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Tunisian PM bans face veils in public institutions after bombing

Jul 05 2019

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has banned the wearing of the niqab, the full face veil, in public institutions for security reasons, an official source said on Friday.

More than 80 migrants feared drowned off Tunisia coast

Jul 04 2019

TUNIS Dozens of African migrants are feared to have drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia after setting of for Europe from Libya, a government source and the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Thursday.

Wanted militant blows himself up in Tunisian capital

Jul 03 2019

TUNIS A wanted militant wearing an explosive belt blew himself up in the Tunisian capital after being surrounded by police, the government said on Wednesday, but there were no other casualties.

Tunisia rallies after a 'black day', president's health improves

Jun 28 2019

TUNIS Tunisia's president is recovering his health and speaking to colleagues, authorities said on Friday, signalling a return to normality after a turbulent 24 hours in which the elderly leader fell ill and militants staged attacks in the capital.

One dead, several wounded in two suicide bomb attacks in Tunisian capital

Jun 27 2019

TUNIS Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks on police in the Tunisian capital on Thursday, killing one police officer and wounding several other people, the government said. | Video

Tunisian president hospitalized 'in severe health crisis': presidency

Jun 27 2019

TUNIS Tunisia's 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, a major player in the country's transition to democracy since 2011, was taken to a military hospital on Thursday after suffering a "severe health crisis", the presidency said.

After three weeks stranded off Tunisia, migrant group to be repatriated

Jun 19 2019

TUNIS Tunisia has allowed dozens of migrants, mostly from Bangladesh, to disembark after three weeks stranded in the Mediterranean, so that they can return to their home countries, the Red Crescent said on Wednesday.

Tunisia approves law excluding presidential candidate leading in polls

Jun 18 2019

TUNIS Tunisia's parliament passed an amendment to its electoral law on Tuesday that would bar businessman Nabil Karoui, owner of a private TV station critical of the government, from running for president in a vote expected later this year.

IMF disburses $247 million loan tranche to Tunisia

Jun 12 2019

TUNIS The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday approved the payment of a $247 million loan tranche to Tunisia, the sixth under its loan program with the North African country, Minister of Reforms Taoufik Rajhi told Reuters.

Dozens of migrants drown off Tunisia coast after leaving Libya

May 10 2019

TUNIS At least 65 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said.

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