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Unrest over Price Hikes Hits Tunisia, Authorities Probe Death

Protests hit several parts of Tunisia where dozens of people were arrested and one man died in unclear circumstances amid anger over rising prices, authorities said Tuesday.

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Tunisia Says UAE Attack Fears behind Female Flyer Row

Controversial security measures taken by the United Arab Emirates against Tunisian women trying to travel to the Gulf state were prompted by fears of a terrorist attack, Tunisia said Monday.

Since Friday Tunisian women and girls have been delayed for hours as they look to board flights to the UAE, sparking outcry in the North African nation.

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Tunisia, Germany Announce New Immigration Deal

Tunisia and Germany announced a new agreement on tackling illegal migration, during a visit on Friday by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Tunisia Marks Low Key Revolution Anniversary

Tunisia on Saturday marked the sixth anniversary of the fall of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali without fanfare, after official recognition of failure on the economic and social fronts.

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Tunisia Dismantles 'Terrorist Cell' in Growing Crackdown

Tunisian security forces have dismantled a 13-member "terrorist cell" that was funneling young recruits to jihadist groups, authorities said Wednesday, as part of a growing crackdown on extremists.

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Tunisian Court Sentences Protesters to 14 Years' Jail

A Tunisian court has sentenced 11 people to 14 years in prison over a 2013 protest during which a police station was set on fire, a court official said Thursday.

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Year On, Tunisia Honors Guards Killed in IS Bombing

Tunisia paid tribute Thursday to 12 presidential security guards killed in a suicide blast in the heart of the capital one year ago that was claimed by the Islamic State group.

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Tunisia Finds 4 Arms Caches near Libya Border

Tunisian authorities have discovered four arms caches in the south of the country near the border with war-ravaged Libya and seized large quantities of weapons, security sources said Monday.

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Tunisian PM Habib Essid Loses Confidence Vote

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid lost a confidence vote in parliament Saturday, in a move that risks plunging the country into fresh political uncertainty.

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Tunisia's Ennahda to Separate Politics from Islamic Activity

Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party will separate it religious activities from political ones, its chief said in statements published Thursday ahead of a weekend congress to formalize the change.

Rached Ghannouchi, an intellectual who once advocated a strict application of Islamic sharia law, told French daily Le Monde there was no room left in post-Arab Spring Tunisia for "political Islam".

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