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

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 outbreak of Covid-19.

Tunisia needs more than sex ed to break taboos

Sarah Yerkes

Tunisia needs more than sex ed to break taboos

Comment: Tunisia's new sex education curriculum is a positive step, but a real change in attitudes will take at least a generation, writes Sarah Yerkes.

Tunisia's Islamist party may choose outside candidate as PM

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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 coalition.

Kais Saied sworn in as Tunisia's new president

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Kais Saied sworn in as Tunisia's new president

Kais Saied, a conservative academic with no previous political experience, was sworn in before members of the constituent assembly and other top ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia picks law professor as new president

Kais Saied, an independent candidate who ran on a conservative, anti-corruption platform, takes the presidency with at least 72% of the popular vote.

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Media mogul, law professor face off in Tunisia election

In an unusual election, Tunisians will choose between two candidates who have never held political office to be the North African country's next ...

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.

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Polls open in Tunisian legislative elections

Polls opened on Sunday in Tunisia for the third round of legislative elections since the North African country's 2011 revolution, in a key vote ...

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 ...

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Tunisia court keeps presidential runner behind bars

A fresh request to free jailed presidential candidate Nabil Karoui was rejected by Tunisia's court of appeal on Tuesday.

Anti-establishment figures claim shock leads in Tunisia polls

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Anti-establishment figures claim shock leads in Tunisia polls

Two anti-establishment candidates in Tunisia's divisive election claimed to have won through to a runoff, hours after polling closed.

Tunisians begin voting in uncertain presidential poll

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Tunisians begin voting in uncertain presidential poll

Tunisians headed to polling stations on Sunday to choose a president from a wide variety of candidates, amid uncertainty over the outcome of the ...

Widow of <em>Essebsi</em> dies as Tunisia heads to polls

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Widow of Essebsi dies as Tunisia heads to polls

Chadlia Caid Essebsi, 83, died on Sunday as Tunisia took to polls to pick a new leader.

Tunisia PM says cancer-stricken Ben Ali can return home

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Tunisia PM says cancer-stricken Ben Ali can return home

'If he wants to return to be buried here, I give my green light' said Youssef Chahed of exiled autocrat Ben Ali, who has been hospitalised for ...

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Jailed Tunisian presidential candidate starts hunger strike

Controversial media mogul Nabil Karoui began a hunger strike in prison, demanding his right to vote in the upcoming presidential election in which he is a front-runner.

Alessandra Bajec

Women to play a decisive role in Tunisia's elections

Women will likely play a big role in determining Tunisia's future in the coming elections, especially if the vote goes to a second round.

Aidan Chivers

Tunisia's next president: Who are the candidates?

In a significant election for Tunisia's young democracy, the wide range of options available to Tunisians could lead the country in profoundly ...

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Tunisia airs first 'great debate' ahead of presidential poll

The showdown between the 26 hopefuls is seen as the highlight of the campaign and a turning point in Tunisian politics ahead of the vote a week ...

Tunisian judiciary refuses to release imprisoned presidential candidate

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Tunisian judiciary refuses to release imprisoned presidential candidate

Tunisian judges have rejected an appeal for the release of Nabil Karoui, a media magnate imprisoned on money laundering charges, who is running ...

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Presidential campaign opens in Tunisia after Essebsi death

Campaigning for Tunisia's presidential election opened with 26 candidates vying to replace late leader Beji Caid Essebsi.

Tunisian security official, three 'terrorists' killed in clashes

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Tunisian security official, three 'terrorists' killed in clashes

A senior Tunisian policeman and three Islamist militants, described as 'terrorists' by the government, were killed on Monday in a security ...

Tunisia reveals final list of candidates for presidential election

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Tunisia reveals final list of candidates for presidential election

26 presidential candidates will stand in elections to be held on September 15 in Tunisia, including a media magnate who was recently arrested ...

Tunisian media mogul 'still presidential candidate' despite arrest

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Tunisian media mogul 'still presidential candidate' despite arrest

Nabil Karoui remains in the race for Tunisia's upcoming presidential election despite his arrest for alleged money laundering.

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