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Tunisia gets its first woman prime minister, ending months of political limbo

Tunisia named Raoudha Boudent Ramadhane as its first woman prime minister after President Kais Saied froze the parliament and sacked her predecessor in July this year.

Tunisia's newly  named Prime Minister Raoudha Boudent Ramadhanen, in a photo provided by the Tunisian presidency on Wednesday, Sept 29, 2021. (Slim Abid/ Tunisian Presidency via AP)(AP)
Tunisia's newly  named Prime Minister Raoudha Boudent Ramadhanen, in a photo provided by the Tunisian presidency on Wednesday, Sept 29, 2021. (Slim Abid/ Tunisian Presidency via AP)(AP)
Published on Sep 29, 2021 06:08 PM IST
PTI |

After Tunisian prez suspends parliament, US says: Return to 'democratic path'

In an hour-long call with Saied, President Joe Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan noted support for "Tunisian democracy based on fundamental rights, strong institutions and a commitment to the rule of law", according to a White House statement.

Tunisian president Kais Saied takes the oath of office in Tunis, Tunisia, on October 23, 2019. (REUTERS)
Tunisian president Kais Saied takes the oath of office in Tunis, Tunisia, on October 23, 2019. (REUTERS)
Published on Aug 01, 2021 07:47 AM IST
AFP |

Tunisian president suspends Parliament, fires PM; Opposition cries 'coup d'etat'

Thousands of Tunisians had marched in several cities protesting against the Islamist-inspired Ennahdha party, criticising what they said were government failures in the North African nation and crippling coronavirus rates.

In this photo taken from the presidential television station, Tunisian president Kais Saied announces the dissolution of parliament and Prime Minister Mechichi's government on July 25, 2021, at Carthage Palace after a day of nationwide protest. (Fethi Belaid / AFP)
In this photo taken from the presidential television station, Tunisian president Kais Saied announces the dissolution of parliament and Prime Minister Mechichi's government on July 25, 2021, at Carthage Palace after a day of nationwide protest. (Fethi Belaid / AFP)
Published on Jul 26, 2021 06:53 AM IST
AFP |

Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, others that may begin fasts from Tuesday

Ramadan 2021: From Saudi Arabia to Asian countries like India and Pakistan and Western nations like USA and UK, here is a list of regions that begin fasting from Tuesday after sighting the crescent moon

Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz

Extremist kills self, her baby in Tunisia suicide bombing

Authorities said it was the first time they had reported the presence of a woman among the jihadis taking refuge in Mount Salloum area

In a second operation, in the Mount Mghila area, security forces killed a suspected leader of Tunisia's Jund Al Khilafa brigade(REUTERS)
In a second operation, in the Mount Mghila area, security forces killed a suspected leader of Tunisia's Jund Al Khilafa brigade(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 02, 2021 03:01 PM IST
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