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Tunisia protests corruption amnesty law

Hundreds of Tunisians have poured into Tunis’ streets to protest a controversial law offering amnesty to corrupt businessmen and politicians. The bill was introduced by the president over the summer.

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German defense minister von der Leyen pledges aid to Tunisia

On a trip to Tunis, Ursula von der Leyen assured Tunisia of German support in fighting terrorism. She promised fresh funds and military equipment before meeting President Beji Caid Essebsi. Von der Leyen has pledged 1.2 million euros in aid ($1.32 million) in aid to Tunisia’s government as well as military equipment like a floating …

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In Tunisia, many young people heed the call of ‘IS’ and al Qaeda

More than 5,000 Tunisians are currently fighting for al Qaeda and the "Islamic State." Extremists have been especially successful at recruiting youth there. Sarah Mersch reports from Tunis. "He said he was going to spend the night at a friend's house. A day later we received a text message that he was in Syria." Iqbel Ben Rejeb's voice trembles as…

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