State of emergency extended by 2 months
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.
Police officers patrol the scene of a shooting at the Castle Swimming Pool in Spalding, northeast England, on July 19.