Boat sinks 40 nautical miles off the coast of Sfax, south of the capital Tunis, Tunis Afrique Presse agency reports.
The demand to reopen roads came a day after rally leaders suspended talks with the 10-member military council.
European Court of Human Rights rejects set of appeals challenging 2015-2016 curfews in southeast Turkey, part of security operations against PKK terrorist group.
Syrian regime's mission to the UN has asked the council presidency to schedule an urgent meeting to "discuss the situation in the occupied Syrian Golan" after US decision to recognise the strategic plateau as Israeli territory.
The UN human rights office said that intercommunal violence that left at least 535 people dead in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo may amount to crimes against humanity.
UN experts are investigating North Korea's alleged activities range from nuclear procurement in China to arms brokering in Syria.
All 28 EU countries have signed a joint statement on Saudi Arabia to be read out at the UN Human Rights council. This is the first rebuke of the kingdom since a UN Forum was set up in 2006
Three months ago, UN Chief Antonio Guterres announced a series of breakthroughs, which are apparently yet to come into effect as a new UNICEF report says at least eight children are still killed or injured in Yemen every day.
The UN calls the situation in Yemen the worst humanitarian crisis in recent history. With 24 million people facing starvation and famine and at least 65,000 killed, the Saudi-led coalition continues to fuel the war.
Wax mannequins silently portray the horrific acts of torture that once were carried out at the Anti-Sabotage Joint Committee Prison that was run under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard, on a week-long visit to Turkey with a forensic and legal team, holds talks with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in connection with the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.
The UN fears an exodus of people fleeing to Chad if the Nigerian army cannot contain fighting that has intensified in recent weeks.
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