Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

Tunisia fears return of jihadists from foreign battlefields

Fears are mounting in Tunisia that the return of jihadists from foreign battlefields could destabilise a country already reeling from a wave of attacks since its 2011 revolution.

Dec 27, 2016, 17:07 PM IST

Tunisia`s president backs national unity government

The economy has also been hit by several jihadists attacks, including one in June when 38 tourists were killed when gunmen stormed a beach resort.

Jun 03, 2016, 10:43 AM IST

Tunisia says dozens of jihadists arrested in latest raids

In a deadly confrontation that erupted during one of the raids in the Tataouine governorate, four policemen were killed when a militant detonated his explosives belt after a firefight erupted.

May 13, 2016, 06:06 AM IST

4 police, 2 jihadists killed in Tunisia raids: Ministry

Sixteen others were arrested during the operation in Ariana province just outside Tunis, and Kalashnikov assault rifles, pistols and ammunition seized.

May 12, 2016, 01:03 AM IST

Tunisia names three suspects wanted over bus bombing

Tunisia has identified three suspects wanted over Tuesday`s suicide bombing that killed 12 presidential guards and is offering a financial reward for information leading to their arrest.

Nov 28, 2015, 17:10 PM IST

Bomb attack on Tunisia presidential guard bus kills 12

The bombing, which has still not been claimed, took place as this year's 26th Carthage Film Festival was in full swing.

Nov 25, 2015, 04:28 AM IST

Bomb attack on Tunisia presidential guard bus kills 14

A bomb exploded on a bus transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on Tuesday killed at least 14 people and wounding 11, the Interior Ministry said.

Nov 24, 2015, 23:40 PM IST

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.

Mar 17, 2015, 00:22 AM IST

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.

Mar 17, 2015, 00:22 AM IST

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.

Feb 07, 2015, 01:02 AM IST

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.

Jan 06, 2015, 05:16 AM IST

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.

Dec 31, 2014, 15:56 PM IST

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.

Dec 20, 2014, 05:00 AM IST

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.

Dec 17, 2014, 10:40 AM IST

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.

Nov 18, 2014, 15:39 PM IST

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.

Jun 07, 2014, 01:46 AM IST

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.

Mar 28, 2014, 02:54 AM IST

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.

Mar 06, 2014, 21:03 PM IST

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.

Jan 28, 2014, 04:21 AM IST

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.

May 01, 2013, 14:28 PM IST