Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi dies at 92

Tunisia‘s President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country’s first democratically elected leader, has died at the age of 92, according to the presidency. One of the world’s oldest leaders, Essebsi died at the Tunis military hospital on Thursday morning, the presidency said in a statement. He was hospitalised with a severe[…]

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Tunisia airline row: UAE ‘political miscalculation’

The ongoing row between Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates over Emirates airline’s decision to impose a blanket ban on Tunisian women flying into the country was a “political miscalculation” that reflects an increasingly fraught relationship between the two countries, experts say. Nicholas Noe, a Tunisia-based political analyst and editor[…]

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78 Tunisians hospitalised over land disputes

Tribal clashes over a land dispute in southern Tunisia over the weekend have injured more than 70 people, according to regional governors. According to Sami El Ghabi, the first delegate of Sidi Bouzid, weapons were reportedly used in the clashes leaving one person in a serious condition in hospital. “The[…]

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51 people Killed in clashes near Libyan/Tunisian border

Heavy clashes between Tunisian security forces and Libya-based jihadists killed at least 51 people on Monday near the border between the two countries, Tunisia’s interior ministry said, fueling concerns that Libya’s political chaos is spilling into its more stable neighbor. Tunisian security forces killed at least 35 jihadists after the[…]

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