Tunisia's Islamists down but not out after election defeat


TUNIS - After Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahda conceded defeat in Sunday's parliamentary elections, there were no fireworks, concerts or cheering rallies outside the headquarters of its rival, the secular Nidaa Tounes alliance.

Tunisia's main secular party wins most seats: authorities

TUNIS - Tunisia's main secular party Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats in the new 217-member parliament in Sunday's election, while the Islamist party Ennahda secured 69 seats, according to results released by electoral authorities on Thursday.

World, 29 Oct 2014

Tunisian Islamists concede election defeat to secular party

TUNIS - Tunisia's Ennahda party, the first Islamist movement to secure power after the 2011 "Arab Spring" revolts, conceded defeat on Monday in elections that are set to make its main secular rival the strongest force in parliament.

World, 27 Oct 2014

Assad's warnings start to ring true in Turkey

BEIRUT - When Sunni rebels rose up against Syria's Bashar al-Assad in 2011, Turkey reclassified its protégé as a pariah, expecting him to lose power within months and join the autocrats of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen on the scrap heap of the "Arab Spring".

World, Turkey, Egypt, Libya, Syria 27 Oct 2014

Tunisians elect new parliament to consolidate young democracy

TUNIS - Tunisians elected a new parliament on Sunday bringing full democracy within their reach almost four years after an uprising cast out autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali and inspired the "Arab Spring" revolts.

World, 26 Oct 2014

Tunisians vote for new parliament, hope for full democracy

TUNIS - Tunisians elect a new parliament on Sunday as the prospect of a full democracy finally comes within their reach, four years after they cast out autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

World, 25 Oct 2014

In rural Tunisia, economic malaise weighs on voters

KASSERINE Tunisia - In the western Tunisian city of Kasserine, campaign posters plastered on walls make plain what many voters want from Sunday's parliamentary election -- jobs, whose scarcity has fueled unrest and militancy. | Video

World, 25 Oct 2014

Factbox: Major parties in Tunisia's parliamentary election

TUNIS - Tunisians vote on Sunday for a new parliament four years after the fall of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

World, United Nations, 25 Oct 2014

Political Islam tries to adapt to Tunisia election landscape

SFAX Tunisia - From behind a niqab veil masking all but her eyes, Tunisian activist Fedia Mkaouar stops passersby in a busy street to make a pitch for her conservative Islamist party chasing votes in Sunday's parliamentary election.

World, 24 Oct 2014

Tunisian forces kill six after standoff with militants outside Tunis

TUNIS - Tunisian security forces on Friday killed six people, including five women, after a standoff with an Islamist militant group on the outskirts of Tunis two days before a parliamentary election, authorities said.

World, 24 Oct 2014