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Tunisia says more than 900 arrests in anti-austerity violence

Tunisia says more than 900 arrests in anti-austerity violence

Interior ministry spokesman Khlifa Chibani said 41 people aged between 13 and 19 were detained on Sunday amid fresh protests.

Tunisia arrests another 150 including opposition leaders over unrest

Tunisia arrests another 150 including opposition leaders over unrest

Tunisian authorities arrested another 150 people including local opposition leaders over unrest against price and tax rises that prompted troop deployments to restive towns, and activists called for renewed rallies at the weekend.

200 arrested, dozens hurt in Tunisia unrest

200 arrested, dozens hurt in Tunisia unrest

Tunisia has been hailed for its relatively smooth democratic transition since a 2011 revolt that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings, but seven years after the revolution, tensions over economic grievances are high.

200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest

200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest

More than 200 people have been arrested and dozens hurt during clashes in several parts of Tunisia, the interior ministry said Wednesday, after a second night of unrest driven by anger over austerity measures.

200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest

200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest

Ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani told local radio that 49 police officers were wounded during clashes across the country and that 206 "troublemakers" were arrested.

Tunisia's PM seeks to calm anti-austerity protesters

Tunisia's PM seeks to calm anti-austerity protesters

Protests erupted in more than 10 towns across Tunisia against price and tax increases imposed by the government to reduce a ballooning deficit and an economic crisis.

Tunisia suspends Emirates flights over women security measures

Tunisia suspends Emirates flights over women security measures

Tunisia suspended Emirates Airlines flights after a public outcry over security measures in the United Arab Emirates targeting women from the North African country.

Tunisian policeman dies after attack, unions seek protection

Tunisian policeman dies after attack, unions seek protection

A Tunisian police officer who was stabbed by a suspected militant died of his wounds on Thursday, and security unions threatened to stage protests if parliament fails to legislate tougher protections for security force personnel.

Knife attacker  arrested near Tunis parliament

Knife attacker arrested near Tunis parliament

A suspected militant was arrested on Wednesday after wounding two policemen in a knife attack near the parliament building in Tunis, Tunisia's interior ministry said.

Tunisian navy rescues 100 migrants, hours after 8 drown

Tunisian navy rescues 100 migrants, hours after 8 drown

Tunisia's navy rescued almost 100 migrants from a sinking boat off its southeast coast late on Monday, authorities said, hours after eight people being smuggled to Europe drowned in the same stretch of water.

Tunisian health minister dies after charity marathon

Tunisian health minister dies after charity marathon

Slim Chaker, 56, fell ill after running some 500 metres and then making a speech at the start of a race in the coastal town of Nabeul aimed at raising funds to build a clinic for children with cancer.

UK hails Tunisia's 'hard work' on security after terror attacks

UK hails Tunisia's 'hard work' on security after terror attacks

Britain on Thursday applauded Tunisia's "patient hard work" to boost security following the 2015 jihadist attacks that killed dozens of tourists, including 30 Britons at a beach resort.