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Tunisian FM addresses region’s myriad crises

At conference held in Turkish capital, Khemaies Jhinaoui discusses the many challenges now facing the Middle East Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui delivered a speech at a Friday conference in Ankara devoted to the role of Tunisian diplomacy in facilitating democratic transition, challenges currently facing the region and Tunisia-Turkey relations. ...

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Tunisian protesters end sit-in in Tataouine province

Protestors in Tunisia’s southern Tataouine province ended their six-week-long sit-in on Friday in return for government promises to address some of their grievances. Following a day of negotiations, agreement was reached between Tunisian officials and the father of a young Tunisian man killed in recent clashes between protestors and security ...

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Protesters agree to end blockade of Tunisia oil plant

Protesters agreed Friday to end a blockade of a Tunisian oil and gas plant that saw bloody clashes with police last month after the government met many of their demands. The mainly young unemployed protesters had held a three-month sit-in at the El-Kamour pumping station demanding jobs and investment in ...

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Tunisia extends state of emergency for another four months

For the first time, Tunisia has prolonged the countrywide state of emergency, which has been in place for more than a year and a half the president’s office announced yesterday. “Following consultations with Prime Minister Yusuf Al-Shahid and the Parliament Speaker Mohamed Al-Nasser, President Beji Caid Essebsi has decided on ...

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24 Tunisian immigrants deported from Libya

Libyan authorities deported on Monday 24 Tunisian nationals after being arrested while trying to sail to Italy from the country’s western shores. The Tunisian Embassy in Tripoli said its 24 nationals had entered Libya from Ras Ajdir border crossing in a legal way, but they were arrested on May 10 ...

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Tunisian sentenced to jail for smoking during Ramadan

A Tunisian court Monday sentenced to one month in prison a man who smoked a cigarette in public during the Muslim dawn-to-dusk holy fasting month of Ramadan, a spokesman said. The man was seen smoking outside the Bizerte courthouse by a judiciary official who informed the police before they arrested ...

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