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Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.

Tunisia turns the page on Ben Ali

With the burial of exiled former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Tunisia is turning the page on more than two decades of nepotism and repression with a large dose of indifference.
Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.

Tunisia ex-president Ben Ali buried in Medina

Tunisia’s former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was buried in the Muslim holy city of Medina on Saturday, witnesses said, after he died in exile in Saudi Arabia.
Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.

Tunisia’s ousted ex-president dies in exile aged 83

Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.
Supporters of the independent presidential candidate, Kais Saied in Tunisia began celebrations after a polling firm projected him as the winner.

Anti-establishment figures claim first round wins in Tunisia polls

Two anti-establishment candidates in Tunisia's divisive election claimed on Sunday to have won through to a runoff, hours after polling closed in the country's second free presidential poll since the 2011 Arab Spring.

Tunisia airs first ‘great debate’ ahead of presidential poll

Days before the first round of Tunisia's presidential election, the fledgling democracy on Saturday began three nights of televised debates between the candidates, a rare event in the Arab world.

African leaders ‘sacked from office’ since 2010

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, whose death was announced on Friday, was on a long list of African leaders forced from power since 2010.
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Tunisian president hospitalised

Tunisia’s 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, was taken to a military hospital on Wednesday, the son of the president said, the second health crisis for the leader in a month.

After 20-year reign, Abdelaziz Bouteflika leaves Algeria with uncompleted $1.3 billion mosque

Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika may be gone, but his unfinished Great Mosque of Algiers looms large as a symbol of his 20-year reign and, many say, his megalomania.
Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi

Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi dumps second term

Tunisia’s 92-year-old President Beji Caid Essebsi said Saturday he does not plan to stand for re-election in the November polls, in order to make way for someone younger.
Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi

Beji Caid Essebsi: No intention to run again, but no final decision yet

Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia's 92-year-old president, has said he does not wish to contest elections scheduled for later this year - but added he is yet to make a final decision.
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Jihadists get life sentence for 2015 Tunisia attacks on tourists

A Tunisian court has sentenced seven jihadists to life in prison over attacks at a museum and on a beach in 2015 that killed 60 people, many of them British tourists, prosecutors said on Saturday.
Tunisia’s influential General Labour Union (UGTT) has called for a new nationwide strike in February, raising pressure on the government to increase wages.

Tunisian labour union calls for new nationwide strike

Tunisia’s influential General Labour Union (UGTT) has called for a new nationwide strike in February, raising pressure on the government to increase wages.
A soldier guards the site where a woman allegedly blew herself in Tunis, late October [EPA-EFE]

Two killed as Tunisian security forces storm armed group hideout

Two gunmen commited suicide in Tunisia after exchanging fire with security forces in the city of Jilma, located some 250 kilometres south of the capital Tunis.
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Tunisia clashes spread over tough living conditions

Clashes between Tunisian protesters and security forces spread from an impoverished western city overnight, authorities said on Wednesday, as anger grew over the death of a journalist who set himself on fire over economic conditions.
Tunisia clashes

Clashes spread in Tunisia over tough living conditions

Clashes between Tunisian protesters and security forces spread from an impoverished western city overnight, authorities said Wednesday, as anger grew over the death of a journalist who set himself on fire over economic conditions.
A Tunisian journalist has died after setting himself on fire, officials said, in a protest over harsh living conditions that prompted overnight clashes with police in the country’s west.

Tunisians clash with police after journalist sets himself ablaze

A Tunisian journalist has died after setting himself on fire, officials said, in a protest over harsh living conditions that prompted overnight clashes with police in the country’s west.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman met Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed [Bandar Algaloud-Saudi Royal Court-Reuters]

Saudi Arabia pledges Tunisia $830 million of financial aid

Saudi Arabia has pledged financial aid to Tunisia worth about $830m, Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has said.
Tunisian protesters holding placards with inscription reading in Arabic- ‘Tunisians against Saudi Crown Prince visit’. Stringer-EPA

Second protest rocks Tunisia over Saudi Crown prince’s visit

Hundreds of Tunisian protesters marched through the capital Tunis in opposition to a planned visit on Tuesday by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, urging justice over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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