Sunday, 8 December 2019

Tag Archives: Tunisia

Tunisian bus plunges off cliff, killing at least 24

AIN SNOUSSI: At least 24 Tunisians were killed and 18 more injured when a bus plunged into a ravine on Sunday, in one of the country s worst road accidents. The bus had set off from Tunis to the picturesque northern mountain town of Ain Draham, a popular autumn destination ...

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Kais Saied wins Tunisia’s presidential election

TUNIS: Independent candidate Kais Saied was on Monday declared the winner of Tunisia’s presidential election. Nabil Baffoun, head of the Independent High Electoral Commission, announced the official results of Sunday’s run-off vote at a press conference in the capital Tunis. Baffoun said 56.8% of domestic voters and 24.4% of voters ...

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Niqab banned in Tunisia government offices

TUNISIA: Prime Minister Youssef Chahed decided Friday to ban the niqab Muslim face covering for women in Tunisian government offices “for security reasons”, his office said. It said Chahed signed a government circular “banning access to public administrations and institutions to anyone with their face covered… for security reasons”. The ...

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Woman suicide bomber wounds 9 in Tunis

TUNIS: A woman suicide bomber blew herself up Monday near police vehicles in the centre of the Tunisian capital, injuring at least nine people, the interior ministry said. Ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag told AFP that all but one of the casualties were police, after a strong explosion rocked the upmarket ...

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300 arrested in third night of Tunisia’s violent protests

TUNIS: A third night of unrest has shaken Tunisia where authorities on Thursday said more than 600 people have been arrested this week as anger at austerity measures boils over on the streets. Tunisia is considered a rare success story of the Arab Spring uprisings that began in the North ...

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Airlines must implement Electronic ban by Saturday: British goverment

LONDON: Britain’s ban on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin on flights from several Middle Eastern and North African countries must be implemented by Saturday, the government said. The airlines have until 0001 GMT Saturday (8.01am Saturday, Singapore time) to implement the measure. But passengers “should go to the airport with the expectation ...

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