Tunisia


Tunisia closes borders with Libya

2014-08-01 22:16

Tunisia has closed its border crossing with Libya after people fleeing violence tried to break through.

Tunisia faces dilemma in anti-jihadist campaign

2014-07-23 12:21

Tunisia has hit back at a deadly jihadist attack on troops by closing mosques and media outlets seen as sympathetic to extremists, raising fears of a return to the censorship of the old regime.

Mourning Tunisian family given wrong body

2014-07-20 14:26

Relatives of Tunisian soldier Zaki Saidani who has been killed by suspected jihadists are shocked to find the wrong body inside his coffin.

Tunisian troops killed in deadliest attack

2014-07-17 20:20

Assailants have killed 14 Tunisian soldiers near the Algerian border, in the worst such attack in the army's history.

2 Tunisian soldiers killed in 'terrorist' attack

2014-07-17 08:44

At least two Tunisian soldiers have been killed and several wounded in "terrorist" attacks on two army posts near the border with Algeria, the country's defence ministry says.

Bomb blast wounds 6 in Tunisia

2014-07-01 15:39

Six members of the Tunisian security forces have been wounded after a roadside bomb exploded in the mountainous Kef region near the Algerian border, the interior ministry says.

Tunisia to hold elections in October, November

2014-06-26 05:30

Tunisia's parliament has agreed to hold parliamentary elections on 26 Oct and a presidential poll a month later.

Qaeda claims attack on Tunisia minister's home

2014-06-13 13:02

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility a recent attack on the home of Tunisia’s interior minister that killed four policemen, the first such claim in the country.

Morocco king in Tunis

2014-05-31 06:45

Moroccan King Mohamed VI has arrived in Tunis for his first official visit to the country since the January 2011 popular uprising.

Tunisia slashes sentence of militia leader

2014-05-10 17:04

Tunisia's appeals court has sharply reduced the jail sentence given to a leader of a controversial pro-Islamist militia blamed for inciting violence.

Gunman killed in restive Tunisia border region

2014-05-05 17:19

Soldiers have killed a gunman in Tunisia’s restive Mount Chaambi border region, where the security forces have been hunting Islamist militants for more than a year, the army says.

MPs slam 'light' verdicts for Ben Ali officials

2014-04-15 09:00

Tunisian lawmakers have condemned as excessively lenient appeal sentences handed to top security officials in Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s ousted regime for their part in repressing protests during the 2011 uprising.

Tunisia protesters trash union offices

2014-04-03 11:19

Protesters have ransacked the offices of Tunisia’s main workers’ union in the tense town of Ben Guerdane for not backing a strike demanding the reopening of the Libyan border crossing.

Tunisia seeks to wrest back control of mosques

2014-03-13 10:17

Tunisian authorities are seeking to regain control of certain mosques they say have become incubators for radical Islamist ideology, which has spread since the 2011 revolution.

Top Islamist dead in Libya plane crash

2014-02-21 22:32

A medical plane carrying a former jihadist turned member of Libya's first transitional government has crashed south of Tunis killing all 11 on board.

11 dead as Libya army plane crashes in Tunisia

2014-02-21 09:33

A Libyan army medial plane has crashed south of Tunis, killing all 11 people on board, Tunisian emergency services says.

Protest in Tunisia against terrorism

2014-02-17 19:21

More than a thousand protesters gathered in the Tunisian town of Jendouba to condemn the weekend killings of four people.

Tunisia police rape trial a taxing ‘ordeal’

2014-02-14 07:32

The trial of two Tunisian policemen for raping a young woman in 2012 has been put back to March after a brief hearing, the latest delay in what the victim described as an "ordeal".

Suspect arrested in Tunisia

2014-02-09 12:22

Tunisian security forces have engaged in a gunbattle as they arrested a suspect for the murder of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi.

Tunisia marks year since opposition leader's murder

2014-02-06 11:33

Tunisians are marking 12 turbulent months since the assassination of opposition politician Chokri Belaid, and his family still want to know what happened despite the alleged assassin being shot this week.

Islamists, Guardsmen in Tunis shoot-out

2014-02-03 23:04

Tunisian security forces traded gunfire with presumed Islamist militants in a suburb of the capital.

IMF releases fresh funds to Tunisia

2014-01-30 09:57

The IMF has released more than $500 in support for Tunisia shortly after a new technocratic government headed by PM Mehdi Jomaa was sworn in.

Tunisia - help us towards democracy

2014-01-28 19:00

Tunisia's new Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa has appealed to the international community for financial support to help the North African country take the last steps in its transition to a full democracy.

Tunisia police rape trial delayed again

2014-01-20 19:03

A woman who accused Tunisian policemen of raping her more than a year ago has complained that the trial has been repeatedly delayed.

Tunisia halts energy price hike

2014-01-17 12:01

Tunisia's outgoing government has suspended planned energy price hikes after protests forced it to scrap a tax increase.

 

6 000 Libyans flee into Tunisia everyday

2014-07-31 10:38

Up to 6 000 people a day are leaving Libya and moving into neighbouring Tunisia, the Tunisian foreign minister says, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war.

Tunisia cracks down on radical mosques, media

2014-07-20 20:39

Tunisian authorities say all mosques and media calling for jihad are to be immediately closed in a bid to end a radical movement they fear will derail the nation's move to democracy.

Tunisia orders crackdown after militants kill 14 soldiers

2014-07-20 10:50

Tunisia has launched a crackdown on mosques and radio stations associated with hardline Islamists after militants killed 14 soldiers in an area near the country's border with Algeria.

14 Tunisian troops killed in mountain ambushes

2014-07-17 13:48

At least 14 Tunisian troops have been killed after gunmen attacked checkpoints in the remote Chaambi mountains, the deadliest militant strike on the North African country’s armed forces.

Ageing Tunisia ex-PM to run for president

2014-07-08 20:33

Beji Caid Essebsi, the 87-year-old ex-premier and leading opponent of the Islamists, says he will stand in Tunisia's presidential poll later this year, if he's still alive.

2 Tunisian ex-hostages return home from Libya

2014-06-30 07:42

A Tunisian diplomat and a fellow embassy staffer who were abducted in Libya have returned to Tunisia on a military plane after being freed by their unknown captors.

Tunisia begins new voter registration

2014-06-24 05:30

Tunisia has began voter registration for heavily-delayed legislative and presidential elections due to take place later this year.

Tunisian cops kill two Islamist militants

2014-06-13 11:58

Tunisian police have killed militants near the Algerian border in exchange of fire, the government says, two weeks after Islamists attacked the interior minister’s family home.

4 killed in attack on Tunisia minister's home

2014-05-28 11:40

Four Tunisian police officers have been killed in a “terrorist” attack on the home of Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou in the west-central Kasserine region, an official says.

State of emergency in unrest-hit Tunisian town

2014-05-09 14:01

The Tunisian president has declared a state of emergency in Douz, a southern desert town swept by days of clashes between rival tribes, his office says.

Tunisian assembly approves new electoral law

2014-05-01 23:30

Tunisia's national assembly has approved a new electoral law, taking one of the last steps in its move to full democracy.

Tunisia battles to save Star Wars desert set

2014-04-08 20:24

Tunisia has announced a new international fundraising campaign to reclaim the set where numerous Star Wars scenes were filmed from the encroaching desert.

Tunisia wins back tourists with funny Star Wars video

2014-03-25 09:11

Tunisia is working against the clock to salvage its 2014 tourist season after three turbulent years with the help of online media and a few Star Wars characters

Tunisian consulate in Libya attacked

2014-02-23 11:40

Gunmen have fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a police car parked in front of the Tunisian consulate in Libya's eastern Benghazi city.

Tunisian crash: Plane completely burnt out

2014-02-21 10:44

Teams have begun searching for the Libyan army medical plane’s black box flight recorder - after it crashed south of Tunis and was "completely burnt out".

Kerry praises progress in Tunisia

2014-02-18 22:59

US Secretary of State John Kerry has made an unannounced visit to Tunisia to praise democratic progress in the country where the Arab Spring began.

Tunisia: 4 killed, 4 wounded

2014-02-16 12:23

Tunisia's Interior Ministry says that a band of militants have ambushed security forces, killing four and wounding another four in two attacks.

Tunisia arrests suspect in politician's killing

2014-02-09 20:12

Tunisia's government has said that the suspect in the 25 July assassination of an opposition politician is among four men arrested in an overnight raid.

Tunisia, foreign leaders hail new 'model' charter

2014-02-07 18:38

Tunisia has celebrated the adoption of a new constitution three years after the revolution, a landmark in getting its troubled transition back on track.

Tunis stand-off ends

2014-02-04 17:28

Tunisian National Guards have stormed a militant hideout in capital suburb ending a day long stand-off.

Tunisia central bank 'optimistic' after loan

2014-01-30 15:51

Tunisia's central bank expressed "optimism" after the IMF released a delayed $506m loan to support the fragile economy following major steps this week to end months of political turmoil.

Tunisia's new government sworn in

2014-01-29 18:19

Tunisia's new technocratic government has been sworn in, replacing an Islamist-led administration under an accord to end political turmoil.

Tunisia finally passes progressive charter

2014-01-27 12:03

After decades of dictatorship and two years of arguments and compromises, Tunisians finally have a new constitution, laying the foundation for a new democracy.

Police, jobless protesters clash in Tunisia

2014-01-17 22:30

Hundreds of unemployed Tunisians have clashed with police in the industrial city of Gabes after trying to break into a government building.

Tunisia swears in a caretaker prime minister

2014-01-11 06:00

Tunisia has sworn in a caretaker prime minister after the resignation of the Islamist-led government.

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