Women cyclists challenge gender norms in Tunisia | AFP

Bicycling has made recent inroads in the Tunisian capital, with women leading the peloton to achieve greater mobility and break gender norms as the coronavirus pandemic boosts the two-wheeled trend.

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Coronavirus crisis punctures Tunisia tourism rebound | AFP

As the novel coronavirus pandemic wipes out a recovery from jihadist attacks in 2015, Tunisia’s vital tourism sector is trying to find ways to avoid going under. “Normally, the season starts now. But there is nobody,” said Mohammed Saddam, who owns an antiques shop in the famous blue and white village of Sidi Bou Said, near the capital Tunis.

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Tunisians turn to traditional remedies against coronavirus | AFP

There is no known cure for the new coronavirus, but in the medicinal herbs market in the heart of Tunis, anxious Tunisians are consulting with herbalists and stocking up on age-old traditional remedies, hoping that they are effective in warding off the virus. Tunisia has reported 20 coronavirus cases and while no deaths have been reported in the country, the virus has killed more than 6,000 worldwide.

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Report: Explosion near US Embassy in Tunisia

Tunisian media are reporting that a suicide bomber on a motorcycle has set off a blast near the U.S. Embassy in the Tunisian capital, Tunis. (March 6)

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A whistle against sexual harassment at a festival in Tunisia | AFP

Patrols and whistle distribution: a Tunisian women’s rights association is conducting a groundbreaking prevention campaign on the risks of sexual harassment during a festival that drew some 5,000 people to the Sahara desert.

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Tunisians say “economy”, “debate” priorities as they vote in presidential runoff | AFP

Tunisian voters say the “economy” and “intellectual debate” as they cast their ballots in the second round of presidential elections. The vote is Tunisia’s second free presidential election since the 2011 revolt and follows the death of president Beji Caid Essebsi in July.

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Tunisia: Presidential candidate Kais Saied casts his vote | AFP

Candidate Kais Saied casts his vote in Tunisia’s presidential runoff. Political newcomer Saied, an independent conservative academic, topped the first round with 18.4 percent of votes while his rival Nabil Karoui came in second with 15.6 percent. IMAGES

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Tunisia’s presidential elections: young Tunisians watch the televised debate | AFP

Young Tunisians gather to watch an unprecedented debate between the two finalists of the Tunisian presidential elections, Nabil Karoui and Kais Saied.

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Tunisians ponder Islamists push at the polls | AFP

Reaction is mixed on the streets of Tunis as exit polls show an established Islamist-inspired party leading that of a jailed business tycoon in Tunisia’s legislative polls.

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Supporters of Tunisia’s jailed candidate celebrate 2nd round advance | AFP

Supporters of Tunisia’s jailed presidential candidate Nabil Karoui celebrate his advance to the next round of the presidential elections in the capital Tunis. IMAGES

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Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest | AFP

Tunisian voters head to the polls to choose from a crowded field of candidates. The election follows an intense campaign beset by personality clashes, albeit one with few clear political differences, brought forward by the death in July of 92-year-old president Beji Caid Essebsi. IMAGES

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The ‘gift’ of Tunisia’s delicate date palm drink | AFP

As soon as the sun is up, people in southern Tunisia rush out to buy a glass or bottle of legmi, a coveted date palm drink that is too delicate to be sold far from the oasis.

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Tunisia: Military parade escorts the body of late Tunisian president | AFP

Military parade escorts the body of Former Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi in the presidential palace in Carthage in Tunisia. IMAGES

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Headlines the day after the death of Tunisian president Essebsi | AFP

The front pages of French and Arabic newspapers in Tunisia headlining with the death of Tunisian President Beji Caïd Essebsi as residents of Tunis praise the “smooth” transition of power and the swearing-in of speaker Mohamed Ennaceur to take the reins as interim president.

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Anger in Tunis after double suicide blasts rock Tunisia capital | AFP

People chant anti-terrorism slogans at the site of the suicide attack that targeted police and the national guard in the Tunisian capital, killing a police officer and wounding at least eight people including several civilians.

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Suicide blast targets police on Tunisia capital’s main avenue: police | AFP

A suicide attack targeted police on the main street of Tunisia’s capital on Thursday morning, wounding a civilian and several police personnel, a police officer at the scene told AFP. IMAGES

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Ambulance arrives at the site of suicide blast in Tunisia’s capital | AFP

Ambulance seen at the site of suicide attack that targeted police on the main street of Tunisia’s capital, wounding a civilian and several police personnel. IMAGES

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Suicide blast targets police on Tunisia capital’s main avenue: police | AFP

People and emergency services gather at the site of a suicide attack targeting police on the main street of Tunisia’s capital, wounding a civilian and several police personnel, a police officer at the scene told AFP. IMAGES

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Massive general strike takes effect in Tunisia

The secretary general of Tunisia’s powerful UGTT trade union, Noureddine Taboubi, gives a speech in front of a crowd gathered in front of the union’s headquarters in Tunis, as a major strike takes effect in the country. The Tunisian General Labour Union, the UGTT, called on public sector employees to observe the strike — the second since November — to demand a wage rise and economic reforms.

Massive general strike takes effect in Tunisia

The secretary general of Tunisia’s powerful UGTT trade union, Noureddine Taboubi, gives a speech in front of a crowd gathered in front of the union’s headquarters in Tunis, as a major strike took effect in the country Thursday. The Tunisian General Labour Union, the UGTT, called on public sector employees to observe the strike — the second since November — to demand a wage rise and economic reforms. IMAGESATTENTION CLIENTS: AN EDIT IN HD WILL FOLLOW