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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.