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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'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..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •France 24

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..
Reuters - Published

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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

Tunisia fires UN envoy, reportedly over Trump's Middle East plan [Video]Tunisia fires UN envoy, reportedly over Trump's Middle East plan

Diplomatic sources said Moncef Baati went further than President Kais Saied wanted in his criticism of Trump's plan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

 

Tunisia unveils government of experts in bid to end political deadlock

tunisia unveils government of experts in bid to end political deadlock
Tunisia’s Prime Minister designate, Elyes Fakhfakh announced his proposed government on Wednesday, bringing to an end the political deadlock that has gripped the country since parliamentary elections..
WorldNews - Published

Tunisia names new coalition government, bringing an end to political crisis

Tunisia’s designated Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh on Wednesday named a new coalition government after reaching an agreement with Ennahda moderate Islamist Party, the biggest power in Parliament,..
France 24 - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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,..
Reuters - Published

Dubai Tennis: Simona Halep digs deep to overpower Ons Jabeur

dubai tennis: simona halep digs deep to overpower ons jabeur
The headline match on Day Three of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships lived up to its top billing as top seed Simona Halep recovered from a slow start to beat Tunisian wildcard Ons Jabeur 1-6,..
WorldNews - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Tunisia PM proposes cabinet line-up amid risk of new election

Tunisia's designated prime minister Elyes Fakhfakh proposed the line-up of a new government on Saturday but said he would continue coalition negotiations after the Ennahda party, the biggest in..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Golshifteh Farahani: An Iranian actress in exile

She's worked with the likes of Ridley Scott, Jim Jarmusch and Asghar Farhadi. She was the first Iranian actress to star in a Hollywood film after the 1979 revolution and the first to appear in an..
France 24 - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Lina Ben Mhenni: The woman who blogged Tunisia's revolution

"Freedom, better education and health: that's all we wanted," one of Lina Ben Mhenni's friends says.
BBC News - Published

Week in Review: French diaspora braces for Brexit, Tunisia struggles with sex education and China battles coronavirus

French diaspora in London braces for Brexit; Tunisia struggles to implement a sex education curriculum years in the making; daily life in China changes during the coronavirus threat; and Paris..
France 24 - Published

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".
Reuters - Published

Tunisia’s hailed sex education launch struggles off starting blocks

Tunisia’s announcement late last year that it would introduce sex education starting at the primary school level was welcomed as a trailblazer in the Arab world. But the implementation has faced..
France 24 - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Jaishankar meets his Tunisian counterpart, discusses 'shared interest and challenges'

"Began my #Tunisia visit with a meeting with FM Sabri Bachtobji. As two vibrant democracies in different regions, discussed shared interests and challenges," he tweeted. Both the leaders agreed to work..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ahead of EAM Jaishankar's visit, Tunisia lauds India's partnership with African nations

Tunisia's envoy to India Nejmeddine Lakhal has lauded India's partnership with African nations and said his country shares with India "zero tolerance" policy towards terrorism.
DNA - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Australian Open: Johanna Konta loses to Ons Jabeur in first round

British number one Johanna Konta makes her earliest exit from the Australian Open main draw by losing to Tunisia's Ons Jabeur in the first round.
BBC News - Published

Tunisia’s president tasks ex-finance minister to form new government

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..
France 24 - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Seeking peace in Libya and Iran, past inaction haunts EU diplomacy

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.
Reuters - Published

Tunisia's parliament rejects PM-designate Jemli's proposed government

Tunisia's parliament Friday rejected the government proposed by Prime Minister-designate Habib Jemli after months of negotiations between political parties to fill positions.
France 24 - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise visit to discuss Libya

erdogan in tunisia for surprise visit to discuss libya
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has met with Tunisia’s president in a surprise visit to Tunis to discuss the conflict in neighboring Libya. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told..
WorldNews - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Tourist bus crash kills more than 20 in northern Tunisia mountains

A bus carrying Tunisian tourists crashed in the mountains in the country’s north on Sunday, killing 22 people and injuring 21, the interior ministry said.
France 24 - Published

'Masturbation photos' prompt Tunisia's #MeToo anger

Outrage over the case involving an MP has led to an outpouring of stories about sexual abuse and harassment
BBC News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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,
Reuters - Published

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