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

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.

Exit polls show Ennahdha party leading Tunisia election

The New Arab & agencies

Exit polls show Ennahdha party leading Tunisia election

Exit polls showed Ennahdha leading that of a jailed business tycoon in Tunisia's legislative polls.

Polls open in Tunisian legislative elections

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

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 interest in the campaigns.

The New Arab & agencies

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.

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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 ...

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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'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 ...

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.

Tunisia arrests media mogul presidential candidate: party

The New Arab

Tunisia arrests media mogul presidential candidate: party

A controversial presidential candidate and founder of a major television channel was detained for alleged money laundering.

Tunisia's Fragile Democracy after 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 ...

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

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 ...

Thousands of Tunisians mourn country’s first directly elected president

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands of Tunisians mourn country’s first directly elected president

Thousands of Tunisians, as well as international heads of states, have attended the funeral of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who died on ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi dies

Tunisia lost its first democratically elected president on Thursday, with fears of a power vacuum ahead of November elections.

The New Arab

Tunisia brings forward elections following President Essebi's death

Tunisia is to bring forward a planned November presidential election by several weeks, the electoral commission said Thursday following the ...

The New Arab

Tunisia's President Essebsi: controversy, changing allegiances and reforms

Tunisia's president was hospitalised with a severe illness in late June and returned to intensive care on Thursday, his son said, before state ...

The New Arab

BREAKING: Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi dies in hospital

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi passed away on Thursday, after being admitted to hospital for the third time in recent weeks on Wednesday.

No 'power vacuum' in Tunisia despite president's death rumours

The New Arab

No 'power vacuum' in Tunisia despite president's death rumours

"We have a president. There is no constitutional vacancy," one of his key advisors, Noureddine Ben Ticha, told the media, after news outlets ...

The New Arab

Tunisian presidency denies death of hospitalised President Essebsi

Guefrech on Twitter urged prayers from the public, stating the president was in “critical condition” before shortly sending out another tweet to ...

'Seriously ill' Tunisia President Essebsi hospitalised: presidency

The New Arab

'Seriously ill' Tunisia President Essebsi hospitalised: presidency

The 92-year-old Tunisian president 'was taken seriously ill and transferred to the military hospital in Tunis', the presidency said on its ...

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 aging president says will not run for re-election

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Tunisia aging president says will not run for re-election

Tunisia's 92-year-old president said Saturday he did not plan to stand for re-election in the November polls, in order to make way for someone ...

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