Tunisia News

  • Tunisia completes barrier along Libya border
    Tunisia completes barrier along Libya … Al Jazeera - 16 hours ago

    Interior minister says construction of project marks "important day" for Tunisia in its fight against "terrorism". More »Tunisia completes barrier along Libya …

    Tunisia completes barrier along Libya border

    Interior minister says construction of project marks "important day" for Tunisia in its fight against "terrorism".

  • Tunisia finishes Libya border fence … Reuters Middle East - Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    By Tarek Amara SABKEHT ALYUN, Tunisia, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Tunisia has completed a 200-km (125 mile) barrier along its frontier with Libya to try to keep out Islamist … More »Tunisia finishes Libya border fence …

    By Tarek Amara SABKEHT ALYUN, Tunisia, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Tunisia has completed a 200-km (125 mile) barrier along its frontier with Libya to try to keep out Islamist militants, and will soon install electronic monitoring systems, Defence Minister Farhat Hachani said on Saturday. Libya's chaos since the fall of Muammar …

  • One of the trenches dug along the Libyan border, near the Ras Jedir crossing point on February 6, 2016 that is part of a "system of obstacles" that stretches some 200 kilometres (124 miles) long
    Tunisia completes barrier with conflict-hit … AFP - Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Tunisia on Saturday completed the construction of a barrier along its border with Libya, months after attacks on its national museum and a beach resort that killed dozens … More »Tunisia completes barrier with conflict-hit …

    One of the trenches dug along the Libyan border, near the Ras Jedir crossing point on February 6, 2016 that is part of a "system of obstacles" that stretches some 200 kilometres (124 miles) long

    Tunisia on Saturday completed the construction of a barrier along its border with Libya, months after attacks on its national museum and a beach resort that killed dozens of tourists. Defence Minister Farhat Horchani told reporters that the construction of berms and water-filled trenches marks "an important day" for Tunisia …

  • Tunisians shout slogans during an anti-government demonstration on January 20, 2016 in Tunis
    Tunisia lifts nationwide nighttime  … AFP - Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Tunisia said on Thursday it was lifting a nationwide nighttime curfew it imposed last month following the worst social unrest witnessed in the country since its 2011 … More »Tunisia lifts nationwide nighttime  …

    Tunisians shout slogans during an anti-government demonstration on January 20, 2016 in Tunis

    Tunisia said on Thursday it was lifting a nationwide nighttime curfew it imposed last month following the worst social unrest witnessed in the country since its 2011 revolution.

  • Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize award, won last year by four Tunisian groups that led the country's transition to democracy, must be posted to Norway by February 1 at the latest
    Trump, Greek islanders in running for … AFP - Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Donald Trump, Greek islanders helping desperate migrants, Angela Merkel and the pope -- some may seem more likely than others but all are understood to be in the running … More »Trump, Greek islanders in running for …

    Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize award, won last year by four Tunisian groups that led the country's transition to democracy, must be posted to Norway by February 1 at the latest

    Donald Trump, Greek islanders helping desperate migrants, Angela Merkel and the pope -- some may seem more likely than others but all are understood to be in the running for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. Nominations for the award, won last year by four Tunisian groups that led the country's transition to democracy, must …

  • Tunisia police, Islamist militants clash, … Reuters Middle East - Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Tunisian police have clashed with Islamist gunmen in a remote mountainous area in the southern region of Gabes, killing at least two miliants, the interior ministry … More »Tunisia police, Islamist militants clash, …

    Tunisian police have clashed with Islamist gunmen in a remote mountainous area in the southern region of Gabes, killing at least two miliants, the interior ministry said on Monday. Tunisia's security forces are on a campaign against Islamist militants who have targeted military checkpoints and patrols in outlying …

  • A German police officer speaks with migrants waiting to cross the Austrian-German border near the Bavarian town of Passau, southern Germany, on October 28, 2015
    Germany tightens asylum rules to limit … AFP - Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    Germany moved to tighten its asylum laws to slow a record migrant influx as Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to bridge deep European rifts over the crisis in talks with … More »Germany tightens asylum rules to limit …

    A German police officer speaks with migrants waiting to cross the Austrian-German border near the Bavarian town of Passau, southern Germany, on October 28, 2015

    Germany moved to tighten its asylum laws to slow a record migrant influx as Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to bridge deep European rifts over the crisis in talks with Italy's Matteo Renzi Friday. The agreement means citizens of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia will have little chance of gaining political asylum, echoing steps …

  • German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel gives a statement on January 28, 2016 in Berlin
    Berlin to list Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia … AFP - Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Germany will place Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia on the list of "safe countries of origin", Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced Thursday, in a move that … More »Berlin to list Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia …

    German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel gives a statement on January 28, 2016 in Berlin

    Germany will place Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia on the list of "safe countries of origin", Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced Thursday, in a move that will make it easier to reject asylum requests from those nationals.

  • Tunisia's long road ahead
    Tunisia's long road ahead Al Jazeera - Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Tunisia's political transition may have been skillfully orchestrated - but economic policy has not been as prudent. More »Tunisia's long road ahead

    Tunisia's long road ahead

    Tunisia's political transition may have been skillfully orchestrated - but economic policy has not been as prudent.

  • Tunisia says breaks up militant cell … Reuters Middle East - Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    Tunisian police have broken up a cell recruiting fighters for Islamic State in Libya and Syria, authorities said on Wednesday. Tunisia declared a state of emergency … More »Tunisia says breaks up militant cell …

    Tunisian police have broken up a cell recruiting fighters for Islamic State in Libya and Syria, authorities said on Wednesday. Tunisia declared a state of emergency after a suicide bombing killed 12 presidential guards on a bus in the capital Tunis in November. "Our special forces counter-terrorism unit dismantled …

  • Q&A: Tunisia's social time bomb
    Q&A: Tunisia's social time bomb Al Jazeera - Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    Unless the political progress in Tunisia is matched by economic advances, social tensions will continue to boil over. More »Q&A: Tunisia's social time bomb

    Q&A: Tunisia's social time bomb

    Unless the political progress in Tunisia is matched by economic advances, social tensions will continue to boil over.

  • Delink terrorism from religion: India … IANS - Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    Manama/New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday made a strong pitch to delink terrorism from religion as India and the Arab League member … More »Delink terrorism from religion: India …

    Manama/New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday made a strong pitch to delink terrorism from religion as India and the Arab League member states condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. "As the spectre of terrorism and religious hatred raises its ugly head across the world, …

  • Hopes of a better life in Tunisia hang by a thread
    Is Tunisia's revolution really  … Al Jazeera - Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    Wave of protests put Tunisia's government under unprecedented pressure to deliver on the youth's aspirations. More »Is Tunisia's revolution really  …

    Hopes of a better life in Tunisia hang by a thread

    Wave of protests put Tunisia's government under unprecedented pressure to deliver on the youth's aspirations.

  • Tunisian protesters clash with security forces in Kasserine, on January 21, 2016
    Tunisia PM urges patience after social … AFP - Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid pleaded Saturday for people to be "patient" after a wave of protests against poverty and unemployment in the worst social unrest since … More »Tunisia PM urges patience after social …

    Tunisian protesters clash with security forces in Kasserine, on January 21, 2016

    Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid pleaded Saturday for people to be "patient" after a wave of protests against poverty and unemployment in the worst social unrest since the 2011 revolution. It was the worst social unrest since the revolution five years ago that ousted longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisia …

  • Tunisia accuses 'dirty hands' of fuelling unrest
    Tunisia accuses 'dirty hands' … Al Jazeera - Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    President Essebsi expresses understanding for anger over unemployment, but warns against ISIL exploiting grievances. More »Tunisia accuses 'dirty hands' …

    Tunisia accuses 'dirty hands' of fuelling unrest

    President Essebsi expresses understanding for anger over unemployment, but warns against ISIL exploiting grievances.

  • Tunisian protesting over unemployment clash with security forces in the central town of Kasserine on January 21, 2016
    France pledges 1.0 bn euros in aid to … AFP - Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    France will provide one billion euros ($1.1 billion) to Tunisia over the next five years as part of an economic support package, the French presidency said Friday. More »France pledges 1.0 bn euros in aid to …

    Tunisian protesting over unemployment clash with security forces in the central town of Kasserine on January 21, 2016

    France will provide one billion euros ($1.1 billion) to Tunisia over the next five years as part of an economic support package, the French presidency said Friday.

  • Tunisian protesters clash with security forces in Kasserine, on January 21, 2016
    Tunisia announces nationwide curfew … AFP - Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    Tunisia announced Friday a nighttime curfew across the country after several days of social unrest that has led to street protests and clashes. More »Tunisia announces nationwide curfew …

    Tunisian protesters clash with security forces in Kasserine, on January 21, 2016

    Tunisia announced Friday a nighttime curfew across the country after several days of social unrest that has led to street protests and clashes.

  • Tunisia declares curfew after days of violent protests
    Tunisia unemployment protests spread … Al Jazeera - Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    Suicide attempts have been reported as protests spread to cities across Tunisia amid anger over unemployment. More »Tunisia unemployment protests spread …

    Tunisia declares curfew after days of violent protests

    Suicide attempts have been reported as protests spread to cities across Tunisia amid anger over unemployment.

  • Three Indian paddlers in World Jr. Circuit … IANS - Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    Mumbai's Mudit Dani, wild card entrant Siddhesh Pande from Thane and Archana Kamat from Bengaluru -- will feature in the ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals to be played … More »Three Indian paddlers in World Jr. Circuit …

    Mumbai's Mudit Dani, wild card entrant Siddhesh Pande from Thane and Archana Kamat from Bengaluru -- will feature in the ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals to be played in Indore from January 22 to 24. Mudit, 17, ended 2015 ranked No.27 on the ITTF Global Junior Circuit Standings and is the highest Indian on the circuit …

  • Refugees show their papers to a security guard at the reception facility for asylum seekers (AfA) in Germany
    Merkel's party seeks to stem tide … AFP - Mon, Jan 18, 2016

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's party Monday said Germany should declare Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia "safe countries of origin", making it easier to reject asylum requests … More »Merkel's party seeks to stem tide …

    Refugees show their papers to a security guard at the reception facility for asylum seekers (AfA) in Germany

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's party Monday said Germany should declare Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia "safe countries of origin", making it easier to reject asylum requests by its nationals. The conservative party's proposal comes as Germany, struggling with a mass influx of 1.1 million asylum seekers last year, has also seen …

  • Where is post-revolution Tunisia heading? 
    Where is post-revolution Tunisia he … Al Jazeera - Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    Five years after their popular uprising, Tunisians remain divided about their country's future. More »Where is post-revolution Tunisia he …

    Where is post-revolution Tunisia heading? 

    Five years after their popular uprising, Tunisians remain divided about their country's future.

  • Tunisians throng Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2011 revolution
    Thousands on streets of Tunis for revolution … AFP - Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    Thousands gathered in the Tunisian capital Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of the overthrow of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in the uprising that inspired … More »Thousands on streets of Tunis for revolution …

    Tunisians throng Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2011 revolution

    Thousands gathered in the Tunisian capital Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of the overthrow of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in the uprising that inspired the Arab Spring. Tunisians thronged Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the main thoroughfare in central Tunis and the epicentre of the country's revolution five …

  • Tunisian sanitary workers demonstrating in front to Tunis city hall on January 22, 2011 in Tunis as Tunisians packed the streets to overthrow longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
    Five years after Arab Spring, hopes … AFP - Tue, Jan 12, 2016

    On January 14, 2011, Tunisians packed the streets of their capital and shocked the world by overthrowing longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The revolution shook … More »Five years after Arab Spring, hopes …

    Tunisian sanitary workers demonstrating in front to Tunis city hall on January 22, 2011 in Tunis as Tunisians packed the streets to overthrow longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

    On January 14, 2011, Tunisians packed the streets of their capital and shocked the world by overthrowing longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The revolution shook the Middle East, setting off the hopeful uprisings that came to be known as the Arab Spring. The democracy fever spread," Hafez Ghanem, the vice president …

  • French police near the Rue de la Goutte d'Or in the north of Paris on January 7, 2016, after police shot a man dead as he was trying to enter a police station
    Paris police station attacker identified … AFP - Fri, Jan 8, 2016

    The man shot dead by police after trying to storm a Paris police station brandishing a meat cleaver has been identified by friends as a Tunisian named Tarek Belgacem, … More »Paris police station attacker identified …

    French police near the Rue de la Goutte d'Or in the north of Paris on January 7, 2016, after police shot a man dead as he was trying to enter a police station

    The man shot dead by police after trying to storm a Paris police station brandishing a meat cleaver has been identified by friends as a Tunisian named Tarek Belgacem, a source close to the investigation said Friday.

  • Tunisian PM reshuffles cabinet amid … Reuters Middle East - Wed, Jan 6, 2016

    (Adds more detail, background) TUNIS, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid named 12 new ministers on Wednesday in a cabinet reshuffle he hopes will … More »Tunisian PM reshuffles cabinet amid …

    (Adds more detail, background) TUNIS, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid named 12 new ministers on Wednesday in a cabinet reshuffle he hopes will boost the effectiveness of his government as it battles jihadist violence and tries to revive the economy. Tunisia has been under a state of emergency …