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Cabinet reshuffle exposes power struggle in Tunisia

Tunis - In reshuffling his cabinet this week, Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has sparked new tensions with the man who appointed him and fed speculation that he intends to run in next year's presidential poll.

Tunisia's president criticises reshuffle but denies rift with PM

Carthage - Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi on Thursday criticised this week's reshuffle by his prime minister, but denied there was a rift between the two men.

Woman bomber wounds 9 in first Tunisia suicide attack since 2015

Tunis - A woman suicide bomber blew herself up near police vehicles on a busy street in the centre of the Tunisian capital on Monday after a three-year break in such attacks, injuring at least nine people, the interior ministry said.

Flash floods in Tunisia leave five dead, two missing

Tunis - Flash flooding in Tunisia has killed at least five people while a further two are unaccounted for, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

Tunisia fishermen turn tide to cash in on blue crab menace

Djerba - Tunisian fishermen saw the blue crab wreak such havoc on their catches when it first appeared that they nicknamed it after the terrifying jihadists of the Islamic State group.

Saudi and Tunisia air forces hold joint exercises

Tunis - Tunisia's air force is holding its first joint exercises with Saudi forces as part of a bilateral training programme, the Tunisian government said Wednesday.

Tunisia tourism keeps up recovery from jihadist attacks

Tunis - More than six million foreign travellers visited Tunisia in the first nine months of 2018, according to government data, as tourism rebounds from devastating jihadist attacks three years ago.Arrivals rose 16.9 percent to 6.

Four killed in torrential Tunisia rains

Nabeul - Flash floods in Tunisia's Cap Bon peninsula have killed at least four people, authorities said Sunday, as surging waters caused by heavy rains carried away homes, cars and chunks of road.

Tunisia struggles to host migrants saved at sea

Medenine - Surrounded by other people's belongings piled high on beds, Georgie Ndab wants to leave Tunisia's only migrant centre and take her baby to Europe."I spent eight months in prison in Libya.

Tunisia denies migrants arrested on way to Italy were 'terrorists'

Tunis - Tunisian authorities on Tuesday denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were "terrorists".

Tunisia announces draft bill to give women equal inheritance

Tunis - Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi on Monday announced plans to submit a draft bill to parliament equalising inheritance rights between men and women.

Tunisians protest against 'destructive' reforms

Sfax - Hundreds of people demonstrated Friday in Tunisia against proposed reforms opposed by conservative Muslims that include equal inheritance rights for women and decriminalising homosexuality.

Henna losing its allure as Tunisia's 'red gold'

Qabis - In and around the Tunisian coastal city of Gabes, henna has long been a key driver of the economy -- so much so that the plant is known as "red gold".

Trials open in Tunisia over deaths of Arab Spring protesters

Sidi Bouzid - Two trials opened in Tunisia on Friday over the killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution, part of a process aimed at redressing rights abuses under the toppled regime.

'Terrorist attack' kills 6 Tunisia security forces

Tunis - Six members of Tunisia's security forces were killed Sunday in a "terrorist attack" near the border with Algeria, the interior ministry said, the country's deadliest such incident in over two years.

'Terrorist attack' kills 6 Tunisia security forces

Tunis - Six members of Tunisia's security forces were killed Sunday in a "terrorist attack" near the border with Algeria, the interior ministry said, the country's deadliest such incident in over two years.

Islamist-backed candidate becomes first woman mayor of Tunis

Tunis - Islamist-backed candidate Souad Abderrahim defeated a city official who served under ousted despot Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on Tuesday to become the first woman mayor of the Tunisian capital.

Tunisia shepherd dies after jihadist attack: ministry

Tunis - A Tunisian shepherd has died from wounds sustained when he was attacked over the weekend by jihadists in the country's mountainous centre, the defence ministry said Monday.

Tunisian migrant smugglers profit from security vacuum

Mellita - Days after dozens of migrants died in a shipwreck off the coast of Tunisia, Ibrahim remains undeterred from his "really profitable business" of people-smuggling in the country's Kerkennah archipelago.

Tunisia minister, officials sacked after deadly shipwreck

Tunis - Tunisia's interior minister and numerous officials were sacked on Wednesday, days after a shipwreck that killed at least 66 migrants.
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