Tunisians demand change to Muslim marriage decree

2017-03-27 21:58

An alliance of Tunisian human rights groups has called on authorities to scrap a 1973 decree that bans Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims.

Tunisia's electoral body proposes Nov 26 as date for local polls

2017-03-14 22:02

The body in charge of organising elections in Tunisia has proposed November 26 as the date for holding the first municipal polls since the country's 2011 revolution.

PM hails Ben Guerdane battle as Tunisia 'turning point'

2017-03-07 22:04

The battle against jihadists in Ben Guerdane a year ago was a "turning point" for Tunisia, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said during a visit to commemorate the anniversary.

Tunisia zoo to close after crocodile stoned to death

2017-03-03 22:25

A zoo in the Tunisian capital where visitors stoned a crocodile to death is to close temporarily, the local affairs and environment ministry says.

Tunisian minister resigns after union anger

2017-03-02 21:31

A Tunisian businessman has resigned from the government after his appointment as public services and governance minister last week prompted an outcry from the powerful UGTT trade union.

Crocodile stoned to death at Tunisia zoo

2017-03-02 06:15

A group of visitors at a Tunisia zoo has stoned a crocodile to death, authorities in the capital say, denouncing the "savage" act.

Tunisian police 'shambolic' over beach attack: UK judge

2017-02-28 20:23

The Tunisian police response to the 2015 Sousse beach resort massacre was "at best shambolic, at worst cowardly", the judge investigating the deaths of 30 Britons in the attack has said.

Tunisia overwhelmed, divided over returning extremists

2017-02-24 16:37

Tunisia has the unwilling distinction of being one of the world's primary exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the Islamic State group return home to attack, killing Western tourists, soldiers and even an unwitting shepherd.

Tunisia torture cases falling but abuses persist: NGO

2017-02-22 20:58

Cases of torture in Tunisia are falling but abuses persist in prisons and detention centres, a rights group has said.

Merkel scraps Algiers trip 'at last minute' due to Bouteflika health

2017-02-20 18:34

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called off a visit to Algeria "at the last minute" because President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was suffering acute bronchitis, the two countries have announced.


Tunisia to ease penalties for cannabis use

2017-03-15 22:06

Tunisians convicted of cannabis consumption will be able to avoid prison if it is their first offence, under new regulations issued on March 15.

Policeman killed in south Tunisia ambush

2017-03-12 15:00

A police officer has been killed and another wounded in a night-time ambush on a checkpoint in southern Tunisia, the interior ministry says.

Berlin truck attack prompts accord between Germany, Tunisia

2017-03-04 06:48

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she and the Tunisian president have agreed to speed the process of expelling Tunisians whose asylum applications have been rejected by Germany

Tunisia, Germany announce new immigration deal

2017-03-03 21:33

Tunisia and Germany have announced a new agreement on tackling illegal migration, during a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel heads to Egypt, Tunisia to reduce migrant flows

2017-03-02 13:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel starts a two-day trip to Egypt and Tunisia on Thursday, part of her push to limit migrant flows to Europe through North Africa, especially chaos-torn Libya.

Tunisia to try six police over beach attack response

2017-03-01 15:09

Tunisia is to prosecute six policemen over their response to a 2015 gun and grenade attack on a beach resort that killed 38 foreign holidaymakers, a judiciary spokesperson says.

Morocco looks to new markets to boost stagnant tourism

2017-02-26 13:00

Morocco's key tourism sector barely grew last year amid security challenges, but operators are hoping Chinese and Russian visitors will boost their fortunes in the coming years.

Tunisia parliament adopts anti-graft law

2017-02-23 06:06

Tunisia's parliament has approved a law to fight widespread corruption that has plagued the North African country's economy since the 2011 revolution.

North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya

2017-02-20 21:37

The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighbouring Libya's rival political factions and stem the country's chaos, diplomats say

Tunisian soldiers kill 2 suspected jihadists: ministry

2017-02-18 13:30

Soldiers have shot dead two suspected jihadists in the mountainous Kasserine region of central Tunisia, says the defence ministry.

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