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US embassy attack: 94 Tunisians to face trial


September 21st, 2012 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 94 people arrested for their involvement in an attack on the US embassy here in the capital of Tunisia will be tried in a ... Read more...

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Ben Ali’s former advisor held in Tunis


September 4th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Sep 4 (IANS) A former advisor and personal secretary of toppled Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was arrested Monday in Tunis, a media report said.According to Shems ... Read more...

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CAF match interrupted after fans invade pitch


August 19th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, Aug 19 (IANS) An African Champions League (CAF) football match between two Tunisian teams, Esperance Sportive de Tunis and Etoile du Sahel, was interrupted Sunday after supporters invaded the ... Read more...

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Tunisian military court sentences Ben Ali in absentia


July 19th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, July 19 (IANS) A Tunisian military court has sentenced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to a second life term in absentia for complicity in the killing of ... Read more...

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Tunisia extradites ex-Libyan prime minister


June 25th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Tunis/Tripoli, June 25 (IANS) Libya's ex-prime minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi, who served under slain leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been extradited from Tunisia to his native country, state-run TAP press agency reported.Mahmoudi ... Read more...

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Tunisia to extradite former Libyan PM


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, May 23 (IANS) Tunisian government has agreed to extradite former Libyan prime minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi, Xinhua reported.According to Tunisian Justice Minister Noureddine Bhiri, the country's authorities have received ... Read more...

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Tunisian PM’s website hacked


April 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, April 9 (IANS) The official website of the Tunisian prime minister was hacked Monday and thousands of confidential documents were leaked, Xinhua reported.According to the Tunisie Numerique website, the ... Read more...

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Eight Tunisian wrestlers qualify for London Olympics


March 20th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 20 (IANS) Eight Tunisian wrestlers have secured their berth for the 2012 London Olympics, bringing the total of the country's athletes qualifying for the Games to 31.Six men, ... Read more...

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Arab world faces reform or revolution: Tunisia


March 15th, 2012 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 15 (IANS) Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has said the Arab world is faced with two alternatives -- "engage in deep, radical reforms or face revolutions and all the ... Read more...

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UAE participates ‘Friends of Syria’ conference


February 25th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 24 (IANS/ WAM) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan led the UAE delegation to attend the "Friends of Syria" conference that started here Friday.Representatives of over 60 ... Read more...

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Tunisia reach quarters in African Nations Cup


January 28th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, Jan 28 (IANS) Tunisia's Carthage Eagles qualified for the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup after beating Niger 2-1 in Libreville, Gabon.Tunisia beat Morocco in 2-1 Monday, becoming the ... Read more...

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Italian energy firm to invest $600 mn in Tunisia


January 17th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Jan 17 (IANS) Italy's petroleum company ENI has plans to invest over $600 million in Tunisia in 2012, TAP news agency reported.The company also intends to recruit 160 people ... Read more...

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Tunisian swimmer Mellouli voted Arab sportsman of the year


December 31st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, Dec 31 (IANS) Beijing Olympic swimmer Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia was voted the best Arab sportsman of the year 2011 by the Egyptian magazine, Al Ahram al Arabi.Mellouli, who ... Read more...

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Club World Cup: Qatar’s Al-Sadd beat Esperance 2-1


December 11th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 11 (IANS) Asian club champions Al-Sadd of Qatar beat African champions Esperance Sportive de Tunis 2-1 to reach the semifinals of the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup at ... Read more...

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Ex-Tunisian president’s kin gets 18 years prison


November 26th, 2011 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Nov 26 (IANS) A relative of former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced to 18 years in prison over bounced cheques, the state media reported.Imed ... Read more...

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Emirates increases flights to Tunis


October 25th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 24 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Monday announced two extra flights to Tunis from Oct 30, increasing its service to six weekly flights to Tunisia.Services to Tunisia are operated by A330-200 ... Read more...

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Order will be restored in Libya, says Tunisia


October 22nd, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Oct 22 (IANS) Tunisia is confident that order and stability will be restored in Libya after the death of its former leader Muammar Gaddafi, the Tunisian foreign affairs ministry ... Read more...

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Tunisian ex-president’s daughter awarded jail term


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:47 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Oct 2 (IANS) The daughter of Tunisia's ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced in absentia to two years in prison and fined by a court ... Read more...

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Ex-Libyan prime minister jailed in Tunisia


September 23rd, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Sep 23 (IANS) Former Libyan prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi was sentenced to six months in prison Thursday by a Tunisian court, Xinhua reported Friday. Al-Mahmudi was arrested along with his ... Read more...

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Tunisia bans police unions


September 7th, 2011 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Sep 7 (IANS) Tunisia has banned all police unions in the country, as it views them being a threat to the national security, Xinhua reported.The police unions ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s family not in Tunisia: Official


August 20th, 2011 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Aug 20 (IANS) The Tunisian government has denied reports that the family of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was in Tunisia, Xinhua reported.The interior ministry spokesman said: "Our teams are ... Read more...

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Tunisian ex-president’s trial postponed


July 22nd, 2011 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, July 22 (IANS) The trial of Tunisia's ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been postponed following a request from his lawyers, a media report said.Ben Ali, along ... Read more...

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US officials meet Gaddafi envoys


July 19th, 2011 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US officials had met representatives of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi during the weekend in a bid to press him to step down, media reports said.The meeting ... Read more...

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Another jail term for self-exiled Tunisian president


July 5th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, July 5 (IANS) A Tunisian court Monday sentenced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who has fled the country, to 15 and a half years in jail ... Read more...

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58 bodies washed ashore on Tunisian coastline


May 11th, 2011 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, May 11 (IANS) A total of 58 bodies were found washed ashore the Tunisian coastline, Xinhua quoted a media report as saying.As per the official press agency TAP, these ... Read more...

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Nephew of Tunisia’s ex-president jailed for drug abuse


May 8th, 2011 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, May 8 (IANS) A nephew of former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced to two years in prison by a court in the capital on ... Read more...

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Switzerland to help Tunisia recover Ben Ali’s assets


April 19th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, April 18 (IANS) Swiss authorities have expressed their willingness to enable Tunisia recover assets of ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family.The Swiss foreign affairs secretary ... Read more...

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Tunisians call for Ben Ali’s extradition


April 16th, 2011 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, April 16 (IANS) About 300 Tunisians Friday staged a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy here, calling for the extradition of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Xinhua reported.Protesters ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi bloggers win awards in Germany


April 13th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 13 (IANS) Three bloggers from Bangladesh have won prizes in a global blog writing contest, German news broadcaster Deutsche Welle has announced.Internet users elected Bangladesh's Ami Rahman ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie visits Tunisia-Libya border


April 6th, 2011 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, April 6 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie has visited a refugee camp on the Tunisia-Libya border as a goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Jolie was ... Read more...

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UAE gives equipment to hospital on Libya-Tunisia border


March 14th, 2011 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 14 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has delivered medical equipment to a hospital in a Tunisian town on the border with Libya.The equipment - which are a ... Read more...

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Brazilian journalist released in Libya


March 12th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, March 12 (IANS/EFE) A Brazilian journalist held for more than a week by Libyan security forces has been freed, reported his employer, the daily O Estado de Sao ... Read more...

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2300 Indians nationals evacuated from Libya in last 24 hours


March 6th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 6(ANI): The External Affairs Ministry on Sunday said that a record number of over 2300 Indians nationals were evacuated from Libya in the preceding 24 hours as part of ... Read more...

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Tunisian council elections to be held July 24


March 4th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tunisia's interim leader Fouad Mebazaa has announced that nationwide polls to elect a constitutional council will take place July 24.BBC reported that the council will ... Read more...

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Spain offers financial aid to Tunisia


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 3 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has offered his country's help in the transition process in Tunisia, offering a 300 million euro ($415.8 million) credit ... Read more...

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