Washington to give Tunisia military aid

2014-08-26 17:47

The United States will give Tunisia $60m worth of military aid to help it fight Islamist militants who are threatening the country's nascent democracy.

Kerry praises progress in Tunisia

2014-02-18 22:59

US Secretary of State John Kerry has made an unannounced visit to Tunisia to praise democratic progress in the country where the Arab Spring began.

Tunisian Islamist radicals plan Islamic state

2013-08-29 11:28

The freshly banned jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia is planning a series of political assassinations in Tunisia in its efforts to establish an Islamic emirate in North Africa, an official says.

Tunisia Salafist gets bail

2013-05-22 22:10

Ansar al-Sharia spokesperson Seifeddine Rais, detained in the Tunisian city of Kairouan at the weekend as police enforced a government ban on its annual congress, has been released on bail.

Tunisian activist held for provocation

2013-05-20 21:21

An outspoken Tunisian feminist who scandalised the country by posting topless photos of herself online has been arrested and may be charged for conducting "provocative acts" at a religious centre.

Tunisia deploys security forces

2013-05-18 16:09

Tunisian security forces deployed in strength after Salafist movement Ansar al-Sharia called on its hardline Islamist supporters to defy a government ban on its annual congress.

Benghazi row: Focus on edited memo

2012-11-19 11:06

The row over the assault on the US mission in Libya has narrowed to focus on how and why the CIA's determination that it was a terror attack was left out of a public "talking points" memo.


Libya risks civil war with spike in anarchy

2014-05-19 20:07

A dramatic spike in lawlessness in Libya's two largest cities has edged the country closer to civil war between heavily armed rival militias, stirring concern abroad and on oil markets.

Protest in Tunisia against terrorism

2014-02-17 19:21

More than a thousand protesters gathered in the Tunisian town of Jendouba to condemn the weekend killings of four people.

Tunisia making progress against terror – PM

2013-05-23 14:10

PM Ali Larayedh says Tunisia is making progress in its bid to dismantle "terrorist" cells despite the presence in the country of armed groups and recent clashes with Islamists.

Tunisia Salafist group calls for demo

2013-05-21 16:35

Radical Salafist group Ansar Adine, which Tunisian authorities have branded a terrorist organisation, has called for a protest in the city of Kairouan against the arrest of its spokesperson.

Qaeda warns Tunisia Salafists

2013-05-19 21:34

A top al-Qaeda leader has urged Tunisian Salafists to avoid falling to government provocations in order to retain public support, as clashes erupted between them and police.

Tunisia Salafists to meet in defiance of ban

2013-05-16 13:53

Tunisia's harline Salafist movement Ansar al-Sharia has vowed to go ahead with its annual congress at the weekend in defiance of a government ban on the controversial gathering.

Tunisian Salafist leader escapes arrest

2012-09-17 19:07

A Tunisian Salafist leader has escaped from a mosque that had been surrounded by security forces seeking to arrest him over clashes at the US Embassy last week during protests.

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