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Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi. File Photo/AFP
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi was taken "seriously ill" on Thursday and hospitalised, his office said.
Essebsi, 92, "was taken seriously ill and transferred to the military hospital in Tunis," the presidency said on its Facebook page.
The announcement came after two suicide attacks in Tunis on security forces killed a policeman and wounded eight people.
The parliamentary race is expected to be fought closely by the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, the more secular Tahya Tounes party of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, and the Nidaa Tounes party led by Hafedh Caid Essebsi, the president’s son.
The veteran politician, the oldest head of state after Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, came to power in 2014, three years after the Arab Spring uprising toppled longtime despot Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
The UAE has condemned the series of suicide and terror explosions that targeted a security patrol and police station in the heart of Tunisia’s capital city, Tunis, on Thursday.
A Tunisian man and his German wife will stand trial from Friday, charged with planning a foiled biological bomb attack in Germany with the deadly poison ricin.
The surgeon took advantage of the victim’s tiredness and her fear of the operation and molested her.
All Sharjah residents who have a residence visa issued in the Emirate are now allowed to return through the ports of Sharjah without the need to obtain prior approvals.
The defendant repeatedly said to the father "your son is beautiful”, then grabbed the boy’s hand and carried him. The father politely asked the defendant to let go of the boy as he didn’t like anyone approaching his son, but the defendant didn’t care.
The coronavirus pandemic is taking a heavier toll on jobs than previously feared, the UN said on Wednesday, with hundreds of millions of jobs lost and workers suffering a "massive" drop in earnings.