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Tunisia's trade union calls for protests to topple govt

Tunisia's trade union body announced mass protests on Sunday to force out the government, accusing the Islamist-led coalition of delaying crisis talks on the country's political future. The powerful UGTT union had been act

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Tunisia party chief rejects neutral govt call

The chairman of Tunisia's ruling Islamist party rejected opposition demands for a non-party government on Thursday and said the experience of Egypt should prompt parties to engage in more dialogue to resolve the country's crisis.

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Ennahda chief offers poll to end political crisis

Tunisia's ruling Islamist party is willing to go to referendum over whether to preserve transitional governance institutions, the party chief said on Monday, but he stood firm against secular opposition efforts to oust the government.

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Thousands rally to support Tunisian government

Tens of thousands of Tunisians came out in a show of force for the country's Islamist-led government on Saturday, in one of the largest demonstrations since the 2011 revolution. Supporters of the ruling Ennahda party crowded i

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Tunisian union gives one-week deadline

Tunisia's powerful union federation said on Friday that the embattled Islamist-led government had one week to reach a deal for creating a new technocrat government, otherwise it will be "forced to consider" other options.

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Tunisia minister quits; pressure grows on govt

Tunisian Education Minister Salem Labyedh has resigned, the prime minister's spokesman said on Wednesday, as pressure mounts on the Islamist-led government to step down amid a growing political crisis.   Last

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Clamp on radicals tests Tunisia's stability

  For the first time since the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, relations between Tunisia's mainstream Islamists in government and radical Salafist Muslim activists have reached breaking point, sp

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Tunisia's new PM vows inclusive govt

  Tunisia's prime minister-designate Ali Larayedh, a hardliner from the main Islamist Ennahda party, said on Friday he hoped to form a "government of all Tunisians", but opposition leaders swiftly signalled disconte

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Islamists claim win in Tunisia vote

Moderate Islamists claimed victory in Tunisia's first democratic election, sending a message to other states in the region that long-sidelined Islamists are challenging for power after the "Arab Spring". Official results will be announced

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