WATCH | The 'gift' of Tunisia's delicate date palm drink

2019-08-15 06:08

As soon as the sun is up, people in southern Tunisia rush out to buy a glass or bottle of legmi, a coveted date palm drink that is too delicate to be sold far from the oasis.

Tunisians bid farewell to late President Beji Caid Essebsi

2019-07-28 07:05

Thousands of people have gathered in the streets of Tunisia's capital, Tunis, to bid farewell to their first democratically elected president, Beji Caid Essebsi, at a state funeral that will be attended by foreign leaders.

Tunisia to bring forward presidential polls after Essebsi's death

2019-07-25 21:40

Interim leader Mohammed Ennaceur has 90 days to organise a presidential election, says Tunisia's electoral commission.

Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat capsizes off Tunisia

2019-07-08 18:17

Eighty-two people are missing from the boat, which was carrying 86 refugees and migrants when it sank.

Dozens feared dead after boat capsizes off Tunisia

2019-07-05 08:23

Eighty-two people are missing from the boat, which was carrying 86 migrants and refugees when it sank.

Tunisians seek 'transparency' on president's health

2019-07-02 12:01

Tunisian politicians and social media users called Monday for transparency on President Beji Caid Essebsi's health after he was hospitalised last week with a "serious illness".

Twin suicide blasts rock Tunisia capital

2019-06-27 14:38

Two suicide bombers attacked security forces in the Tunisian capital, killing a police officer and wounding at least eight people including several civilians, the interior ministry said.

Captain urges Tunisia to let boat dock, after migrant rescue

2019-06-03 22:14

The captain of an Egyptian tug that retrieved 75 migrants has appealed to Tunisian authorities to allow his vessel to dock, as NGOs reported food shortages and sickness on board.

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's PM Chahed submits bid to run for presidency

2019-08-14 14:00

Youssef Chahed says he is ready to take on the role, a week after his party announced he would run for the top position.

Tunisia declares mourning after death of President Essebsi

2019-07-26 22:26

Parliament Speaker Ennaceur sworn in as interim president after country's first democratically elected leader dies.

WATCH | Tunisia's 92-year-old president Essebsi has died - president's office

2019-07-25 17:13

Tunisias 92-year-old president Essebsi has died, the president's office says.

Niqab banned in Tunisian government offices

2019-07-06 11:54

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed decided to ban the niqab Muslim face covering for women in Tunisian government offices "for security reasons", his office said.

Tunisia 'wanted' man blows himself up after police chase

2019-07-03 11:52

Tunisian security forces have killed a man wearing an explosive belt after chasing him in the capital Tunis, an interior ministry spokesperson said.

Tunisia says 92-year-old president improving after falling ill

2019-06-28 18:29

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi's health is improving and the 92-year-old is expected to be discharged from hospital soon, his office says, a day after he fell ill.

Tugboat carrying 75 migrants stranded off Tunisia for 10 days

2019-06-10 09:16

A boat that rescued 75 migrants in international waters is still stranded off the Tunisian coast 10 days later as authorities refuse to let it dock, the Red Crescent has said.


2019-06-01 09:46

Esperance won the CAF Champions League in Tunisia Saturday after Wydad Casablanca refused to continue playing on 60 minutes because VAR was unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser.

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

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