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Tunisia civil servants answer labor union's strike call

Tunisia civil servants answer labor union's strike call

A general strike paralyzed daily life in Tunisia on Thursday with tens of thousands of public-sector employees staying home to demand higher wages. The Tunisian General Labor Union (TGLU), the country’s largest labor union, urged civil servants to take part in the strike after Wednesday...

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UN warns against new clashes in Libya capital

UN warns against new clashes in Libya capital

The UN's Libya mission warned against clashes in the country's capital on Wednesday as tensions rose between rival militias, four months after clashes that left over 100 people dead. "The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemns the recent military mobilisation of...

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US secretary of state meets with Omani sultan in Muscat

US secretary of state meets with Omani sultan in Muscat

Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said on Monday met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Muscat, where the two men discussed “regional and international developments”, according to Oman’s official news agency. Muscat is the eighth and final leg of a Middle East tour that also brought...

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Tunisian labor union reaffirms plan for Thursday strike

Tunisian labor union reaffirms plan for Thursday strike

The Tunisian General Labor Union on Monday reaffirmed plans to stage a general strike on Thursday to demand better pay for civil servants. Speaking at a ceremony marking the eighth anniversary of Tunisia’s 2011 popular uprising, union head Noureddine Taboubi vowed to escalate strike...

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