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Tunisian doctor plays violin to boost virus patients' morale

SFAX, Tunisia (AP) — When Dr. Mohamed Salah Siala began working on the COVID-19 front line in January in a Tunisian hospital he never imagined harnessing his music skills in the fight against the viru...

Tunisians defy police to mark killings of left-wing leaders

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands of Tunisians pushed through a heavy security cordon and marched down the main avenue in their country's capital Saturday to mark the eighth anniversary of the killing o...

Tunisia looks to Russia, Pfizer for vaccination program

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities have given emergency authorization to use Russia’s Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine, but haven’t yet ordered any doses, a health official said Friday. ...

Tunisians protest arrests; government faces confidence vote

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians are marching on their heavily guarded parliament Tuesday as lawmakers vote on a new government, after a week of youth protests and riots over poverty and lack of jobs t...

Tunisia bans protests, extends curfew as virus cases jump

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections and calm tensions after a week of protests and rioting over econom...

Swiss to lift freeze on millions linked to ex-Tunisia leader

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities are preparing to lift a freeze on tens of millions of dollars’ worth of assets linked to former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, a decade after the longtime ...

Tunisian army units, police quell unrest in many areas

Tunisia's defense ministry said Monday that army units deployed overnight and police have quelled days-long social unrest that saw violent protests by young people in various cities across the North A...

Violent youth protests hit Tunisia amid economic turmoil

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Police used tear gas to disperse violent protests led by disgruntled youths in several Tunisian cities overnight, including in the capital of Tunis and in the seaside city of Sou...

Somber Tunisia marks 10 years since revolution in lockdown

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia on Thursday commemorates the 10th anniversary since the flight into exile of iron-fisted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, pushed from power in a popular revolt that for...

Tunisia region at heart of revolution waits to reap rewards

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia on Thursday marked 10 years since a local fruit and vegetable seller set himself ablaze in protest after police took his cart, an act that enraged the country and snowbal...

Libya's rivals start UN-led talks to reach political accord

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Libya’s rival factions began much-awaited political peace talks in Tunisia’s capital on Monday brokered by the United Nations, with a goal of drawing a roadmap to presidential an...

Never flagged as a danger, Nice attacker traveled unimpeded

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The 21-year-old Tunisian behind the attack that killed three in a Nice, France, church had small-time run-ins with the law as a teen, but nothing that alerted Tunisian authoritie...

US defense chief visits North Africa, World War II cemetery

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper met with Tunisia's president Wednesday, kicking off a North African tour amid growing regional concern about lawlessness in Libya. ...

Tunisian prime minister wins confidence vote amid crisis

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian lawmakers approved Hichem Mechichi as the country's new prime minister after pressing him for 11 hours over how he will bring the country out of an economic and social c...

Tunisia's parliament votes on new prime minister amid crisis

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Tunisian parliament is holding a confidence vote Tuesday on a new prime minister and his proposed government as the North African country faces deep economic crisis worsened ...