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Tunisia workers to stage nationwide strike on Jan. 17

Tunisia workers to stage nationwide strike on Jan. 17

Tunisian General Union of Labor (UGTT) on Saturday announced a nationwide strike on Jan. 17 to protest low wages.  The move is the latest sign of escalation by the country’s largest labor union to demand a pay raise for civil servants.  The decision to stage the...

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Suspected Daesh gunmen kill six in southern Libya

Suspected Daesh gunmen kill six in southern Libya

Gunmen Friday raided a town deep in Libya's southern desert, killing six, the municipality said, adding that it believed the militant group Daesh (ISIS) was responsible. A military source said the attackers had occupied a police station in the oasis town of Tazerbo, north of Kufra,...

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Libyan officials say suspects in killing of US teacher held

Libyan officials say suspects in killing of US teacher held

Authorities in eastern Libya say they have taken into custody suspects in the 2013 killing of an American chemistry teacher in Benghazi. The self-styled Libyan National Army said on social media Thursday that "those who took part in this crime" – the killing of teacher Ronnie Smith...

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Tunisia says foiled several Daesh attacks

Tunisia says foiled several Daesh attacks

Tunisian security forces have thwarted several attacks by the Daesh terrorist group, Interior Minister Hisham al-Furati said on Monday.   “Plots by Daesh-linked groups to carry out suicide attacks against security and military forces were foiled this month,” al-Furati told...

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