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Tunisian lawmakers pass no confidence vote in U.S.-trained leader

/ Jul 31, 2016

Tunisian lawmakers pass no confidence vote in U.S.-trained leader

Tunisia's parliament passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Habib Essid on Saturday, effectively disbanding the government of the U.S.-trained agricultural economist. The no-confidence motion was passed by 118 votes, easily crossing the country's 109-vote threshold after a debate that stretched late into ...

Dozens killed in clashes near Libya-Tunisia border

Mar 7, 2016

Dozens killed in clashes near Libya-Tunisia border

Tunisian police and unidentified gunmen clashed Monday near the Libyan border, killing at least 26 people, authorities said, amid increasing concern that violent extremism in Libya could destabilize the region. The dead included 21 attackers, one Tunisian soldier and four civilians, the interior and defense ...

Tunisia imposes nationwide curfew amid spreading unrest

/ Jan 22, 2016

Tunisia imposes nationwide curfew amid spreading unrest

Tunisia imposed a nationwide overnight curfew Friday in response to growing unrest over unemployment as protests across the country descended into vandalism in several cities. The curfew from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. would begin Friday because the attacks on public and private property "represent ...