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Prime Minister of Libya's government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Seraj attends a news conference with the U.S. ambassador to Libya Peter Bodde and Marine General Thomas Waldhauser, the top U.S.

[nid:304056 field_ne_alignment=center]] Six years after the fall of the Ben Ali regime in Tunisia, transitional justice is going through hard times.
They are demanding that oil companies hire 70 per cent of their workers from the local population and for the Tunisian government to allocate 20 per cent of the country's oil revenues to the region's economic development. government spokesman Iyed ...
But the closures represent a clear challenge to the authority of Chahed's government as it tries to enact economic reforms demanded by international lenders and consolidate Tunisia's transition to democracy six years after an uprising ended the regime ...
Tunisia's economy grew 2.1% in the first quarter of 2017, with significant gains in agriculture, tourism and market services, the government-run National Institute of Statistics (INS) said. The upturn marks Tunisia's largest quarterly growth ...

Protesters in the southern Kebili province have forced the closure of another oil pumping station as their claims for job opportunities gain momentum.
A Cabinet meeting, held Friday under the chairmanship of Premier Youssef Chahed, approved three draft laws. The first bill authorises the State to commit to the convention between the government of Tunisia and the United States Institute of Peace which ...
The protesters had earlier threatened to shut down gas production in Tunisia if the government did not heed their demands for jobs and better economic conditions.
Clearly for many the euphoria after the ousting of ex-dictator Ben Ali is over. Despite the political success of the Tunisian revolution, successive governments have struggled to deliver economic progress. As patience is seemingly running low in the ...
Shortly afterwards, the UK government warned against travel to Tunisia. Anyone choosing to ... But BA's sister airline, Vueling, has launched a link from Barcelona to the Tunisian capital, and plans a second weekly service from next month. The ...
The state of emergency which has been in force in Tunisia for a year and a half has been extended by one month. President Beji Caid Essebsi "decided, after consultations with the head of government and the president of the Assembly of People's ...
protests demanding employment and regional development in the marginalized interior of Tunisia are to a large part triggered by recruitment procedures manipulated by corruption and clientelist networks that still exist today.
TEBOURBA, Tunisia (AP) - Adel Dridi's head is covered in bandages, his voice subdued, as he describes setting himself on fire after police barred him from selling strawberries on the side of a Tunisian road. The desperate act has become ... Today's ...
TUNIS - Tunisia's GDP in the first quarter of 2017 grew 2.1%, up 0.9% on the first trimester of last year, according to preliminary data just released by the national statistics bureau Ins.

protests in 2011 in Tunisia peacefully overthrew longtime dictator Abidine Ben Ali and sparked the wider Arab Spring uprisings.
Protesters, who are demanding jobs and a share in revenue from the area's natural resources, block the road which is usually used by foreign oil companies to go the oilfield in Tataouine, Tunisia May 12, 2017. Reuters/Zoubeir Souissi Reuters. By ...
protests starting to close oil, gasfields * government sends in army to protect assets * Southern regions feel left behind by revolution By Zoubhir Souissi KAMOUR, Tunisia, May 15 (Reuters) - In Tatatouine province in Tunisia's southern Sahara, around ...
The political consensus in place since the late-2014 parliamentary and presidential elections has stabilised Tunisian politics but is beginning to reach its limits.
The Tunisian government's decision to overhaul the system of educating and examining law students wishing to become judges has sparked widespread student dissent.
The annual Jewish pilgrimage to Africa's oldest synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba began on Friday under tight security but in a festive mood.
According to the Nobel peace Committee, the Quartet was instrumental in enabling Tunisia to establish a constitutional system of government, guaranteeing fundamental rights for the entire population. Tunisia is widely considered the almost unique ...
The Tunisian military will be protecting the country's oil, gas, and phosphate production facilities after President Beji Caid Essabsi ordered it to do so on Wednesday.
Yet Tunisia remains the 77th out of 189 countries in terms of World Bank ranking for ease of doing business. The appeal and potential of the tourism sector is obvious.
Recent worrying trends in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia should make the American government focus on countering the Islamic State's global expansion and asking: What is the United States' strategy for ensuring that the current progress in Iraq and Syria is ...
Protesters say it's an effort to whitewash corruption, while the government says it's a way to boost the atrophying economy, which has yet to recover from the 2011 Arab Spring revolution that brought Tunisia democracy. The economy was further damaged ...
The government insists the proposed legislation helps bring back investment to a stagnant Tunisian economy by reinforcing confidence among investors who right now fear prosecution.
For Tunisia, a small oil and gas producer compared to its OPEC neighbors Libya and Algeria with national production at around 44,000 barrels per day, the protests come at a sensitive time as Chahed's government tries to enact austerity reforms. Tunisia ...
He played a pivotal role in the release of US State Department documents and cables that corroborated allegations of deep corruption and systemic human rights abuses by the Tunisian government under the Ben Ali regime, known as Tunileaks. ... After ...
A Tunisian Minister caused uproar, last week, when he sought to distance his country from its Arab neighbours and align it, instead, with Europe.
Tunisian officials are engaged in negotiations but there has been no agreement so far. The demonstrations are the latest unrest to trouble Tunisia's government which is trying to enact economic reforms to reduce public spending and create more job ...
"Instead of bullying journalists into revealing their sources and subjecting them to lengthy interrogations, the Tunisian government must ensure that all journalists in the country are able to carry out their work free from intimidation, harassment and ...
ROME - Tunisia is the ''pearl of a sea that is crucial, surrounded by countries that create problems to the rest of the world'', Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said, speaking during an event on Tunisia organized Thursday by the Craxi Foundation. ''We ...
Algiers, May 4- Austrian energy company OMV has taken around 700 non-essential staff and contractors out of projects in southern Tunisia after.
Over the past weekend, the Tunisian central government dismissed two senior provincial officials in the restive Tataouine province located in the southeast, near the Libyan border.
Tunisia - economic advisor to the Tunisian prime minister Tawfik al-Rajhi announced that the government is preparing a program to restructure public institutions that are facing financial difficulties.
Algiers, May 4 (Reuters) - Austrian energy company OMV has taken around 700 non-essential staff and contractors out of projects in southern Tunisia after protesters demanding jobs threatened to disrupt operations, the company said on Thursday.
Tunisia - economic advisor to the Tunisian prime minister Tawfik al-Rajhi announced that the government is preparing a program to restructure public institutions that are facing financial difficulties.
At an evaluation of Tunisia's human rights record before the United Nations Human Rights Council on May 2, the government was taken to task for criminali...
Analysis - In response to criticisms that it is not much known across the continent, the Arusha-based African Court of Human and People's rights (AfCHPR) ...
The Tunisian government is facing social protest and outcry mainly in the Southern part of the North African country. Thursday last week, Chahed was booed in Tataouine and had to move back to Tunis.
Groups of militants continue to operate in certain mountains of Western Tunisia, including Jebel Chaambi, Sammama, and Selloum.
Tunisia is the latest to sign the declaration, becoming the eighth country to do so. The declaration was signed on April 13th on behalf of the Tunisian government by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Khemaies Jhinaoui during a visit to the country ...
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - A Tunisian hotel where British tourists and others were massacred in an Islamic State group attack two years ago has reopened.
Hailed as one of the most influential Arab women in the world, Tunisian Amira Yahyaoui is a self-described "human rights extremist".
The Tunisian government must demonstrate its commitment to human rights by accepting recommendations on combating torture, ending discrimination and protecting women and girls from sexual and gender based violence, said Amnesty International.
A small group of militants linked to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is operating in the Chaambi mountains on the border with Algeria.


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