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Tunisian Elections Postponed Again

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Tunisia’s interim prime minister says the country’s elections have been further postponed until October 23. Beji Caid Essebsi announced the latest one week delay on Wednesday. Officials said it is to ensure the vote is free and transparent. The elections were first set for July. The vote will be the first since the January ouster […]

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Clashes in Tunisia Mining Town Kill 3

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Three people have been reported killed and another 90 wounded in clashes in a Tunisian mining town. Tunisian government officials say the fighting between members of tribal factions in Metlaoui was triggered Friday by rumors that only certain tribes will be offered jobs at the nearby Gafsa phosphate complex, the region’s main employer. Shops were […]

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Tunisia to Try Former Leader, Wife

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Tunisia’s justice ministry spokesman says the country’s ousted leader and his wife will soon be tried in absentia. Kadhem Zine El Abidine said Friday he expects the trial of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and his wife, Leila Trabelsi, to begin before the end of the month. The couple fled to Saudi Arabia […]

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Bodies of 150 Migrants Recovered in Sinking Off Tunisia

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers have recovered 150 bodies of African refugees fleeing the military violence in Libya. International migration officials said Friday that operations continue in the Mediterranean Sea off Tunisia following the disappearance of some 200 migrants after the vessel they were on encountered rough waters this week. At least 570 people were rescued from the boat […]

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At Least 250 Fleeing Libya Missing off Tunisia

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Tunisian rescuers combed the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday for some 200 migrants reported missing after a vessel they were aboard ran into problems in rough waters off the Tunisian coast. At least 570 people were rescued from the boat off the southern Tunisian port of Sfax. Some have been hospitalized and at least three people […]

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