to one of its nationals, a U.N. sanctions expert who has been held in Tunisia since March.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A self-styled Libyan army slowed down its push on the country's capital over concerns for civilians caught up in the violence, as the U.N. refugee agency said Monday that the...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is expressing concern that Tunisia is still holding a member of the U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Libya despite his diplomatic...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says a member of the U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Libya has been arrested in Tunisia despite having diplomatic immunity.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is cleaning up its boulevards and securing its borders for an Arab League summit that this country hopes raises its regional profile and economic prospects.
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Tunisia: 12 infants die of hospital-acquired infection
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Twelve newborn babies have died in Tunisia after acquiring infections at the public maternity hospital where they were born prematurely, the country's interim health minister...
Tunisian attacks suspect assaults judge at hearing
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say a man suspected of several extremist attacks has assaulted a judge with his gavel during his trial at a Tunis military court.
7 get life in prison for Tunisia’s 2015 terror attacks
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities gave seven suspects life in prison and handed out other sentences Saturday in a trial for two 2015 attacks in Tunisia that killed 60 people, mainly tourists.
Samir Ben Amor, the lawyer for one of the 44 defendants, said the verdicts were handed down for the deadly attack against the country's famous Bardo Museum and a massacre at a popular seaside resort.
Suspects’ lawyer offers condolences at Tunisia terror trial
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A lawyer for suspects in two separate attacks in Tunisia that killed some 60 people, mainly tourists, offered condolences to the victims' families Friday.
Twenty-four suspects, who have all denied any direct role in the attack, attended the final hearing of the trial over a massacre at a popular sea resort and a deadly attack at the famed Bardo Museum.
The suspected mastermind of both attacks hasn't been caught and is thought to be hiding in Libya.
17 on trial in deadly Tunisian beach attack on UK tourists
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Seventeen people went on trial Tuesday over Tunisia's deadliest extremist attack, a massacre at a Mediterranean resort in 2015 that killed 38 people, most of them British tourists.
Russia urges North Africa to bring Syria back to Arab League
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Russia's foreign minister is pressing North African countries to support Syria's return to the Arab League, now that President Bashar Assad is largely seen as having won the Syrian civil war.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria this week and at each stop called for Syria's reintegration into the "Arab family." Lavrov urged it to happen before an Arab League summit in Tunis in March.
Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Workers around Tunisia went on strike Thursday to demand higher pay in a standoff with a government struggling to reduce unemployment, poverty and social tensions.
All flights in and out of the North African country's main airport were cancelled, and schools nationwide were closed. Ports, public transport, hospitals and other public services were also disrupted.
New tensions, worries mark Tunisia’s revolution anniversary
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands gathered Monday in Tunisia's capital as the country marked eight years since a democratic uprising ousted its long-time strongman. The rally came amid deepening economic troubles in the North African nation and resurgent anger at the revolution's unfulfilled promises.
18 arrested in Tunisia amid violent protests
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities have arrested 18 people during protests that erupted after the death of a journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation, officials said Wednesday.
Thirteen were arrested in the provincial city of Kasserine and five others in Tebourba, near Tunis, Interior Ministry spokesman Sofiane Zaag said.
Tunisian teachers demand better pay, protest work conditions
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian high school teachers have taken to the streets of the capital to demand wage increases and improvements to what they call dire working conditions.
Thousands of protesters, many of them bused in from across the country, marched in Tunis on Wednesday, starting at the Education Ministry and finishing at the city's main artery, Avenue Bourguiba.
Kashima beats Chivas 3-2, will meet Madrid at Club World Cup
AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Japanese side Kashima Antlers beat Chivas of Mexico 3-2 on Saturday, advancing to a semifinal against Real Madrid at the Club World Cup.
Ryota Nagaki canceled out Angel Zaldivar's early goal for Chivas and Kashima took the lead when Serginho converted a penalty in the 69th minute.
Hiroki Abe assured the win with a goal in the 84th before Hugo Leonardo scored an own goal in stoppage time.
Saudi crown prince visits Tunisia amid Khashoggi protests
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a personal welcome Tuesday from Tunisia's president who greeted his guest at the airport after two days of protests in the capital that reflected international concern about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Female suicide bomber wounds 9 in Tunisia’s capital
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A female suicide bomber wounded nine people, mostly police officers, on a busy avenue in Tunisia's capital on Monday afternoon, authorities said.
The 30-year-old woman set off the blast in Tunis just before 2 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Habib Bourguiba avenue, the Interior Ministry said.
Jail for offenders with new Tunisian anti-discrimination law
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Tunisian parliament has voted overwhelmingly to outlaw racial discrimination and to make criminal offenders eligible for prison time.
Lawmakers passed the measure late Tuesday. The legislation was a response to the assault of a man from Ivory Coast on a Tunis street in July that triggered reaction online and denunciation from anti-racism associations.
Tunisian leader backs equal inheritance rights for women
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's president promised Monday to submit a bill to parliament soon that aims to give women equal inheritance rights with men, as debate over the topic of inheritance reverberated around the Muslim world.
In a speech marking Women's Day in Tunisia, President Beji Caid Essebsi said he wants to submit the proposal "as soon as possible," probably when parliament resumes in October.
Tunisian fundamentalists protest report on sexual equality
BARDO, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists protested Saturday in front of the nation's parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality that they claim are contrary to Islam.
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany ordered authorities Friday to bring back a former aide to Osama bin Laden — hours after he was deported to his native Tunisia on Friday.
Sami A., whose last name wasn't given due to privacy laws, was flown to Tunis on a charter aircraft and handed over to Tunisian authorities, despite a court ruling blocking the move.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A woman from Tunisia's moderate Islamic party was elected on Tuesday as mayor of the capital city, Tunis, the first time a woman holds the post.
Souad Abderrahim, a 54-year-old pharmacist of the Ennahdha party, won the post in the second round of voting by the municipal council. She defeated her top rival, Kamel Idir, of the party Nida Tounes, founded by the Tunisian president.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian officials say a knife-wielding man tried to attack police officers outside the main synagogue in the capital, but was subdued before wounding anyone.
The interior ministry said in a statement the failed attack took place Tuesday on Avenue de la Liberte, a major artery in Tunis.
Police union official Nassim Rouissi told Shems FM radio that the attacker, acting alone, tried to stab a police captain outside the synagogue.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul has called up 29 players including Rennes forward Wahbi Khazri for a World Cup training camp.
The list features several French league players, with Montpellier midfielder Elyess Skhiri and Nice forward Bassem Srarfi among others.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Independent candidates cumulatively won more votes, and local council seats, than the two main parties in Tunisia's first municipal elections since the country's 2011 revolution.
Political haggling between the two parties — the moderate Islamist Ennahdha and the secular Nida Tounes — will determine whether the capital city, Tunis, gets its first female mayor.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Scattered irregularities have delayed voting results in Tunisia's first local elections since the 2011 Arab Spring revolution.
The electoral commission head said Monday that authorities are studying the irregularities and will announce the preliminary results Wednesday.
State television reported an exit poll from Sunday's vote showing Islamist movement Ennahdha in the lead, followed by President Beji Caid Essebsi's secular moderate party, Nida Tounes.