Tunis

Tunisia Lawmakers Vote to Dismiss Prime Minister

By Mohammed Argoubi TUNIS, July 30 – Tunisian lawmakers voted on Saturday to dismiss Prime Minister Habib Essid from office during a no-confidence ballot in parliament, clearing the way for a new government that must push through delayed economic reforms. Essid, a technocrat in office less than two years, had been under fire for a

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IMF to Start Talks with Tunisia Over New Loan Program

TUNIS, Feb 15 – A delegation from the International Monetary Fund will visit Tunisia on Thursday to begin talks on a new credit program likely to be worth at least $1.7 billion, a Tunisian official said. Tunisia is seeking to revive an economy that has struggled since the 2011 uprising that sparked the Arab Spring

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U.S. Embassy Warns Citizens Over Possible Tunisia Attack

TUNIS, Dec 20 – The United States embassy in Tunisia has warned its citizens to avoid a major shopping mall in the capital Tunis on Sunday because of a reported threat of a potential militant attack there. Tunisia is under a state of emergency following a suicide bomb attack on a presidential guard bus in

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Trouble in Tunisia: Security Breaches, Economic Slump & Political Divisions

BY Nicholas Noe After suffering two mass casualty terrorist attacks claimed by the group Daesh earlier this year, Tunisians understandably rejoiced when four local civil society groups were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 9, in recognition of their work supporting Tunisia’s transition from dictatorship to democracy. Unfortunately, since then, things only seemed to

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