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Tunisia forces clash with protesters, one killed, stations burned

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TUNIS Tunisian security forces firing teargas clashed with protesters on Monday after they burned down two police stations following the death of a young man hit by a police vehicle during protests over jobs in the south.

Tunisia protesters close second oil pump station in south

TUNIS Tunisian protesters demanding jobs and a share in energy wealth have closed down another oil pumping station in defiance of government efforts to protect oil and gasfields with troops and negotiate an end to unrest.

World, May 21 2017

Tunisia protesters close oil pumping station after army standoff

TUNIS Tunisian protesters shut an oil pumping station that feeds a coastal terminal on Saturday after a standoff with troops, escalating a weeks-long protest for jobs in their marginalized southern region.

World, May 20 2017

Tunisia protesters shut oil transport pumping station: radio

TUNIS Tunisian protesters on Saturday shut down an oil pumping station in southern Tatatouine province that feeds a coastal shipping terminal as part of their protests to demand jobs, local state radio and two witnesses said.

World, May 20 2017

Tunisia southern gas protests tense as negotiations falter

TUNIS Tunisian protesters threatening to blockade gas production in the south of the country on Thursday rejected a government offer of jobs and investment and moved their protest closer to a pipeline and pumping station.

World, May 18 2017

In marginalized south Tunisia, unrest over gas tests government

KAMOUR, Tunisia In Tatatouine province in Tunisia's southern Sahara, around 1,000 protesters living in a makeshift campsite are threatening to blockade roads used by foreign companies to access nearby gas and oilfields.

World, May 15 2017

Thousands of Tunisians march against corruption amnesty law

TUNIS Several thousand Tunisians marched through central Tunis on Saturday to protest against a bill that would grant amnesty to businessmen accused of corruption when autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali was in power.

World, May 13 2017

Italy expels Tunisian connected to Berlin market attacker

ROME Italy has expelled a Tunisian citizen suspected of having been in contact with the man who killed 12 people by driving a truck through a Christmas market in Berlin last year, the interior ministry said on Saturday.

World, May 13 2017

Tunisian president orders army to protect oil and gasfields

TUNIS Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi on Wednesday ordered the army to protect phosphate, gas and oil production facilities after protests aimed at disrupting output broke out in the south of the country.

World, May 10 2017

Tunisian vendor sets himself on fire, sparking clashes with police: residents

TUNIS Tunisian police fired tear gas to break up rioting by hundreds of protesters who took to the streets after a fruit seller set himself on fire when police stopped him working, local residents said.

World, May 10 2017

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