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Tunisian PM says he expects new foreign exchange law

07 Dec 2018

SOUSSE, Tunisia, Dec 7 Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Friday that he expected Tunisia to adopt a new foreign exchange law, amid calls from Tunisian firms struggling to access hard currency for more transparency and less red tape.

Saudis will lend Tunisia $500 million and finance projects: sources

29 Nov 2018

TUNIS Saudi Arabia will lend Tunisia $500 million at a favorable interest rate and will finance two projects worth $140 million, two sources told Reuters on Wednesday, a day after a visit from the Saudi crown prince that drew Tunisian protests.

Tunisians stage first Arab protests against visiting Saudi crown prince

28 Nov 2018

TUNIS Hundreds of Tunisians staged the first protests of the Arab world against Saudi Arabia's crown prince as he arrived on a visit on Tuesday, denouncing him as a murderer involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Hundreds protest in Tunisia against Saudi Crown Prince's visit

27 Nov 2018

TUNIS, Nov 27 Hundreds of Tunisians protested on Tuesday against a visit by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, denouncing the top Saudi royal as a murderer in the second straight day of demonstrations condemning the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Tunisian activists protest against Saudi Crown prince visit

26 Nov 2018

TUNIS Dozens of Tunisian rights activists and journalists staged a small protest on Monday against a planned visit by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Tunisia's powerful union calls new national strike to press wage demands

24 Nov 2018

TUNIS Tunisia's powerful UGTT union called another national strike for January to press its demand for higher wages after the government said on Saturday it would seek a realistic pay deal.

650,000 Tunisians strike for pay rise as economy struggles

22 Nov 2018

About 650,000 public sector workers went on strike and thousands joined protests across Tunisia on Thursday over the government's refusal to raise wages amid threats from international lenders to stop financing Tunisia's tattered economy.

Tunisian parliament approves prime minister's cabinet reshuffle

13 Nov 2018

TUNIS The Tunisian parliament approved on Monday a cabinet reshuffle proposed by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed amid a political and economic crisis.

Tunisian president accepts new ministers, easing high-level standoff

08 Nov 2018

TUNIS Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi said on Thursday he was ready to swear in ten new ministers named in a reshuffle that he had originally rejected, easing a high-level political standoff that has alarmed donors.

Tunisia's PM reshuffles cabinet to tackle economic crisis

06 Nov 2018

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed named 10 new ministers on Monday in a cabinet reshuffle he hopes will inject fresh blood into his government which has been widely criticized for failing to fix an economic crisis.

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EU court ruling boosts Brexit opponents

The European Union's top court ruled on Monday that the British government may reverse its decision to leave the bloc without consulting other member states in a decision welcomed by those campaigning to stop Brexit.