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China, Tunisia call for new efforts to stabilize Libya

2017-07-19 14:00

The foreign ministers of China and Tunisia are calling for new efforts to reach a negotiated peace in Libya and prevent the unstable North African nation from becoming a humanitarian disaster on a level with Syria

Tunisia tries 21 over deadly museum attack

2017-07-11 20:00

A trial has opened in Tunisia over the 2015 attack at the Bardo museum that killed 21 foreign tourists and a police officer, court officials say.

UN to send experts to probe DRC violence

2017-06-23 17:00

The UN Human Rights Council has decided to send a group of experts to the Democratic Republic of Congo to help investigate an explosion of deadly violence in the Kasai region.

Protesters agree to end blockade of Tunisia oil plant

2017-06-17 16:00

Protesters have agreed to end a blockade of a Tunisian oil and gas plant that saw bloody clashes with police last month after the government met many of their demands.

Rights group slams 'absurd' Ramadan penalty in Tunisia

2017-06-13 21:15

Rights group Amnesty International has dismissed as "absurd" the jailing in Tunisia of people who fail to observe the Ramadan fast.

Tunisian sentenced to jail for smoking during Ramadan

2017-06-13 15:03

A Tunisian court has sentenced to one month in prison a man who smoked a cigarette in public during the Muslim dawn-to-dusk holy fasting month of Ramadan, a spokesperson says.

Tribal row over land in Tunisia sends 78 to hospital

2017-06-10 20:58

Tribal clashes in southern Tunisia over a land dispute injured 78 people, including one seriously, a regional governor has said.

Beheaded Tunisian shepherd's brother killed: reports

2017-06-04 10:01

The brother of a shepherd whose beheading by jihadists outraged Tunisia has himself been found dead after being abducted, reports say.

Tunisian public health sector struggles to heal itself

2017-05-29 14:07

Overcrowded hospitals, exhausted staff and disgruntled patients... Tunisia's public health sector is struggling to heal its many maladies.

Tunisia rescues 126 migrants who set off from Libya

2017-05-28 07:51

Tunisian security forces rescued 126 sub-Saharan migrants including seven pregnant women who had been trying to reach Europe from Libya, a Red Crescent official has said.

 

Tunisia museum attack trial adjourned to late October

2017-07-13 10:03

A newly-opened trial over a 2015 attack at the Bardo museum in Tunisia's capital that killed 21 foreign tourists and a policeman has been adjourned until October 31, court officials say.

Tunisia homeland worse than Guantanamo for 2 ex-prisoners

2017-07-07 20:46

Two Tunisian former Guantanamo detainees say coming home has been a nightmare, and are asking their government to end what they describe as constant police harassment

Protesters agree to end blockade of Tunisia oil plant

2017-06-18 15:00

Protesters agreed to end a blockade of a Tunisian oil and gas plant that saw bloody clashes with police last month after the government met many of their demands.

Tunisia landmine blasts kills shepherdess

2017-06-17 09:00

A Tunisian shepherdess has been killed after she stepped on a landmine in a military zone in the country's west, where the army is fighting jihadists, a security official says.

Tunisia orders NGOs to publish foreign funding

2017-06-13 17:01

Tunisia says non-government organisations must declare any funds they receive from abroad in line with a 2011 law on freedom of association, giving them a month to comply.

Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

2017-06-11 20:22

Dozens of Tunisians have demonstrated to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested.

Tunisia radical Islamist party banned for one month

2017-06-07 11:02

Tunisian judicial authorities have slapped a one-month ban on radical Islamist party Hizb ut-Tahrir, notably for incitement to hatred, the prosecution says.

Tunisians get jail terms for eating during Ramadan

2017-06-01 18:46

A court in northern Tunisia handed one-month jail terms to four men for eating in public during the Muslim dawn-to-dusk fasting month of Ramadan, a spokesperson has said.

UK's Petrofac resumes Tunisia gas production

2017-05-28 09:50

British energy firm Petrofac has resumed production at gas plant in Tunisia after a stoppage that lasted several months, the company and a trade union have said.

G7 urged to douse Libyan inferno

2017-05-27 20:56

G7 nations including France and Britain came under pressure Saturday from Libya's neighbours to help put out the fires of a conflict that is already causing trouble further afield.

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