Canada denies asylum for ex-Tunisian president`s in-law

Canada denied asylum on Monday to the brother-in-law of deposed Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, saying he had likely used his position to commit "serious" crimes.

Canada denies asylum for ex-Tunisian president`s in-law

Canada denied asylum on Monday to the brother-in-law of deposed Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, saying he had likely used his position to commit "serious" crimes.

Tunisia's secular-Islamist coalition takes office

A secular-led coalition government that includes Islamists took office in Tunisia on Friday, three months after the North African state's first free parliamentary elections.

Obama invites new Tunisian President to Washington

US President Barack Obama has invited Tunisia`s first democratically elected president to visit Washington, the White House said Monday.

88-year-old Essebsi sworn in as Tunisia president

Tunisia`s 88-year-old anti-Islamist Beji Caid Essebsi was sworn in as the country`s first freely elected president at a ceremony in parliament on Wednesday.

Tunisia presidential vote nears climax

Four years after its revolution sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia`s presidential campaign neared its climax Friday with incumbent Moncef Marzouki facing 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi in a runoff.

Tunisia looks to cap off revolution with presidential vote

Tunisians vote in the second round of a presidential election on Sunday, capping off four years of a sometimes chaotic transition since their country sparked the Arab Spring.

Wanted Ben Ali son-in-law returns to Tunisia

An exiled son-in-law of deposed Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali returned to the capital Tuesday to challenge a jail sentence for having a gun, his lawyer told AFP.

Tunisia efforts to eradicate torture `disappointing`: UN

A senior UN official on Friday criticised Tunisia`s efforts to eradicate torture, which was widespread under the former regime ousted in a 2011 revolt.

Ex-Tunisian leader, family milked economy: World Bank

Companies controlled by ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family garnered 21 percent of all his country`s private sector profits, according to a new World Bank report.

Tunisia lifts emergency rule in force since 2011 uprisin

Tunisia`s president has lifted a state of emergency in force since the 2011 uprising that ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, his office said Thursday, despite a string of recent jihadist attacks.

Tunisia`s leaders sign new charter 3 years after revolution

Tunisia`s leaders on Monday signed the new constitution adopted by lawmakers, a key goal of the revolution three years ago that touched off the Arab Spring.

Ex-Tunisia dictator gets new life sentence

Ben Ali has been living in exile in Saudi Arabia, where he fled amid an uprising that toppled him after 23 years in power.

Ex-Tunisia dictator gets new life sentence

A court has convicted, in absentia, Tunisia`s former dictator of voluntary homicide and sentenced him to life in prison.

Italy returns ex-president`s yacht to Tunisia

A court in Italy has authorised the return of a yacht belonging to the family of ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Ex-Tunisian dictator`s property goes under hammer

Tunisian authorities are putting property confiscated from ousted Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali up for auction.

Tunisia sentences Ben Ali over revolt deaths

A Tunisian military court has sentenced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to a second life term in absentia.

Tunisia: Ex-president Ben Ali gets 20 years in absentia

Former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown in a month-long popular uprising last year and fled to Saudi Arabia on Jan 14, 2011.

Huge turnout in Tunisia`s Arab Spring election

Tunisian voters poured into polling stations to vote on Sunday in their country`s first free election.

Tunisian court delays trial for deposed president

Ben Ali faces more than 100 charges in civil and military cases.