Tunisia

Nabil Karoui: The jailed populist seeking Tunisia's presidency

Leading candidate in Tunisia's presidential election is currently in jail facing money laundering, tax evasion charges.

Nabil Karoui: The jailed populist seeking Tunisia's presidency

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

Deposed Tunisian President Ben Ali in hospital

Daughter of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, 83, says ex-president is 'very sick' after years of treatment for prostate cancer.

Deposed Tunisian President Ben Ali in hospital

Tunisia

Four things to know about Tunisia's presidential election

Tunisians head to the polls on September 15 to elect a new president in the second such vote since the 2011 revolution.

Four things to know about Tunisia's presidential election

Tunisia

Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui starts hunger strike

Karoui, the owner of Nessma TV channel, was detained three weeks ago on suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering.

Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui starts hunger strike

Tunisia

Young Tunisians sceptical ahead of presidential election

Many younger people do not trust the political class and are frustrated by the lack of gains since the revolution.

Young Tunisians sceptical ahead of presidential election

Tunisia

Infographic: Tunisia presidential election at a glance

An overview of Tunisia's presidential election, the voting system and the main contenders.

Infographic: Tunisia presidential election at a glance

Tunisia

Tunisia's presidential election: What's the big deal?

Twenty-six candidates - many political heavyweights - will run in next week's presidential vote.

Tunisia's presidential election: What's the big deal?

Tunisia

Tunisia airs first 'great debate' ahead of presidential vote

Three nights of televised debates between the presidential candidates are a highlight of the election campaign.

Tunisia airs first 'great debate' ahead of presidential vote

Special series

Unspeakable Crime: Rape as a Weapon of War in Libya

Activists collect evidence of systematic rape and torture in Libya, speaking to victims caught up in the state's crisis.

Tunisia

Campaigning under way in Tunisia ahead of presidential vote

It's unlikely any candidate will obtain a majority, meaning second round will likely be held in November.

Campaigning under way in Tunisia ahead of presidential vote

Tunisia

Tunisia security boss, three fighters killed in clash near border

Incident in Kasserine region comes as campaign for September 15 presidential election officially opens.

Tunisia security boss, three fighters killed in clash near border

Tunisia

Tunisia's Karoui remains presidential candidate despite arrest

Election commission says Nabil Karoui, who was arrested on money laundering charges, is still a presidential candidate.

Tunisia's Karoui remains presidential candidate despite arrest

Tunisia

Tunisia arrests presidential candidate Nabil Karoui

Media mogul's own Nessma TV channel reports 56-year-old was arrested as he traveled to Tunis.

Tunisia arrests presidential candidate Nabil Karoui

Middle East

Tunisia electoral commission approves 26 presidential candidates

Two women are among the candidates qualified to run in September 15 vote, while 71 other applicants are rejected.

Tunisia electoral commission approves 26 presidential candidates

Pollution

Tunisia chemical plants causing devastating pollution

Near a bustling port exporting phosphates lies a graveyard of trawlers, rotting boats of the fisherman whose livelihoods were destroyed by the chemicals washing into the bay.