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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. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east; covering 163,610 km2 (63,170 sq mi), Tunisia is the smallest country in North Africa. It contains the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains and the northern reaches of the Sahara desert, with much of its remaining territory arable land. Its 1,300 km (810 mi) of coastline include the African conjunction of the western and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Basin. Tunisia's northernmost point, Cape Angela, is also the northernmost point of Africa. Its population was 11.7 million in 2019, and the capital and largest city is Tunis, located on the northeast coast, which lends the country its name.

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Tunisian doctor dazzles virus ward with violin [Video]

Tunisian doctor dazzles virus ward with violin

A doctor in the Tunisian city of Sfax has taken to the violin in an attempt to boost the spirits of patients battling the coronavirus.

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Tunisian parliament reshuffled after violent protests [Video]

Tunisian parliament reshuffled after violent protests

Ten years after Tunisians toppled their regime and sparked uprisings across the Arab world, they are back on the streets of Tunis and other cities. Nighttime clashes and rioting have engulfed the..

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Tunisian protesters march on parliament amid cabinet reshuffle [Video]

Tunisian protesters march on parliament amid cabinet reshuffle

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Tunisia: Protests continue against police brutality, corruption [Video]

Tunisia: Protests continue against police brutality, corruption

Tunisians march against police brutality, inequality, as government bans gatherings amid surge in COVID-19 cases.

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Tunisia clashes: "the government hasn't done enough" [Video]

Tunisia clashes: "the government hasn't done enough"

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Tunisian premier responds after days of protests [Video]

Tunisian premier responds after days of protests

An appeal for calm in Tunisia as protests over unemployment and poverty intensify.

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Tunisia deploys army to help quell days-long unrest [Video]

Tunisia deploys army to help quell days-long unrest

Security forces’ deployment comes after mass arrests and days of violent protests by youth in various cities across the country.

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Tunisians protest after Arab Spring anniversary [Video]

Tunisians protest after Arab Spring anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in the capital as security forces used tear gas and water cannons to try to quell the..

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Tunisia arrests over 600, deploys troops after riots [Video]

Tunisia arrests over 600, deploys troops after riots

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Tunisian police continue to clash with protesters as poverty still rife 10 years after revolution [Video]

Tunisian police continue to clash with protesters as poverty still rife 10 years after revolution

Sunday was the third consecutive day of unrest a decade on from the revolution that ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

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Tunisia marks decade since decade dictator's fall [Video]

Tunisia marks decade since decade dictator's fall

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Protests erupt in Tunisian cities amid anger over poor economy [Video]

Protests erupt in Tunisian cities amid anger over poor economy

Protests erupt in Tunisian cities amid anger over poor economy.

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Protests continue in Tunisia against the police and economic crisis [Video]

Protests continue in Tunisia against the police and economic crisis

The demonstrations in Siliana and other cities began after a video posted on social media showed a police officer shouting and pushing a shepherd whose sheep entered the local government headquarters.

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Tunisia ten years on : Hope for a better future a decade after the uprising [Video]

Tunisia ten years on : Hope for a better future a decade after the uprising

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A decade after the Revolution, Tunisia's domestic politics remain tense [Video]

A decade after the Revolution, Tunisia's domestic politics remain tense

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Tunisia, 10 years on: Sombre celebration a decade after the uprising [Video]

Tunisia, 10 years on: Sombre celebration a decade after the uprising

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Death toll in migrant ship disaster off Tunisia rises to 61

The death toll from a ship packed with African migrants that sank off the Tunisian coast this week has risen to 61, a local official said on Saturday.
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At least 20 die as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

At least 20 African migrants died when a boat carrying more than 50 people sank off Tunisia, an official said on Tuesday.
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Tunisia to open sea, air and land borders on June 27

Tunisia will open its sea, land and air borders on June 27, authorities said on Monday, in hopes of rescuing its tourism industry as the coronavirus pandemic comes under control.
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U.S. considers sending 'training' unit to Tunisia amid North Africa tensions

The United States said it is considering deploying a Security Force Assistance Brigade in Tunisia for training, as part of its assistance program with the North Africa country, amid concern over..
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U.S. eyes use of security brigade in Tunisia amid Russia concerns

The United States is looking to use one of its Security Force Assistance Brigades in Tunisia, its military said on Friday, amid concern over Russian activity in Libya.
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U.S. looking to use Security Force Assistance Brigade in Tunisia

The United States is looking to use one of its Security Force Assistance Brigades in Tunisia, the United States Africa Command said on Friday, amid concern over Russian activity in Libya.
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Tunisia relaxes curfew with virus outbreak slowing

Tunisia has announced a reduction of its nightly curfew hours, state media reported on Wednesday, after three consecutive days without recording any new coronavirus cases and as the government relaxes..
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Tunisia relaxes coronavirus curfew hours

Tunisia will reduce the hours of its nightly curfew imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus from Wednesday, state news agency TAP reported citing President Kais Saied.
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Tunisia reports no new coronavirus cases for first time since early March

Tunisia recorded zero new coronavirus cases for the first time since early March, health authorities said on Monday, as the government will further relax restrictions on movement and businesses.
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Tunisia allows Turkish medical aid plane to land for Libyans

Tunisia allowed a Turkish plane to land at its southern airport of Zarzis to deliver medical aid to Libyans at the Ras Jedir border crossing, the presidency said on Friday.
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Hundreds of Tunisians stranded in Libya reach frontier post

Hundreds of Tunisians who were stranded in Libya after the borders were closed over the coronavirus crisis reached a Tunisian frontier post on Monday, Tunisia's Interior Ministry said.
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Tunisia president extends coronavirus lockdown: statement

Tunisia's president extended on Friday a coronavirus lockdown, with the government to announce later the extension period, a presidency statement said.
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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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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..
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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.
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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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