Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

Nostalgia for old era challenges Tunisia’s democratic gains
Middle East

Nostalgia for old era challenges Tunisia’s democratic gains

MONASTIR, Tunisia (AP) — Flanked by columns of private security, Tunisian lawmaker Abir Moussi recently swept onto a stage to…
Tunisian presidential candidate to stay in jail, testing democracy
Middle East

Tunisian presidential candidate to stay in jail, testing democracy

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui, who faces an election run-off this month, must stay in detention for…
Moderate Islamists make new power quest in Tunisia
Middle East

Moderate Islamists make new power quest in Tunisia

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s moderate Islamists are hoping the genial Beethoven fan they have nominated to run in next month’s…
Tunisia electoral commission approves 26 presidential candidates
Middle East

Tunisia electoral commission approves 26 presidential candidates

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s electoral commission said on Wednesday it had approved 26 candidates including two women for next month’s…
Tunisia’s moderate Ennahda VP Mourou to run in presidential elections
Middle East

Tunisia’s moderate Ennahda VP Mourou to run in presidential elections

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s biggest political party Ennahda named a candidate for presidential elections on Tuesday, the first time the…
Leader of moderate Islamist party to stand for parliamentary elections in Tunisia
Middle East

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

TUNIS (Reuters) – Rached Ghannouchi, the influential leader of Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda party, will stand in the next parliamentary…
Tunisia’s president hospitalized as terror strikes capital
Egypt

Tunisia’s president hospitalized as terror strikes capital

Tunisia’s presidency reported late Thursday that 92-year-old leader Beji Caid Essebsi was in a “stable condition” after being taken to…
‘Everything is stolen from us’: Tunisians fight to preserve cultural heritage
Middle East

‘Everything is stolen from us’: Tunisians fight to preserve cultural heritage

FOUSSANA, Tunisia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Standing near the shrine of the Sufi saint Sidi Boughanem in western Tunisia, Karim…
Tunisia recovers millions of Ben Ali’s ‘looted assets’
World

Tunisia recovers millions of Ben Ali’s ‘looted assets’

Tunisia received US$28.8 million on Thursday in the first such retrieval of what it calls looted assets held abroad by…
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