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    Tunisians vote in presidential polls

    Reuters . Tunis | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2019

    Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating...

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    IOM accused of pressuring Bangladeshis to return home

    Newage desk | Updated at 08:32pm on August 26, 2019

    The UN migration agency is the subject of a formal complaint after ‘severe concerns’ were raised about its treatment of Bangladeshi migrants, including children, reports...

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    Tunisia rescues 71 including 37 Bangladeshi migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 01:33am on July 11, 2019

    Tunisian authorities rescued 71 migrants as their boat began to sink after setting out from neighbouring Libya for Italy, the National Guard said Tuesday. Monday...

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    Migrants disembark in Italy after rescue boat defies ban

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 02:53pm on July 07, 2019

    Dozens of shipwrecked migrants disembarked in Italy early Sunday after their rescue boat docked on the island of Lampedusa, the second vessel in a week...

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    Tunisia bans wearing of niqab

    Reuters . Tunis | Updated at 06:42pm on July 05, 2019

    Tunisian prime minister Youssef Chahed has banned the wearing of the niqab, the full face veil, in public institutions for security reasons, an official source...

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    17 Bangladeshis return from Tunisia

    Staff Correpondent | Updated at 08:51pm on June 21, 2019

    A total of 17 Bangladeshi migrants, who were among the 64 migrants stranded off the Tunisian coast in the Mediterranean Sea for couple of weeks,...

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    No decision yet

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:40am on June 17, 2019

    The Tunisian authorities and the 64 Bangladesh nationals stranded on a boat in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea could not reach a consensus over...

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    Tunisia fishermen turn life-savers in the Med

    Agence France-Presse . Zarzis, Tunisia | Updated at 12:24am on June 17, 2019

    The Tunisian trawler radioed in for help as it passed the migrant boat in distress out at sea. But with the packed craft still adrift...

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    Dozens of migrants stranded off Tunisia for 15 days: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 12:10am on June 16, 2019

    Dozens of migrants rescued in international waters off Tunisia are still stranded 15 days later as authorities refuse to allow the boat carrying them to...

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    Bangladeshis among migrants stranded in boat off Tunisia

    Reuters . Tunis | Updated at 06:59pm on June 12, 2019

    A rescue boat carrying around 75 migrants, most of them from Bangladesh, has been stuck off Tunisia for 12 days after authorities refused to let...

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