During his visit to Germany, Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss economic issues. Talking to DW, Essid explained his approach to lowering unemployment in his country
Tunisia's prime minister is stepping down after losing a confidence vote. The defeat comes after the president called for a new unity government to tackle challenges including a faltering economy and social tensions.
The state premier of Baden-Württemberg wants Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria declared safe countries of origin. Asylum seekers from these countries already are rarely granted permission to remain in Germany.
An attack on the elite presidential guard in Tunisia has been claimed by the self-styled "Islamic State." The government vowed a security crackdown and declared a state of emergency.
Following the deadly airplane crash over the Sinai last week, Russia has suspended all commercial flights to Egypt for several months. The tourist industry in northern Africa is now in crisis.
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