Tunisia lies between Libya and Algeria and has a Mediterranean coastline along its north and east. It gained independence from France in 1956.
Tunisia is a North African nation with just under 11 million people. Its capital is Tunis. After French rule, leader Habib Bourguiba promoted a secular government and advanced women's rights. In 2011, its own popular protests against corruption sparked the Arab Spring movement. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Tunisia.
German authorities have issued a re-entry ban against Sami A., a suspected former bodyguard for Osama bin Laden. It comes despite a German court ruling that the Tunisian national's deportation from Germany was illegal.
German prosecutors have widened their probe into a foiled biological terror attack. Meanwhile two suspected accomplices have also been arrested in Tunisia, one of whom planned a "simultaneous" attack in that country.
A German court has ruled against the decision to deport a terrorist suspect to Tunisia, citing torture concerns. Despite Arab Spring reforms, experts say Tunisian authorities must do more to address human rights abuses.
Germany suspects 42-year-old Sami A. of working as a bodyguard to late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. A German court wants him to return from Tunisia after ruling his deportation was illegal.
Last week, the Tunisian capital elected Souad Abderrahim its first female mayor in the first city elections since the Arab Spring. Could her victory signify a new direction for Tunisia's formerly Islamist Ennahda party?