Tunisia will increase aid for poor in response to protests

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia plans to increase support for poor families and needy people by some $70 million, a government minister said on Saturday, after protests broke out in the North African country. Protests, some of them violent, were held on Monday against austerity measures such as increases of tax and prices imposed by the government to cut a budget deficit. The government will increase aid for poor families and needy people such as pensioners by 170 million dinars ($70.3 million), Mo...