Tunisia

Tunisia's Islamist party agrees to join coalition government

TUNIS - Tunisia's moderate Islamist party Ennahda has agreed to join its main rival secular party Nidaa Tounes in a coalition government, party leaders said on Sunday.

Tunisia premier in talks after parties reject cabinet

TUNIS - Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid began new negotiations over his cabinet on Monday after most political parties said they would oppose his initial choice of ministers in a parliamentary vote.

World, 26 Jan 2015

Tunisia new government faces resistance before ratification vote

TUNIS - Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahda, which holds the second largest number of seats in parliament, said on Sunday it would reject a government proposed last week by Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid, complicating his cabinet's ratification.

World, 25 Jan 2015

Tunisia premier-designate forms new government without Islamists

TUNIS - Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid said on Friday he had formed a government without any cabinet posts for moderate Islamists after negotiations among secular party Nidaa Tounes and other smaller partners in parliament.

World, 23 Jan 2015

Former interior minister nominated as Tunisian premier

TUNIS - A U.S.-educated former interior minister was nominated on Monday to form Tunisia's next government following an agreement among most political parties in the newly elected parliament.

World, 05 Jan 2015

Suspected militants stab Tunisian policeman to death

TUNIS - Suspected Islamist militants captured and killed a Tunisian police officer, stabbing him and slashing his throat as he traveled home off-duty south of the capital, the government said on Sunday.

World, 04 Jan 2015

Tunisian secular leader Essebsi sworn in as new president

TUNIS - Veteran politician Beji Caid Sebsi was sworn in as Tunisian president on Wednesday, giving the country a democratically elected leader four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

World, 31 Dec 2014

U.S. sends five Guantanamo prisoners to Kazakhstan for resettlement

WASHINGTON - Three Yemenis and two Tunisians held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo have been flown to Kazakhstan for resettlement, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of prisoner transfers aimed at closing the facility.

U.S., World, Politics, Yemen 31 Dec 2014

Veteran Essebsi wins Tunisia's first free presidential vote

TUNIS - Veteran Tunisian politician Beji Caid Essebsi won the country's first free presidential election in the final step of a transition to democracy after an uprising that ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. | Video

World, 22 Dec 2014

EU foreign policy boss determined to work with new Tunisian leader

BRUSSELS - The European Union is determined to work with the new Tunisian authorities and reinforce democratic progress, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday in a message of congratulations to the nation's newly-elected president.

World, 22 Dec 2014