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IMF disburses $247 million loan tranche to Tunisia

12 Jun 2019

TUNIS The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday approved the payment of a $247 million loan tranche to Tunisia, the sixth under its loan program with the North African country, Minister of Reforms Taoufik Rajhi told Reuters.

Dozens of migrants drown off Tunisia coast after leaving Libya

10 May 2019

TUNIS At least 65 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said.

Strike by Tunisian fuel workers leads to queues and empty pumps

02 May 2019

TUNIS Fuel distribution workers in Tunisia began a three-day strike on Thursday to demand higher wages, leading to long queues and empty pumps at petrol stations across the North African nation.

Strike by Tunisian fuel workers leads to queues and empty pumps

02 May 2019

TUNIS, May 2 Fuel distribution workers in Tunisia began a three-day strike on Thursday to demand higher wages, leading to long queues and empty pumps at petrol stations across the North African nation.

Tunisia raises minimum wages, pensions to tackle discontent

01 May 2019

TUNIS Tunisia raised the minimum wage for industrial and farm workers as well as pensions for hundreds of thousands of private-sector retirees by 6.5 percent on Wednesday in a move to defuse discontent over economic hardships.

Angry protests erupt in Tunisian city demanding development

29 Apr 2019

TUNIS About 5,000 Tunisians protested on Monday in central Sidi Bouzid city against marginalisation and deteriorating conditions, two days after the deaths of 12 female rural workers in a traffic accident.

Tunisian police switch off broadcasts of private TV station

25 Apr 2019

TUNIS Tunisian police stormed the offices of a private television station and cut it off the air on Thursday over accusations it had breached broadcasting rules, which the channel called an attempt to silence its voice criticizing the government.

Arab Spring comes later in Sudan and Algeria

16 Apr 2019

DUBAI/TUNIS The armed forces of Algeria and Sudan, which pushed out the long-serving rulers of those countries after mass protests, are following a script that has failed millions of Arabs since the 2011 uprisings. | Video

Struggle over leadership deepens division in Tunisia president's party

14 Apr 2019

TUNIS Tunisia's ruling party Nidaa Tounes on Saturday elected two leaders, one of them the president's son, in two parallel congresses, deepening the division that has hit the party in recent years.

Tunisia president Essebsi says he does not want to run for a second term

06 Apr 2019

TUNIS Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi said on Saturday he did not want to run for a second term in presidential elections expected this year, despite his party's calls for the 93-year-old to stand.

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