State of emer­gency ex­tended by 2 months

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Tu­nisia said a state of emer­gency in force since a deadly at­tack on the pres­i­den­tial guard last Novem­ber will be ex­tended by two months. A state­ment on July 19 said that af­ter con­sult­ing the prime min­is­ter and head of the na­tional assem­bly, Pres­i­dent Beji Caid Essebsi de­cided that the mea­sure would be ex­tended from July 21 for two months. The North African na­tion, birth­place of the Arab Spring, has suf­fered from a wave of ji­hadist vi­o­lence since the 2011 rev­o­lu­tion that ousted long-time dic­ta­tor Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Photo: AFP

Po­lice of­fi­cers pa­trol the scene of a shoot­ing at the Cas­tle Swim­ming Pool in Spald­ing, north­east Eng­land, on July 19.

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