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Two die as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

A boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia on Tuesday drowning at least two people with nine rescued and another 14 missing, a coastguard official said.

Tunisian establishment stunned as outsiders win presidency

TUNIS With more than half the votes counted in a presidential election, Tunisians have delivered a political earthquake by rejecting established leaders for a little known law professor and a media mogul jailed on suspicion of tax evasion.

World, Natural Disasters Sep 16 2019

Tunisian political newcomers say they are leading presidential vote

TUNIS Two political outsiders said they believed they had advanced to the second round of Tunisia's presidential election on Sunday, citing exit polls, though no official results have been announced. | Video

World, Sep 15 2019

Tunisian candidate Kais Saied says exit poll shows him leading

TUNIS Tunisian presidential candidate Kais Saied said on radio on Sunday that an exit poll showed he was ahead after the first round of voting, with the top two candidates to advance to a second round.

World Sep 15 2019

Spokesman for Tunisian candidate Karoui says he is through to next round

TUNIS A spokesman for the detained media magnate Nabil Karoui said on Sunday that he has advanced to a second-round run off in Tunisia's presidential election along with another candidate.

World Sep 15 2019

Polls close in first round of Tunisian presidential election

TUNIS Polling booths closed at 6 pm (1700 GMT) in Tunisia on Sunday after voting in the first round of a presidential election in the young democracy.

World, Sep 15 2019

Tunisians prepare for the polls as unpredictable election looms

TUNIS Tunisia's presidential election on Sunday is the most unpredictable in its short experience of democracy, a contest with no overwhelming front-runner at a time of economic angst.

World, France, Sep 13 2019

Tunisian court keeps presidential candidate in detention: lawyer

TUNIS A Tunisian appeals court on Friday rejected a request by presidential candidate Nabil Karoui to be released from detention pending the verdict in his trial for tax fraud and money laundering, his lawyer said.

World, Sep 13 2019

Tunisia's exiled autocrat in hospital: lawyer

TUNIS Tunisia's ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali has been hospitalized for "a health crisis" in Saudi Arabia, where he has lived in exile since the revolution of 2011, his lawyer Mounir Ben Salha said by phone.

World, Saudi Arabia, Sep 12 2019

Jailed Tunisian presidency front-runner starts hunger strike

TUNIS Tunisian‮‮ ‬‬media mogul Nabil Karoui, a front-runner in Sunday's presidential election, has started a hunger strike in prison demanding to be allowed to vote, his lawyer said on Thursday.

World, Sep 12 2019