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Tunisian parliament approves prime minister's cabinet reshuffle


TUNIS The Tunisian parliament approved on Monday a cabinet reshuffle proposed by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed amid a political and economic crisis.

Tunisian president accepts new ministers, easing high-level standoff

TUNIS Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi said on Thursday he was ready to swear in ten new ministers named in a reshuffle that he had originally rejected, easing a high-level political standoff that has alarmed donors.

World, Nov 08 2018

Tunisia's PM reshuffles cabinet to tackle economic crisis

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed named 10 new ministers on Monday in a cabinet reshuffle he hopes will inject fresh blood into his government which has been widely criticized for failing to fix an economic crisis.

World, Nov 05 2018

Tunisia's PM to announce a cabinet reshuffle this week: sources

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed will announce a partial cabinet reshuffle this week, three sources said on Monday, as he faces mounting pressure over the government's failure to revive the economy, including from his own party Nidaa Tunis.

World, Nov 05 2018

Tunisia's most prominent street back to normal a day after suicide bombing

TUNIS Shops and cafes in the center of the Tunisian capital reopened on Tuesday amid heightened security and crowds returned to the street where a suicide bomber wounded 10 police officers and five others a day earlier.

World, Oct 30 2018

Woman blows herself up in Tunis, wounding 15 people including 10 police officers

TUNIS A woman blew herself up in the center of the Tunisian capital on Monday, wounding 15 people including 10 police officers in an explosion that breaks a period of calm after dozens died in militant attacks three years ago.

World, Oct 29 2018

Nine people wounded when woman blew herself up in Tunis: Interior Ministry

TUNIS Nine people, including eight policemen, were wounded when a woman blew herself up in what a spokesman for the Tunisian Interior Ministry described as a "terrorist explosion" in central Tunis on Monday.

World, Oct 29 2018

Pasta and petrol: smuggling crackdown stirs dissent in Tunisia's south

REMADA, Tunisia Tunisian Zubair Abdel-Moula lost his work selling smuggled fuel on the streets of a poor southern town after the government tightened controls with Libya to stop militants crossing the 460km (286 miles) border.

World, Libya Oct 29 2018

Two ships collide in the Mediterranean, causing fuel spill

MARSEILLE A Tunisian and a Cypriot ship collided with each other on Sunday in the Mediterranean Sea near the island of Corsica causing a fuel spillage, coastal authorities said.

World, Environment, Oct 09 2018

Tunisia reforms face fresh strain after president ends Islamist tie-up

TUNIS Efforts to rescue Tunisia's ailing economy face the prospect of fresh turmoil after the president declared his alliance with moderate Islamists at an end, deepening divisions in a fragile coalition managing the country's transition from autocracy.

World, Sep 25 2018