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  • Over 25,000 Egyptians left Libya after … IANS - Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Cairo, Feb 27 (IANS/EFE) More than 25,000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the beheading of around 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Libyan branch of the Islamic State … More »Over 25,000 Egyptians left Libya after …

    Cairo, Feb 27 (IANS/EFE) More than 25,000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the beheading of around 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Libyan branch of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Egyptian foreign ministry announced Friday. The massive exodus of Egyptian citizens living or working in Libya began Feb 16 …

  • Egyptians queue up with their belongings as they wait to enter Tunisia, via the Libyan side of the Ras Djir border crossing, on February 23, 2015 for a flight evacuating them back to Cairo
    More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya … AFP - Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the Islamic State group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, … More »More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya …

    Egyptians queue up with their belongings as they wait to enter Tunisia, via the Libyan side of the Ras Djir border crossing, on February 23, 2015 for a flight evacuating them back to Cairo

    More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the Islamic State group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said Friday. Egypt carried out air strikes against jihadist targets in Libya on February 16 in retaliation for the executions …

  • Chaos in Libya damaging Tunisian business
    Chaos in Libya damaging Tunisian bu … Al Jazeera - Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Cross-border traffic between Libya and Tunisia has dwindled, affecting much-needed business. More »Chaos in Libya damaging Tunisian bu …

    Chaos in Libya damaging Tunisian business

    Cross-border traffic between Libya and Tunisia has dwindled, affecting much-needed business.

  • Members of a brigade headed by field commander Salah Bogheib and loyal to Khalifa Haftar hold up their guns as they fight alongside Libyan army troops against Islamist gunmen in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on December 17, 2014
    Tunisia and Italy urge reconcilation … AFP - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Libya's neighbour Tunisia and its former colonial power Italy issued a joint call on Wednesday for reconciliation among militias leading to a political settlement in … More »Tunisia and Italy urge reconcilation …

    Members of a brigade headed by field commander Salah Bogheib and loyal to Khalifa Haftar hold up their guns as they fight alongside Libyan army troops against Islamist gunmen in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on December 17, 2014

    Libya's neighbour Tunisia and its former colonial power Italy issued a joint call on Wednesday for reconciliation among militias leading to a political settlement in the conflict-riven country. "Today we agreed on the fact that the solution of the conflict (in Libya) should not be military, it is necessary that the solution …

  • Blogger's case tests Tunisia's tolerance for dissent
    Blogger's case tests Tunisia's … Al Jazeera - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Yassine Ayari trial raises concerns over which direction the new Tunisian government is likely to take to curb dissent. More »Blogger's case tests Tunisia's …

    Blogger's case tests Tunisia's tolerance for dissent

    Yassine Ayari trial raises concerns over which direction the new Tunisian government is likely to take to curb dissent.

  • Tunisia arrests about 100 militant suspects, … Reuters Middle East - Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Tunisia arrested about 100 suspected Islamist militants in the last three days, some of whom were preparing attacks, officials … More »Tunisia arrests about 100 militant suspects, …

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Tunisia arrested about 100 suspected Islamist militants in the last three days, some of whom were preparing attacks, officials said on Tuesday, and published video footage showing evidence of an Islamic State influence on some of those detained. Tunisia is waging a campaign …

  • Egyptians queue up with their belongings as they wait to enter Tunisia, via the Libyan side of the Ras Djir border crossing, on February 23, 2015 for a flight evacuating them back to Cairo
    15,000 Egyptians flee Libya after w … AFP - Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Almost 15,000 Egyptians have flocked home from war-torn Libya via the border crossing at Sallum, state media reported Monday, after Islamic State group jihadists murdered … More »15,000 Egyptians flee Libya after w …

    Egyptians queue up with their belongings as they wait to enter Tunisia, via the Libyan side of the Ras Djir border crossing, on February 23, 2015 for a flight evacuating them back to Cairo

    Almost 15,000 Egyptians have flocked home from war-torn Libya via the border crossing at Sallum, state media reported Monday, after Islamic State group jihadists murdered 21 Coptic Christians. Last week Egyptian and Libyan warplanes hit IS targets inside Libya after the jihadists released a gruesome video on February 15 …

  • 303 Egyptians fleeing Libya arrive in … IANS - Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) An Egypt Air flight carrying 303 Egyptians from Libya arrived in Cairo Monday, the second flight since evacuation of Egyptians started last week. … More »303 Egyptians fleeing Libya arrive in …

    Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) An Egypt Air flight carrying 303 Egyptians from Libya arrived in Cairo Monday, the second flight since evacuation of Egyptians started last week. The fleeing Egyptians had to cross the Libyan-Tunisian border to depart for Egypt from Tunisia's Djerba International Airport, Al Ahram reported. They passed …

  • Tunisia unity government stirs crisis in leading party
    Tunisia unity government stirs crisis … Al Jazeera - Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Nidaa Tounes is still managing the fallout after parliament approved a unity government including rival party Ennahda. More »Tunisia unity government stirs crisis …

    Tunisia unity government stirs crisis in leading party

    Nidaa Tounes is still managing the fallout after parliament approved a unity government including rival party Ennahda.

  • Tunisia has seen an uptick in attacks by armed Islamist groups since the overthrow of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011
    4 Tunisian police killed in 'terrorist' … AFP - Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Four Tunisian police were killed on Tuesday in what the government labelled a "terrorist attack" in a region known as the base for the country's most dangerous Islamist … More »4 Tunisian police killed in 'terrorist' …

    Tunisia has seen an uptick in attacks by armed Islamist groups since the overthrow of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011

    Four Tunisian police were killed on Tuesday in what the government labelled a "terrorist attack" in a region known as the base for the country's most dangerous Islamist group. "On February 18, following a terrorist attack in Boulaaba in the governorate of Kasserine, four heroes of the National Guard were martyred," the …

  • South Tunisia in strike over export tax and man's death
    South Tunisia in strike over export … Al Jazeera - Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Union leads protests against crackdown on cross-border fuel smuggling, two days after man died in clashes with police. More »South Tunisia in strike over export …

    South Tunisia in strike over export tax and man's death

    Union leads protests against crackdown on cross-border fuel smuggling, two days after man died in clashes with police.

  • Tunisian police fire tear gas as clashes broke out with radical Islamists on May 19, 2013, in Ettadhamen, 15 kilometres (9 miles) west of Tunis
    South Tunisians strike after death in … AFP - Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Much of southern Tunisia bordering Libya staged a general strike on Tuesday following deadly clashes between police and demonstrators after the seizure of contraband … More »South Tunisians strike after death in …

    Tunisian police fire tear gas as clashes broke out with radical Islamists on May 19, 2013, in Ettadhamen, 15 kilometres (9 miles) west of Tunis

    Much of southern Tunisia bordering Libya staged a general strike on Tuesday following deadly clashes between police and demonstrators after the seizure of contraband fuel, unions said. They said only the emergency services, chemists and bakers were working in the Tatouine area, and an AFP journalist said Ben Guerdane near …

  • Protesters hold a banner bearing the portrait of Meftah Bouzid, late editor of the weekly newspaper Burniq, during a rally to protest against his assassination on May 26, 2014 in Tripoli
    Media targeted 'with impunity' … AFP - Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    Journalists in post-revolution Libya face the constant threat of attack and have lost even the limited freedom that existed under slain strongman Moamer Kadhafi, Human … More »Media targeted 'with impunity' …

    Protesters hold a banner bearing the portrait of Meftah Bouzid, late editor of the weekly newspaper Burniq, during a rally to protest against his assassination on May 26, 2014 in Tripoli

    Journalists in post-revolution Libya face the constant threat of attack and have lost even the limited freedom that existed under slain strongman Moamer Kadhafi, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. A 54-page report by the New York-based rights watchdog released in Tunisia said journalists in Libya are "assaulted, kidnapped …

  • Essid takes oath as Tunisia's new … IANS - Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Tunis, Feb 6 (IANS) Habib Essid Friday took oath as Tunisia's new prime minister, the latest step in the country's democratic transition after the 2011 uprising. Essid … More »Essid takes oath as Tunisia's new …

    Tunis, Feb 6 (IANS) Habib Essid Friday took oath as Tunisia's new prime minister, the latest step in the country's democratic transition after the 2011 uprising. Essid and his government were sworn in before President Beji Caid Essebsi at a ceremony held near the Presidential Palace in Carthage, Tunis, Xinhua news agency …

  • Newly-appointed Tunisian Prime minister Habib Essid takes an oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony for the new government at Carthage Palace in Tunis on February 6, 2015
    Tunisia's secular-Islamist coalition … AFP - Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    A secular-led coalition government that includes Islamists took office in Tunisia Friday, three months after the North African state's first free parliamentary elections. … More »Tunisia's secular-Islamist coalition …

    Newly-appointed Tunisian Prime minister Habib Essid takes an oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony for the new government at Carthage Palace in Tunis on February 6, 2015

    A secular-led coalition government that includes Islamists took office in Tunisia Friday, three months after the North African state's first free parliamentary elections. Prime Minister Habib Essid and his team took the oath of office in front of President Beji Caid Essebsi before an official handover from interim premier …

  • Dreaming of 'a Tunisia for everybody'
    Dreaming of 'a Tunisia for ever … Al Jazeera - Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Racist attacks on sub-Saharan Africans in Tunisia have increased since the country's revolution, residents say. More »Dreaming of 'a Tunisia for ever …

    Dreaming of 'a Tunisia for everybody'

    Racist attacks on sub-Saharan Africans in Tunisia have increased since the country's revolution, residents say.

  • Tunisia approves secular-Islamist coalition … Reuters Middle East - Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    (Adds details and background) By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Tunisia's parliament approved a coalition cabinet on Thursday including secularists, Islamists … More »Tunisia approves secular-Islamist coalition …

    (Adds details and background) By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Tunisia's parliament approved a coalition cabinet on Thursday including secularists, Islamists and smaller parties, in the latest step in its transition to full democracy following a 2011 uprising. Four years after its uprising against autocrat …

  • "Everything will be done so that the organisers and perpetrators of a vile and cynical murder get the punishment they deserve," Vladimir Putin said in a telegram to Boris Nemtsov's mother published on the Kremlin's website
    Tunisia MPs approve landmark new go … AFP - Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Tunisia's parliament on Thursday approved Prime Minister Habib Essid's new coalition government led by the secular Nidaa Tounes party and including moderate Islamist … More »Tunisia MPs approve landmark new go …

    "Everything will be done so that the organisers and perpetrators of a vile and cynical murder get the punishment they deserve," Vladimir Putin said in a telegram to Boris Nemtsov's mother published on the Kremlin's website

    Tunisia's parliament on Thursday approved Prime Minister Habib Essid's new coalition government led by the secular Nidaa Tounes party and including moderate Islamist rivals Ennahda.

  • Tunisian parliament approves secular-Islamist … Reuters Middle East - Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    TUNIS, 5 (Reuters) - Tunisia's parliament approved a coalition cabinet on Thursday including secularists, Islamists and smaller parties, in the latest step in the … More »Tunisian parliament approves secular-Islamist …

    TUNIS, 5 (Reuters) - Tunisia's parliament approved a coalition cabinet on Thursday including secularists, Islamists and smaller parties, in the latest step in the country's transition to full democracy following a 2011 uprising. The cabinet headed by Prime Minister Habib Essid, which includes members of the secularist …

  • Tunisia PM Essid announces unity government
    Tunisia PM Essid announces unity go … Al Jazeera - Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Politicians expected to ratify a government including the biggest rivals of the Nidaa Tounes party, Ennahda. More »Tunisia PM Essid announces unity go …

    Tunisia PM Essid announces unity government

    Politicians expected to ratify a government including the biggest rivals of the Nidaa Tounes party, Ennahda.

  • Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (R) meets his Prime Minister Habib Essid before presenting a new coalition government with a cabinet on February 2, 2015 at Carthage Palace in Tunis
    Tunisia announces coalition cabinet … AFP - Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Tunisia Monday presented its new coalition government, dominated by the secular Nidaa Tounes party but also including its Islamist rivals, as it prepares to tackle security … More »Tunisia announces coalition cabinet …

    Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (R) meets his Prime Minister Habib Essid before presenting a new coalition government with a cabinet on February 2, 2015 at Carthage Palace in Tunis

    Tunisia Monday presented its new coalition government, dominated by the secular Nidaa Tounes party but also including its Islamist rivals, as it prepares to tackle security problems and a faltering economy. Prime Minister Habib Essid announced the make-up of his cabinet, which had initially been abandoned after the moderate …

  • Tunisian PM-designate forms new secular-Islamist … Reuters Middle East - Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    TUNIS, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid on Monday announced a new coalition government including secular party Nida Tounes, its main rival, … More »Tunisian PM-designate forms new secular-Islamist …

    TUNIS, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid on Monday announced a new coalition government including secular party Nida Tounes, its main rival, the Islamist Ennahda, and smaller political parties. The new line up is a compromise after a cabinet proposed by Essid last week looked likely to be rejected …

  • Tunisia unity government stirs crisis in leading party
    Tunisia's Ennahda to join coalition … Al Jazeera - Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Deal reached on Sunday with Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid's dominant Nidaa Tounes party. More »Tunisia's Ennahda to join coalition …

    Tunisia unity government stirs crisis in leading party

    Deal reached on Sunday with Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid's dominant Nidaa Tounes party.

  • Equatorial Guinea stun Tunisia to reach African Cup of Nations semi-finals
    Equatorial Guinea stun Tunisia to reach … Sport360 - Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Former Real Madrid winger Javier Balboa scored twice as hosts Equatorial Guinea reached the African Cup of Nations semi-finals with a stunning 2-1 extra-time victory … More »Equatorial Guinea stun Tunisia to reach …

    Equatorial Guinea stun Tunisia to reach African Cup of Nations semi-finals

    Former Real Madrid winger Javier Balboa scored twice as hosts Equatorial Guinea reached the African Cup of Nations semi-finals with a stunning 2-1 extra-time victory over Tunisia on Saturday. Furious Tunisians protested for several minutes over what appeared a soft decision by the Mauritian referee as Ivan Bolado fell …

  • Questioning freedom of speech in Tunisia
    Questioning freedom of speech in Tu … Al Jazeera - Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The recent trials of a controversial blogger and a film-maker have highlighted the need for legal reform in Tunisia. More »Questioning freedom of speech in Tu …

    Questioning freedom of speech in Tunisia

    The recent trials of a controversial blogger and a film-maker have highlighted the need for legal reform in Tunisia.

 

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