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Tunisian parliament approves prime minister's cabinet reshuffle

12 Nov 2018

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

08 Nov 2018

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.

Tunisia's PM reshuffles cabinet to tackle economic crisis

05 Nov 2018

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.

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

30 Oct 2018

TUNIS Shops and cafes in the centre 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.

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

29 Oct 2018

TUNIS A woman blew herself up in the centre 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.

UPDATE 2-Tunisia's UGTT union cancels national strike after govt deal

21 Oct 2018

TUNIS, Oct 21 Tunisia's UGTT union has cancelled a nationwide strike by public workers scheduled for Wednesday after the government agreed to raise public sector wages and not to sell state companies in a deal that could ease social tensions in the country.

Buoyant Tunis bourse hopes for state IPOs to draw investors

10 Oct 2018

* Bourse head hopes politicians try harder to reduce state sector

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

25 Sep 2018

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.

Tunisia's weakened premier unlikely to push reform as polls loom

21 Sep 2018

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has survived attempts by his own party and unions to force him out but, with elections looming, looks less and less able to enact the economic reforms that have so far secured IMF support for an ailing economy.

Tunisia ruling party suspends PM's membership after row with president's son

14 Sep 2018

TUNIS Tunisia's ruling Nidaa Tounes party said on Friday it had frozen the prime minister's membership in the latest escalation in a row between the prime minister and the president's son.

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