Saturday 27 May 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-05-27

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AFP - 5/27/17

Tunisian authorities on Friday froze the assets of eight businessmen suspected of corruption, including some already under house arrest.

Graft was widespread...

AFP - 5/25/17

Tunisia declared a "war on corruption" on Wednesday after the arrest of three businessmen and a customs officer on suspicion of graft and financing protests in the...

AFP - 5/24/17

Thousands attended the funeral Tuesday of a protester killed during clashes in southern Tunisia as officials warned tensions could escalate amid demonstrations over...

AFP - 5/23/17

A young protester was killed Monday after a national guard vehicle "accidentally" ran him over in south Tunisia, raising fears of more social unrest in a region...

AFP - 5/15/17

Tunisia plans to seek UNESCO World Heritage status for the island of Djerba, site of Africa's oldest synagogue and an annual Jewish pilgrimage, its culture minister...

AFP - 5/15/17

More than 2,000 Tunisians protested Saturday in the capital against a bill that would allow officials being prosecuted for alleged corruption to be amnestied in...

AFP - 5/13/17

A Tunis court has sentenced Ridha Grira, the last defence minister under ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, to six years in jail for corruption, the judiciary...

AFP - 5/10/17

Tunisia's election chief Chafik Sarsar resigned Tuesday for being unable to work "independently and impartially" just months before the country is due to hold its...

AFP - 5/3/17

Tunisian and international non-governmental organisations warned Tuesday of deteriorating freedom of the press in a country considered to be a rare success story of...

AFP - 4/25/17

Tunisia's parliament voted on Tuesday to ease the country's harsh law on drugs, in a move that could see offenders like youths caught smoking marijuana escape jail...

AFP - 4/23/17

The first public hearing into the June 2015 attack in the Tunisian resort of Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists has been set for next month, the prosecution said...

AFP - 4/22/17

Some guests are in the jacuzzi as others top up their tans by the pool. Nearly two years after a bloody attack targeted a Tunisian hotel, it has finally reopened....

AFP - 4/17/17

A Tunisian zoo that closed after a crocodile was stoned to death has reopened, with extra guards and new signs instructing visitors not to throw things at the animals...

AFP - 4/15/17

The head of a Tunisian football club who pinched an assistant referee on the backside during a match has been banned from the sport for life.

The Tunisian...

AFP - 4/12/17

More than a thousand people demonstrated Tuesday in the southern Tunisian city of Tataouine during a general strike to denounce marginalisation and demand development...

AFP - 4/9/17

Tunisia, aiming to qualify for their first World Cup finals since 2006, have sacked their coach Henryk Kasperczak, the country's football federation announced on...

AFP - 4/2/17

Tunisian activists say they are frustrated by the slow progress on reforms to improve civil liberties six years after an uprising calling for more freedoms in the...

AFP - 3/14/17

Tunisia's coastguard on Monday announced the seizure of 31 kilos of pure cocaine with a value of more than $6 million (six million euros) off its Mediterranean coast...

AFP - 3/13/17

A police officer was killed and another wounded in a night-time ambush on a checkpoint in southern Tunisia, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

Two suspected...

AFP - 3/10/17

Tunisair passengers were stranded for hours Thursday after the airline was forced to suspend flights following a row between pilots and maintenance workers over...

AFP - 3/10/17

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has rarely appeared in public since a crippling stroke in 2013, is doing "very well", the country's prime minister said...

AFP - 3/7/17

The battle against jihadists in Ben Guerdane a year ago was a "turning point" for Tunisia, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Tuesday during a visit to commemorate...

AFP - 3/4/17

Former Tunisian president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced in absentia to six years in prison for corruption in connection with concerts given by US pop...

AFP - 3/4/17

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a new agreement with Tunisia on tackling illegal migration during a visit Friday, following tensions over the case of the...

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