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Tunisia to reduce curfew hours as of August

Tunis, Tunisia | Xinhua | Tunisia announced on Friday that the curfew hours in the country will be shortened by three hours and last from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. from August 1, according to a presidency statement. The statement also includes other measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, among which …

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AU urges restraint from all forms of violence in Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia | Xinhua | The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Tuesday urged rejection of all forms of violence, but political dialogue to resolve the current problems in Tunisia. The Chairperson made the remarks during a telephone conversation with foreign minister of the northern African …

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Tunisia herbalists cash in on coronavirus fear

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | There is no known cure for the new coronavirus, but in the medicinal herbs souq in Tunis, anxious Tunisians are consulting with herbalists and stocking up on traditional remedies. “I am afraid for my father, who is old and sick, so I have come here …

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Turkey’s Erdogan visits Tunisia amid Libya tensions

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his counterpart in Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss the conflict in neighbouring Libya, whose UN-recognised unity government has signed a military deal with Ankara. “We discussed ways to cooperate to reach a cease-fire in Libya and restart the political …

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Outsider Saied set for landslide in Tunisia presidency: exit polls

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Conservative academic Kais Saied, a political outsider, was headed for a landslide victory Sunday in Tunisia’s presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival, media magnate Nabil Karoui, exit polls said. In a contest that reflected Tunisia’s shifting post-revolution political landscape, Saied, an independent, scooped 72.5 percent …

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Tunisia: towards a parliament riven by divisions

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Tunisia’s parliamentary elections held on Sunday appear to have failed to forge a clear path to forming a government. Closed door negotiations are already underway, even ahead of official preliminary results due on Wednesday and a two-man presidential run-off set for Sunday. Here is a brief …

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