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Tunisia: Conservative law professor wins presidential race

Oct. 14, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's election commission said a preliminary count shows Islamist-backed law professor Kais Saied has won the country's presidential election by a significant margin. The commission reported Monday that Saied, who hasn't held elected office before, received 72.71% of the vote. His...

Tunisia: Knife attack kills French citizen, injures officer

Oct. 14, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Interior Ministry says a French citizen has been killed in a knife attack that also injured a police officer near a northern city. An Interior Ministry statement said the attack happened Monday at the exit of a bath in Zarzouna. The ministry says the assailant fled the scene...

Tunisia polls suggest conservative professor wins election

Oct. 13, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A conservative, Islamist-backed law professor looked set to assume Tunisia's presidency after polling agencies suggested he overwhelmingly won Sunday's runoff election in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings. Kais Saied's supporters exploded with joy,...

The Latest: Tunisia projections say professor wins election

Oct. 13, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on the Tunisia presidential election (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Tunisian polling agencies are forecasting that conservative law professor Kais Saied has overwhelmingly won the North African country's presidential election. Saied's supporters exploded with joy, celebrating...

Tunisia: Post-debate handshake hailed as pro-democracy sign

Oct. 12, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A media mogul and a former law professor who are vying to be Tunisia's next president sparred during a televised debate over how to fight terrorism and poverty — and then they cordially shook hands. Tunisian voters celebrated the handshake as a sign that the democracy built on...

Out of jail, Tunisia presidential candidate wants vote delay

Oct. 10, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A candidate released from jail four days before the final round of Tunisia's presidential election says that he wants voting delayed for a week so he can campaign. Nabil Karoui, a media mogul who was jailed in August in a corruption investigation, said on Thursday, a day after being...

Jailed Tunisian presidential candidate Karoui leaves prison

Oct. 9, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Presidential candidate and media mogul Nabil Karoui left a prison Wednesday where he has been jailed since August, just four days before Tunisia's presidential runoff vote and as official results in parliamentary elections put his recently founded party in second place. Karoui's...

Islamists, jailed tycoon claim Tunisian parliament victory

Oct. 6, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's moderate Islamist party appeared to be heading for victory in parliamentary elections, according to polling agencies, though the rival party of a jailed populist tycoon also claimed to come out on top of Sunday's voting. The election is seen as important for the country's...

Tunisian presidential candidate halts campaigning

Oct. 5, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A leading Tunisian presidential candidate has announced he will stop campaigning ahead of the final round of elections October 13 because it would create an unfair advantage against his opponent, media magnate Nabil Karoui, who has been imprisoned by authorities since August. Tunisian...

Iraqi protesters defy curfew as violence leaves 33 dead

Oct. 3, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government demonstrators defied an around-the-clock curfew in Baghdad and other cities Thursday as Iraqi security forces used live ammunition and tear gas during a third day of unrest that has left 33 people dead, most of them protesters. Authorities cut internet access in much of Iraq...