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The region is one of the poorest in Tunisia and was a hotbed of unrest during the January 2011 revolt that toppled veteran strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
The Islamists also agreed in recent months to drop their insistence on Islam being the main source of legislation, or criminalising “attacks on the sacred”.
They are equal before the law without discrimination,” states article 20 of the new charter, which was approved by 159 lawmakers out the 169 who voted.
Which must be adopted by January 14, the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution
Egyptian basketball team progresses from group stage of FIBA African Champions Cup
Around 1,000 unionists and left-wing opposition activists gathered in Sidi Bouzid, the impoverished central town where Mohammed Bouazizi staged his iconic protest on 17 December 2011, for a demonstration against the lack of progress since the revolution.
The opposition accuses the current government of failing to rein in militants who have stepped up attacks, and failing to deal with an economic malaise that has led to a rise in strikes and protests.
Egyptians bring home 11 medals – 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze
The deposit was made as Tunisia’s Islamist-led government faces pressure from lenders such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to make reforms to trim its budget deficit and end a political crisis.
Egypt’s ambassador returns to Tunis having been recalled two months ago over Tunisian president’s comments
The interior ministry said other gunmen had fled, and that two policemen were wounded by shots to their legs.
The Egyptian Embassy in Tunisia is currently making efforts to try to return the boat and crew back to Egypt
Two veterans dominate the crisis-hit political scene in the North African country, where people under the age of 30 account for 51% of the population.
Islamists across the Arab World decry court’s legitimacy
A quantity of TNT and ammonium nitrate substances frequently used in homemade explosives were also found
AFP – Protesters on Thursday torched the office of Tunisia’s ruling Islamists in the town of Kef, where a policeman killed in fighting with suspected jihadists is to be buried, an AFP photographer reported. The walls of the building were burned and equipment inside it destroyed, with witnesses saying that protesters had ransacked the office …
Prime minister’s speech as clashes between security forces and gunmen rocked the central Sidi Bouzid region, leaving at least six policemen dead
Protesters demand the resignation of Tunisia’s Islamist-led government, ahead of a national dialogue aimed at ending months of political deadlock.
Russia criticized the Saudis’ “strange” decision but the conservative kingdom got a more understanding reaction from its western allies.
The document foresees the nomination of an independent prime minister by the end of next week, who would then have two weeks to form a cabinet.
The defence had asked for a doctor to conduct a psychiatric examination of the woman.
Ambassador recalled following Tunisian president’s UNGA address amid condemnation of it in Egypt
The country’s largest union confederation called on the Islamists and the secular opposition to agree on a date next week for a “national dialogue” aimed at ending a crisis sparked by the murder of a prominent opposition MP in July.
Presidency condemn Tunisian president’s address to UNGA
Tunisia called for releasing Morsi to ease the political tension in Egypt
The Ennahda party had issued a statement on Friday saying it accepted the blueprint for the formation of a government of independents and a national dialogue to finalise a new constitution and clear the way for elections.
Several dozen journalists and lawyers prevented police from executing the order, by blocking access to the judge’s office.
By Maria Glenna Tunis – The suspension of Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly on 7 August once again prompted comparisons between Tunisia and Egypt by political analysts and the media, asking if Tunisia will devolve into the violence we have recently seen in Egypt. It is true that there are similarities between Egypt and Tunisia. Both …
Egyptian basketball team qualifies for FIBA World Cup 2014, but fails to win FIBA Africa Championship.
“All negotiations without the dissolution of the government are a waste of time,” a representative of the National Salvation Front said