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Tunisia's Islamist party agrees to join coalition government

Tunisia's Islamist party agrees to join coalition government

(Reuters) - Tunisia's moderate Islamist party Ennahda has agreed to join its main rival secular party Nidaa Tounes in a coalition government, party leaders said on Sunday. The agreement could bolster stability in Tunisia , which is just emerging from its transition to full...

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12 foreigners rescued from Tripoli hotel

12 foreigners rescued from Tripoli hotel

Libyan security forces on Tuesday rescued 12 foreign nationals from a prominent Tripoli hotel who, it was feared, had been taken hostage by militants earlier. "The 12 foreigners have left the 21st floor [of Tripoli's Corinthia Hotel] to the 26th floor, where they were rescued...

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Tunisia premier in talks after parties reject cabinet

Tunisia premier in talks after parties reject cabinet

(Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid began new negotiations over his cabinet on Monday after most political parties said they would oppose his initial choice of ministers in a parliamentary vote. Rejection by parliament would mean newly-installed President...

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Libya's Ansar al-Sharia group confirms chief's death

Libya's Ansar al-Sharia group confirms chief's death

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - Libya's Ansar al-Sharia jihadist group on Saturday confirmed the death of its leader Mohamed al-Zehawi, after Islamist websites reported he had been mortally wounded in fighting in October. "We mourn the death of the Emir of Ansar al-Sharia Sheikh Mohamed...

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