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Tunisia: Country in North Africa
Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 163,610 square kilometres. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is also the northernmost point on the African continent. Tunisia is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia's population was 11.5 million in 2017. Tunisia's name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on its northeast coast.

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Tunisia: Government says 2 suicide bombers wound several police officers [Video]

Tunisia: Government says 2 suicide bombers wound several police officers

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:14Published
Tunisia: Suspected terror attack near the US embassy in Tunis [Video]

Tunisia: Suspected terror attack near the US embassy in Tunis

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:23Published

Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur is having a breakout year in 2020. [Video]

Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur is having a breakout year in 2020.

At the Australian Open last month, the 25-year-old became because the first Arab woman to reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:40Published

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Tunisia seeks donations to fund coronavirus facilities

Tunisia on Tuesday asked for donations to fund 250 intensive care beds to be placed in a sports hall in the capital as it tries to ramp up medical facilities in response to the coronavirus.
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Tunisia releases 1,420 prisoners over coronavirus

Tunisia's President Kais Saied on Tuesday ordered the release on 1,420 prisoners in an amnesty to combat the spread of the coronavirus in prisons, a presidency statement said.
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Tunisia coronavirus cases jump by around 50%

Tunisia has confirmed 59 new cases of the coronavirus, Health Minister Abdelatif el-Mekki said in a televised news conference on Wednesday, taking the total number to 173.
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Tunisia orders army into streets to enforce coronavirus lockdown

Tunisia's President Kais Saied on Monday ordered the army to deploy in the streets to force people to respect a lockdown imposed to halt the spread of coronavirus, the office of the presidency said in..
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Tunisia allocates $850 million to combat effects of coronavirus

Tunisia is allocating 2.5 billion dinars ($850 million) to combat the economic and social effects of the coronavirus health crisis, Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said on Saturday.
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Tunisian streets fall silent under coronavirus curfew

The only sounds at dusk on Wednesday as Tunisia's first night of a curfew against coronavirus kept traffic from the streets were barking dogs and, faintly in the wind above the scent of orange blossom,..
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Tunisian police break up ram fight that broke coronavirus crowd rules

Tunisian police used tear gas to disperse dozens of youths at a traditional ram fight on Tuesday because it broke coronavirus rules against crowds, the local Mosaique FM radio reported.
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Tunisia imposes 12-hour daily curfew to counter coronavirus

Tunisia will impose a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Wednesday with the army patrolling the streets, Tunisia's president said on Tuesday, tightening the measures to counter the spread of the..
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Tunisia suspends all international flights, closes its land borders - PM

Tunisia will suspend international flights and close its land border in an effort to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus, Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said on Monday.
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Tunisian land border with Libya closed: minister

Tunisia's land border with Libya has been closed due to the coronavirus, Transport Minister Anouar Maarouf said on Monday.
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Tunisia asks citizens for donations to help tackle coronavirus

Tunisia has created a voluntary fund dedicated to fighting the coronavirus outbreak and reducing its economic repercussions, the North African country's Ministry of Finance said Sunday.
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Tunisian beach resorts face up to coronavirus blight

Ammar Jouini had been optimistic about this year, hoping that after Tunisia's tourism sector finally recovered from years of pain caused by militant attacks in 2015, his souvenir business might also be..
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Tunisia suspends Italy flights

Tunisia will suspend all flights and shipping to Italy except to Rome and bring forward a scheduled school holiday to Thursday from next Monday, the health minister said on Monday.
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Blast outside U.S. Embassy in Tunisia kills policeman

Two militants on a motorbike blew themselves up outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia on Friday, killing a policeman and wounding several in the North African country's most serious attack in months.
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Five wounded in suicide blast near U.S. embassy in Tunis: local radio

An attack near the U.S. embassy in Tunisia on Friday was carried out by a man on a motorike who blew himself up and wounded five police, local radio reported.
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Tunisia suspends northern Italy ferry services over coronavirus

Tunisia will suspend passenger ferry services to northern Italy and take other measures in response to the spreading coronavirus, Health Minister Abdelatif el-Mekki said on Wednesday.
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Tunisia confirms first coronavirus case: health minister

Tunisia has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, the health minister said on Monday at a news conference.
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Promising political stability, new Tunisian government takes office

Tunisia’s new coalition government took office on Friday and Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said the country needed political stability to start urgent reforms and revive the ailing economy.
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Tunisia's parliament approves a coalition government

Tunisia's parliament approved a new coalition government in a confidence vote on Thursday, after months of political wrangling that has slowed the north African country's efforts to tackle looming..
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Tunisian parliament debates new coalition with economy in focus

Tunisia's parliament began debating on Wednesday and looked set to approve a new coalition government, after months of political wrangling that has slowed the north African country's efforts to tackle..
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Tunisia names new government, avoids risk of early election

Tunisia’s designated Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh‮ ‬on Wednedsay named a new coalition government‮ ‬after reaching an agreement with Ennahda moderate Islamist Party, the biggest power in..
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Tunisia's designated PM proposes new government

Tunisia’s designated Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh‮ ‬named a new coalition government‮ ‬after he reached an agreement with Ennahda moderate Islamist Party, the biggest power in Parliament,..
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Tunisian president to call early poll if government loses vote of confidence

Tunisian President Kais Saied said on Monday he would dissolve parliament and call for an early election if the new government fails to win a parliamentary confidence vote amid what he called the worst..
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Tunisia talks on cabinet press on amid risk of new election

Designated Tunisian prime minister Elyes Fakhfakh proposed the line-up of a new government on Saturday and then said negotiations would continue after the Ennahda party, the biggest in parliament,..
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Tunisia's next government must be broad-based, says leader of biggest party

Tunisia's new government must be broad-based to implement sorely needed reforms, the leader of the largest party in parliament said on Wednesday, in comments that signaled the country could face a snap..
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Trump's Mideast plan is 'injustice of the century', U.S.-allied Tunisian president says

President Kais Saied of Tunisia, an ally of the United States, said on Thursday that the new U.S. plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians is the "injustice of the century".
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Tunisia's biggest party Ennahda rejects new government proposal

The biggest party in Tunisia's parliament on Monday rejected the idea of a government that excludes other parties, adding that it was ready to contest another election.
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Tunisia's designated PM makes employment, services the priority

Tunisia's designated prime minister Elyes Fakhfakh wants a government based on the values of the 2011 revolution that would address unemployment and improve public services, he said on Friday.
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Tunisia's designated PM vows to tackle economic, social ills

Tunisia's new designated prime minister Elyes Fakhfakh said he would form a smaller cabinet than in previous governments and combat poverty and marginalization of poorer regions.
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Tunisian president chooses former finance minister to be PM

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Monday designated Elyes Fakhfakh as prime minister, a presidency statement said, after the fractured parliament this month rejected a government proposed by an earlier..
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Seeking peace in Libya and Iran, EU haunted by past diplomatic inaction

After war broke out again in Libya early last year, a special team of EU diplomats in Tripoli was forced back to neighboring Tunisia to do what they had been doing for several years: wait.
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Tunisian parliament rejects government, coalition building must restart

Tunisia's deeply fragmented parliament on Friday rejected a proposed new government in a confidence vote, meaning a complex coalition-building process will need to restart with urgent economic reforms..
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Tunisian parliament rejects proposed new government in a confidence vote

Tunisia's deeply fragmented parliament on Friday rejected a proposed new government in a confidence vote, meaning a complex coalition-building process will need to start again, with urgent economic..
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Tunisian president says parliament to vote on government

Tunisian President Kais Saied has approved a proposed new government made up of political independents and given it to parliament to vote on, his office said on Thursday.
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More talks needed on shape of Tunisian government before vote

Tunisia's designated prime minister will hold more talks on forming a government, the presidential office said, delaying parliament's vote on the new cabinet that had been expected on Thursday.
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Tunisia PM-designate submits government to president: presidency office

Tunisia's designated prime minister Habib Jemli has submitted a proposed cabinet to President Kais Saied, the office of the presidency said on Wednesday on its Facebook page without giving details.
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Turkey's Erdogan discusses Libya ceasefire during surprise Tunisia trip

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized..
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Turkey-Libya maritime deal rattles East Mediterranean

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized..
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Turkey's Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise talks with president

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tunisia on Wednesday in a surprise visit for talks with his Tunisian counterpart, his office said, in the first visit by a head of state since Tunisian..
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Tunisian PM-designate says to form government of 'independents'

Tunisia's prime minister-designate Habib Jemli will form a government made up of independents who do not represent political parties, he said at a news conference on Monday.
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Two Tunisian parties reject coalition role

Two major parties in Tunisia said on Friday they would not join the government of prime minister-designate Habib Jemli, meaning any coalition he does build may be fragile and increasing the risk of a..
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Tunisian PM designate expects government next week: Reuters interview

Tunisia's prime minister-designate Habib Jemli expects to form a government next week with political independents holding most of the important portfolios, he said on Tuesday.
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Tunisia's police and demonstrators clash in third night of protests

Clashes erupted on Monday between protesters and Tunisian police who fired tear gas to disperse them in the southern town of Jelma, the third consecutive night of protest against poverty and lack of..
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At least 24 killed in Tunisia bus crash

At least 24 Tunisians were killed on Sunday after a bus crashed during an excursion in the northern town of Amdoun, the health ministry said.
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Tunisians protest in southern town after man sets himself alight

Tunisian police used tear gas to disperse dozens of protesters who blocked roads in the southern town of Jelma on Saturday following the death of a young man who burned himself to death, witnesses..
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Tunisia's PM-designate promises to revive hope for frustrated youth, reform state firms

Tunisia's next government should focus on reforming the faltering economy and restoring hope among frustrated youth,
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