Tunisian parliament approves secular-Islamist coalition government

TUNIS- Tunisia's parliament approved a coalition cabinet on Thursday including secularists, Islamists and smaller parties, in the latest step in its transition to full democracy following a 2011 uprising.
The cabinet headed by Prime Minister Habib Essid was approved by 166 members of the 217-seat parliament.
"Our priority will be to strengthen measures to combat extremism and strengthen security capabilities to confront terrorism and the protection of the democratic transition," Essid said in parliament..