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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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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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Turkey's Erdogan makes surprise visit to Tunisia to discuss Libya [Video]Turkey's Erdogan makes surprise visit to Tunisia to discuss Libya

Turkish leader says the visit was aimed at finding ways to establish 'a ceasefire as soon as possible'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

Turkey's Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise talks with president [Video]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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Abu Dhabi Art spotlights French-Tunisian calligrafitti artist El Seed [Video]Abu Dhabi Art spotlights French-Tunisian calligrafitti artist El Seed

The 11th edition of Abu Dhabi Art took place between 21-23 November at Maranat Al Saadiyat.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 12:00Published

Dramatic video shows migrant rescue following boat capsize [Video]Dramatic video shows migrant rescue following boat capsize

The Italian Coast Guard released on Monday dramatic video showing the rescue of a young girl at sea after a boat carrying migrants capsized in bad sea conditions. Mia Womersley reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

 

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's designated PM says he has formed a government

Tunisia's designated prime minister Habib Jemli submitted a proposed cabinet to President Kais Saied on Wednesday, but he has not yet publicly announced the names of cabinet ministers.
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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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Ennahda's choice Jemli tapped to be Tunisia PM, faces big challenge

Habib Jemli faces the challenge of cobbling together a ruling coalition in economically troubled Tunisia after the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, which took most seats in last month's election,..
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Tunisia's Ennahda names Habib Jemli as choice for PM

Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda, which came first in last month's parliamentary elections, has named Habib Jemli, a former junior agriculture minister, as its choice to become prime minister, party..
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Tunisia's parliament picks moderate Islamist party leader as speaker

Tunisia’s new parliament on Wednesday elected Rached Ghannouchi, leader of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, as its speaker after the rival Heart of Tunisia party backed him, opening the way for a..
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Tunisia's divided parliament attempts to choose a speaker

Tunisia's new parliament opened on Wednesday with a session to elect a speaker, a task likely to prove difficult in a deeply divided chamber but which will provide insight into wider efforts to form a..
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Tunisia's moderate Islamist party may choose outside candidate as PM

Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda party may choose a candidate from outside its ranks to head government, two sources said on Friday, as it seeks consensus with other parties for a coalition.
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Tunisia's main parties refuse new government led by moderate Islamists

Tunisia's main parties rejected a proposal on Thursday by the moderate Islamist party Ennahda to name a prime minister from its own ranks following its victory in last month's parliamentary elections.
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Tunisian TV channel owner arrested on corruption allegations

The owner of a Tunisian private television channel that has been critical of the government was arrested on Tuesday on allegations of corruption, an official said, the latest move in a government..
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Tunisia dismisses foreign, defense ministers: statement

Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has dismissed the foreign and defense ministers after consultation with the newly elected President Kais Saied, a statement on the presidency's website said on..
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Political outsider Saied sworn in as Tunisia's president

Kais Saied, a political outsider and retired law professor, was sworn in as Tunisian president on Wednesday after he won a landslide victory in this month's election.
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Despite Tunisia's vote for change, enduring miseries drive youth exodus

It only took 10 minutes for Fakher Hmidi to slip out of his house, past the cafes where unemployed men spend their days, and reach the creek through the mud flats where a small boat would ferry him to..
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Hailing 'new revolution', political outsider Saied elected Tunisia's president

Kais Saied, a political outsider who is backed by Islamists and leftist and wants to remake national politics, won a landslide victory in Tunisia's presidential election which he hailed as a "new..
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Official results show Kais Saied won Tunisian presidential election

Kais Saied won Sunday's presidential election in Tunisia, taking 72.71% of votes, the electoral commission said in a televised statement on Monday, giving its own official preliminary results.
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New Tunisian leader rode wave of youth excitement to presidency

As the crowds gathered outside the ornate, colonial-era theater in Tunis' Bourguiba Street after exit polls declared a landslide election win for Kais Saied late on Sunday, Amel Bahrini decided she had..
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Timeline: Tunisia's bumpy path to democracy

Tunisians have elected retired law professor Kais Saied as president, rejecting the North African country's old governing elite.
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Tunisia's Nabil Karoui concedes election defeat to Kais Saied

Nabil Karoui on Monday conceded defeat in Sunday's presidential election, issuing a statement of congratulations to his opponent Kais Saied, whom exit polls had earlier showed winning by a landslide.
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French national killed in Tunisia knife attack-Interior Ministry

An attacker killed a French citizen and wounded a soldier with a knife in northern Tunisia on Monday, state media quoted the Interior Ministry as saying.
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Saied supporters hail revival of Tunisia's 2011 revolution after poll

Supporters of retired law professor Kais Saied celebrated into Monday morning after exit polls indicated he won Tunisia's presidential election, a victory they hailed as a revival of the 2011..
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Tunisian radio stations: French citizen killed in stabbing

Two Tunisian radio stations reported on Monday that a French citizen was killed and a soldier injured in a stabbing incident in the city of Bizerte in northern Tunisia earlier on Monday.
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Exit polls project Tunisian landslide win for independent Kais Saied

Independent candidate Kais Saied won a landslide victory in Sunday's presidential election in Tunisia, two exit polls projected, although no official results had yet been announced.
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The former professor out to remake Tunisian politics

A retired law professor with an awkward public manner, little money, no political party and a commitment to an experimental form of direct democracy looks set to be Tunisia's new president.
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Exit poll shows Saied winning Tunisian election: Mosaique FM

Tunisia's Mosaique FM radio cited an exit poll by the polling company Emrod as giving Kais Saied 72.53% of votes in Sunday's presidential election runoff against Nabil Karoui.
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Voting ends in Tunisian presidential election runoff

Voting ended at 1700 GMT on Sunday in the decisive round of Tunisia's presidential election between media mogul Nabil Karoui and independent candidate Kais Saied, a retired law professor.
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Starkly different candidates vie for Tunisia's presidency

If he wins Sunday's election, media mogul Nabil Karoui will only have to stroll up one of Tunisia's most expensive streets to move from his own home into the presidential palace.
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Tunisia's moderate Islamist party Ennahda to lead fractured new parliament

The moderate Islamist Ennahda will be the largest party in Tunisia's new parliament, preliminary official results showed on Wednesday, but with only 52 of 217 seats it may struggle to build a governing..
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Ennahda came first in Tunisian parliamentary election

Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda came first in Sunday's parliamentary election, winning 52 seats, while media mogul Nabil Karoui's Heart of Tunisia party won 38 seats in the 217-seat chamber, the..
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Explainer: How has the detention of a key candidate affected Tunisia's election?

Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui was freed on Wednesday after spending the election campaign in a prison cell, though he managed to come second in the first round and now faces a runoff..
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Tunisian presidential candidate freed days before election

A Tunisian appeals court on Wednesday freed presidential candidate Nabil Karoui days before Sunday's second-round runoff election, his lawyer Kamal Ben Massoud told Reuters.
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Explainer: How can Tunisia hold an election runoff with one candidate in jail?

Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui has spent the entire election campaign in a prison cell but still managed to come second in the first round and now faces a runoff with independent lawyer..
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Tunisian election gives few clues to shape of next government

Tunisia faced political deadlock on Monday after Sunday's election delivered a fragmented parliament and no obvious path to forming a government that must urgently address chronic economic and fiscal..
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Split vote complicates government formation after Tunisia election

Tunisia's parliament looks deeply fractured after an election on Sunday, with an exit poll showing the moderate Islamist Ennahda in first place with only 17.5% of votes, meaning the coming period of..
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