Tunisia

Tunisia risks fresh political deadlock as PM Fakhfakh resigns

Fakhfakh resigned after dispute with Ennahdha party that had withdrawn its support for government earlier in the day.

Tunisia risks fresh political deadlock as PM Fakhfakh resigns

Tunisia

Tunisia's Ennahdha 'to withdraw support' from Fakfakh government

Reported comments by party official Imed Khmiri come a day after PM Elyes Fakhfakh announces upcoming cabinet reshuffle.

Tunisia's Ennahdha 'to withdraw support' from Fakfakh government

Tunisia

Tunisian PM to reshuffle cabinet as row with Ennahdha deepens

Announcement by Elyes Fakhfakh comes as Ennahdha calls for consultations to appoint a new prime minister.

Tunisian PM to reshuffle cabinet as row with Ennahdha deepens

Tunisia

Tunisia's Ennahdha to reevaluate stance on PM Fakhfakh's gov't

Statement by biggest parliamentary force comes as opposition pressures PM to resign over alleged conflict of interest.

Tunisia's Ennahdha to reevaluate stance on PM Fakhfakh's gov't

Reporter's Notebook

Tunisia's tourism sector hopes for a quick recovery

For Tunisia's economy, tourism is crucial as restaurants, businesses and hotels await the return of visitors after the coronavirus lockdown.

AJ IMPACT

Tunisia: Hopes of tourists' return as country reopens

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases declines, the government has set June 27 as the date for reopening.

Middle East

Police, protesters clash in southern Tunisia over lack of jobs

Protests escalate in Tataouine after demonstrators took to the streets to demand gov't deliver jobs promised in 2017.

Police, protesters clash in southern Tunisia over lack of jobs

Migrants

Death toll from Tunisia migrant shipwreck rises to 54

The boat, heading for Italy's coast, set sail on Saturday before it sank near the Tunisian city of Sfax, officials say.

Death toll from Tunisia migrant shipwreck rises to 54

Tunisia

Tunisian parliament rejects bid for French colonialism apology

Seventy-seven MPs voted in favour of the motion, which demanded compensation from France over its colonial past.

Tunisian parliament rejects bid for French colonialism apology

Migrants

At least 20 people dead after boat sinks off Tunisia's coast

The boat, which was heading towards Italy, was carrying 53 people when it sank; rescue operations are still ongoing.

At least 20 people dead after boat sinks off Tunisia's coast

Coronavirus pandemic

Tunisia orders lifting of coronavirus lockdown

Decision comes after health authorities said they continued to see a drop in the number of new infections.

Tunisia orders lifting of coronavirus lockdown

Human trafficking

Danger lurks in lockdown for survivors of trafficking, violence

Coronavirus lockdowns are physically trapping survivors with abusers, while removing chances for economic empowerment.

Danger lurks in lockdown for survivors of trafficking, violence

Tunisia

Tunisia relaxes curfew with coronavirus outbreak slowing

Government had imposed a curfew and lockdown in March in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Tunisia relaxes curfew with coronavirus outbreak slowing

AJ Impact

IMF wants Mideast sovereign wealth funds to boost local economies

MENA oil exporters may see a 4.2 percent real GDP contraction in 2020, says the International Monetary Fund.

IMF wants Mideast sovereign wealth funds to boost local economies

Tunisia

Hundreds of Tunisians stranded in Libya cross border

IOM chief says Tunisians used force to cross border while Tunisian interior ministry says authorities let them in.

Hundreds of Tunisians stranded in Libya cross border