Tunisia


Tunisia lifts nationwide nighttime curfew

2016-02-04 22:33

Tunisia is lifting a nationwide nighttime curfew imposed last month after the worst social unrest witnessed in the country since its 2011 revolution.

Tunisia PM defends policies in face of unrest

2016-01-27 20:41

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid has defended his government before parliament, faced with unemployment and poverty at the root of the worst social unrest since the 2011 revolution.

Tunisia police hold pay protest

2016-01-25 17:25

Hundreds of police have staged a protest outside Tunisia's presidential palace to demand a pay increase, in the latest sign of the country's economic and social woes.

Tunisia PM holds emergency meeting over unrest

2016-01-23 14:22

Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid held an emergency cabinet meeting after authorities declared a nighttime curfew nationwide following the worst outbreak of social unrest since the 2011 revolution.

Tunisia imposes nationwide curfew

2016-01-22 16:27

Tunisia has declared a nationwide curfew in response to growing unrest over unemployment as protests across the country descended into vandalism in several cities.

Tunisia court bails students jailed for homosexuality

2016-01-08 13:30

A Tunisian appeals court frees on bail six students whose three-year prison sentences for homosexuality outraged human rights campaigners, their lawyer say.

Tunisia forces kill suspected jihadist

2016-01-04 18:00

Security forces in Tunisia have killed a suspected foreign jihadist during an operation in the northwest of the country, says the interior ministry.

Tunisia extends state of emergency

2015-12-22 20:25

Tunisia has extended for another two months a state of emergency imposed after a deadly November bus bombing claimed by the Islamic State group, the presidency says.

Disillusion rife 5 years after Tunisia uprising

2015-12-17 09:03

A giant portrait of the Tunisian street vendor who started a revolution watches over the town where he set himself alight in a desperate act of protest. But 5 years later, pride has been replaced by disillusion.

Tunisia reopens Libya border

2015-12-11 17:17

Tunisia has reopened its border with Libya, 15 days after it shut the frontier following a suicide bombing in Tunis claimed by ISIS, the interior ministry says.

 

Tunisia loses third of tourism revenue

2016-01-29 15:30

Official figures show that Tunisia lost more than a third of its tourism revenues last year after attacks by ISIS.

Thomas Cook cancels Tunisia bookings

2016-01-26 22:42

Travel operator Thomas Cook has cancelled all British bookings to Tunisia until November following a wave of violent protests across the country.

Protesting Tunisians say govt is failing them

2016-01-24 07:26

Unemployed young people from the Tunisian city that touched off nationwide protests say the government is failing them.

France pledges aid to Tunisia

2016-01-22 22:33

France will provide one billion euros to Tunisia over the next five years as part of an economic support package.

Thousands on streets for Tunis revolution anniversary

2016-01-14 17:15

Thousands gathered in the Tunisian capital to mark the fifth anniversary of the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in the uprising that inspired the Arab Spring.

Tunisia PM in sweeping cabinet reshuffle: govt

2016-01-07 09:40

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid announced Wednesday a major cabinet reshuffle, as his government grapples with a growing jihadist threat and a feeble economy.

Tunisians handed death penalty for murdering cop

2015-12-30 18:44

A prosecutor says three Tunisians have been sentenced to death for murdering an unarmed young policeman as he returned home after his shift.

US warns of possible Tunisia mall attack

2015-12-20 20:26

The United States has urged its citizens to avoid a shopping centre near the Tunisian capital because of the threat of an attack on Sunday.

Tunisia jails six students for 'homosexuality'

2015-12-15 07:16

A Tunisian court has sentenced six students to three years in jail each on charges of homosexuality in a judgement condemned by rights activists.

Libya rivals meet in Tunis for UN-brokered talks

2015-12-11 09:07

Libya's rival parties have met in Tunis for talks on a disputed UN-brokered deal backed by the international community to set up a unity government in the conflict-ravaged country.

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