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Jihadists get life sentence for 2015 Tunisia attacks on tourists

A Tunisian court has sentenced seven jihadists to life in prison over attacks at a museum and on a beach in 2015 that killed 60 people, many of them British tourists, prosecutors said on Saturday.
Tunisia’s influential General Labour Union (UGTT) has called for a new nationwide strike in February, raising pressure on the government to increase wages.

Tunisian labour union calls for new nationwide strike

Tunisia’s influential General Labour Union (UGTT) has called for a new nationwide strike in February, raising pressure on the government to increase wages.
A soldier guards the site where a woman allegedly blew herself in Tunis, late October [EPA-EFE]

Two killed as Tunisian security forces storm armed group hideout

Two gunmen commited suicide in Tunisia after exchanging fire with security forces in the city of Jilma, located some 250 kilometres south of the capital Tunis.
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Tunisia clashes spread over tough living conditions

Clashes between Tunisian protesters and security forces spread from an impoverished western city overnight, authorities said on Wednesday, as anger grew over the death of a journalist who set himself on fire over economic conditions.
Tunisia clashes

Clashes spread in Tunisia over tough living conditions

Clashes between Tunisian protesters and security forces spread from an impoverished western city overnight, authorities said Wednesday, as anger grew over the death of a journalist who set himself on fire over economic conditions.
A Tunisian journalist has died after setting himself on fire, officials said, in a protest over harsh living conditions that prompted overnight clashes with police in the country’s west.

Tunisians clash with police after journalist sets himself ablaze

A Tunisian journalist has died after setting himself on fire, officials said, in a protest over harsh living conditions that prompted overnight clashes with police in the country’s west.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman met Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed [Bandar Algaloud-Saudi Royal Court-Reuters]

Saudi Arabia pledges Tunisia $830 million of financial aid

Saudi Arabia has pledged financial aid to Tunisia worth about $830m, Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has said.
Tunisian protesters holding placards with inscription reading in Arabic- ‘Tunisians against Saudi Crown Prince visit’. Stringer-EPA

Second protest rocks Tunisia over Saudi Crown prince’s visit

Hundreds of Tunisian protesters marched through the capital Tunis in opposition to a planned visit on Tuesday by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, urging justice over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
This picture taken on November 26, 2018 shows a banner hanging outside Tunisia's Journalists Union in the capital Tunis depicting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a caption reading in Arabic "no welcomes to bin Salman in Tunisia, the land of the revolution", before another giant banner depicting him holding a chainsaw with another caption reading in Arabic "no to the desecration of Tunisia, the land of the revolution". (Photo by FETHI BELAID / AFP)

Tunisia protests planned over visit by Saudi crown prince

Tunisian unions and civil society groups called for protests on Monday against a planned visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Tunisian civil servants staged the biggest general strike in five years on Thursday after their powerful trade union failed to secure wage hikes in tense negotiations with the government.

Tunisian civil servants stage largest strike in years

Tunisian civil servants staged the biggest general strike in five years on Thursday after their powerful trade union failed to secure wage hikes in tense negotiations with the government.
At least nine people have been wounded in a suicide bomb blast that rocked the centre of Tunisia's capital, Tunis, according to the interior ministry.

Suicide bomb blast rocks central Tunis

At least nine people have been wounded in a suicide bomb blast that rocked the centre of Tunisia's capital, Tunis, according to the interior ministry.
Youssef Chahed

Tunisia ruling party suspends prime minister over president’s son row

Tunisia’s ruling party has suspended Prime Minister Youssef Chahed in the latest escalation of a row with the president’s son that has paralysed key decisions on the troubled economy.

Tunisia raises fuel prices, fourth hike in 2018

Tunisia’s government has raised fuel prices by about four percent, the fourth hike this year, in an effort to rein in its budget deficit and meet reforms requested by the country’s international lenders.

Tunisia commission proposes sweeping liberal reforms

A Tunisian presidential commission on Wednesday unveiled a raft of proposed liberal reforms, including equal inheritance rights for women and decriminalising homosexuality, set to face fierce opposition from conservative Muslims.

Tunisia votes in first free municipal elections

Tunisians head to the polls on Sunday for the first free municipal elections since the 2011 revolution, seen as another milestone on the road to democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Tunisia’s parliament votes to abolish human rights commission

Tunisian MPs voted not to renew the human rights commission's mandate that is set to expire in May, a move being legally challenged because not enough legislators were present in the assembly.

Tunisia women march for same inheritance rights as men

Tunisian women led a march by more than 1 000 demonstrators on Saturday, including men, to demand equal inheritance rights for both sexes in the North African country.

Tunisian media protest pressure by police to whitewash news

Scores of journalists held a sit-in Friday in the Tunisian capital to protest what they say is growing pressure to film, photograph and write only what puts security officers and the government in a good light, reviving memories of the era before Tunisia kicked off the Arab Spring seven years ago.

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