Tunisia News

  • Mumbai City FC sign Tunisia's B … IANS - 53 minutes ago

    Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Mumbai City FC on Tuesday signed Tunisian footballer Selim Benachour for the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). Benachour started … More »Mumbai City FC sign Tunisia's B …

    Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Mumbai City FC on Tuesday signed Tunisian footballer Selim Benachour for the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). Benachour started his career with Paris Saint-Germain in 2001 as an attacking midfielder and stayed until 2005. In the 2013-14 season, he appeared in two Europa League group …

  • Then US Consul General of Jerusalem Michael Ratney speaks in Jerusalem on June 4, 2015
    US names new Syria envoy AFP - 8 hours ago

    The United States named a new special envoy to Syria on Monday, the third since the war began four years ago, as Washington seeks a political solution to the conflict. … More »US names new Syria envoy

    Then US Consul General of Jerusalem Michael Ratney speaks in Jerusalem on June 4, 2015

    The United States named a new special envoy to Syria on Monday, the third since the war began four years ago, as Washington seeks a political solution to the conflict. Michael Ratney, an Arabic speaker who served as US consul general in Jerusalem, and as a diplomat in Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco and Qatar, replaces Daniel Rubinstein. …

  • Tunisia parliament approves "anti-terror" … Reuters Middle East - Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    (Details, one killed in security operation) TUNIS, July 25 (Reuters) - Tunisia's parliament on Saturday overwhelmingly approved legislation allowing the death penalty … More »Tunisia parliament approves "anti-terror" …

    (Details, one killed in security operation) TUNIS, July 25 (Reuters) - Tunisia's parliament on Saturday overwhelmingly approved legislation allowing the death penalty for those convicted on terrorism charges after Islamist militant attacks that killed dozens of foreign visitors in the past few months. Last month, …

  • Tunisia passes anti-terror laws after deadly attacks
    Tunisia passes anti-terror laws after … Al Jazeera - Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Measures include death penalty and restrictions on lawyers' access to terror suspects, following ISIL-claimed massacres. More »Tunisia passes anti-terror laws after …

    Tunisia passes anti-terror laws after deadly attacks

    Measures include death penalty and restrictions on lawyers' access to terror suspects, following ISIL-claimed massacres.

  • Tunisian parliament adopts new anti-terror … AFP - Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    The Tunisian parliament adopted a new "anti-terror" law overnight Friday aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks claimed … More »Tunisian parliament adopts new anti-terror …

    The Tunisian parliament adopted a new "anti-terror" law overnight Friday aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.

  • Death and arrests reported in Tunisia security raids
    Death and arrests reported in Tunisia … Al Jazeera - Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    One rebel killed and 16 others arrested in government operation as lawmakers debate death penalty for "terror crimes". More »Death and arrests reported in Tunisia …

    Death and arrests reported in Tunisia security raids

    One rebel killed and 16 others arrested in government operation as lawmakers debate death penalty for "terror crimes".

  • A Tunisian policeman patrols the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis following a shooting attack two days earlier on June 28, 2015
    Tunisia parliament backs death penalty … AFP - Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Tunisia's parliament approved Thursday imposition of the death penalty for "terrorist" crimes, despite opposition from rights groups and a de facto quarter-century moratorium … More »Tunisia parliament backs death penalty …

    A Tunisian policeman patrols the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis following a shooting attack two days earlier on June 28, 2015

    Tunisia's parliament approved Thursday imposition of the death penalty for "terrorist" crimes, despite opposition from rights groups and a de facto quarter-century moratorium on executions. Lawmakers were voting during the second of three days of debate on a bill aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat …

  • Italian police have arrested a Tunisian and a Pakistani on suspicion of supporting the Islamic State group
    Italy arrests two suspected of planning … AFP - Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Italian police arrested two men Wednesday suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and plotting to carrying out attacks in the country. The Tunisian and Pakistani … More »Italy arrests two suspected of planning …

    Italian police have arrested a Tunisian and a Pakistani on suspicion of supporting the Islamic State group

    Italian police arrested two men Wednesday suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and plotting to carrying out attacks in the country. The Tunisian and Pakistani had opened a Twitter account on which they posted threatening messages written by hand and held up in front of historic Italian monuments, from the Colosseum …

  • Six foreign jihadists killed in Syria … Reuters Middle East - Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    One senior Tunisian Islamic State leader alongside five other foreign jihadists were killed in an air strike near the northeastern city of Hasaka, the Syrian Observatory … More »Six foreign jihadists killed in Syria …

    One senior Tunisian Islamic State leader alongside five other foreign jihadists were killed in an air strike near the northeastern city of Hasaka, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Monday. The Observatory, which gathers its information from an activist network on the ground, said the fighter jets …

  • Tunisia says almost wipes out al Qaeda … Reuters Middle East - Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    * Tunisia under pressure after tourist attacks * Forces destroyed 90 pct of Islamist brigade - minister * Says 100,000 police deployed to protect visitors By Tarek … More »Tunisia says almost wipes out al Qaeda …

    * Tunisia under pressure after tourist attacks * Forces destroyed 90 pct of Islamist brigade - minister * Says 100,000 police deployed to protect visitors By Tarek Amara TUNIS, July 13 (Reuters) - Tunisia's interior minister said security forces had almost wiped out an Islamist militant group linked to al Qaeda during …

  • Tunisia 'destroys' local al-Qaeda-linked group
    Tunisia 'destroys' local al-Qaeda-linked … Al Jazeera - Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Interior Minister Najim Gharsalli says security forces have "broken the spine" of group behind museum attack in March. More »Tunisia 'destroys' local al-Qaeda-linked …

    Tunisia 'destroys' local al-Qaeda-linked group

    Interior Minister Najim Gharsalli says security forces have "broken the spine" of group behind museum attack in March.

  • File picture shows Tunisian police checking pedestrians in front of the national Bardo Museum in Tunis, scene of a March massacre of foreign tourists authorities have blamed on an Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group
    Senior leader of Tunisian Qaeda-linked … AFP - Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    A senior leader of an Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group that has been blamed for a spate of violence in Tunisia was among five militants killed by security forces in a recent … More »Senior leader of Tunisian Qaeda-linked …

    File picture shows Tunisian police checking pedestrians in front of the national Bardo Museum in Tunis, scene of a March massacre of foreign tourists authorities have blamed on an Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group

    A senior leader of an Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group that has been blamed for a spate of violence in Tunisia was among five militants killed by security forces in a recent raid, an official said. "The DNA test just confirmed that Mourad Gharsalli was shot dead yesterday (Friday)," presidential spokesman Moez Sinaoui wrote …

  • President Barack Obama shakes hands with his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi in the Oval Office at the White House on May 21, 2015
    Tunisia's 'non-NATO ally' … AFP - Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Tunisia's status as a "non-NATO ally" of the United States has been approved, the US State Department said, paving the way for enhanced military cooperation between the … More »Tunisia's 'non-NATO ally' …

    President Barack Obama shakes hands with his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi in the Oval Office at the White House on May 21, 2015

    Tunisia's status as a "non-NATO ally" of the United States has been approved, the US State Department said, paving the way for enhanced military cooperation between the countries. Washington hailed the partnership between the United States and Tunisia after the Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status was confirmed Friday. "MNNA …

  • A policeman on July 10, 2015 at a hotel near Tunis as Denmark followed Britain's example in urging its nationals to cut short their holidays in wake of the beach massacre
    Tunisia says 127 arrests since jihadist … AFP - Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Tunisian authorities have arrested 127 suspected "terrorists" since last month's massacre of tourists at a beach resort, the minister heading the crisis group on the … More »Tunisia says 127 arrests since jihadist …

    A policeman on July 10, 2015 at a hotel near Tunis as Denmark followed Britain's example in urging its nationals to cut short their holidays in wake of the beach massacre

    Tunisian authorities have arrested 127 suspected "terrorists" since last month's massacre of tourists at a beach resort, the minister heading the crisis group on the incident said Saturday. "Since the attack, the security forces have carried out more than 700 operations resulting in the arrests of 127 suspected members …

  • Army kills 5 suspected terrorists in … IANS - Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Tunis, July 11 (IANS/EFE) The Tunisian Army killed five suspected terrorists in the mountainous region of Orbata, a media report said. Tunisian press on Friday said … More »Army kills 5 suspected terrorists in …

    Tunis, July 11 (IANS/EFE) The Tunisian Army killed five suspected terrorists in the mountainous region of Orbata, a media report said. Tunisian press on Friday said that the alleged terrorists were killed during a search operation and the toll is expected to rise. Murad al-Gharsali, one of the leaders of Ansar al-Sharia, …

  • UN experts said Friday that almost 5,500 Tunisians are fighting alongside jihadists abroad, urging Tunis to adopt a "national strategic plan" to curb the flow
    Almost 5,500 Tunisians in jihadist ranks: … AFP - Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    UN experts said Friday that almost 5,500 Tunisians are fighting alongside jihadists abroad, urging Tunis to adopt a "national strategic plan" to curb the flow. "The … More »Almost 5,500 Tunisians in jihadist ranks: …

    UN experts said Friday that almost 5,500 Tunisians are fighting alongside jihadists abroad, urging Tunis to adopt a "national strategic plan" to curb the flow

    UN experts said Friday that almost 5,500 Tunisians are fighting alongside jihadists abroad, urging Tunis to adopt a "national strategic plan" to curb the flow. "The number of Tunisian foreign fighters is one of the highest among those travelling to join conflicts abroad such as in Syria and Iraq," said Elzbieta Karska, …

  • Tunisia recovers 28 migrants' bodies … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    TUNIS, July 10 (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities have recovered from the sea the bodies of 28 migrants believed to have died on a clandestine voyage trying to reach Italy, … More »Tunisia recovers 28 migrants' bodies …

    TUNIS, July 10 (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities have recovered from the sea the bodies of 28 migrants believed to have died on a clandestine voyage trying to reach Italy, a civil protection source said on Friday. The bodies were found off Ben Gardane, a coastal town near the Libyan border. Tens of thousands of migrants …

  • Tunisia hunts group fleeing to Islamic … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS, July 10 (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities on Friday were investigating the disappearance of 33 residents from the same town after families reported … More »Tunisia hunts group fleeing to Islamic …

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS, July 10 (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities on Friday were investigating the disappearance of 33 residents from the same town after families reported they had left overnight to join Islamic State militants in Libya, locals said. Tunisian militants make up one of the largest groups of foreign fighters …

  • A member of the Tunisian tourist police monitors the beach on July 3, 2015 in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse
    UK advises British tourists to leave … AFP - Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Britain on Thursday advised its nationals in Tunisia to leave, warning that local authorities could not provide "adequate protection" after last month's beach massacre … More »UK advises British tourists to leave …

    A member of the Tunisian tourist police monitors the beach on July 3, 2015 in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse

    Britain on Thursday advised its nationals in Tunisia to leave, warning that local authorities could not provide "adequate protection" after last month's beach massacre that left 30 Britons dead. "While we do not have any information suggesting a specific or imminent threat, since the attack in Sousse the intelligence and …

  • UK urges Britons to leave Tunisia over security threat
    UK urges Britons to leave Tunisia over … Al Jazeera - Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Britain warns citizens that Tunisia was unable to provide 'adequate protection' following beach massacre in June. More »UK urges Britons to leave Tunisia over …

    UK urges Britons to leave Tunisia over security threat

    Britain warns citizens that Tunisia was unable to provide 'adequate protection' following beach massacre in June.

  • Tunisia's misguided declaration of war
    Tunisia's misguided declaration … Al Jazeera - Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Tunisia president's hasty response to beach attack casts doubt on the government's ability to fight terrorism. More »Tunisia's misguided declaration …

    Tunisia's misguided declaration of war

    Tunisia president's hasty response to beach attack casts doubt on the government's ability to fight terrorism.

  • Tunisian medics stand next to covered bodies in the resort town of Sousse following a mass shooting on June 26, 2015
    Tunisia fears new 'terrorist attacks': … AFP - Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Tunisia fears more potentially destabilising "terrorist attacks," like the one that killed 38 foreign tourists last month, which is why it has imposed a state of emergency, … More »Tunisia fears new 'terrorist attacks': …

    Tunisian medics stand next to covered bodies in the resort town of Sousse following a mass shooting on June 26, 2015

    Tunisia fears more potentially destabilising "terrorist attacks," like the one that killed 38 foreign tourists last month, which is why it has imposed a state of emergency, the premier said Wednesday. Eight days after the June 26 shootings at the Mediterranean resort of Port El Kantaoui, President Beji Caid Essebsi decreed …

  • Tunisia suspects three soldiers defected … IANS - Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Tunis, July 8 (IANS) Three young soldiers from the southern Tunisian town of Remada left their homes and went to Libya, presumably to join the Islamic State (IS), defence … More »Tunisia suspects three soldiers defected …

    Tunis, July 8 (IANS) Three young soldiers from the southern Tunisian town of Remada left their homes and went to Libya, presumably to join the Islamic State (IS), defence ministry spokesman Belhassen Oueslati announced on Wednesday. With this, 35 deserters have left for Libya in recent days from this same location, the …

  • 'Highly dangerous' terror cell … IANS - Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Tunis, July 8 (IANS/AKI) Tunisian security forces have dismantled a "highly dangerous" jihadist terrorism cell and arrested its members, interior minister Mohamed Najem … More »'Highly dangerous' terror cell …

    Tunis, July 8 (IANS/AKI) Tunisian security forces have dismantled a "highly dangerous" jihadist terrorism cell and arrested its members, interior minister Mohamed Najem Gharsalli said. The alleged cell members were planning a series of attacks, Gharsalli said on Tuesday. Counter-terrorism police seized the cell's entire …

  • United Nations special envoy Bernardino Leon (L) meets with President of the General National Congress (GNC) Nuri Abu Sahmein in Tripoli on March 24, 2015
    Tripoli parliament rejects Libya peace … AFP - Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    The parliament in Tripoli rejected Tuesday a UN proposal to resolve Libya's political crisis but said it wanted to press on with talks toward reaching an accord with … More »Tripoli parliament rejects Libya peace …

    United Nations special envoy Bernardino Leon (L) meets with President of the General National Congress (GNC) Nuri Abu Sahmein in Tripoli on March 24, 2015

    The parliament in Tripoli rejected Tuesday a UN proposal to resolve Libya's political crisis but said it wanted to press on with talks toward reaching an accord with its rival in the east of the country. Plunged into chaos after the 2011 overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi, Libya has two parliaments and governments vying …