Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali

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'Preserve my son’s name’: families of Tunisia’s Arab spring martyrs fight on
Delays in publication of official list of those killed and wounded provokes anger and claims of government indifference

Simon Speakman Cordall in Tunis

15, Jan, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Arab spring autocrats: the dead, the ousted and those who remain
What became of the strongmen whose rule sparked protest across the region

Oliver Holmes

14, Dec, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Facebook deactivates accounts of Tunisian political bloggers and activists
Several accounts reactivated after protests with social media giant blaming ‘technical error’

Simon Speakman Cordall in Tunis

04, Jun, 2020 @12:17 PM

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Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali obituary
Former president of Tunisia who fled to Saudi Arabia after the 2011 uprising

Trevor Mostyn

19, Sep, 2019 @5:06 PM

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Tunisia's presidential election to put young democracy to the test
Arab spring’s sole democratic state has proved resilient despite anger over price rises

Michael Safi in Amman

09, Sep, 2019 @4:01 AM

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The Guardian view on Tunisia unrest: riots redux? | Editorial
Editorial: In 2011 Tunisia was the first Arab country to oust its dictator. People power is now targeting democrats


12, Jan, 2018 @6:34 PM

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Hard-won victories of Arab spring appear more fragile than ever
As the protests in Tunisia show, the underlying economic and social grievances that sparked the original regional uprisings remain

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

12, Jan, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Tunisia imposes curfew as unrest grows over lack of jobs
Interior ministry declares night-time curfew after youths clash with police and shops looted in protests over unemployment and inequality

Chris Stephen in Tunis

22, Jan, 2016 @4:48 PM

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Barack Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia for brief visit with upset Arab ally
Saudi Arabia is aggrieved with the US and the president will use his visit to assure the Kingdom that he is not neglecting them

Martin Chulov

28, Mar, 2014 @6:59 AM

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Tunisia's desert dunes lure amateur astronomers and Star Wars aficionados

A source of coveted meteorites and location for Darth Vader's home Tatooine, the Sahara draws many obsessive travellers

Monica Mark in Tunis

28, Jan, 2014 @5:02 PM

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Arab pop star adds his voice to the calls for a peace deal for Palestine
Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf is revered by fans in the Middle East but his main aim now is to help establish the rights of fellow Palestinians

Nabila Ramdani in Ramallah

10, Aug, 2013 @11:07 AM

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Tunisia faces general strike after Belaid assassination sparks crisis

Protests erupt, prompting fears that country could see the kind of political polarisation it has managed to avoid since Ben Ali overthrow

Eileen Byrne in Tunis and Ian Black, Middle East editor

08, Feb, 2013 @12:00 AM

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