Gulf Times - Youssef-Chahed
Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest

Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest

Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring

Tunisia presidential hopefuls line up for September polls

Tunisia presidential hopefuls line up for September polls

Presidential hopefuls in Tunisia began registering their candidacies on Friday for snap September polls called after the death of 92-year-old leader Beji Caid Essebsi.

Tunisia's PM seeks to calm anti-austerity protesters

Tunisia's PM seeks to calm anti-austerity protesters

Protests erupted in more than 10 towns across Tunisia against price and tax increases imposed by the government to reduce a ballooning deficit and an economic crisis.

Tunisia's president proposes relative as PM, critics cry foul

Tunisia's president proposes relative as PM, critics cry foul

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi has proposed a junior minister who is a family member as his candidate to replace sacked Prime Minister Habib Essid, politicians said on Tuesday, drawing accusations of nepotism from the opposition.