Latest Tunisia government News

Tunisian president seeks more powers in new constitution

Jul. 01, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian President Kais Saied on Friday unveiled a new draft constitution that would bestow broad powers on the president and curtail the authority of the prime minister and parliament. A referendum on the constitution is scheduled for July 25, exactly a year...

Tunisian officers stabbed near synagogue; suspect arrested

Jun. 24, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A man with a knife attacked police officers stationed near a synagogue in Tunisia's capital, injuring one in the shoulder and another on the hand, authorities said Friday. The attacker fled after the overnight stabbing but was located nearby soon afterward...

Public workers strike in Tunisia, signaling national crisis

Jun. 16, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A nationwide public sector strike in Tunisia is poised to paralyze land and air transportation and other vital activities Thursday with the North African nation already in the midst of a deteriorating economic crisis. Tunisia’s powerful General Labour Union...

Tunisia: Striking judges, lawyers protest president's action

Jun. 08, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian lawyers and judges held a small protest outside the capital’s courts Wednesday as part of their weeklong strike following the president’s dismissal of 57 judges. President Kais Saied's removal of the judges was the latest sign of growing...

Tunisian court bans travel for Islamist party chief, others

May. 28, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A court in Tunisia has issued a travel ban on 34 people, including the head of the moderate Islamist Ennahdha party, all suspected of involvement in an alleged parallel security service reportedly put into place after the 2011 Tunisian revolution. Ennahdha...