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Thousands of Tunisian lawyers join protest against new taxes

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TUNIS Several thousand Tunisian lawyers demonstrated on Tuesday in front of the prime minister's office, with some demanding his resignation as they escalated a protest against widely unpopular new taxes that will hit them and other high-end professions.

Tunisia breaks up 160 militant cells in first 10 months of 2016: ministry

TUNIS Tunisian security forces dismantled 160 jihadist cells in the first 10 months of this year, about 45 percent more than during the whole of 2015, the interior ministry said on Friday.

World, Dec 02 2016

Regional partners pledge billions in help for Tunisia

TUNIS Regional and Western partners promised Tunisia about $8 billion in aid and loans over the next four years on Tuesday, offering some respite for a post-revolution economy that has struggled to attract investment and create jobs.

World, Nov 29 2016

Saudi development fund to give Tunisia $800 million in loans and aid: official

TUNIS Saudi Arabia's state development fund is to give Tunisia $800 million in loans and aid, the vice-president of the fund said at an investment conference in Tunis on Tuesday.

World, Saudi Arabia, Nov 29 2016

Arab development fund to lend Tunisia $1.5 billion by 2020: fund's chief

TUNIS The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development will provide $1.5 billion in loans to finance projects in Tunisia by 2020, the fund's chief said on Tuesday.

World, Nov 29 2016

Tunisia to sign more than $4 billion of deals at Tunis conference: official

Tunisia will sign project financing deals worth some 10 billion Tunisian dinars ($4.3 billion) at an investment conference being held in Tunis, a senior Tunisian official said on Tuesday.

World, Nov 29 2016

EIB to lend Tunisia 2.5 billion euros over next four years: EIB chief

TUNIS The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide Tunisia with a total of 2.5 billion euros ($2.65 billion) in loans by 2020, the bank's chief told an investment conference in Tunis on Tuesday.

World, Nov 29 2016

Turkey to deposit $100 million in Tunisia's central bank: Turkish deputy PM

TUNIS Turkey will deposit a $100 million zero interest loan in Tunisia's central bank to support the North African country's struggling economy, Turkey's deputy prime minister said on Tuesday.

World, Africa Nov 29 2016

Kuwait to give Tunisia $500 million in loans over next five years: minister

TUNIS Kuwait will provide Tunisia with $500 million in loans over the next five years, Kuwait's finance minister told delegates at a Tunis investment conference on Tuesday.

World, Nov 29 2016

Qatar to give $1.25 billion of aid to Tunisia: Emir

TUNIS Qatar will give $1.25 billion in aid to Tunisia to help the North African country's struggling economy, the Emir of Qatar told an investment conference in Tunis on Tuesday.

World, Africa Nov 29 2016