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Tunisia protests: Government announce reforms after unrest

The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, following days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. Protests broke out ahead of Sunday’s seventh anniversary of the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Emergency government meetings were held in ...

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Opposition leaders among 150 detained in Tunisia

Related Articles TUNIS: 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.Protests, some violent, flared across ...

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Nearly 800 Arrested in Economic Protests in Tunisia

Advertisement TUNIS — The authorities in Tunisia have arrested nearly 800 people who were protesting tax increases and other government policies after a series of clashes with the police. The arrests have alarmed observers of Tunisia, the only country to ...

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Third night of unrest in Tunisia as hundreds arrested

Related Articles TUNIS: A third night of unrest has shaken Tunisia where authorities said Thursday more than 600 people have been arrested this week as anger at austerity measures boils over on the streets.Tunisia is considered a rare success story ...

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Tunisia deploys army, makes 300 arrests as violent unrest continues

Related Articles TUNIS: Tunisian protesters burned down a regional national security headquarters near the Algerian border, prompting authorities to send in troops after police retreated, witnesses said, as unrest over prices and taxes continued nationwide.Over 300 protesters were arrested overnight ...

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