Tunisia's presidential candidate Essebsi claims vote victory

Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in Sunday`s run-off election, which is seen as the final step to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

Tunisia to hold second round of presidential vote on Dec 21

Moncef Marzouki and Beji Caid Essebsi will face off on December 21 in Tunisia`s second round of presidential voting to decide who leads the nation that sparked the Arab Spring.

Islamist militants kill Tunisian policeman near Algerian border

Islamist militants beheaded a Tunisian policeman after he was kidnapped near the Algerian border late on Sunday, officials said on Monday.

Anti-Islamist Essebsi leads Tunisia presidential vote

The run-off battle in Tunisia`s first free presidential election gets underway Wednesday, after secular frontrunners Beji Caid Essebsi and incumbent Moncef Marzouki finished top in the first round.

Tunisian secularist wins first presidential round, heads for run-off

Tunisian secularist leader Beji Caid Essebsi has narrowly beaten incumbent President Moncef Marzouki in the first round of a landmark presidential election, but the two frontrunners must meet again in a December run-off.

Anti-Islamist Essebsi leads Tunisia presidential vote: Results

 The head of Tunisia`s anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, Beji Caid Essebsi, leads the country`s presidential election with 39.46 percent of votes, six percentage points ahead of incumbent Moncef Marzouki, results showed Tuesday.

Tunisia presidential runoff likely after `historic` vote

Both leading candidates in Tunisia`s first free presidential election since the 2011 revolution sparked the Arab Spring predicted a runoff as each claimed to be ahead after Sunday`s vote.

Tunisia President Marzouki declares re-election bid

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki announced Saturday he will stand for re-election in November, in a key vote almost four years after a revolt that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings.

Hamas denies running 'shadow government' in Gaza

The exiled leader of Hamas denied today that the Islamist movement was running a "shadow government" in Gaza as charged by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

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.

Tunisia PM-designate says failed to form new cabinet

Tunisia`s Prime Minister-designate Mehdi Jomaa announced Saturday he had failed to reach a consensus on a new cabinet due to oversee the run-up to fresh elections.

Google launches online constitution archive

Internet giant Google launched an archive of the world`s constitutions Monday in a new online initiative designed to help countries emerging from conflicts or political crises.

Tunisian president pelted with stones

A disgruntled crowd hurled stones at President Moncef Marzouki and the parliament speaker in a central Tunisian town, a media report said Tuesday.

Tunisia prez asks for six-month political truce

Tunisia`s new president asked for a six-month political truce and a moratorium on strikes and protests, warning that otherwise the country would be committing "collective suicide."