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Voting begins for Tunisian presidential runoff; law professor Kais Saied takes on media magnate Nabil Karoui
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Voting begins for Tunisian presidential runoff; law professor Kais Saied takes on media magnate Nabil Karoui

Tunisians voted Sunday in a presidential runoff pitting a conservative academic against a media magnate fresh out of jail.

Double suicide attacks rock Tunisian capital even as president's hospitalisation plunges country into uncertainty
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Double suicide attacks rock Tunisian capital even as president's hospitalisation plunges country into uncertainty

Thursday's blasts — one on a central avenue and another against a security base — killed a police officer and wounded at least eight people including several civilians, the interior ministry said.

Osama bin Laden's 'bodyguard' Sami Idoudi detained in Tunisia as part of terrorism probe after his expulsion from Germany
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Osama bin Laden's 'bodyguard' Sami Idoudi detained in Tunisia as part of terrorism probe after his expulsion from Germany

A man who allegedly worked as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard has been detained in Tunisia as part of a terrorism probe after his expulsion from Germany, a prosecution spokesman said on Saturday.

Low voter turnout of 33.7% mars Tunisia's first free municipal elections, PM Youssef Chahed calls it 'negative sign'
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Low voter turnout of 33.7% mars Tunisia's first free municipal elections, PM Youssef Chahed calls it 'negative sign'

Tunisia held its first free municipal elections on Monday but only one in three eligible voters cast ballots, reflecting frustration at the slow pace of change since the 2011 revolution in the cradle of the Arab Spring.

Tunisia unrest: More than 200 people arrested, dozens hurt in clashes over austerity measures in North African nation
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Tunisia unrest: More than 200 people arrested, dozens hurt in clashes over austerity measures in North African nation

More than 200 people have been arrested and dozens of police hurt during clashes in Tunisia

Tunisia to put on trial son of Istanbul attack victim for joining Islamic State
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Tunisia to put on trial son of Istanbul attack victim for joining Islamic State

Fathi Bayoudh was waiting for his wife at the Istanbul airport when the attackers struck, after months of back-and-forth to Turkey to try to find his son.

Bus blast kills 12 in Tunisia; President Essebsi declares curfew, 30-day emergency
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Bus blast kills 12 in Tunisia; President Essebsi declares curfew, 30-day emergency

Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Tuesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others.

Tunisia group claims beheading of teen shepherd for Islamic State
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Tunisia group claims beheading of teen shepherd for Islamic State

The killing of 16-year-old Mabrouk Soltani on 13 November sparked anger in Tunisia.

Three terror attacks stun 3 continents: Islamist militants kill at least 63 in Tunisia, Kuwait and France
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Three terror attacks stun 3 continents: Islamist militants kill at least 63 in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

Three terror attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait wreaked havoc on Friday. The attacks bore the hallmarks of Islamist militants.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Tunisia attacks, says there will be more
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Tunisia attacks, says there will be more

The Islamic State group issued a statement on Thursday claiming responsibility for the deadly attack on Tunisia's national museum that killed 23 people, mostly tourists.

Gunmen kill 21 in attack on Tunisia's national museum, two attackers killed
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Gunmen kill 21 in attack on Tunisia's national museum, two attackers killed

Attackers opened fire Wednesday at a major museum in Tunisia's capital, gunning down 17 tourists as dozens more sprinted to safety. At least 22 people in all were killed, including two gunmen, but some attackers may have escaped, authorities said.

Gunmen kill 17 at Tunisian museum, hostage situation ends
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Gunmen kill 17 at Tunisian museum, hostage situation ends

Tunisia's official news agency TAP says shots have been fired at the country's leading museum, adjacent to the national Parliament building.

Transition to democracy: Tunisia holds first free presidential election
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Transition to democracy: Tunisia holds first free presidential election

unisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.

Ex-Tunisia president gets 20 years in absentia
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Ex-Tunisia president gets 20 years in absentia

A Tunisian military court has convicted the former president in absentia of inciting violence and sentenced him to 20 years in prison.

US hints at possibility of arming Syrian rebels
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US hints at possibility of arming Syrian rebels

The United States on Tuesday appeared to open the door to eventually arming the Syrian opposition, saying if a political solution to the crisis were impossible it might have to consider other options.