Tunisia


Tunisian court sentences protesters to 14 years' jail

2016-12-01 19:00

A Tunisian court has sentenced 11 people to 14 years in prison over a 2013 protest during which a police station was set on fire, a court official says.

To build a new future, Tunisia revisits troubled past

2016-11-21 08:01

Grieving mothers and torture victims have testified publicly about killings, sexual violence and other abuses under Tunisia's former authoritarian leaders.

Anger, tears as Tunisians relive torture years

2016-11-19 07:19

As anger erupted and the tears began to flow, four hours of testimony on live television by abuse victims shone a rare spotlight on the crimes of Tunisia's dark dictatorship years.

Tunisian autocracy's abuses bared by truth commission

2016-11-17 17:20

Tunisians who faced abuses under decades of authoritarian rule are publicly airing their grievances for the first time to a special commission seeking to reconcile lingering tensions after a democratic revolution.

Tunisian dictatorship victims to tell of abuse

2016-11-15 13:26

Victims of murder, rape and torture under successive dictatorships before Tunisia's 2011 uprising will be heard this week as the country tries to come to terms with decades of abuse.

Tunisia PM seeks economic boost from France trip

2016-11-09 12:49

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed is heading to Paris in a bid to drum up French investment in the struggling economy of its former North African colony.

Tunisian minister sacked after Saudi remarks

2016-11-05 06:50

Tunisia's religious affairs minister has been fired for "attacking the foundations of diplomacy" after he publicly suggested the conservative form of Islam practised in Saudi Arabia had links to extremism.

Tunisia denies providing base for US drones over Libya

2016-10-28 17:00

Tunisia has denied a US news report it has allowed Washington to operate unnamed planes from its territory for missions in neighbouring Libya against the Islamic State group.

Tunisia sentences 76 over soldier killings

2016-10-13 08:30

A Tunisian court has handed jail and death sentences to 76 people for killing eight soldiers in a jihadist hideout near the Algerian border in 2013, the prosecution said.

First cruise ship docks in Tunisia since 2015 attack

2016-10-07 06:14

A celebratory band has played as a cruise liner docked in the port of Tunis for the first time since a March 2015 jihadist attack killed 21 tourists in the capital.

 

Tunisia wins billion-dollar pledges for ailing economy

2016-11-29 17:07

Qatar and France have promised more than a billion dollars in financial support for Tunisia at an investment conference aimed at reviving the country's struggling economy.

More Tunisia abuse victims confront the past

2016-11-19 13:59

More victims of dictatorship in Tunisia have testified on the second day of public hearings six years after the revolution.

Abuse victims to confront Tunisia's demons

2016-11-17 21:00

Victims of murder, rape and torture under successive dictatorships will testify on live television as Tunisia - in a rare move for the Arab world - tries to deal with decades of abuse.

Tunisia court dismisses charges over politician's death

2016-11-16 20:00

A Tunisian court has dismissed murder charges levelled over the 2012 death of an official of the now ruling Nidaa Tounes party, then in opposition, says a court spokesperson.

Tunisia finds 4 arms caches near Libya border

2016-11-15 06:07

Tunisian authorities have discovered four arms caches in the south of the country near the border with war-ravaged Libya and seized large quantities of weapons, security sources say.

Thousands demand justice for crushed Morocco fish seller

2016-11-06 11:02

Thousands of protesters in northern Morocco have demanded justice for a fish seller whose gruesome death when he was crushed in a rubbish truck sparked nationwide outrage.

Tunisia looks to branch out into wine tourism

2016-10-30 13:48

Although Tunisia's tourism industry seems to be going through an unending chill, Mohamed Ben Sheikh is convinced there are good days ahead thanks to the nation's vineyards.

Tunisia suspends TV show over rape comment

2016-10-20 10:05

Tunisia's broadcasting watchdog has ordered the suspension for three months of a popular television show after its host suggested a young rape victim marry her attacker.

Italy expels Tunisian accused of supporting Islamic State

2016-10-11 08:53

Italy says it has expelled a Tunisian who pledged support to the Islamic State group on his Facebook page and was allegedly planning to go to the Syrian-Iraqi region to fight.

Papers show Libyan ISIS bridal dowries of guns, explosives

2016-09-23 08:01

Documents retrieved from Sirte, the ISIS’s last bastion in Libya, record the variety of dowries offered by militant grooms to their future wives.

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