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Tunisia finishes 200-km Libya border fence

Tunisia has completed a 200-km (125 mile) barrier along its frontier with Libya to try to keep out Islamist militants, and will soon install electronic monitoring systems, Defence Minister Farhat Hachani said on Saturday. Libya

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Call for greater pan-Arab security co-operation

Tunisia’s President has called for a bolstering of pan-Arab security co-operation to confront economic and political turmoil. President Beji Caid Essebsi was speaking as he met editors of local newspapers and Bahrain News Agency’s

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Arab fund signs $162m support deals for Tunisia

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) has signed two loan and technical support agreements worth MTD332 million ($162 million) for Tunisia, a report said. The first loan, worth MTD330 earmarked to building two dams

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Tunisia approves $21m loan to clean Bizerte lake area

Tunisia's Parliament has approved a draft law on a loan signed between Tunisia and the European BBank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for €20 million ($21.8 million), according to a report.   T

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Abraaj invests in major personal care firm in Tunisia

The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, has announced the acquisition, through its second generation North Africa Fund (ANAF II), of a stake in Société d’Articles Hygiéniques (SAH), a l

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Abraaj invests in major personal care firm in Tunisia

The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, has announced the acquisition, through its second generation North Africa Fund (ANAF II), of a stake in Société d’Articles Hygiéniques (SAH), a l

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Tunisia extends emergency for 2 months

Tunisia's government has extended a state of emergency imposed after a November suicide bombing, from December 24 to Feruary. 21, the presidency said in a statement on Tuesday. The state of emergency grants the presidency and

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US warns of possible Tunisia mall attack

The United States embassy in Tunisia has warned its citizens to avoid a major shopping mall in the capital Tunis on Sunday because of a reported threat of a potential militant attack there. Tunisia is under a state of emergency fo

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Attack on Tunisian presidential guard kills 12

A bomb exploded on a bus packed with Tunisian presidential guards in the capital Tunis on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people in an attack one source said was probably the work of a suicide bomber. Ambulances rushed wounded from t

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Tunisian arrests prevent major Islamist attack

Tunisia has arrested a cell of 17 Islamist militants and prevented a major assault on hotels and security forces in the resort town of Sousse planned for this month, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday. Sousse was

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