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Tunisia extends state of emergency for 3 more months

2017-11-11 10:05

Tunisia's president has decided to extend the state of emergency in the country for three more months.

Woman held in Tunisia after car tries to run over police

2017-11-09 06:00

Tunisian authorities say a woman has been arrested after attempting to plow her car into police officers in front of the government building in the capital Tunis

Tunisian policeman dies after stabbing by suspected radical

2017-11-02 19:15

Tunisia's interior ministry says that a police officer who was stabbed by a suspected Islamic extremist has died

'Islamist extremist' stabs two Tunisian policemen outside parliament

2017-11-01 14:03

A hardline Islamist has stabbed two Tunisian policemen in front of parliament, gravely wounding one of them, the interior ministry says.

EU aims to boost anti-terror info sharing with Tunisia

2017-10-18 11:00

EU anti-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove has called for a boosted exchange of information with Tunisia, which has seen its nationals involved in deadly attacks abroad and on its soil.

'Thirsty protests' hit Morocco over water shortages

2017-10-15 18:06

Residents angered by persistent water shortages in southern Morocco have taken to the streets in a series of "thirsty protests" that has grabbed the attention of the country's king.

Orphan of ISIS parents returns home after months in limbo

2017-10-12 17:31

A 3-year-old Tunisian orphan whose parents left home to join the Islamic State group has been returned to his grandfather's custody after more than a year in a Libyan prison.

France to grant asylum to Niger, Chad migrants

2017-10-10 06:00

French President Emmanuel Macron says that the first operations to allow migrants to come legally to France from Niger and Chad will start in the coming weeks.

Italian police arrest brother of Marseille attacker

2017-10-09 14:21

Police in Italy have arrested the brother of the Tunisian man who stabbed to death two women in the French city of Marseille earlier this month

Tunisia: No sign Marseille attacker had extremist links

2017-10-05 19:49

Tunisia's prime minister says his government has no evidence that the Tunisian who stabbed two women to death in Marseille had links to any extremist group

 

Tunisia extends 2015 state of emergency

2017-11-10 21:15

Tunisia has extended for another three months a state of emergency introduced two years ago following a series of deadly jihadist attacks in the North African country.

Tunisia policemen protest demanding 'protection'

2017-11-03 20:36

Hundreds of Tunisian policemen have demonstrated in the central city of Sfax, demanding that parliament adopt a law on "protecting" them which civil groups have called "dangerous" for democracy.

Top Africa Stories: Mugabe, Madagascar, Eritrea

2017-11-02 06:00

President Robert Mugabe and his family are shareholders in a new airline to be called Zimbabwe Airways, and At least 28 people have been killed in rare protests in the capital of Eritrea.

Tunisia jails couple for 'public indecency' over car kiss

2017-10-19 13:38

A Frenchman and a Tunisian woman have been convicted on appeal in Tunis for "public indecency" after an altercation with police who arrested the couple while they were hugging in a car.

11 more migrant bodies recovered after collision off Tunisia

2017-10-16 20:07

The Tunisian authorities say eleven more migrant bodies have been recovered from the Mediterranean after a Tunisian naval ship collided with a wooden boat packed with migrants off the country's coast

Tunisians set fire to building after migrant tragedy

2017-10-13 13:20

Relatives of Tunisians who drowned after a migrant boat collided with a navy vessel at the weekend, have set fire to a local government building in protest, officials and an NGO say.

Marseille attacker's brother, sister held in Tunisia

2017-10-10 14:48

A brother and sister of Ahmed Hanachi, who stabbed two young women to death in the French city of Marseille this month, have been detained in Tunisia.

At least 8 migrants drown as boat collides with navy vessel: Tunisia

2017-10-09 17:36

At least eight migrants have drowned after their boat sank following a crash with a Tunisian navy vessel in the Mediterranean, the defence ministry has said.

Tunisian health minister dies after charity marathon

2017-10-09 07:30

Tunisia's health minister has died of a heart attack after taking part in a charity marathon to help battle cancer, officials say.

Marseille knife attacker's family sees no Islamist ties

2017-10-05 06:00

Relatives in Tunisia of Ahmed Hanachi, named as the knifeman who stabbed to death two women in the French city of Marseille, have said they cannot believe he was motivated by Islamist ideology.

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