Tunisia


Tunisian border guard killed in shootout with 'terrorist group'

2015-08-24 07:28

A Tunisian border guard has been killed in a shootout with jihadists on the border with Algeria, state television and the president of a union of border guards say.

Landmine kills 2 soldiers in west Tunisia

2015-08-18 15:56

Two soldiers have been killed by a landmine in western Tunisia near the Algerian border, a region where the army has been chasing jihadists since 2012, the defence ministry says.

Tunisian woman killed by soldiers looking for armed group

2015-08-17 05:16

A woman has been killed and a man wounded in western Tunisia after soldiers opened fire on their car fearing they were armed, a defence ministry spokesperson says.

Tunisia arrests 12 trying to enter Libya

2015-08-08 17:33

Tunisia has arrested 12 people, one of them a woman, who were trying to cross into lawless Libya to join a "terrorist group", the interior ministry says.

Tunisian leader extends state of emergency 2 more months

2015-07-31 17:00

Tunisia's presidency has extended the country’s state of emergency for an additional two months as the country battles a violent Islamic insurgency that last month killed 38 tourists on a beach.

Italy police arrest 2 suspected ISIS supporters

2015-07-22 13:58

Italian police have arrested a Tunisian and Pakistani on suspicion they were plotting attacks in Italy and circulating threatening messages on the Internet in support of ISIS.

Tunisia says almost wipes out al-Qaeda group after attacks

2015-07-13 15:19

Tunisia's interior minister said security forces had almost wiped out an Islamist militant group linked to al-Qaeda during a crackdown launched after two deadly attacks on tourists.

Tunisia deploys 100 000 security personnel to avert attacks

2015-07-11 17:17

Tunisia's government says it has deployed 100 000 security personnel to protect the country and prevent new attacks, including 3 000 dedicated to protecting beaches, hotels and archaeological sites.

Tunisian security forces kill 5 militants in mountain region

2015-07-10 16:00

Tunisian security forces have killed five Islamist militants in clashes in the mountains near the central town of Gafsa, and military helicopters are pursuing more in the area, a security source says.

Tunisia PM to ring Cameron over call for tourists to leave

2015-07-10 12:58

Tunisian PM Habib Essid says he would telephone British counterpart David Cameron to respond to his government’s advice that the north African nation is unsafe for holidays.

 

Tunisia policeman shot dead in Sousse

2015-08-19 22:43

A Tunisian policeman has been shot dead by two assailants on a motorbike in the coastal resort of Sousse where a jihadist gunman killed 38 tourists in June.

Tunisia allows Libyan flights after 6-month shutdown

2015-08-18 15:27

Tunisia says it will open its airspace to flights to and from Libya as safety standards in its neighbour’s airports have improved.

Suspected jihadist shot dead in Tunisia

2015-08-10 22:04

A suspected jihadist has been shot dead in western Tunisia near the Algerian border, a region where security forces have been hunting militants since 2012, the interior ministry says.

Link between Tunisia beach, museum attacks - UK police

2015-08-05 18:31

Investigators have established links between two terrorist attacks that killed 59 foreign tourists on a beach and at a museum in Tunisia, British police say.

Tunisia gets new anti-terror law after ISIS attacks

2015-07-25 14:15

The Tunisian parliament has adopted a new "anti-terror" law aimed at beefing up authorities' powers following recent deadly attacks claimed by ISIS.

Tunisia to pardon ill-gotten gains if paid back

2015-07-15 21:31

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi is calling on parliament to adopt a law pardoning people charged with or convicted of financial corruption if they confess and return any money.

3 leaders of Tunisian al-Qaeda-linked group killed - minister

2015-07-13 08:51

Three leaders of an al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group that has been blamed for a spate of violence in Tunisia were killed in a raid by security forces last week, the country’ s interior minister says.

Tunisia hunts group fleeing to Islamic State in Libya

2015-07-10 20:59

Tunisian authorities are investigating the disappearance of 33 residents from the same town after families reported they had left overnight to join Islamic State militants in Libya.

Tunisia slams Britain's evacuation of tourists

2015-07-10 13:05

Tunisia has criticised UK’s decision to urge tourists to leave the country after last month’s deadly terror attacks, saying the damaging of the tourism industry was “what the terrorists want”.

Tunisia defends efforts to protect British tourists

2015-07-10 11:51

Tunisia’s PM says his country has done “everything in our power” to protect British and other foreign tourists, as British travellers flock to Tunisia airports under orders from their government to flee amid risks of terror attacks.

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