IMF reaches loan deal with Tunisia

2016-04-15 19:15

The International Monetary Fund has reached a staff-level agreement to assist Tunisia with a four-year loan programme worth about $2.8bn.

UN Libya envoy in Tripoli as govt asserts authority

2016-04-05 22:00

The UN Libya envoy has travelled to Tripoli and met the new prime minister designate, in the latest sign an internationally backed unity government is asserting its authority.

US issues travel alert for southeastern Tunisia

2016-04-02 19:26

The US government is warning its citizens to avoid visiting southeastern Tunisia near the Libyan border as well as the country's mountainous western areas due to "the threat of terrorism".

Tunisian forces kill 'terrorist'

2016-03-21 17:01

Tunisia's security forces have killed a terrorist outside the southern border town of Ben Guerdane where jihadists mounted a deadly assault earlier this month.

Tunisia's Ben Ali sentenced to 10 years

2016-03-19 08:59

A Tunisian court has sentenced ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to 10 years in jail for abuse of power.

Three jihadists killed near Tunisia's Ben Guerdane: ministry

2016-03-10 23:03

Three jihadists have been killed in security operations in Tunisia's border area of Ben Guerdane, where militants launched a full-blown attack this week.

ISIS 5 000 strong in Libya

2016-03-09 18:04

ISIS has around 5 000 fighters in Libya with the capacity to carry out deadly raids into neighbouring countries, Italy's foreign minister says.

Tunisia hunts killer jihadists

2016-03-08 21:04

Tunisian security forces pressed a search for jihadists near the Libyan border after a deadly raid the authorities described as an unprecedented assault by ISIS.

Tunisia police, gunmen clash near border

2016-03-07 17:11

Tunisian authorities say police and gunmen have clashed near the Libyan border on amid increasing concern that violent extremism in Libya could destabilize the region.

Tunisia troops clash with militants

2016-03-01 16:22

Tunisian troops have killed four suspected militants in a counter-terrorism operation overnight that was still continuing.


50 states, organisations discuss support for Libya

2016-04-12 20:00

Around 50 countries and international organisations have met in Tunis to discuss 'international support' for a new unity government in neighbouring Libya.

Tunisia e-site in Panama Papers hacked, offline

2016-04-05 19:05

Inkyfada, an electronic magazine investigating any Tunisian involvement in the so-called Panama Papers, has come under attack by hackers.

Security not enough to fight terrorism: Tunisia Islamist chief

2016-03-22 19:08

The head of Tunisia's main Islamist party, Rached Ghannouchi, says military force and security measures alone are not enough to fight violent extremism.

Tunisia army clashes with militants - ministry

2016-03-19 20:08

The Tunisian army has fought militants in the west of the country in clashes that left a soldier wounded, the defence ministry says.

Tunisia to curb extremism among youth

2016-03-18 06:10

Tunisia has announced it is launching a campaign to counter religious extremism among its youth after a string of deadly jihadist attacks in the North African country.

As Tunisian town mourns fresh clashes erupt

2016-03-09 22:09

Fresh clashes in Tunisia's Ben Guerdane area near the Libyan border have left 10 jihadists and a soldier dead as thousands attended funerals.

Tunisia arrests 17 jihadists

2016-03-08 23:31

Tunisia has arrested 17 suspects in a manhunt for jihadists near the Libyan border after a deadly raid it described as an unprecedented assault by ISIS.

Tunisia ponders extraordinary measures after attack

2016-03-07 21:46

Tunisia may take extraordinary measures after clashes with militants that claimed the lives of at least 45 people in one day.

Tunisia kills 5 militants near Libyan border

2016-03-03 09:24

Tunisian security forces killed five militants near the Libyan border in a gunbattle in which one civilian also died and an army commander was wounded, the government says.

UK troops sent to Tunisia to bolster Libyan border

2016-03-01 05:21

Britain is sending a training team of around 20 soldiers to Tunisia to help stop people illegally entering from neighbouring Libya.

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