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The constitution adopted during the country’s democratic transition in 2011 outlines the need for a constitutional court to be set up within a year.

Tunisia's main parliamentary bloc Ennahdha rallied thousands of people Saturday in a demonstration.

Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

The New Arab Staff

Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

Abdel Fattah Mourou, a co-founder and former deputy leader of the Islamist Ennahdha party, has shocked Tunisian society by dancing with scantily-clad actress Mariem Ben Moulehem while in clerical garb.

Tunisia bets on non-partisan government to break political deadlock

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 ...

Tunisia parliament speaker <em>Rached</em> <em>Ghannouchi</em> survives no confidence vote

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

Tunisian foreign minister 'fired over Libya stance': reports

Tunisian Foreign Minister Noureddine Erray has voiced his support for Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord, the reports said.

The New Arab Staff

'UAE conspiracy' aims to destabilise Tunisian politics, warns official

An official from Tunisia's Islamist Ennahdha party warned of a 'UAE conspiracy' aimed at disrupting Tunisian politics.

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 ...

Tunisia's Ennahdha party seeks government change

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia's Ennahdha party seeks government change

Tunisia's Islamist-inspired Ennahdha party, the largest in parliament, called Monday for consultations to appoint a new prime minister, a move ...

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 ...

Tunisian president hits out at foreign interference

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisian president hits out at foreign interference

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Tuesday criticised foreign intervention in his country and warned against efforts to divide neighbouring Libya.

Tunisia denies establishing any foreign bases

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia denies establishing any foreign bases

Tunisia has had to deny claims that foreign bases were established in the country.

Tunisia president reaffirms Libya neutrality in Macron call

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia president reaffirms Libya neutrality in Macron call

Kais Saied told Emmanuel Macron that Tunisia 'will never be a rear base for any party' in Libya's conflict, as the UN-backed Tripoli government ...

Tunisia's diplomacy called into question over UN envoy dismissal

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia's diplomacy called into question over UN envoy dismissal

Tunisia's new president is in hot water after he dismissed a UN envoy after condemned the US for its controversial peace plan.

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 successive governments have failed to meet people's demands.

The New Arab & agencies

Islamists' choice tapped as Tunisia PM

President Kais Saied, an independent academic elected on October 13, has charged Habib Jemli with forming a new government, the presidency said ...

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia's Ennahdha party puts forward Ghannouchi as house speaker

Tunisia's Islamist-inspired Ennahdha party which last month came top in legislative polls put forward its leader Rached ...

Islamist-inspired Ennahdha party leads Tunisia election: results

The New Arab & agencies

Islamist-inspired Ennahdha party leads Tunisia election: results

The party of Rached Ghannouchi won 52 of 217 seats in Sunday's election, well short of the 109 needed to govern.

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 ...

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 ...

Tunisia's <em>Ghannouchi</em> says Khashoggi murder has 'shaken the world'

The New Arab

Tunisia's Ghannouchi says Khashoggi murder has 'shaken the world'

Rached Ghannouchi, the head of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahdha party, has said the murder Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has ...

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