Tunisia


Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions

2019-01-18 05:52

Workers around Tunisia are on strike to demand higher pay in a standoff with a government struggling to tame unemployment, poverty and social tensions.

8 years on, Tunisians say revolt gave them 'freedom' but not 'dignity'

2019-01-13 15:23

Young Tunisians say the revolution they staged eight years ago to oust their longtime dictator has failed to restore their "dignity" and ease the North African country's economic woes.

Tunisia coastguard rescues 45 migrants

2018-12-31 18:00

The Tunisian coastguard has rescued 45 migrants near the Kerkennah Islands off the country's eastern coast, the National Guard says.

18 arrested in Tunisia amid violent protests

2018-12-27 07:29

Tunisian authorities say 18 people have been arrested during protests that erupted after the death of a journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation

Terror attacks against foreign tourists in North Africa

2018-12-20 19:58

Here is a recap of previous attacks targeting foreign tourists holidaying in North Africa, after Moroccan authorities arrested three suspects in the murder this week of two Scandinavian hikers.

Long despised, tattoos emerge from shadows in Tunisia

2018-12-20 17:01

Once widespread in rural Tunisia, tattoos have long been considered vulgar and associated with convicts or the uneducated.

Tunisia's 'truth commission' winds up 4-year mission

2018-12-12 17:00

After four years working "under fire" and interviewing almost 50 000 witnesses, Tunisia's commission tasked with serving justice to victims of half a century of dictatorship is poised to submit its recommendations.

Tunisia cabinet to debate equal inheritance draft bill

2018-11-22 21:01

A draft bill giving women equal inheritance rights to men is set to be submitted to the Tunisian cabinet in a step towards a vote in parliament, the presidency has said.

Tunisia's president criticises reshuffle but denies rift with PM

2018-11-09 12:00

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi has criticised this week's reshuffle by his prime minister, but denied there was a rift between the two men.

Tunisia tour operator first Jewish minister in decades

2018-11-07 16:29

Rene Trabelsi, Tunisia's first Jewish minister in decades, has for years been co-organiser of an annual pilgrimage to the oldest synagogue in Africa.

 

New tensions, worries mark Tunisia's revolution anniversary

2019-01-15 16:30

Tunisia is marking eight years since its democratic uprising amid deepening economic troubles and simmering anger at the revolution's unfulfilled promises.

Tunisia says 2 jihadists blow themselves up in security raid

2019-01-04 19:05

Two alleged jihadists have blown themselves up during an early morning raid by Tunisian security forces on a house in the central region of Sidi Bouzid, the interior ministry says.

Tunisia clashes spread over tough living conditions

2018-12-28 07:06

Clashes between Tunisian protesters and security forces spread from an impoverished western city overnight, authorities have said, as anger grew over the death of a journalist who set himself on fire over economic conditions.

Protests in Tunisia after journalist sets himself on fire

2018-12-25 17:56

The death of a Tunisian journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems has prompted a protest that led to clashes with police

Tunisian teachers demand better pay, protest work conditions

2018-12-20 19:58

Tunisian high school teachers have taken to the streets of the capital to demand wage increases and improvements to what they call dire working conditions

Tunisia 'truth commission' calls for govt to back courts judging torturers

2018-12-15 12:13

A Tunisian commission tasked with securing justice for victims of decades of dictatorship has called at its final congress for authorities to back the work of special courts set up to judge torturers.

Tunisia arrests 12 suspected ISIS members, dismantles cells: ministry

2018-11-30 21:10

Authorities have arrested 12 suspected members of the Islamic State group and seized bomb making materials since a suicide attack last month, the interior ministry has said.

PICS:Tunisian civil servants stage largest strike in years

2018-11-22 16:58

Tunisian civil servants have staged the biggest general strike in five years after their powerful trade union failed to secure wage hikes in tense negotiations with the government.

Cabinet reshuffle exposes power struggle in Tunisia

2018-11-08 21:31

In reshuffling his cabinet this week, Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has sparked new tensions with the man who appointed him and fed speculation that he intends to run in next year's presidential poll.

In Tunisia, the sea takes migrants and brings back bodies

2018-11-01 13:05

The Mediterranean has been robbing Tunisia of its young, who try to sail to Europe and disappear along the way.

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