Tunisia arrests blogger convicted of `defaming` Army: Lawyer

Tunisian authorities have arrested a blogger as he returned from a trip abroad weeks after he was convicted of defaming army officers, his lawyer said Thursday.

New leader vows Tunisia has `turned the page` after vote

 Tunisia`s new leader Beji Caid Essebsi says the country has turned the page on dictatorship after a presidential vote that rounded off its transition to democracy.

Anti-Islamist Essebsi wins Tunisia presidential vote
Anti-Islamist Essebsi wins Tunisia presidential vote

Anti-Islamist politician Beji Caid Essebsi won Tunisia`s presidential election with 55.68 percent of the vote, beating incumbent Moncef Marzouki, the electoral commission said Monday.

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.

Troops kill assailant hours before Tunisia vote

 Tunisian troops killed a gunman and captured three others on Sunday after they attacked soldiers guarding ballot papers for the country`s presidential vote, the Defence Ministry said.

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.

More air strikes near eastern Libyan oil port, Tunisia border

Libya`s recognised government conducted air strikes against rival government forces trying to seize major oil ports in the east and against targets in the west on Monday, witnesses said.

Libya Islamists press advance on key oil region

Islamist fighters clashed with pro-government forces for the second consecutive day Sunday as they pressed an advance on a key oil region in eastern Libya, sources on both sides reported.

Tunisia`s ex-premier quits own Islamist party

Tunisia`s former premier and Ennahda secretary general Hamadi Jebali announced on Facebook Thursday that he was stepping down from the Islamist party as he no longer agreed with its policies.

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.

Six Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay: Pentagon

Six Guantanamo detainees, including four Syrians, one Palestinian and one Tunisian, have been transferred to Uruguay from the American military base in Cuba, where 136 detainees remain, the Pentagon said on Sunday.

Deadly air raid hits Libya militia on Tunisia border

An air strike hit a Libyan militia post on the border with Tunisia on Friday, killing one person and wounding several others, a militia spokesman said.

New parliamentary leadership elected in Tunisia

Members of Tunisia's newly elected parliament have elected Mohamed Ennaceur as the new speaker of the house.

Ex-Bourguiba minister elected Tunisia parliament speaker

Tunisia`s first parliament since the 2011 revolution on Thursday elected veteran politician Mohamed Ennaceur, 80, of anti-Islamist party Nidaa Tounes as house speaker.

New Parliament meets in post-revolution Tunisia

Tunisia`s new parliament held its inaugural session on Tuesday, a landmark in the country`s often fraught transition to democracy since the 2011 revolution which 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.

`Terrorists` behead off-duty Tunisia policeman: Reports

"Terrorists" in Tunisia have abducted and decapitated an off-duty policeman, media reports on Monday cited the interior ministry as saying.

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.

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 poll `transparent`: EU observers

Tunisia`s first presidential election since a 2011 revolution was "pluralist and transparent", the head of the EU observer mission said on Tuesday.