Frustration after Tunisia border shut over deadly blast

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Petrol prices spiked, shops closed and trucks that plied the desert to Libya have vanished since Tunisia shut the border following a deadly bus bombing in the capital.

Friends shocked at Tunisian football fan turned bomber

2015-11-28 22:46

Houssam Abdelli quickly finished his coffee at a café on the outskirts of Tunis where he and his friends would watch football. Hours later, he boarded a bus, clasped the detonator of his 10kg Semtex explosive vest, and blew himself up.

Tunisia IDs 3 bus bomb suspects, offers reward

2015-11-28 14:46

Tunisia has identified three suspects wanted over a suicide bombing that killed 12 presidential guards and is offering a financial reward for information leading to their arrest.

S Sudan peace deal monitors urge action

2015-11-26 19:38

Ceasefire monitors in South Sudan have urged warring forces to stop fighting amid growing fears a key peace deal is close to collapse.

Former Algerian counter terrorism chief goes on trial

2015-11-26 16:10

Algeria's former counter terrorism chief has gone on trial behind closed doors in the country's first ever prosecution of a high-ranking secret service officer.

Less than third of voters turn out in Egypt election

2015-11-25 23:45

Less than one third of voters cast ballots in the second phase of Egyptian parliamentary elections held across almost half of the country's provinces at the weekend.

Tunisia shutting border with Libya for 15 days

2015-11-25 22:04

Tunisia has announced it is closing its land border with war-torn Libya for 15 days after a deadly bus bombing in Tunis.

Tunisian premier vows tough anti-terrorism measures after bus bombing

2015-11-25 18:56

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid warned that his government would strictly enforce a curfew and anti-terrorism measures after 12 presidential guards were killed in a bombing.

Tunisia must protect gender-based violence victims - Amnesty

2015-11-25 16:05

Tunisia must change its legislation to protect victims of gender-based violence, who are frequently punished and blamed when they report the crimes, Amnesty International says.

Libya official: Car bomb kills 5 at checkpoint near Tripoli

2015-11-25 08:59

A security official with Libya’s Islamist government says a suicide car bombing has struck a checkpoint in a town near the capital, Tripoli, killing at least five militia fighters.


Climate change threatens Tunisia olive farming

2015-11-30 11:18

Tunisia’s 3 000-year history of olive farming is under threat with warnings that production is at risk of halving by 2030 because of the extremes of climate change, from floods to droughts.

Gunmen kill four Egypt police near Cairo

2015-11-28 14:46

Masked gunmen on a motorcycle have shot dead four Egyptian policemen south of Cairo, the interior ministry says.

Tunisian leaders urged to rethink anti-jihad strategy

2015-11-26 21:36

Tunisia's leaders are facing calls to rethink their strategy in the fight against extremism following a suicide bombing by ISIS of a busload of presidential guards.

Tunisia detains key militant after deadly attack

2015-11-26 18:10

Tunisian media report that the authorities have detained a former member of an outlawed hardline group as part of a crackdown on suspected jihadists.

Sudan accuses Egyptian police of abusing its citizens

2015-11-26 05:13

Sudan has accused Egyptian authorities of unlawfully detaining and beating its citizens.

Death of man in custody sparks riots in Egypt

2015-11-25 23:00

The death of a man in police custody has sparked riots in southern Egypt resulting in 4 injured police officers.

ISIS claims killing of Tunis presidential guards

2015-11-25 19:58

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the explosion that killed 12 members of the Tunisian presidential guard.

10kg explosives used in Tunisian bus bomb

2015-11-25 17:06

Ten kilograms of explosives was used in the bus attack that killed 13 people in Tunis.

Tunisia declares state of emergency after deadly bus blast

2015-11-25 10:38

Tunisia’s president Beji Caid Essebsi has declared a nationwide state of emergency and a curfew in the capital after a bomb attack on a presidential guard bus killed at least 12 people.

Confusion in Tunis after bus bomb

2015-11-24 21:01

Eleven people have been killed after a bus was targeted by bombers in downtown Tunis.

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