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New constitution gives some Tunisians hope, others concern

Jul. 29, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian voters have approved a referendum on a new constitution that gives more powers to the country's president. It's a step that brings hope to many in the struggling North African nation, but critics warn it could return Tunisia to autocracy and say low turnout marred...

Tunisians vote in favor of new constitution, officials say

Jul. 26, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians voted in favor of a new constitution that critics fear could entrench efforts by the president to consolidate power, according to official preliminary results late Tuesday. Initial results announced by Tunisia’s electoral commission said 94.6% of...

Tunisians vote on proposal to give president more power

Jul. 25, 2022 02:41 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians head to the polls Monday to vote on a new constitution — a controversial initiative spearheaded by Tunisian President Kais Saied that critics say will formalize his power grab and reverse hard-won democratic gains in the North African nation. ...

Tunisians protest proposed constitution; call it "a coup"

Jul. 23, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Small but loud demonstrations took place Saturday in the Tunisian capital of Tunis ahead of a referendum Monday on President Kais Saied’s proposed new constitution — a document that critics say helps him legitimize his power grab, which they call "a coup.” ...

Tunisian opposition party leader free after questioning

Jul. 19, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The leader of Tunisia’s main opposition party was freed after being questioned by the country’s counterterrorism unit Tuesday on suspicion of money laundering and terrorism financing through an association charity. Rached Ghannouchi, 81, the leader of the...

Tunisia opposition leader investigated on terrorism charges

Jul. 18, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The leader of Tunisia’s main opposition party is due to be questioned by the country’s anti-terrorism unit on Tuesday on suspicion of money laundering and terrorist financing through an association charity. The accused, Rached Ghannouchi, was among a dozen...

Abe, Gadhafi and other political assassinations this century

Jul. 11, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated Friday by a gunman who opened fire on him as he delivered a campaign speech on a street in western Japan. Here's a global look at other high-profile assassinations in the 21st century: — Oct. 15, 2021: British...

A look at high-profile political assassinations this century

Jul. 08, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Japanese former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated Friday by a gunman who opened fire on him as he delivered a campaign speech on a street in western Japan, shocking the country. Here's a global look at other high-profile political assassinations in...

Tunisia: Wimbledon star Ons Jabeur should be made ambassador

Jul. 08, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Ons Jabeur — the first Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam tennis final — is such a star in her homeland that her father calls her “the daughter of all Tunisia" and the government wants to make her a special ambassador. Her rise to the Wimbledon final has...

Wimbledon to get 1st-time champ when Rybakina plays Jabeur

Jul. 08, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The names and faces of the star players at Wimbledon didn't matter to Elena Rybakina when she was a child. The majesty of the tournament made pretty a big impression, though. On Saturday, she'll get a chance to add her name to the pantheon of greats at the...