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 Libya near 'point of no return', U.N. says as fighting toll rises

Libya near 'point of no return', U.N. says as fighting toll rises

(Reuters) - Factional warfare in Libya is pushing the oil producer "very close to the point of no return", the U.N. special envoy to the country said on Tuesday with efforts to bring about a ceasefire and political dialogue showing no result. The death toll from two weeks...

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Tunisia's secular party Nidaa Tounes takes lead in parliament vote: source

Tunisia's secular party Nidaa Tounes takes lead in parliament vote: source

(Reuters) - Leading Tunisian secular party Nidaa Tounes has won more than 80 seats in an election for the new 217-member parliament against 67 seats for Islamist party Ennahda, a party source, citing a preliminary ballot count, said on Monday. Election authorities are...

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In rural Tunisia, economic malaise weighs on voters

In rural Tunisia, economic malaise weighs on voters

(Reuters) - In the western Tunisian city of Kasserine, campaign posters plastered on walls make plain what many voters want from Sunday's parliamentary election -- jobs, whose scarcity has fueled unrest and militancy. Alongside portraits of would-be lawmakers and party logos,...

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Tunisians vote for new parliament, hope for full democracy

Tunisians vote for new parliament, hope for full democracy

(Reuters) - Tunisians elect a new parliament on Sunday as the prospect of a full democracy finally comes within their reach, four years after they cast out autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisia has fared better than neighbors who also ousted their own long-ruling...

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