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Tunisians defy police to mark killings of left-wing leaders

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands of Tunisians pushed through a heavy security cordon and marched down the main avenue in their country's capital Saturday to mark the eighth anniversary of the killing o...

Tunisia looks to Russia, Pfizer for vaccination program

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities have given emergency authorization to use Russia’s Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine, but haven’t yet ordered any doses, a health official said Friday. ...

Tunisians protest arrests; government faces confidence vote

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians are marching on their heavily guarded parliament Tuesday as lawmakers vote on a new government, after a week of youth protests and riots over poverty and lack of jobs t...

Tunisia bans protests, extends curfew as virus cases jump

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections and calm tensions after a week of protests and rioting over econom...

Somber Tunisia marks 10 years since revolution in lockdown

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia on Thursday commemorates the 10th anniversary since the flight into exile of iron-fisted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, pushed from power in a popular revolt that for...

Tunisia region at heart of revolution waits to reap rewards

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia on Thursday marked 10 years since a local fruit and vegetable seller set himself ablaze in protest after police took his cart, an act that enraged the country and snowbal...

US defense chief visits North Africa, World War II cemetery

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper met with Tunisia's president Wednesday, kicking off a North African tour amid growing regional concern about lawlessness in Libya. ...

Tunisian prime minister wins confidence vote amid crisis

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian lawmakers approved Hichem Mechichi as the country's new prime minister after pressing him for 11 hours over how he will bring the country out of an economic and social c...

Tunisia's parliament votes on new prime minister amid crisis

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Tunisian parliament is holding a confidence vote Tuesday on a new prime minister and his proposed government as the North African country faces deep economic crisis worsened ...

Tunisian parliament rejects bid for French colonial apology

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — After a heated, 14-hour debate, Tunisia’s parliament on Wednesday rejected a motion calling on France to apologize for crimes permitted during the colonial era and pay reparation...

Tunisia buries officer slain in bombing near US Embassy

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia paid homage Saturday to a police officer killed and five others injured in a double suicide bombing outside the U.S. Embassy. No one...

Tunisia approves government after months of deadlock

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia has a new government at last, after four months of arguing among rival parties in the young North African democracy. After a 15-hour debate, the Tunisia...

Tunisia chooses a president: media magnate or law professor

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians are voting for president in an unusual contest pitting a populist tycoon who just got out of jail against a law professor backed by resurgent Islamists. ...

Jailed Tunisia magnate optimistic about winning presidency

PARIS (AP) — Jailed Tunisian media magnate Nabil Karoui says he's "reasonably optimistic" about winning Tunisia's presidential runoff, where he is facing independent law professor Kais Saied. ...

Lawyer: Tunisia's toppled ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dies

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, an autocrat who led his country for 23 years before being toppled by bloody protests that unleashed a wave of revolt across the...