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World Bank announces $1.2B package for Tunisia

Parliament members gather at the National assembly in Tunis. AP FILE PHOTO

The World Bank announced Friday a $1.2 billion package to support Tunisia’s economic reforms and stumbling economy.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Death threats delay Tunisian constitution vote

Parliament members gather at the National assembly in Tunis. AP FILE PHOTO

Tunisia’s constitutional assembly prepares to select a new committee to oversee elections after its work weekend was disrupted by death threats against one of its members.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tunisia prime minister announces resignation

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Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said on Tuesday that he has submitted his resignation to President Moncef Marzouki, after failing to form a new government aimed at ending a political crisis.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tunisian dies after eating 28 raw eggs for bet

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A young Tunisian died after winning a bet to eat 28 raw eggs in one sitting, Shems FM radio reported on Wednesday.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tunisia to ‘punish’ US embassy attackers–official

View of several dozen burned cars in the parking lot of the U.S. Embassy, a day after several thousand demonstrators angry over a film that insults the Prophet Muhammad stormed the compound, Tunis, Tunisia, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Tunisia's governing moderate Islamist party condemned an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Tunis and the neighboring American school, saying Saturday that such violence threatens the country's progress toward democracy after decades of dictatorship. AP/Hassene Dridi

Tunisia’s interior ministry threatened on Saturday to punish all those involved in Friday’s US embassy attack, as police hunted the leader of a hardline jihadist group.

Posted: September 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US working with Arab, African nations to protect missions

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Egyptian protesters run for cover from tear gas during clashes near the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Protesters clashed with police near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for the third day in a row. Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi vowed to protect foreign embassies in Cairo, where police were using tear gas to disperse protesters at the U.S. mission. AP/Khalil Hamra

The United States is working with Middle East and North African nations, particularly Tunisia and Sudan, to beef up security at its missions hit by violent protests, US officials said Friday.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

54 migrants die of thirst in Mediterranean boat drama

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Fifty-four migrants trying to reach Italy died of thirst when their inflatable boat ruptured in the Mediterranean, according to testimony from the sole survivor, the UN refugee agency said.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tripoli calmer as Gadhafi’s men pushed out

Libyan rebel fighters carry a wounded Gadhafi loyalist sniper on a barrow during an attack on a building in Salah Edine district in Tripoli. AP

TRIPOLI—Tripoli began to look like a solidly rebel-held city on Friday, the calmest day in the capital since Moammar Gadhafi’s opponents swept in nearly a week ago. Some even celebrated in the streets, marching and chanting, “Hold your head high! You are a free Libyan.” There were still occasional gunbattles, but nothing like the bloody [...]

Posted: August 27th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Libyan rebels seize Ras Jdir post on Tunisia border

Libyan rebels on Friday took control of the Ras Jdir post on the border with Tunisia, and raised the flag of the rebellion, a Tunisian goverment source told AFP.

Posted: August 27th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ben Ali tried over drugs and weapon cache

Ousted Tunisian president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali was to be tried in absentia Monday on drugs and weapon charges described as “irrational” by his lawyer who wants more time to defend his client.

Posted: July 4th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

300 people died in Tunisian uprising—UN

TUNIS—Some 300 people died in the Tunisian uprising, a UN official said Saturday, as a Tunisian rights activist said security forces raped and tortured prisoners even after the fall of the old regime. “About 300 people were killed and 700 injured during the troubles between December 17 and January 14,” Juan Mendez, the United Nations [...]

Posted: May 22nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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