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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.

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

Women to play a decisive role in Tunisia's elections

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.

Tunisia's next president: Who are the candidates?

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 ...

Presidential campaign opens in Tunisia after Essebsi death

The New Arab & agencies

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.

Daniel Brumberg

Tunisia's Fragile Democracy after Essebsi

Having bid a sad farewell to Essebsi, Tunisia must now tackle the simmering constitutional and political crisis he left behind, writes Daniel Brumberg.

Alessandra Bajec

Agonising choices: Tunisia's post-Essebsi elections could cause further fragmentation

Analysis: Following the death of President Essebsi, Tunisia got through the transition of power but challenges and fragmentation could ...

The New Arab & agencies

Nearly 100 candidates in race to become Tunisia president

A total of 98 Tunisia presidential hopefuls submitted their paperwork by the official 6:00 pm (1700 GMT) deadline.

The New Arab

Tunisia parties announce candidates for presidential elections

Tunisia’s two largest political parties, the secular Nedaa Tounes and the Islamist Ennahda have announced their candidates for presidential ...

Tunisia belly dancer running for president in September polls

The New Arab

Tunisia belly dancer running for president in September polls

The race to succeed late President Essebsi has heated up after a belly dancer has declared her intention to run for the top spot.

The New Arab

World leaders, groups pay tribute to Egypt's Morsi

World leaders, Egyptian figures, rights groups and Islamist movements have paid tribute to Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely-elected ...

The UAE's crusade against regional democracy

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's crusade against regional democracy

Comment: From Libya, to Sudan and Egypt, the UAE is supporting counter-revolution, and undermining democracy across the region, writes Jonathan ...

Tunisia ex-leader <em>Marzouki</em> says UAE 'destabilised' country post-revolution

The New Arab

Tunisia ex-leader Marzouki says UAE 'destabilised' country post-revolution

Tunisia's first post-revolution president has accused the United Arab Emirates of attempting to lead a "counter-revolution" in the North African ...

Tunisia ex-leader <em>Marzouki</em> blasts 'stupidly oppressive' Egypt regime

The New Arab

Tunisia ex-leader Marzouki blasts 'stupidly oppressive' Egypt regime

The former president of Tunisia has made a scathing attack against Egypt's leader, after a lawyer moved to ban Moncef Marzouki ...

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Women are watching closely to make sure the transitional justice process will give dignity to those who suffered violence and abuse, writes ...

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Comment: On the anniversary of a revolution that brought hope to many, Tunisians are back on the streets. Khadija Mohsen-Finan looks back at what became of democratic transition, post-2011.

Robert Cusack

Stamp-of-approval: Tunisia becomes first country to honour cyber dissident

Yahyaoui, a 'pioneer of cyber-dissidence', once invited his website's readers to vote on whether Tunisia was "a republic, a kingdom, a zoo, or a ...

The New Arab

Persona non grata: Potential Sisi Tunisia visit sparks anger

Sisi is seen as a controversial figure in Tunisia where many object to his role in the military coup that saw democratically elected Muslim ...

The New Arab

Controversial Tunisian politician denies reports of 'Assad apology trip'

An anti-Islamist Tunisian politician has denied reports he was preparing to travel to apologise to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and ...

'Official pressure' takes ex-Tunisian president's interview off air

The New Arab

'Official pressure' takes ex-Tunisian president's interview off air

Moncef Marzouki, Tunisia's former president on Thursday accused authorities of pressuring a local TV station to take an ...

Michael Brenner

The Tunisian exception

Comment: Michael Brenner examines the ingredients behind Tunisia's successful democratic institutions, the lessons other countries might learn, ...

Israel: God's chosen pirates

Belal Dabour

Israel: God's chosen pirates

Comment: Six years after the attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, accountability remains absent, and measures to improve the situation have only ...

Former Tunisian president <em>Marzouki</em> launches political party, attacks government

The New Arab & agencies

Former Tunisian president Marzouki launches political party, attacks government

Citing the government's failures on tackling terrorism and economic challenges, former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki ...

3 Tunisian women raped each day claims group

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

3 Tunisian women raped each day claims group

A women rights group says around three women are raped every day in Tunisia where sexual violence against women has long been a taboo subject.

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