Tunisia mulls women soldiers

2016-05-26 22:26

Tunisia's defence minister says his country must examine the possibility of allowing women to serve in its armed forces to face down 'new challenges' including jihadist attacks.

Tunisian Islamist party separates religion, politics

2016-05-24 05:22

Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party has voted to separate its political and religious work, part of the group's effort to cast itself as a modern political party.

Tunisia says its war on 'terror' has cost $4 bn

2016-05-19 22:02

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi has said in Doha that his country's battle to fight 'terrorism' has cost it around $4 bn diverted away from the country's economy.

Tunisian gays live in limbo

2016-05-17 23:14

As the world marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, in Tunisia the issue may have emerged from the shadows but many of those it affects have not.

Tunisia foils terror attack

2016-05-11 21:06

Two suspected jihadists have been killed during a security operation near the Tunisian capital against a cell planning "simultaneous" attacks, the interior ministry says.

Jews warned ahead of Tunisia festival

2016-05-09 19:00

Israel has issued a 'severe' warning to its citizens to avoid visiting Tunisia where hundreds of Jewish pilgrims will be celebrating the religious Lag BaOmer festival later this month.

IMF reaches loan deal with Tunisia

2016-04-15 19:15

The International Monetary Fund has reached a staff-level agreement to assist Tunisia with a four-year loan programme worth about $2.8bn.

UN Libya envoy in Tripoli as govt asserts authority

2016-04-05 22:00

The UN Libya envoy has travelled to Tripoli and met the new prime minister designate, in the latest sign an internationally backed unity government is asserting its authority.

US issues travel alert for southeastern Tunisia

2016-04-02 19:26

The US government is warning its citizens to avoid visiting southeastern Tunisia near the Libyan border as well as the country's mountainous western areas due to "the threat of terrorism".

Tunisian forces kill 'terrorist'

2016-03-21 17:01

Tunisia's security forces have killed a terrorist outside the southern border town of Ben Guerdane where jihadists mounted a deadly assault earlier this month.


Tight security for Tunisia Jewish pilgrimage

2016-05-25 16:02

An annual Jewish pilgrimage to Africa's oldest synagogue in Tunisia is being heavily guarded to ward off potential jihadist attacks.

Tunisia's Ennahda to separate politics from Islamic activity

2016-05-19 22:33

Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party will separate it religious activities from political ones, its chief has said in statements ahead of a weekend congress to formalise the change.

World bank approves up to $5bn loan to Tunisia

2016-05-18 20:00

The World Bank has approved a five-year plan to lend Tunisia up to $5 billion to support economic reforms aimed at reviving growth and creating jobs.

4 police killed in south Tunisia

2016-05-12 08:58

A jihadist militant detonated his explosives belt killing four policemen during a raid by security forces in southern Tunisia, the Interior Ministry says.

Tunisia stops 2 000 from going to conflict zones

2016-05-10 07:13

Tunisian authorities have prevented nearly 2 000 people from travelling abroad to join jihadist groups in the first three months of this year.

Libya, Tunisia eye anti-terrorist co-operation

2016-05-07 07:15

Neighbours Libya and Tunisia, which have been hit by a string of jihadist attacks, have pledged to co-operate in the fight against terrorism.

50 states, organisations discuss support for Libya

2016-04-12 20:00

Around 50 countries and international organisations have met in Tunis to discuss 'international support' for a new unity government in neighbouring Libya.

Tunisia e-site in Panama Papers hacked, offline

2016-04-05 19:05

Inkyfada, an electronic magazine investigating any Tunisian involvement in the so-called Panama Papers, has come under attack by hackers.

Security not enough to fight terrorism: Tunisia Islamist chief

2016-03-22 19:08

The head of Tunisia's main Islamist party, Rached Ghannouchi, says military force and security measures alone are not enough to fight violent extremism.

Tunisia army clashes with militants - ministry

2016-03-19 20:08

The Tunisian army has fought militants in the west of the country in clashes that left a soldier wounded, the defence ministry says.

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