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Tunisia fires envoy to UN, reportedly over Trump plan

Tunisia fires envoy to UN, reportedly over Trump plan

Tunisia fired its ambassador to the UN on Friday accusing him of failing to consult the foreign ministry on key issues that diplomatic sources said included Washington’s controversial Middle East peace plan. “Tunisia’s ambassador to the United Nations has been dismissed for purely professional reasons concerning his weak performance and lack of coordination with the […]

Tunisia legend Tarek Dhiab re-appointed Minister for Youth and Sports

Tunisia legend Tarek Dhiab re-appointed Minister for Youth and Sports

Tunisia legend Tarek Dhiab has been reappointed Minister for Youth and Sports, a role he filled for two years from December 2011. The 65-year-old made a century of appearances for the Carthage Eagles throughout his playing career, before hanging up his boots in 1990 after an international friendly with England. ALSO READ: More than 2,200 Afghan […]

Bus accident kills 22 in northern Tunisia

Bus accident kills 22 in northern Tunisia

A bus carrying Tunisian tourists crashed in mountains in the country’s north on Sunday, killing 22 people and injuring 21, the interior ministry said. The bus was travelling through the Ain Snoussi region when it plunged over a cliff, the ministry said. The vehicle had “fallen into a ravine after crashing through an iron barrier,” […]

Tunisians protest in southern town after man sets himself alight

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 said. Abdelwahed Hablani, 25, set himself on fire and died in hospital on Friday in protest at poverty and poor living […]