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Jailed tycoon among Tunisia's 26 presidential candidates

Businessman Nabil Karoui was allowed to maintain his candidacy while in custody on accusations of money laundering and tax evasion.

Why a Tunisian rap song that triggered Arab Spring has suddenly become relevant again

A month before the Tunisian Revolution began, Tunisian rapper Hamada Ben Amor, who performs under the name of El Général, released a political rap song called 'Rais Lebled' in December 2010.


Leader of moderate Islamist party to stand for parliamentary elections in Tunisia

Parliamentary elections are expected to be held on October 6 with a presidential vote following on Nov. 17. They will be the third set of polls in which Tunisians can vote freely following the 2011 revolution.

At least 70 migrants drown after their boat sinks off Tunisia: State agency TAP

An official with the International Organization for Migration in Tunisia said the smuggling boat was coming from Libya when it sent a distress signal in international waters early Friday off the Tunisian coastal city of Sfax.

At least 46 migrants dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

Human traffickers increasingly use Tunisia as a launch pad for migrants heading to Europe as Libya's coast guard, aided by armed groups, has tightened controls.

Violent protests resume in Tunisia after two days of calm

Protests erupted last Monday in several towns and cities across Tunisia following tax and price hikes imposed on Jan. 1 by a government seeking to reduce a budget deficit to meet an agreement with its international donors.


Tunisian protester killed in clashes with police over price hikes, unemployment

The protest had turned violent when security forces tried stopping some youths from burning down a government building, witnesses said.

Why did the Arab Spring begin in Tunisia?

To this day, the question, “Why Tunisia succeeded?” is being answered in very different ways by scholars, researchers and commentators.

Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed warns no one safe in anti-graft 'war'

Last month a dozen people including businessmen, suspected smugglers and even a former security official were arrested, in a country where nepotism and corruption are seen as a powerful brake on the road to economic recovery.

Tunisia opens trial over 2015 beach massacre

A student armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and grenades went on a rampage in the Port el-Kantaoui resort near Sousse killing 38 holidaymakers

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Protest against terror attack at Tunisia beach, tourists flee

Thousands of tourists fled Tunisia on Saturday after the country's worst terrorist attack killed 38 people.