Tunisia spruces up, hopes for boost from Arab League summit

World 03/28/19, 06:50

Tunisia is cleaning up its boulevards and securing its borders for an Arab League summit that this country hopes raises its regional profile and economic prospects.Government ministers from the 22 Arab League states are holding preparatory meetings in Tunis all week for Sunday's summit.The summit will tackle many thorny issues, ...

Tunisia: 12 infants die of hospital-acquired infection

World 03/11/19, 12:19

Twelve newborn babies have died in Tunisia after acquiring infections at the public maternity hospital where they were born prematurely, the country's interim health minister reported Monday. Sonia Ben Sheikh, who hastily took over when Tunisia's health minister resigned amid growing outrage, said during a news conference in Tunis that the ...

17 on trial in deadly Tunisian beach attack on UK tourists

World 01/29/19, 14:28

Seventeen people went on trial Tuesday over Tunisia's deadliest extremist attack, a massacre at a Mediterranean resort in 2015 that killed 38 people, most of them British tourists.The judge read out a report detailing what happened on June 26, 2015, in the coastal city of Sousse: How attacker Aymen Rezgui ...

Russia urges North Africa to bring Syria back to Arab League

World 01/26/19, 09:42

Russia's foreign minister is pressing North African countries to support Syria's return to the Arab League, now that President Bashar Assad is largely seen as having won the Syrian civil war.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria this week and at each stop called for Syria's reintegration ...

Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions

World 01/17/19, 08:55

Workers around Tunisia went on strike Thursday to demand higher pay in a standoff with a government struggling to reduce unemployment, poverty and social tensions.All flights in and out of the North African country's main airport were cancelled, and schools nationwide were closed. Ports, public transport, hospitals and other public ...

New tensions, worries mark Tunisia’s revolution anniversary

World 01/14/19, 11:02

Thousands gathered Monday in Tunisia's capital as the country marked eight years since a democratic uprising ousted its long-time strongman. The rally came amid deepening economic troubles in the North African nation and resurgent anger at the revolution's unfulfilled promises.Unions, political parties and other civil society groups came together in ...

18 arrested in Tunisia amid violent protests

World 12/26/18, 11:13

Tunisian authorities have arrested 18 people during protests that erupted after the death of a journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation, officials said Wednesday.Thirteen were arrested in the provincial city of Kasserine and five others in Tebourba, near Tunis, Interior Ministry ...

Kashima beats Chivas 3-2, will meet Madrid at Club World Cup

Sports 12/15/18, 13:55

Japanese side Kashima Antlers beat Chivas of Mexico 3-2 on Saturday, advancing to a semifinal against Real Madrid at the Club World Cup.Japan's Kashima Antlers Serginho, second left, celebrates with teammates his goal , penalty kick, during the second round of the Club World Cup soccer match between against Guadalajara ...

Saudi crown prince visits Tunisia amid Khashoggi protests

World 11/27/18, 06:17

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is encountering something in Tunisia that he doesn't see often: public anger.Amid international concern about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, some 200 protesters gathered in central Tunis on Monday night to protest the prince's Tuesday arrival for talks with the Tunisian president.A ...

Update: Saudi Prince faces protests on Tunisia visit

Europe 11/27/18, 04:15

The Latest on the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):10:10 a.m.Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is encountering public anger in Tunisia over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.Dozens of protesters gathered in central Tunis on Monday night to protest the prince's arrival Tuesday for talks with the ...

Female suicide bomber wounds 9 in Tunisia’s capital

World 10/29/18, 12:21

A female suicide bomber wounded nine people, mostly police officers, on a busy avenue in Tunisia's capital on Monday afternoon, authorities said.The 30-year-old woman set off the blast in Tunis just before 2 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Habib Bourguiba avenue, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag, quoted by the ...

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