Latest Tunisia government News

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...

Tunisia's leader dissolves parliament after rogue session

Mar. 30, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president dissolved parliament Wednesday in the latest blow to the North African country’s young democracy. President Kais Saied announced the decision in a televised address, after lawmakers led by the opposition Islamist party held a virtual...