Tunisian president Essebsi leaves hospital

Beji Caid Essebsi was taken to a military hospital Thursday after suffering a "severe health crisis". (Reuters/File photo)
Updated 03 July 2019
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Tunisian president Essebsi leaves hospital

  • Beji Caid Essebsi was taken to a military hospital Thursday after suffering a 'severe health crisis'

TUNIS: Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi left hospital on Monday in "normal health" and the 92-year-old leader will resume work in the coming days, the president's son said on his Facebook page.
Essebsi, a major player in the North African country's transition to democracy after a 2011 revolution, had been taken to a military hospital on Thursday after suffering a "severe health crisis". 


Arab coalition destroys Houthi boat rigged with explosives

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Arab coalition destroys Houthi boat rigged with explosives

RIYADH: The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed a Houthi boat laden with explosives on Thursday. 

The boat, that was launched from the governorate of Hodeidah, was destroyed in the southern Red Sea, coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said. 

Yemen's Houthis are backed by Iran and have been accused by the Arab coalition of repeatedly attacking shipping in the Red Sea since the conflict started in 2014.  

Iran has been accused of being behind the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities that took place on Saturday. An investigation into the attacks continues.