Alahednews Alahednews Tunisia Defense Minister Submits Bid to Run for President Tunisian Defense Minister Abdel-Karim Zbidi submitted his candidacy for a presidential election. Tunisia Bids Farewell to President Essebsi at State Funeral Tunisia will bid farewell to its first democratically-elected president Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday at a state funeral attended by foreign leaders. Tunisia: Speaker Sworn in as Interim President after Essebsi’s Demise Tunisian Parliament speaker Mohamed Ennaceur was sworn in as interim president Thursday, hours after President Beji Caid Essebsi’s death. Tunisian President Essebsi Passes Away Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi died Thursday at the age of 92, his office said. Tunisia Bans Niqab in Public Institutions for Security Reasons ’Security reasons’ have prompted Tunisia to ban people from wearing the full-face veil in public institutions. Daesh Claims Responsibility for Tunisia’s Twin Suicide Bombings Daesh claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings that killed one police officer and wounded eight in Tunisia’s capital. At Least Four Wounded as Second Suicide Bomber Blows Himself Up in Tunisian Capital At least four people have been wounded as a result of the explosion. Tunisia Arrests UN Official Working on Libya Arms Embargo Tunisia arrested a UN official involved in monitoring an international arms embargo on Libya. Tunisia Probes Deaths of 11 Newborns, Health Minister Resigns Tunisia’s health minister resigned following multiple investigations launched into the sudden deaths of 11 newborns at a state maternity hospital. Tunisia Hit by General Strike, Amid Economic Tensions Workers around Tunisia are on strike to demand higher pay. Tunisia: Dozens Convicted over Teen Beheading A Tunisian court convicted dozens of extremists over the 2015 murder of a teenage shepherd, but the vast majority remain on the run, a prosecution spo Tunisia: Protests as Journo Dies after Setting Himself on Fire The death of a Tunisian journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the country prompted clashes with police and nationwide con Tunisians Protest Saudi’s MBS Planned Visit Tunisians protest MBS’s expected visit to the country. Tunisians Decry MBS’ Planned Visit: You’re Not Welcome Tunisian politicians and civil society groups expressed their rejection of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s [MBS] upcoming visit to Tunisia Suicide Bomber Wounds many in Central Tunis A suicide bomber blew herself up on a busy Tunis avenue Monday afternoon Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi Meets with Tunisian President Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi visited Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi at his palace. Tunisia: 5-Member Cell for Financing Militants Operating In Syria Dismantled A five-member cell involved in financing Tunisian militants operating in Syria was dismantled in the provinces of Kef and Zaghoua Tunisia’s Crisis:  Political Leaders Meet, What’s next? Tunisia’s top political leaders met Monday for crisis talks after President Beji Caid Essebsi suggested in an interview that his prime minister sho At Least 48 Migrants Dead, 67 Rescued after Boat Sinks off Tunisian Coast At least 48 migrants died when their boat sank off Tunisia’s coast and 67 others were rescued by the coast guard Tunisia’s Mufti Tells Al-Ahed He Was Deceived by A Zionist Journalist After the news of Tunisian Mufti Othman Batikh giving an interview to a journalist working with Seventh ’Israeli’ Channel, he made clear to al-A Tunisia’s Mufti Publicly Normalizes Ties with ’Israel’ In another step towards normalizing ties with the ’Israeli’ entity, this time the General Mufti of Tunisia Othman Batikh made an interview with Tunisia Elections: Ennahda Claims Victory Tunisia’s Ennahda party claimed victory late on Sunday in the country’s first free municipal elections. Tunisia Votes: First Free Municipal Elections Since 2011 Tunisians head to the polls on Sunday for the first free municipal elections since the 2011 revolution. Tunisians Demonstrate In Solidarity With Palestine Tunisian cities demonstrated in solidarity with Palestine as part of that country’s Land Day commemorations. Tunisia: Violence Flares after Popular Rallies Marking Revolution’s Anniversary Thousands of Tunisians flooded into the center of the capital Tunis on Sunday to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the revolution that ousted presi