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.

Tunisia extends state of emergency by another month

2016-09-18 17:00

Tunisia has announced that a state of emergency in force since a deadly attack on the presidential guard last November will be extended by one month.

Tunisia calls for ban on radical Islamist party

2016-09-07 21:15

Tunisia's government has asked a military court to outlaw the radical Islamist Hizb ut-Tahrir movement, which has been regularly accused of "undermining public order" since its legalisation in 2012, an official said.

Tunisia: 3 dead in border operation against extremists

2016-08-31 20:12

Tunisian authorities say three people have been killed in a clash near the Algerian border between security forces and extremists suspected of plotting an attack.

Tunisia's new unity government takes office

2016-08-30 22:02

A new Tunisian unity government has taken office in the birthplace of the Arab Spring, with Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, the country’s youngest-ever leader, facing major economic and security challenges.

Tunisia attack kills three soldiers

2016-08-29 20:05

Three Tunisian soldiers have been killed in an attac near Mount Sammama, a hideout for jihadists.

Tunisia parliament set for vote on new government

2016-08-26 13:52

Tunisia's premier-designate called for "sacrifices"as parliament convened to vote on a cabinet line-up he has proposed to tackle pressing economic and security challenges.

Tunisia PM-designate presents unity govt line-up

2016-08-20 20:22

Tunisia's premier-designate Youssef Chahed has submitted his proposed new unity government list to President Beji Caid Essebsi, the presidency has said.


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 water shortages spark 'thirst uprising' warning

2016-09-19 13:29

Activists are warning of a potential "thirst uprising" in Tunisia following protests over severe water shortages after one of the North African nation's driest summers on record.

Tunisian remains prove 100 000-year human presence

2016-09-15 19:46

Tunisian and British researchers have unearthed Stone Age tools showing humans lived in southern Tunisia nearly 100 000 years ago.

Tunisia 'road terrorism' sees traffic deaths rise

2016-09-01 10:45

Run-down roads, reckless driving and poor vehicle maintenance are all being blamed for a spike in deadly traffic accidents in Tunisia that has safety experts worried.

Corruption 'epidemic' in Tunisia, says anti-graft chief

2016-08-31 11:28

Graft in Tunisia has reached "epidemic" proportions, the head of the national anti-graft body INLC says, urging the new government to eradicate the "barons of corruption".

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims deadly Tunisia ambush

2016-08-30 22:02

An al-Qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility for a blast that killed three Tunisian soldiers near Mount Sammama, a hideout for journalists at war with authorities, an intelligence group says.

Tunisia's youngest premier since independence sworn in

2016-08-28 07:49

Tunisia's new Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and members of his cabinet were sworn in on Saturday, the presidency said, after approval from parliament.

Tunisia parliament sets date for unity government vote

2016-08-22 22:41

Tunisia's parliament will meet on Friday to hold a vote of confidence on a new unity government which has been announced over the weekend by premier-designate Youssef Chahed.

Tunisia local polls will not be held on time - commission

2016-08-09 20:09

Tunisia will not be able to hold local elections in March 2017, electoral commission chief Chafik Sarsar has said.

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