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Tunisia records its first case of the omicron variant

Dec. 05, 2021 13:15 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia recorded its first case of the omicron variant Sunday after health authorities in the North African country said a man traveling in from Turkey tested positive. A member of Tunisia’s COVID-19 task force, Dr. Hachemi Louzer, said the man...

Tunisia's interior ministry: Knife attacker known extremist

Nov. 27, 2021 09:12 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s Interior Ministry has said that a man who attempted to attack security officials in central Tunis was a known extremist. The 31-year-old man previously studied abroad and is on a list of Takfiris, an extremist group that views other...

Tunisia says tunnel found near French ambassador's residence

Nov. 03, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An anti-terrorism raid in Tunisia uncovered a tunnel being dug in the vicinity of the French ambassador's residence from a house frequented by a known extremist, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. The ministry's statement did not indicate the...

Tunisia closes 3 opposition broadcasters in license dispute

Oct. 28, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s independent media regulator says it has shut down three broadcasters that were critical of the country’s president, who dissolved parliament and seized sweeping powers in the summer. In a statement Wednesday, the regulator HAICA said...

Tunisia protest shows rift over president's seizure of power

Oct. 10, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Several thousand demonstrators gathered in central Tunis on Sunday to protest President Kaïs Saied’s recent consolidation of power, which his critics have called a “coup." The protest reflected an increasingly visible rift in Tunisian society...

Tunsians march to support president's usurpation of power

Oct. 03, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands of Tunisians attended demonstrations in Tunis and other cities this weekend in a show of support for President Kais Saied’s recent consolidation of power — a move that his critics have dubbed a coup. Thousands stood on Tunis’...

Dueling Tunisian protests erupt over president's power grab

Sep. 18, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protesters angry at the Tunisian president’s seizure of broad powers faced off with his supporters Saturday in competing demonstrations in the North African nation's capital of Tunis. It was the first time that President Kais Saied’s critics...