With Algeria and Sudan ousting longstanding leaders, ongoing unrest in the Gaza Strip and protests in both Iraq and Lebanon, there is a feeling that change could once again be sweeping across the region.
Tunisia's toppled former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was buried in the holy Muslim city of Medina after he died in exile in Saudi Arabia.
During his era, Ben Ali's photograph was displayed in every shop, school and government office from the beach resorts of the Mediterranean coast to the impoverished villages and mining towns of Tunisia's hilly interior.
Tunisia is the only Arab country to have emerged with a viable civil society and democracy after the Arab Spring, but the system is on the ropes as authoritarianism casts its shadow over the country.
A large mix of candidates is getting ready to run for Tunisia’s presidency in what is set to be a highly competitive and unpredictable ballot, the second democratic presidential poll after the first historic elections in 2014.
The 92-year-old politician, who became president in the first elections following the fall of Zine al Abidine Ben Ali, had been in politics for more than six decades, with a mixed record.
Tunisia's first freely elected president, 92-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi, has been taken to a military hospital after falling seriously ill, for the second time in a week.
The country is under pressure from the IMF to freeze salaries for public employees to help reduce its budget deficit.
TRT World talks to Tunisian activist and blogger Lina Ben Mhenni eight years after the Tunisian revolution.
Long awaited municipal elections in Tunisia were marred by low turnout and high abstention rates reflecting pathy and widespread discontent at the slow pace of change seven years after the revolution.
The coalition of the Islamist Ennahda and secular Nidaa Tounis parities are expected to dominate in the first free municipal elections in Tunisia since the 2011 revolution that ousted long-serving autocrat Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
A bill that enables Tunisian women to pass their family name to children and have equal inheritance with men will be introduced to President Essebsi on February 20, even though religious conservatives warn the amendment will stir up public anger.
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