TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, an autocrat who led his small North African country for 23 years before being toppled by nationwide protests that unleashed...
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...
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A lawyer for the former Tunisian president ousted in the 2011 Arab Spring says Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been hospitalized in Saudi Arabia.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is holding a cacophonous presidential election this weekend, with voters choosing among 26 candidates for a new leader who can secure the North African nation's young...
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) — Tunisia's 92-year-old president Beji Caid Essebsi has made his first public appearance since leaving hospital following a serious illness.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian police arrested 328 people and fired tear gas as protesters hurled rocks and burned tires during further nationwide demonstrations over price rises. European governments warned travelers about the multi-day outbreak of unrest in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.
The protests late Wednesday in multiple towns appeared somewhat less violent than previous nights, as heavy security was deployed at key sites to deter rioters.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities said Wednesday that 237 people were arrested and dozens of others injured across the country in recent days as violent protests against government-imposed price hikes spread to more cities and regions.
The Interior Ministry said that those arrested took part in looting, thefts and arson. Some blocked roads with blazing tires and targeted police stations, municipal depots, stores and banks.
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland is transferring 3.5 million euros ($3.9 million) to Tunisia that had been frozen in connection with a close relative of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland ordered the transfer Friday in response to a request from Tunisia.
The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs says the assets were being sent back with the relative's consent.
BEIRUT (AP) — Egypt's ousted former President Hosni Mubarak was released Friday after six years in custody but he is not the only autocratic ruler in the Middle East that was caught up in Arab Spring revolts that swept across the region in 2011.
Exiled, killed or fighting for survival, here's a look at the fate of other Arab leaders and where they are now:
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has prolonged for a year sanctions against dozens of Tunisians, including ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, accused of illegally using state funds.
EU member states agreed Friday to extend the asset freezes on 48 people until Jan. 31, 2018.
They believe "the misappropriation of state funds is depriving the Tunisian people of the benefits of the sustainable development of their economy and society," and undermines the spread of democracy.