Tunisia


23 suspects held over Tunis museum attack

2015-03-26 12:18

Tunisia says it has arrested 23 suspects in connection with last week’s jihadist massacre at the country’s national museum.

Tunisia's Bardo museum in symbolic reopening

2015-03-24 19:47

Tunisia's Bardo museum has held a ceremonial reopening a week after gunmen claiming alliance with ISIS killed 20 foreign tourists in an attack aimed at wrecking the country's vital tourism industry.

Tunisia museum to reopen following massacre

2015-03-24 05:59

Tunisia's National Bardo Museum is set to reopen to the public after a jihadist attack that killed 20 foreigners, as the country looks to restore faith in its tourism sector.

Tunisia's PM fires 6 police commanders after museum attack

2015-03-23 14:37

Tunisia’s PM Habib Essis has fired six police commanders, including those in charge of tourist security and an intelligent brigade, after last week’s attack on the capital’s Bardo, a spokesperson says.

Soldier killed by jihadi mine in western Tunisia

2015-03-23 06:14

A Tunisian soldier has been killed and two others injured when their vehicle hit a landmine ‘planted by terrorist elements’ in a mountainous western region near the Algerian border.

Third Tunisia museum suspect on the run

2015-03-22 19:43

Tunisia is hunting a third suspect in the massacre of tourists at its national museum, President Beji Caid Essebsi has said after admitting security failures at the Bardo.

Tunisian took break from travel agent job to shoot tourists

2015-03-21 14:23

Shortly before he and a friend gunned down 20 foreign tourists at Tunisia's Bardo museum, Yassine al-Abidi sat down to a breakfast of olive oil and dates with his family and left for work at his travel agency as usual.

Pregnant Spaniard, husband 'hid in storeroom' in Tunis massacre

2015-03-20 21:51

A Spanish man and his four-month pregnant wife his in a storeroom listening as Islamist gunmen massacred 21 people in a Tunisian museum, he says.

Polish woman hurt in Tunisia attack was readying for death

2015-03-20 13:15

A Polish woman who was among the first injured in the terror attack in Tunisia says she thought she was dying from her wounds.

Tunisia tour guide tells of ‘panic’ in dramatic escape

2015-03-20 07:22

A Tunisian tour guide has told of how he used his knowledge of the Tunis museum attacked by gunmen to help foreign tourists escape the carnage that left 20 others dead.

 

Head of Tunisian museum attack cell arrested – official

2015-03-25 13:22

The accused leader of the jihadist cell behind last week’s deadly attack on Tunis’ Barco Museaum has been arrested, a senior interior ministry officials says.

Security concerns delay reopening of Tunisia museum

2015-03-24 13:05

Tunisia’s national museum has delayed a planned reopening after last week’s attack on foreign tourists due to security concerns, its head of communications says.

Tunisian PM fires security chiefs after attack

2015-03-23 16:35

Tunisia’s prime minister has fired five leading security officials after three gunmen attacked a Tunis museum, killing 21 in the deadliest attack on tourists in Tunisia in 13 years, the government says.

Tunisian forces remain on high alert after attack

2015-03-23 13:17

Tunisian forces remain on high alert after gunmen stormed the Bardo museum in Tunis last week, killing 20 foreign tourists in the worst attack in the North African country in more than a decade.

Morocco says ISIS cell busted, arms seized

2015-03-23 05:00

Morocco says it has dismantled a "terrorist cell" and seized weapons earmarked for a string of assassinations in a nationwide operation targeting supporters of the Islamic State jihadist group.

Tunisia holding 20+ suspects after museum attack

2015-03-21 18:10

Tunisian authorities have arrested more than 20 suspected militants after the deadly Bardo museum attack in Tunis, in which 20 foreign tourists died.

Guards were having coffee during Tunis museum attack - MP

2015-03-21 09:03

The guards supposed to be protecting Tunisia’s parliament and the nearby national museum were having coffee at the time of this week’s deadly assault, a senior politician says.

Tunisian official: 2 gunmen trained in Libya before attack

2015-03-20 17:14

A top Tunisian official says two extremist gunmen who killed 21 people at a top museum in Tunis trained in neighbouring Libya before carrying out the deadly attack.

Plans for leisurely visit in Tunisia turn to horror

2015-03-20 11:42

Accounts from survivors of Tunisia’s museum deadly attack paint a picture of lunchtime leisure that turned to terror as attackers kill 21 in Tunis.

ISIS claims deadly attack on Tunis museum

2015-03-20 06:00

The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on foreign tourists at Tunisia's national museum.

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