Tunisia


Tunisia leaders meet for talks on 'political crisis'

2018-07-17 12:12

Tunisia's top political leaders have met for crisis talks after President Beji Caid Essebsi suggested in a controversial interview that his prime minister should resign.

Tunisia sees tourism take off after terror fears

2018-07-13 11:43

Holidaymakers are returning to the Tunisian seaside this summer in a marked turnaround three years since dozens of tourists were killed on one of the country's beaches.

'Terrorist attack' kills 6 Tunisia security forces

2018-07-08 18:12

Six members of Tunisia's security forces were killed in a "terrorist attack" near the border with Algeria, the interior ministry has said, the country's deadliest such incident in over two years.

Islamist-backed candidate becomes first woman mayor of Tunis

2018-07-03 18:03

Islamist-backed candidate Souad Abderrahim defeated a city official who served under ousted despot Zine el Abidine Ben Ali to become the first woman mayor of the Tunisian capital.

Morocco rejects any EU moves for it to host migrants

2018-06-28 20:06

Morocco's foreign minister has rejected any moves by the European Union to outsource reception centres for migrants beyond the bloc's borders to his country.

Germany to deport 'bin Laden bodyguard' to Tunisia

2018-06-25 21:02

A Tunisian man who allegedly served as a bodyguard to Osama bin Laden was detained in Germany and is to be deported, officials have said.

Tunisia commission proposes sweeping liberal reforms

2018-06-20 19:14

A Tunisian presidential commission has unveiled a raft of proposed liberal reforms, including equal inheritance rights for women and decriminalising homosexuality, set to face fierce opposition from conservative Muslims.

Meet the five teams hoping to change Africa's World Cup story

2018-06-13 11:50

Africa has always promised a great deal in the international showcase but delivered very little at the football world cup, writes The Conversation.

Tunisian security chiefs fired after mass migrant drowning

2018-06-06 13:54

Tunisia's interior minister has fired 10 security officials amid an investigation into the sinking of a boat carrying migrants trying to reach Europe that left an estimated 112 dead or missing

Tunisia searches for survivors of deadly shipwreck

2018-06-04 18:18

Tunisia's navy has scoured choppy waters for survivors and victims of the Mediterranean's worst shipwreck in months, with the UN migration agency warning more than 100 people may have been killed.

 

'Bin Laden bodyguard' held in Tunisia over terror probe

2018-07-14 19:36

A man who allegedly worked as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard has been detained in Tunisia as part of a terrorism probe after his expulsion from Germany, a prosecution spokesperson says.

Tunisia pays tribute to security forces killed in jihadist attack

2018-07-10 13:12

Tunisia has paid tribute to six members of its security forces killed along the border with Algeria in the country's bloodiest jihadist attack in more than two years.

Germany seeks Tunisian in Berlin attack probe

2018-07-06 16:59

German authorities have reportedly issued an arrest warrant for a 32-year-old Tunisian man on suspicion he aided in a terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market in 2016.

EU leaders press ahead with tough new Africa migrant plan

2018-06-29 16:59

European Union leaders vowed to move forward with plans to screen migrants in northern Africa for asylum eligibility to dissuade many of them from setting out for the continent, part of a desperate attempt to shore up EU unity.

Tunisia shepherd dies after jihadist attack: ministry

2018-06-26 15:18

A Tunisian shepherd has died from wounds sustained when he was attacked over the weekend by jihadists in the country's mountainous centre, the defence ministry has said.

EU seeks to screen migrants in Africa, stop boat crossings

2018-06-21 20:30

Unwilling to share responsibility for tens of thousands of people arriving each year in search of better or safer lives, EU leaders are preparing in coming days to take more steps to keep migrants in Africa

Tunisia, Senegal aim to turn things around for Africa

2018-06-17 18:28

African teams have so far lost three matches from three starts at the World Cup in Russia. It's now up to Tunisia and Senegal to get the continent's teams back on track.

Ramadan fast sparks debate ahead of World Cup

2018-06-13 10:23

Should top athletes fast during Ramadan? The question has provoked an often heated debate in Muslim countries, particularly as national teams prepare for the 2018 World Cup.

Death toll from Tunisia migrant shipwreck rises to 52

2018-06-05 20:18

The Tunisian navy has recovered four more corpses from a deadly shipwreck of migrants over the weekend, bringing the official number of victims to 52, the interior ministry has said.

Tunisia migrant death toll rises to at least 35: govt

2018-06-03 18:00

The bodies of 35 migrants have been recovered off Tunisia's southern coast, the country's defence ministry has said, revising upwards an earlier government death toll.

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