Rescuers recover bodies of nine migrants from different African countries and save nine others after their boat sinks 18 km off Mahdia governorate, officials say.
Over 2,000 protesters gathered in central Tunis, following President Saied's decree establishing a new judicial watchdog that lets him dismiss judges or block their promotion.
President Kaies has issued an order to set a new temporary supreme judicial council to replace the dissolved council that draw protests from the opposition.
The announcement comes days after Kais Saied said he would dissolve the Supreme Judicial Council, an independent constitutional body whose tasks include ensuring the independence of the judiciary.
Human Rights Watch denounced the use of "assigned residences" to detain opponents of President Kais Saied, calling on authorities to "use the legal, fully transparent route to allow for a judicial challenge".
President Kais Saied on Sunday announced a declaration to abolish the Supreme Judicial Council, a move the G7 rejected as an attempt to undermine judges' independence.
Across the Muslim world, public health and safety standards are extremely low, and this has to be addressed at both the grassroots and government levels.
The move came after Tunisia's Supreme Judicial Council rejected President Kais Saied's move to dissolve the body, saying it would continue to carry out its duties.
The state body has rejected President Saied's decision to dissolve the council, saying it will continue carrying out its work despite pressure.
President Kais Saied has frequently criticised the judiciary’s delay in issuing rulings in cases of corruption and terrorism and called the council a thing of the past.
The Interior Ministry says the woman, who was planning to target tourist areas in the country, is under arrest.
Thirty of the 70 migrants on board are feared to have drowned while making a desperate bid to reach Europe via the world's deadliest migration trail.
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