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Tunisia plans unity govt to quell violence

Tunisia's new leadership moved to form a coalition government to gain the upper hand over violent looters and quell arson and shooting.

Tunisia prime minister holds coalition talks

Hundreds of soldiers patrolled the streets of the Tunisian capital on Saturday where the prime minister was due to meet opposition parties.

Tunisia protests: ‘The street has spoken’

Tunisia's new leader promised order would be restored while he attempts to form a coalition to take the country to elections.

Gunshots and tear gas disperse Tunisia protest

Gunshots rang out and police fired tear gas to disperse protesters demanding the resignation of Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali on Friday.

Africa seeks $40-billion a year in climate aid

Rich nations at the Copenhagen climate summit should commit -billion a year in new money to help Africa tackle the consequences of global warming.

Unsporting behaviour

Following Joost van der Westhuizen's explosive admissions, the M&G Online has come up with a list of some other SA sporting scandals.

Arabs ‘disappointed’ by Clinton stance on Israel

Arab ministers on Monday are likely to tell Hillary Clinton they are disappointed she did not exert more pressure on Israel to freeze settlements.

Tunisian president in landslide election victory

Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has won a fifth term in office by a massive margin, near-complete results from the poll showed on Monday.

Libya oil chief quits, says Parliament source

Shokri Ghanem has left his post as chairperson of Libya's state oil firm, confirmed a source in the country's Parliament.

Russia, Ukraine trade blame in gas row

Russian gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine shut down on Wednesday, leaving growing numbers of EU members without fuel in freezing temperatures.

Gas disruption bites in Europe

Russia halts gas supplies to the Balkans, Turkey and south-eastern Europe, while flows to Austria drop by 90% in a deepening price row

Russia cuts off gas to Ukraine

Russia cut off the gas to its neighbour Ukraine on Thursday after a contract dispute but increased supplies to other European states.

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