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Tunisian president wants to amend constitution to dilute PM's power

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TUNIS Tunisia's president called on Wednesday for changes to the new constitution to give the presidency more power, escalating a dispute between the two highest offices in the country.

Tunisian forces kill three Islamic State militants near Algerian border

TUNIS Tunisian special forces killed three suspected Islamic State militants on Tuesday after clashes in mountains near the Algerian border, a security official told Reuters.

World, Mar 19 2019

Iraq begins legal proceedings against 14 French Islamic State fighters: sources

BAGHDAD Iraq has begun court proceedings against 14 suspected French members of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group captured by U.S.-backed forces and transferred to Iraq from Syria last month, two legal sources said.

World, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq Mar 15 2019

Tunisia bars Boeing 737 max jets from its airspace

TUNIS Tunisia has barred the passage, takeoff and landing of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on its territory, the transport ministry said on Thursday.

World, Aerospace & Defense, Mar 14 2019

Tunisia's health minister resigns after 11 babies die in hospital

TUNIS Tunisia's health minister Abdel-Raouf El-Sherif resigned on Saturday after 11 babies mysteriously died within 24 hours in a hospital in the capital, state news agency TAP said.

World, Mar 10 2019

Malaysia deports six Egyptians despite concerns over torture, rights abuses

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia has deported six Egyptians and a Tunisian suspected of being linked to Islamist militant groups abroad, despite protests from human rights groups.

World, United Nations, Egypt Mar 10 2019

Tunisia to hold autumn parliamentary and presidential elections

TUNIS Tunisia will hold a parliamentary election on Oct. 6 and a presidential election starting on Nov. 10, the Electoral Commission said on Wednesday.

World, Mar 06 2019

Prince Harry unveils British memorial to victims of Tunisian attacks

LONDON Britain's Prince Harry unveiled a memorial on Monday to the victims of two deadly attacks in Tunisia four years ago.

World, Mar 04 2019

No regrets for woman who stuck by Islamic State through defeats

NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria Heading to a camp for displaced people as Islamic State's territorial "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria faces final defeat, Ghalia Ali shows no regret about abandoning her life as a student in Tunisia to join the militants in 2014.

World, Syria, Iraq Feb 23 2019

Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya have been freed: foreign ministry

TUNIS Fourteen Tunisian workers kidnapped by armed men in western Libya three days ago were released on Sunday, the Tunisian foreign ministry said in a statement.

World, Libya Feb 17 2019