Tunisia


Soldier kills 7 comrades at Tunis barracks - ministry

2015-05-25 18:02

A Tunisian corporal shot dead seven of his comrades before himself being killed, the defence ministry said, adding that he had family and psychological problems.

Tunis wants Rome to extradite Moroccan suspect

2015-05-22 17:30

Tunisia has asked Italy to extradite a Moroccan suspected of involvement in the deadly attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis in March.

Bardo museum suspect procured weapons

2015-05-21 18:49

The Moroccan arrested in Italy on suspicion of involvement in the Islamist militant attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum provided the weapons, says an official.

Mystery surrounds movements of Italy's Tunisia Bardo suspect

2015-05-21 14:49

Italy’s interior minister is defending the country's handling of a suspect in Tunisia’s Bardo museum massacre amid questions about movements after he arrived in Italy with a boat full of rescued migrants.

Obama looks to anchor Tunisia's democratic gains

2015-05-21 11:24

Barack Obama and Tunisia’s president are set to discuss increased military and economic aid designed to ensure the brightest democratic light to emerge from the Arab Spring is not extinguished by jihadists.

Tunisian towns call strike over economy, jobs

2015-05-20 14:46

Four cities in Tunisia’s southern “mining basin” area, the main producer of its phosphate exports, have begun a general strike to protest against unemployment, residents and officials say.

Tunisia says 172 nationals held by Libya militia

2015-05-18 15:01

Tunisia says it is negotiating for the release of 172 nationals being held by a Libyan militia as bargaining chips for one of its commanders detained in Tunis.

Israel warns of attack against Jews in Tunisia

2015-05-03 09:16

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel has heard of "concrete threats" of terror attacks against Jewish or Israeli targets in Tunisia.

Dozen dead as Tunisia army, jihadists clash

2015-04-24 17:03

Two Tunisian soldiers and 10 presumed jihadists have been killed in clashes in rugged terrain near the border with Algeria this week.

Tunisia seeks to save tourist season

2015-04-19 13:02

Still smarting from a jihadist attack that killed 21 foreign tourists last month, Tunisia is hoping to save the summer season with new security measures.

 

Soldier killed after shooting on fellow troops in Tunis

2015-05-25 12:18

A Tunisian soldier has opened fire on colleagues at a military base in the capital, killing a colonel and wounding eight other soldiers before being shot dead himself, an army spokesperson says.

Tunisia to be non-Nato ally of US

2015-05-22 05:41

President Barack Obama has elevated Tunisia to new allied status, promising financial and security aid to help the country's transition to democracy.

Minister: Boat migrant arrest not a blunder

2015-05-21 17:25

Italy's interior minister has said that the arrest of a Moroccan illegal immigrant wanted for the Tunis museum attack had been a police success.

Tunisia: 60 citizens released in Libya, many remain

2015-05-21 13:40

Tunisia’s foreign ministry says 60 of its citizens have been released from detention in Libya, leaving more than 100 still under arrest.

Obama, Tunisia's new president to meet at White House

2015-05-21 10:16

President Barack Obama is showing support for Tunisia’s transition to democracy by opening the Oval Office to the North African country’s newly elected president.

Italy arrests Tunisia museum attack suspect

2015-05-20 13:45

Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of taking part in the attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis in which 21 tourists were killed in March.

Tunisia hosts Jewish pilgrimage under tight security

2015-05-06 16:21

Hundreds of Jews are flocking to the Tunisian island of Djerba for an annual pilgrimage to Africa’s oldest synagogue with security tightening after the Bardo museum massacre and warnings of extremist attacks.

10 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Tunisia clashes

2015-04-24 18:47

At least 10 militants and two Tunisian soldiers have been killed in two days of clashes in the central Kasserine region near the Tunisian border with Algeria, a government official says.

Draft security law raises concerns about rights in new Tunisia

2015-04-20 14:33

Tunisian political parties and unions have criticised a draft security law draft, saying it could harm freedom of expression and other rights in Tunisia four years after an uprising that ushered in democracy.

Rescued African migrants still dream of Europe

2015-04-16 21:47

Their rickety boats may have broken down as they tried to sneak into Italy, but for African migrants now stuck in Tunisia their dream of reaching Europe is far from over.

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