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Over 1 000 detained in Tunisia terror clampdown

2015-07-07 14:44

At least 8 000 homes have been searched and over 1 000 people detained in anti-terror sweeps since March’s deadly attack on Tunisia’s Bardo National Museum, government minister says.

Sousse governor among officials fired over Tunisia attack

2015-07-04 21:33

Several Tunisian officials, including the governor of Sousse have been sacked after the jihadist attack on a beach resort that killed 38 tourists, an aide to the premier says.

Tunisia declares state of emergency after hotel attack

2015-07-04 18:09

Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency following an Islamic militant gun attack on a Sousse beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly Britons, were killed.

Top Tunisian jihadist killed by US strike in Libya - report

2015-07-03 13:56

A top Tunisian jihadist and associate of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by a US airstrike in Libya last month, a report says.

Eight held over Tunisia resort attack

2015-07-02 19:01

Tunisian authorities have arrested a woman and seven men suspected of involvement in the attack on a holiday resort that killed 38 foreign tourists.

Tunisia: 12 people detained in hotel attack probe

2015-07-02 10:59

A Tunisian official say at least 12 people have been detained in the investigation into the massacre at a beach resort that killed 38 people, mostly British tourists.

Tunisia begins security drive after beach massacre

2015-07-01 18:44

Tunisia says it has started deploying armed police around tourist sites after last week's massacre at a beach resort, as authorities have finished identifying all 38 people killed in the jihadist attack.

Attack wasn't Tunisia's fault, say tourists who are staying

2015-06-30 20:29

Despite many tourists taking the first flights home after a gunman's killing spree at a popular Tunisian beach resort, others have decided to stay, saying the massacre is not the country's fault.

President admits Tunisia wasn’t prepared for massacre

2015-06-30 13:53

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has admitted in an interview that the country was not prepared for last week’s jihadist beach massacre.

Tunisia sees losses of $515m for tourism this year after attack

2015-06-30 11:43

Tunisia expects to lose at least $515m this year, or about a quarter of its estimated annual tourism earnings, following last week’s attack on a beach hotel that killed 39 people, mostly British holidaymakers.

 

Mother: Tunisia gunman a victim like all others

2015-07-05 14:31

The mother of the gunman who killed 38 on a Tunisian beach has claimed in an interview with Britain's Sunday Times that her son was a victim of "brainwashing" who previously would not have hurt a mouse.

Tunisia president declares emergency

2015-07-04 19:40

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essibsi has declared a state of emergency in the country, a week after 38 tourists were killed in an attack on a holiday resort in Sousse.

Libya a 'magnet' for jihadists from Tunisia and beyond

2015-07-04 10:40

Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in jihadist camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, says a Middle East analyst.

UK, Tunisia honour 38 victims of beach resort attack

2015-07-03 12:48

Flags have been lowered to half-mast at Buckingham Palace and UK government buildings as Britain and Tunisia honour the 38 victims of an Islamic extremist’s rampage at a Tunisian beach resort.

Tunisia arrests 12 suspects in deadly resort attack

2015-07-02 13:29

Twelve people have been arrested in Tunisia on suspicion of involvement in last week’s attack on a holiday resort that killed 38 foreign tourists, officials say.

Solemn ceremony for Tunisia attack victims

2015-07-01 21:04

The bodies of eight British tourists killed in last week's massacre on a Tunisian beach have arrived back home to a solemn ceremony marking one of the worst terror attacks on Britons in recent years.

Bodies of 8 UK victims leave Tunisia: Embassy

2015-07-01 16:09

The bodies of eight of at least 26 Britons killed in a jihadist attack on a Tunisian beach resort have been set to be flown home, a British embassy source says.

Tunisia sees Libya link to beach resort attacker

2015-06-30 19:14

A Tunisian gunman who killed 39 people at a resort hotel, mostly British holiday-makers, probably spent time in a training camp in Libya and had been in contact with militants a security source says.

Israel deports ex-Tunisian leader after Gaza flotilla

2015-06-30 13:27

Former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki has been deported from Israel after he was picked up off a boat of pro-Palestinian activists headed for the Gaza strip, an official says.

Tunisian interior ministry: Hotel didn't alert police immediately

2015-06-29 18:54

The Tunisian interior ministry says security staff at the beach hotel where a gunman killed 38 people failed to immediately alert police.

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