Tunisia


UN demands Tunisia drop charges against arms expert

2019-05-15 21:36

The United Nations has rejected Tunisia's reasons for the arrest in March of a UN expert on suspicion of espionage and demanded that charges against him dropped.

Jihadists get life for deadly 2015 Tunisia attacks on tourists

2019-02-09 17:10

A Tunisian court has sentenced seven jihadists to life in prison over attacks at a museum and on a beach in 2015 that killed 60 people, many of them tourists, prosecutors have said.

Tunisia awaits verdicts on jihadist massacre suspects

2019-02-08 20:56

A Tunisian court was holding final hearings in two trials over jihadist attacks in 2015 on a museum and a tourist resort that left dozens dead, lawyers have told AFP.

Tunisian fisherman killed in Algerian waters

2019-02-01 10:16

A Tunisian man was killed by Algerian forces while fishing in their country's waters, Tunisia's national guard has said.

17 on trial in deadly Tunisian beach attack on UK tourists

2019-01-30 08:24

At least 17 people have gone on trial over Tunisia's deadliest extremist attack, a massacre at a Mediterranean resort in 2015 that killed 38 people, most of them British tourists.

Tunis museum attack trial reopens with video feed to Paris

2019-01-26 14:00

The trial has reopened of suspects in the deadly jihadist attack on the Tunisian capital's Bardo museum in 2015, with the hearing relayed by video to Paris for French victims' families.

New tensions, worries mark Tunisia's revolution anniversary

2019-01-15 16:30

Tunisia is marking eight years since its democratic uprising amid deepening economic troubles and simmering anger at the revolution's unfulfilled promises.

Tunisia says 2 jihadists blow themselves up in security raid

2019-01-04 19:05

Two alleged jihadists have blown themselves up during an early morning raid by Tunisian security forces on a house in the central region of Sidi Bouzid, the interior ministry says.

Tunisia clashes spread over tough living conditions

2018-12-28 07:06

Clashes between Tunisian protesters and security forces spread from an impoverished western city overnight, authorities have said, as anger grew over the death of a journalist who set himself on fire over economic conditions.

Protests in Tunisia after journalist sets himself on fire

2018-12-25 17:56

The death of a Tunisian journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems has prompted a protest that led to clashes with police

 

14 Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya

2019-02-17 07:41

Militiamen have kidnapped a group of Tunisian workers near the Libyan capital and are demanding the release of a comrade held in Tunisia, a rights activist said on Saturday.

Suspects' lawyer offers condolences at Tunisia terror trial

2019-02-09 11:33

A lawyer for the suspects of the Sousse beach resort that killed 38 people back in 2015 has offered condolences to families of victims of the final day of their trial

Tunisia teachers protest after months on strike

2019-02-07 14:30

Thousands of Tunisian teachers took to the capital's streets to demand bonuses and improved working conditions months into a strike that has disrupted schools across the country.

Tunisian president accuses PM of secret pact for power

2019-01-30 19:49

Tunisia's president has accused the prime minister of seeking power through a secret deal with an Islamist party, the latest sign of tension at the top ahead of elections.

Tunisia calls for Arab League to readmit Syria

2019-01-27 09:01

Syria's "natural place" is within the Arab League, Tunisia's foreign minister has said, ahead of the organisation's annual summit in Tunis in March.

Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions

2019-01-18 05:52

Workers around Tunisia are on strike to demand higher pay in a standoff with a government struggling to tame unemployment, poverty and social tensions.

8 years on, Tunisians say revolt gave them 'freedom' but not 'dignity'

2019-01-13 15:23

Young Tunisians say the revolution they staged eight years ago to oust their longtime dictator has failed to restore their "dignity" and ease the North African country's economic woes.

Tunisia coastguard rescues 45 migrants

2018-12-31 18:00

The Tunisian coastguard has rescued 45 migrants near the Kerkennah Islands off the country's eastern coast, the National Guard says.

18 arrested in Tunisia amid violent protests

2018-12-27 07:29

Tunisian authorities say 18 people have been arrested during protests that erupted after the death of a journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation

Terror attacks against foreign tourists in North Africa

2018-12-20 19:58

Here is a recap of previous attacks targeting foreign tourists holidaying in North Africa, after Moroccan authorities arrested three suspects in the murder this week of two Scandinavian hikers.

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