The National Dialogue Quartet helped save Tunisia’s transition to democracy.
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Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet Thursday urged the international community to make the fight against terrorism an "absolute priority," as it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo."Tunis!" one member of the audience cried.After a suicide attack on a bus belonging to the president's security entourage killed 12 people on Nov. 24 – which was claimed by Daesh (ISIS) – authorities have declared a nightly curfew in Tunis, temporarily closed the border with Libya and declared a state of emergency for the second time this year.In July, a U.N. working group estimated that 5,500 Tunisians had left to fight in Syria, Iraq and Libya, flagging the country as having one of the highest numbers of people travelling to join such conflicts.Tunisia's economy has been hard hit by this year's attacks, with its tourism industry – which accounts for about 7 percent of the economy and some 400,000 jobs – struggling since the beach massacre.
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