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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.