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Tunisian President Kais Saied will travel to neighbouring Libya in the first presidential visit since 2012.

While protesters are commemorating the 2013 killing of a prominent activist, worsening living conditions and police brutality are fuelling marches in the capital

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the Arab Spring to run aground.

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

Tunisia: The road to revolution

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia: The road to revolution

In-depth: The uprisings that swept North Africa and the Middle East began in Tunisia, bringing freedom and democracy to a country so long ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia bets on non-partisan government to break political deadlock

In-depth: After winning a vote of confidence and averting the dissolution of parliament, the new Tunisian government now faces the major challenge of ruling with a fragile political bedrock.

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi survives no confidence vote

Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisian Ennahdha Party, will stay on as parliament speaker.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

The New Arab Staff

Chaos in Tunisian parliament as ‘counter-revolutionary’ MPs continue occupation

Chaos prevailed in the Tunisian parliament as MPs from the Free Constitutional Party, linked to former dictator Ben Ali, continued a sit-in ...

Resigned Tunisian PM sacks <em>Ennahda</em> ministers, sparking furious reaction

The New Arab Staff

Resigned Tunisian PM sacks Ennahda ministers, sparking furious reaction

Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh, who is continuing in his position in a caretaker capacity after resigning, has sacked six ministers from ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia PM resigns after political row

Fakhfakh has had a strained relationship with Tunisia's largest party, Ennahdha.

Tunisia's Ennahdha to withdraw support for Fakhfakh government

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia's Ennahdha to withdraw support for Fakhfakh government

Tunisia's moderate Islamist party said it will withdraw support for government.

Tunisia parties seek to remove parliamentary speaker Rached Ghannouchi

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia parties seek to remove parliamentary speaker Rached Ghannouchi

At least five Tunisian parties plan to launch a vote of no confidence in parliamentary speaker Rached Ghannouchi who has been accused of ...

Tunisian President Kais Saied's first six months in power

Aidan Chivers

Tunisian President Kais Saied's first six months in power

The first six months of Kais Saied's presidency have been dominated by two major crises - the challenge to form a new government, and the ...

Tunisia reattempts to form new government amid political deadlock

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia reattempts to form new government amid political deadlock

Tunisia's new government is still in the making, with the formation process dragging out, but the country urgently needs economic reforms after ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia parliament rejects government of Habib Jemli

Tunisian lawmakers have voted 134 to 72 against Habib Jemli's proposed cabinet following months of political negotiations over government posts.

The New Arab

Five positives to take from 2019

Here are five stories that lifted our spirits in 2019.

The New Arab & agencies

Islamist-inspired leader elected Tunisia parliament speaker following controversial deal

Veteran politician Rached Ghannouchi was voted house speaker by Tunisia’s parliament, following the party’s deal with the liberal Qalb Tounes ...

The New Arab

Tunisia's Islamist party may choose outside candidate as PM

The move comes as Ennahda, which won 52 of 217 seats in last month’s parliamentary election, seeks consensus with other parties for a ...

Tunisians celebrate populist Kais Saied's presidential election victory

The New Arab

Tunisians celebrate populist Kais Saied's presidential election victory

Thousands of Tunisians gathered on the streets to praise the landslide result of the conservative, anti-corruption candidate for embodying the ...

Alessandra Bajec

Karoui out of jail just before Tunisia’s presidential run-off

Tunisia gears up for a fair vote in Sunday’s presidential poll after jailed candidate Nabil Karoui was freed days ahead of the run-off.

Jailed Tunisia presidential candidate Karoui walks free

The New Arab & agencies

Jailed Tunisia presidential candidate Karoui walks free

Nabil Karoui's release on Wednesday came after the court annulled his detention order just hours ahead of final results from parliamentary polls.

Can Tunisia survive attempts to derail its democracy?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Can Tunisia survive attempts to derail its democracy?

Comment: Saudi Arabia and UAE have continuously sought to undermine Tunisia's relatively successful reformist path, writes Jonathan ...

Legislative elections set Tunisia's future political path of action

Alessandra Bajec

Legislative elections set Tunisia's future political path of action

Tunisians will make their voices heard in what will be a decisive election for the parliamentary regime, but some voters are now showing less ...

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