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Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in the capital as security forces used tear gas and water cannons to try to quell the unrest.Up to 300 young...

Spanish rescue services intercept 320 African migrants in 10 boats off Canary Islands

Associated PressSpanish rescue services said Tuesday that, they intercepted more than 320 migrants of African decent in 10 boats found off the Canary Islands archipelago.The service said the steady stream of boats were located off the island of Gran...

UN opens Libya peace talks in Tunis with eye on elections

ReutersThe United Nations opened talks on Libya’s future in Tunisia on Monday aimed at ending nearly a decade of chaos and bloodshed by arranging elections, but obstacles remain despite progress in cementing last month’s ceasefire.Acting U.N. Libya envoy Stephanie...

Islamic States claim deadly attack in Tunisia resort

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a knife attack in Tunisia that killed a National Guard officer and wounded another, as more suspects are arrested.The attack on Sunday morning in a tourist district of the coastal city...

Tunisia parliament holds confidence votes on new PM amid economic crisis

The Tunisian parliament is holding a confidence vote Tuesday on a new prime minister and his proposed government as the North African country faces deep economic crisis worsened by the coronavirus pandemic and after a conflict-of-interest scandal pushed out...

Italian minister tells Tunisia, no more illegal migrants

Italy has no more room for illegal migrants, its foreign minister Luigi Di Maio said Monday on a visit to Tunisia, from where many of them cross the Mediterranean Sea.After a meeting with the Tunisian President Kais Saied, Italy's...

More migrants now reaching Italy by sea from Tunisia

The number of migrants reaching Italy by sea shot up from the previous 12-month period, but in contrast to recent years, the majority of the arrivals didn’t need rescue and made it to shore by themselves.According to Interior Ministry...

Interior minister Hichem Mechichi named as Tunisia new PM

Tunisia's interior minister Hichem Mechichi has been appointed to form the next government, the president's office said, amid political tensions among major parties in the North African country.The 46-year-old lawyer succeeds Elyes Fakhfakh, who resigned as prime minister earlier...

Tunisia PM resigns sparking a political crisis

Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh stepped down on Wednesday, plunging the country into a political crisis as it tries to weather the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.Fakhfakh presented his resignation to President Kais Saied, a government statement said....

Tunisian lady gets 6 months jail term for Q’uran-Covid social media post

A young Tunisian woman was sentenced to six months in jail by a Tunis court on Tuesday over a parody posted on Facebook linking the Q'uran and Covid-19.Emna Charki, 27, was found guilty of offending religion and "incitement to...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...
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