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Addressing parliament after the vote of confidence, Shahid said 10 new ministers would give the government fresh impetus as it seeks to put International Monetary Fund-backed reforms in place.
"The reshuffle has included the interior and defense ministries, which will strengthen our country's counter-terrorism efforts, and combating corruption will be the priority of the new ministers," he said.
“We have tried to restructure the government to focus more on priorities, give a new breath to the government and preserve the spirit of national unity and political concord."
The appointments were approved by 167 lawmakers in the 217-seat parliament.
The vote follows weeks of negotiations between Shahid’s Nidaa Tounes party and coalition partner Ennahda over posts. Around half of the new posts went to politicians from these parties and the third coalition member, Afaq Tunis.
Under the reform proposals, Shahid plans to halve the budget deficit and cut the public wage bill over the next three years in a bid to revive an economy hit by unrest in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring revolt as well as terror attacks on tourism.
When the ceasefire was announced in September, President Juan Manuel Santos, also gave the later date. After that, Santos said, it would be extended in line with progress in peace negotiations.
A resident raised the alarm at around 10:30 pm and the bomb squad was on site in the suburb of Lambersart as a precaution.
In the end, her conservatives may be forced into torturous coalition haggling, possibly with their biggest campaign rivals, to stay in power and secure Merkel a fourth term.
Transport for London said the conduct of Uber, which has around 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million customers in the British capital, had raised safety concerns.
Police were called late Saturday to the Stratford Centre near London's Olympic Stadium after a noxious substance was sprayed during an argument between two groups of males.
The protest began on Friday and swelled over the weekend after fruitless negotiations between activists, city authorities and new artistic director Chris Dercon, the former head of London's Tate Modern.
The Times quoted a "Brussels source" in their story on Saturday, but Davis told BBC television that "they sort of made that up."
Iraq’s central government has threatened to intervene militarily if the vote leads to violence
Before the start of the conflict between Moscow-backed rebels and Kiev forces in eastern Ukraine in 2014, the factory used to employ about 1,500 workers.
The number of EU nationals leaving Britain, most of them from central Europe, rose by 33,000 to 122,000 people during the 12 months to March, according to the latest data following last year's Brexit referendum.
Yet authorities were still listening to anguished families who insisted that painstaking rescue operations continue at a handful of sites.
Mattis is scheduled to arrive late Monday and is set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his new defence minister, in the first visit by a top US official since Donald Trump became president in January.
Director of public prosecutions Keriako Tobiko said the wide-ranging investigations into the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) must be completed within 21 days.
While poor results in Sunday's vote would do little to stop the 39-year-old centrist from governing, they could potentially complicate his plans to push through constitutional reforms.
Spaniards in the poorer Andalusia migrated massively to Catalonia in the 1950s, 60s and 70s in search of a better life.
Warplanes also destroy weapon depots in Gara region