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March 6, 2020 | Via Reuters

Five Wounded in Suicide Blast Near U.S. Embassy in Tunis

An attack near the U.S. embassy in Tunisia on Friday was carried out by a man on a motorbike who blew himself up and wounded five police, local radio reported. Armed gunmen have targeted Tunisia in recent years, killing scores of people. Last summer, Islamic State said it was behind three militant blasts in the capital.

July 25, 2019 | Via The Guardian

Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi Dies Aged 92

Tunisia’s first democratically elected president has died aged 92, reviving fears of a power vacuum before elections in November. Essebsi came to power in 2014, three years after the Arab spring uprising toppled the longtime despot Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and triggered revolts in several Arab countries. In April, he said he did not plan to stand for re-election in polls this year in order to make way for someone younger.

July 5, 2019 | Via BBC

Many Missing as Migrant Boat Sinks off Tunisia

At least 80 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia. Four people were rescued from the inflatable vessel – which sank in waters near the town of Zarzis – but one died later in hospital, reports said. The three Malians who were rescued said that they had set out from Zuwara in Libya. The country is a main departure point for migrants hoping to reach Europe.

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