Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui: arrested on money-laundering charges on August 23rd, but the electoral commission has allowed him to compete in the September 15th poll. Photograph: Fethi Belaid

Campaigning ended on Friday in Tunisia’s presidential election before Sunday’s first round of voting, pitting more than two dozen candidates against e(...)

The entrance to the Habib Bourguiba University Hospital in Sfax, eastern Tunisia,  where victims of a migrant shipwreck were brought for treatment.  Photograph: Getty

At least 47 people died and 68 others were rescued after their migrant boat sank off Tunisia’s southern coast, according to the country’s defence mini(...)

 Tunisians wave national flags during a celebration to mark the seventh anniversary of the uprising that ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali at the Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis last month. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

For those of us who were there – apart, presumably, from the family, friends and entourage of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, the dictator who had just been (...)

Masked Palestinian Hamas militants watch the televised speech of US President Barack Obama in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip in 2009. AP Photo/Eyad Baba

The horrendous last five years in the Middle East started with joy at the fall of dictators in Tunis and Cairo. Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s flight to (...)

Former Tunisian prime minister Beji Caid Essebsi,  leader of   Nidaa Tounes,  which is expected to  be  the strongest force in new  parliament.  Photograph: Samuel Aranda/The New York Times

Tunisia’s Ennahda party, the first Islamist movement to secure power after the 2011 Arab spring revolts, has conceded defeat in elections that ar(...)

Tunisia’s Islamist-led government today agreed to resign after negotiations that could start next week with secular opponents to form a caretaker admi(...)

Protesters clash with a policeman during a demonstration in Tunis today after opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was killed. Photograph: Anis Mili/Reuters.

Tunisia’s interior minister said today that secular opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi had been killed with the same gun that was used to kill his p(...)

Baklis, the daughter of assassinated Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi, holds a Tunisian flag while mourning his death in Tunis today. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters.

Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead outside his home in Tunis today. It is the second such assassination this year, and spar(...)