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.

Tunisia building barrier on Libya border

2015-07-09 19:05

Tunisia is putting up a fence along the border with Libya, hoping to block extremists' incursions.

Tunisia Govt fears plots aimed at mass killing

2015-07-08 14:59

Tunisia’s PM says authorities believe plots aimed at massive deaths and destruction of the country’s economy are in the works, and justify the state of emergency declared after a second deadly attack on tourists in three months.

Over 1 000 detained in Tunisia terror clampdown

2015-07-07 14:44

At least 8 000 homes have been searched and over 1 000 people detained in anti-terror sweeps since March’s deadly attack on Tunisia’s Bardo National Museum, government minister says.

Sousse governor among officials fired over Tunisia attack

2015-07-04 21:33

Several Tunisian officials, including the governor of Sousse have been sacked after the jihadist attack on a beach resort that killed 38 tourists, an aide to the premier says.


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.

UK advises British tourists to leave Tunisia

2015-07-09 19:49

Britain has advised its nationals in Tunisia to leave, saying local authorities could not provide "adequate protection" and warning a further terror attack is highly likely.

State of emergency in Tunisia as fears grow

2015-07-08 23:19

Tunisia fears more potentially destabilising 'terrorist attacks,' like the one that killed 38 foreign tourists last month, which is why it has imposed a state of emergency.

Tunisia's state of emergency must respect rights - HRW

2015-07-08 07:36

The Tunisian state of emergency imposed after the jihadist attack that killed 38 tourists last month must not suppress freedoms gained since the 2011 revolution, Human Rights Watch says.

Mother: Tunisia gunman a victim like all others

2015-07-05 14:31

The mother of the gunman who killed 38 on a Tunisian beach has claimed in an interview with Britain's Sunday Times that her son was a victim of "brainwashing" who previously would not have hurt a mouse.

Tunisia president declares emergency

2015-07-04 19:40

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essibsi has declared a state of emergency in the country, a week after 38 tourists were killed in an attack on a holiday resort in Sousse.

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