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News: Tunisia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Tunisia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Tunisia: news

New Jordan cabinet after protests

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 10:59
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Jordan Jordan

King Abdullah of Jordan swears in a new cabinet after nationwide protests inspired by the unrest in Tunisia and Egypt.
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Tunisia leader gets wide powers

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 17:46

Tunisia's senate passes legislation giving the interim president powers to rule by decree and sidestep the parliament dominated by the ousted leader's associates.
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Hague on 'reform tour' in Tunisia

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 18:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague meets Tunisia's interim prime minister at the start of a tour of North African and Middle Eastern countries affected by demands for political change.
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N Africa unrest hits Thomas Cook

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 8:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Travel firm Thomas Cook warns that the political unrest in Egypt and Tunisia will hit its profits by an estimated £20m.
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French minister in Tunisia gaffe

Monday, February 7th 2011, 9:44
related countries: France France
related places: Marie

French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie, facing calls to resign, admits she was wrong to fly on a Tunisian businessman's plane.
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Tunisia suspends ex-ruling party

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 22:14

Tunisia shuts down the former ruling RCD party, three weeks after ex-President Ben Ali fled abroad amid opposition demonstrations.
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Tunisian police kill protesters

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 0:22

Tunisian police kill at least two people in the north-western town of Kef, during an attack on the local police station by protesters.
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UK lifts Tunisia travel warning

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 4:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Warnings against travel to Tunisia are lifted as the Foreign Office says there is a "reduced threat" following recent political unrest.
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EU freezes Ben Ali allies' assets

Friday, February 4th 2011, 21:41

The EU is to freeze the assets of 46 allies and relatives of the deposed Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife.
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Bread or the ballot?

Friday, February 4th 2011, 11:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Will street protests spread across Africa from Egypt and Tunisia?
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Unrest could cost Tui Travel £30m

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 7:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Travel group Tui says the cost of cancelling holidays to Tunisia and Egypt because of the unrest could cost it up to £30m.
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Tunisia protests 'left 200 dead'

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 18:49

At least 219 people died during the protests that toppled Tunisia's President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali last month, a UN team says.
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France holds Ben Ali 'family jet'

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 18:22
related countries: France France

French prosecutors seize a jet said to belong to the family of ousted Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
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EU sanctions on Tunisia ex-leader

Monday, January 31st 2011, 15:52

The EU freezes the assets of ousted Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben and his wife after a request from the country's new leaders.
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Islamist leader returns to Tunisia

Monday, January 31st 2011, 4:23

The leader of Tunisia's main Islamist movement has returned home after 22 years in exile following the ousting of President Ben Ali earlier this month.
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Treasure hunt

Monday, January 31st 2011, 1:28

Trying to recover the fortune of Tunisia's toppled first family
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Tunisian Islamist leader returns

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 23:48

The leader of Tunisia's main Islamist movement returns from two decades in exile but says he does not intend to stand for the presidency.
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Sudan protests 'echo Egypt unrest'

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 21:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir, Khartoum

There have been protests in Khartoum, with some people calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down in what appears to be an echo of recent events in Tunisia and Egypt.
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Tensions high in Tunisia clashes

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 4:21
related places: Tunis

There have been sporadic demonstrations against the Prime Minister in Tunis as the interim government struggles to restore order.
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Tunisian asks for Canada asylum

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 2:34
related countries: Canada Canada

The Canadian government says Belhassen Trabelsi, the brother-in-law of former Tunisian President Ben Ali, has requested refugee status in Canada.
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