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Tunisian parties pile pressure on PM with vote of no-confidence

4:25pm BST

TUNIS The main party in Tunisia's ruling coalition has enlisted the support of two opposition parties to call a vote of no-confidence in the government over suspected conflicts of interest involving the prime minister.

Libya lifts exports force majeure but says output recovery to be slow

10 Jul 2020

TUNIS/LONDON Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) lifted force majeure on all oil exports on Friday as a Vitol tanker loaded at Es Sider after a half-year blockade by eastern forces, but said technical problems caused by the shutdown would keep output low.

UPDATE 2-Libya lifts exports force majeure but says output recovery to be slow

10 Jul 2020

TUNIS/LONDON, July 10 Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) lifted force majeure on all oil exports on Friday as a Vitol tanker loaded at Es Sider after a half-year blockade by eastern forces, but said technical problems caused by the shutdown would keep output low.

Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate

29 May 2020

TUNIS/ANKARA/CAIRO As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country.

UPDATE 2-Libya's state oil firm says jet fuel illegally shipped to east

16 Mar 2020

TUNIS/CAIRO, March 16 A shipment of jet fuel has been imported into eastern Libya from the United Arab Emirates in breach of an arms embargo and other international agreements, Libya's NOC state oil company said on Monday.

Tunisian parliament rejects government, coalition building must restart

10 Jan 2020

TUNIS Tunisia's deeply fragmented parliament on Friday rejected a proposed new government in a confidence vote, meaning a complex coalition-building process will need to restart with urgent economic reforms at stake.

Explainer: Tunisia grapples with post-revolution economic slide

03 Dec 2019

TUNIS Tunisia's designated prime minister Habib Jemli expects to pull together a new coalition government next week after an election in October produced a fractured parliament.

Tunisian PM designate expects government next week - Reuters interview

03 Dec 2019

CARTHAGE, Tunisia Tunisia's prime minister-designate Habib Jemli expects to form a government next week with political independents holding most of the important portfolios, he said on Tuesday.

Morocco's poor left behind by development boom

02 Dec 2019

AZROU, Morocco Mohammed Akki left his home in Morocco's Middle Atlas mountains to seek regular work and a better life in the town of Azrou, but he still lives on the margins in a country enjoying an investment boom.

Despite Tunisia's vote for change, enduring miseries drive youth exodus

18 Oct 2019

SFAX, Tunisia It only took 10 minutes for Fakher Hmidi to slip out of his house, past the cafes where unemployed men spend their days, and reach the creek through the mud flats where a small boat would ferry him to the migrant ship heading from Tunisia to Italy. | Video

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China warns UK: 'Dumping' Huawei will cost you

China warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday that his decision to ban Huawei from the 5G network would cost Britain dearly in investment, casting the move as the result of politicised pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump.