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Tunisia's new unity government wins confidence vote

The new national unity government in Tunisia won a parliamentary vote of confidence late on Friday, almost a month after the last government was dismissed.

Tunisia's premier-designate announces new government

Tunisia's premier-designate, Youssef Chahed, on Saturday announced nominees for a new government, which will be tasked with rejuvenating the country’s economy.

Tunisian government loses confidence vote in parliament

The Tunisian Parliament voted late Saturday for withdrawing confidence from the government of Prime Minister Habib Essid, clearing the way for forming a unity cabinet.

Tunisia steps up hunt for insurgents in town near Libya border

Tunisian security forces on Wednesday pressed ahead with a massive hunt for insurgents in a town near the Libyan border, having killed 10 of them since late Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said....

Death toll from southern Tunisia clashes rises to 55, says premier

The final estimate of the death toll from clashes between Tunisian security forces and insurgents in the southern city of Begardene a day ago is 55, Tunisian Premier Habib Essid said in a press...

Tunisia ponders extraordinary measures after attack leaves 53 dead

Tunisia may take extraordinary measures in case of “an imminent danger that threatens the country’s security and independence," said President Beji Caid Essebsi Monday, hours after clashes with...

Curfew imposed in southern Tunisian city after gunbattle kills 26

The Tunisian Interior Ministry imposed a curfew in the southern city of Begardene near the border with Libya on Monday after clashes between unidentified insurgents and security forces left 26...

At least 13 militants killed in gunbattle near Tunisia-Libya border

At least 13 suspected militants were killed Monday in clashes between Tunisian security forces and unknown insurgents near the border with Libya, Tunisian Defence Ministry spokesman Belhassen...

Tunisia's anti-unemployment protests spread amid violence

Anti-unemployment protests, which started earlier this week in Tunisia's western central province of Kasserine, have spread to other areas of the country, including the capital Tunis, security...