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Veteran Essebsi wins Tunisia's first free presidential vote

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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

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, 2:11pm EST

Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests

TUNIS - Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in Tunisia's shift to full democracy four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. | Video

World, 21 Dec 2014

Tunisian polls open for historic presidential run-off

TUNIS - Tunisians began voting on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after an uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

World, 21 Dec 2014

Tunisia troops kill gunman in polling station attack

TUNIS - One gunman was killed by Tunisian troops and three others arrested after they attacked a voting station late on Saturday, hours before polls opened for a presidential run-off, a defense ministry official said on Sunday.

World, 21 Dec 2014

Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off

TUNIS - Tunisians vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after the uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

World, 20 Dec 2014

Tunisia's old regime hopes makeover can win it the election

TUNIS - In the corner of his office, Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi keeps a bust of Habib Bourguiba, who led the country in 1957 after its independence from France. It is a symbol, he says, of the kind of statesman Tunisia now needs.

World, France, 19 Dec 2014

Libya conflict revives front lines from 2011 civil war

RAS JDIR, Libya - His Kalashnikov across his back, Libyan soldier Adel Howas rushed to the front line when air strikes targeted his comrades at a border crossing with Tunisia.

World, United Nations, Libya 17 Dec 2014

Libyan rivals clash over eastern oil ports and Tunisia crossing

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI, Libya - Armed factions allied to Libya's two rival governments fought over eastern oil ports and the main border crossing to Tunisia on Sunday, forcing closure of the two biggest oil export terminals, officials said.

World, Libya, United Nations 14 Dec 2014

Fighting near Libya's main border crossing to Tunisia

TRIPOLI/TUNIS - Fighting between armed factions allied to Libya's competing governments broke out on Sunday near the country's main border crossing to Tunisia, Libyan and Tunisian officials said.

World, Libya 14 Dec 2014