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One-time Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui has been ordered to pay a fine worth millions for failure to pay customs dues, authorities said on Thursday.

The constitution adopted during the country’s democratic transition in 2011 outlines the need for a constitutional court to be set up within a year.

Tunisia makes history with first satellite in space

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Tunisia makes history with first satellite in space

Tunisia has put its first satellite into orbit following a successful launch from a site in Kazakhstan.

Italian FM in Libya for talks with new PM

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Italian FM in Libya for talks with new PM

Luigi Di Maio and interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, who was sworn in on Monday, discussed "cooperation and issues of common interest, ...

Tunisian president in Libya for talks

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Tunisian president in Libya for talks

The Tunisian president will meet with Libya’s interim prime minister to discuss the democratic process in Libya.

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Tunisian President to visit Libya, first trip since 2012

Tunisian President Kais Saied will travel to neighbouring Libya in the first presidential visit since 2012.

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Tunisia receives first big vaccine delivery

Tunisia received its first major delivery of coronavirus vaccines, as 30,000 Sputnik V doses arrived in Tunis.

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Tunisians protest amid political standoff

Tunisia's main parliamentary bloc Ennahdha rallied thousands of people Saturday in a demonstration.

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Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

Abdel Fattah Mourou, a co-founder and former deputy leader of the Islamist Ennahdha party, has shocked Tunisian society by dancing with ...

Tunisia PM fires five ministers amid growing constitutional crisis

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Tunisia PM fires five ministers amid growing constitutional crisis

The Tunisian premier is at odds with the President Kais Saied over a cabinet reshuffle.

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Fresh Tunisia protests break out in impoverished south

Youths blocked roads in Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine region to protest the government's inability to provide work and investment.

No poison found in suspect letter to Tunisian president

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No poison found in suspect letter to Tunisian president

A suspicious letter addressed to Tunisian President Kais Saied did not contain any dangerous material.

Tunisian president's aide hospitalised after opening suspect letter

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Tunisian president's aide hospitalised after opening suspect letter

Nadia Akacha, the Tunisian president's chief of staff has been hospitalised after handling a suspicious letter addressed to head of state

Tunisia investigates ‘poisoned’ letter sent to president

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Tunisia investigates ‘poisoned’ letter sent to president

Tunisian authorities are investigating a letter sent to President Kais Saied thought to contain ricin poison.

Tunisia parliament reshuffles cabinet as protests continue

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Tunisia parliament reshuffles cabinet as protests continue

Hundreds of protesters faced off against riot police outside the Tunisian parliament as lawmakers inside confirmed a cabinet reshuffle amid ...

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Tunisian protesters march on parliament amid cabinet reshuffle

Hundreds gathered near the heavily-guarded parliament on Tuesday, as lawmakers held a debate inside on a list of new ministers for key government portfolios.

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Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution ...

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New anti-government protests after wounded Tunisian dies

Protesters clashed with police in the central Tunisian town of Sbeitla, after a young man hit by a teargas canister during clashes last week ...

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Tunisia seeks to stem wave of night-time street riots

Tunisia is bracing for protests after hundreds were arrested in four nights of street clashes between riot police and disaffected youths

Riots break out in Tunisian cities amid economic crisis

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Riots break out in Tunisian cities amid economic crisis

Riots erupted in several Tunisian cities on Saturday amid a deteriorating economic situation and public outrage over a video showing a shepherd ...

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Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a ...

Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

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Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

While Tunisia - unlike most of its regional neighbours - has kept the candle of a fragile democracy burning, widespread popular discontent is ...

Tunisia extends 5-year-old state of emergency

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Tunisia extends 5-year-old state of emergency

Tunisia announced a six-month extension of the country's state of emergency, in place since a 2015 attack on a presidential guard bus claimed by ...

Hopes crushed as Tunisians mark a decade since revolution

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Hopes crushed as Tunisians mark a decade since revolution

Ten years after the Arab Spring revolutions, Tunisia is still battling for a better future.

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