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Tunisian government proposes reforms after unrest

January 14, 2018 11:39 pm
Tunisian government proposes reforms after unrest

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) attends a meeting with representatives of political parties, unions, and employers on January 13, 2018 in the capital, Tunis. (Photo by AFP) The Tunisian government has proposed a range of socioeconomic reforms to the parliament in an apparent attempt to ease public discontent, which […]

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Tunisia halts all United Arab Emirates flights over security measures

December 25, 2017 2:26 am
Tunisia halts all United Arab Emirates flights over security measures

This file photo taken on March 22, 2017 shows an Etihad Airlines plane from Abu Dhabi preparing to land at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AFP) Tunisia has halted all United Arab Emirates (UAE) airlines’ flights from landing in the country over security measures. On […]

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Tunisian lawmakers urge government to reject Saudi-backed Arab League statement

November 24, 2017 10:00 pm
Tunisian lawmakers urge government to reject Saudi-backed Arab League statement

Picture taken on November 19, 2017 shows a general view of the Arab League headquarters during a meeting in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. (By AFP) A group of Tunisian lawmakers have condemned a recent Arab League statement against Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iran, calling on the Tunis government to withdraw its […]

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Tunisia to lay off 16,500 workers on IMF order

October 26, 2017 6:30 pm
Tunisia to lay off 16,500 workers on IMF order

A Tunisian patient speaks with a member of the medical staff at the emergency room of the Charles Nicole Hospital in Tunis on May 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Tunisia will ask the United States for a $500 million loan guarantee as it seeks to lay off about 16,500 public […]

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Tunisia to lay off 16,500 workers on IMF order

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Tunisia to lay off 16,500 workers on IMF order

A Tunisian patient speaks with a member of the medical staff at the emergency room of the Charles Nicole Hospital in Tunis on May 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Tunisia will ask the United States for a $500 million loan guarantee as it seeks to lay off about 16,500 public […]

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Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed declares cabinet reshuffle

September 6, 2017 8:08 pm
Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed declares cabinet reshuffle

Tunisian Prime minister Youssef Chahed (R) heads a council of ministers meeting with his cabinet in Tunis on December 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday named a new cabinet, including the newly created post of economic reforms minister, after reaching a deal with political […]

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Tunisian court starts trial of 21 suspects over 2015 Bardo massacre

July 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Tunisian court starts trial of 21 suspects over 2015 Bardo massacre

The photo taken on March 19, 2015 shows a member of Tunisian security forces standing guard as journalists gather at the visitors entrance of the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, a day after a Daesh-claimed deadly attack on foreign tourists killed 21 people. (Photo by AFP) A court in Tunisia […]

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi in Tunis

June 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi in Tunis

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) greets Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi in Tunis on June 19, 2017. (Photo via Khabaronline) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi in Tunis. Zarif met with Essebsi on Monday, after being officially received at the airport […]

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Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed warns anti-corruption fight is firm

June 4, 2017 10:30 pm
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed warns anti-corruption fight is firm

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (AFP photo) Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has warned that no one would be spared in the government’s massive anti-corruption fight. “We aim to tear down the systems of corruption,” Chahed said Sunday, vowing that in coordination with Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi “no one will […]

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Tunisian security forces kill fugitive commander of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group during the holy month of Ramadan

May 29, 2017 10:30 pm
Tunisian security forces kill fugitive commander of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group during the holy month of Ramadan

This photo taken on March 19, 2015 shows a member of Tunisia’s security forces standing guard as journalists gather at the visitors’ entrance of the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, in the aftermath of an attack on foreign tourists by the Daesh Takfiri group. (Photo by AFP) Tunisian security forces […]

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Tensions grow over protester’s death in Tunisia

May 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Tensions grow over protester’s death in Tunisia

Smoke billows during clashes between Tunisian protesters and security forces outside El Kamour oil and gas pumping station in the southern state of Tatatouine, May 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people on Tuesday attended the funeral of a protester killed a day earlier during clashes in southern Tunisia […]

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Tunisian police ‘accidentally’ kills protester in south

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Tunisian police ‘accidentally’ kills protester in south

Unemployed Tunisian protesters throw stones at a police vehicle during a demonstration outside the Tataouine governorate headquarters on May 22, 2017, in Tataouine, around 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of Tunis. (Photo by AFP) A young protester has been killed after a police vehicle “accidentally” ran him over outside an […]

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Tunisian police ‘accidentally’ kills protester in south

May 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Tunisian police ‘accidentally’ kills protester in south

Unemployed Tunisian protesters throw stones at a police vehicle during a demonstration outside the Tataouine governorate headquarters on May 22, 2017, in Tataouine, around 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of Tunis. (Photo by AFP) A young protester has been killed after a police vehicle “accidentally” ran him over outside an […]

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Tunisia protesters close down oil pumping station

May 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Tunisia protesters close down oil pumping station

Protesters demanding jobs and a share in revenue from the area’s natural resources block the road which is usually used by foreign oil companies to go to the oilfield in Tataouine, Tunisia, May 12, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Tunisian protesters demanding jobs and a share in energy wealth have closed […]

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Shots fired to disperse Tunisia job protesters

May 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Shots fired to disperse Tunisia job protesters

Locals stage a sit-in outside Kamour petroleum pumping station in Tunisia’s southern state of Tatatouine on May 16, 2017. (AFP photo) Tunisian troops have reportedly fired warning shots to disperse protesters marching on a crucial gas facility in the south of the country. The protesters, who tried to close down […]

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