Tunisia News

  • Human trafficker jailed for life in … IANS - 34 minutes ago

    The landmark ruling by the judge in the Sicilian city of Catania jailed Tunisian skipper Haj Hammouda Radouan for life after he was convicted of multiple manslaughter … More »Human trafficker jailed for life in …

    The landmark ruling by the judge in the Sicilian city of Catania jailed Tunisian skipper Haj Hammouda Radouan for life after he was convicted of multiple manslaughter for his role in the shipwreck on May 12, 2014. The judge sentenced a second human smuggler, Moroccan national Hamid Bouchab, to 10 years in prison over the …

  • Sihem Bensedrine, president of the Forum of Truth and Dignity speaks to journalists during a press conference in Tunis on May 27, 2015
    Tunisia 'truth commission' hears … AFP - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    Tunisia's newly formed "truth commission" announced on Wednesday that it has begun to hear testimony from victims of the country's post-independence dictatorships. "We … More »Tunisia 'truth commission' hears …

    Sihem Bensedrine, president of the Forum of Truth and Dignity speaks to journalists during a press conference in Tunis on May 27, 2015

    Tunisia's newly formed "truth commission" announced on Wednesday that it has begun to hear testimony from victims of the country's post-independence dictatorships. "We announce the start of hearings, behind closed doors, of testimony from victims of... violations of human rights," Truth and Dignity Commission president …

  • Malek Jaziri: Roland Garros Diary - I tried against Andrey Kuznetsov but it wasn't my day
    Malek Jaziri: Roland Garros Diary - … Sport360 - Tue, May 26, 2015

    World No84 Malek Jaziri is the highest-ranked Arab in both men and women's tennis. The Tunisian will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look each day from Roland Garros. … More »Malek Jaziri: Roland Garros Diary - …

    Malek Jaziri: Roland Garros Diary - I tried against Andrey Kuznetsov but it wasn't my day

    World No84 Malek Jaziri is the highest-ranked Arab in both men and women's tennis. The Tunisian will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look each day from Roland Garros. My French Open came to an end on Monday and I have to say I’m still confused.

  • Tunisian soldier shot dead after killing … Reuters Middle East - Mon, May 25, 2015

    * Gun fight alarms Tunis, scene of museum killings in March * Gunman kills seven, wounds 15, before being shot dead * School evacuated, mosque searched (Adds comments … More »Tunisian soldier shot dead after killing …

    * Gun fight alarms Tunis, scene of museum killings in March * Gunman kills seven, wounds 15, before being shot dead * School evacuated, mosque searched (Adds comments from army spokesman) By Tarek Amara TUNIS, May 25 (Reuters) - A Tunisian soldier opened fire at a military base in the capital on Monday, killing seven …

  • Eight killed as soldier opens fire in … IANS - Mon, May 25, 2015

    Tunis, May 25 (IANS) A mentally disturbed soldier on Monday opened fire in a military barracks in Tunisia, killing at least seven of his colleagues and wounding 10 others, … More »Eight killed as soldier opens fire in …

    Tunis, May 25 (IANS) A mentally disturbed soldier on Monday opened fire in a military barracks in Tunisia, killing at least seven of his colleagues and wounding 10 others, TAP news agency reported. Seven soldiers were killed and 10 others were injured, including one in a critical condition, said Belhassan Oueslati, spokesperson …

  • Death toll in Tunisia army base shooting … Reuters Middle East - Mon, May 25, 2015

    TUNIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Seven Tunisian soldiers were killed on Monday when a fellow soldier opened fire at a military base in the capital Tunis, an army spokesman said, … More »Death toll in Tunisia army base shooting …

    TUNIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Seven Tunisian soldiers were killed on Monday when a fellow soldier opened fire at a military base in the capital Tunis, an army spokesman said, adding that the shooter, who was then shot dead himself, had been suffering from "family problems". Ten others were wounded in the shooting …

  • Four killed as serviceman opens fire … IANS - Mon, May 25, 2015

    Tunis, May 25 (IANS) A serviceman on Monday opened fire in a military barracks in Tunisia, killing at least three of his colleagues and wounding over 15 others, TAP news … More »Four killed as serviceman opens fire …

    Tunis, May 25 (IANS) A serviceman on Monday opened fire in a military barracks in Tunisia, killing at least three of his colleagues and wounding over 15 others, TAP news agency reported. Although the authorities did not provide any further information regarding the incident, spokesperson for the national defence ministry …

  • Tunisian police stand guard in front of the court in Tunis
    Tunisia soldier opens fire on comrades … AFP - Mon, May 25, 2015

    A Tunisian soldier opened fire on comrades at a barracks near parliament on Monday, wounding some of them, defence ministry spokesman Belhassen Oueslati told AFP. More »Tunisia soldier opens fire on comrades …

    Tunisian police stand guard in front of the court in Tunis

    A Tunisian soldier opened fire on comrades at a barracks near parliament on Monday, wounding some of them, defence ministry spokesman Belhassen Oueslati told AFP.

  • Tunisian soldier opened fire on other … Reuters Middle East - Mon, May 25, 2015

    TUNIS, May 25 (Reuters) - A Tunisian soldier opened fire on other troops at a military base in the capital on Monday, an army spokesman said, clarifying that the shooting, … More »Tunisian soldier opened fire on other …

    TUNIS, May 25 (Reuters) - A Tunisian soldier opened fire on other troops at a military base in the capital on Monday, an army spokesman said, clarifying that the shooting, which prompted the evacuation of a nearby school, was not an external attack. It was not immediately clear what had triggered the shooting or if there …

  • Gunfire heard near mosque, military … Reuters Middle East - Mon, May 25, 2015

    TUNIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Gunfire erupted near a mosque and military base in the Tunisian capital Tunis on Monday, and a nearby school was evacuated, state news agency … More »Gunfire heard near mosque, military …

    TUNIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Gunfire erupted near a mosque and military base in the Tunisian capital Tunis on Monday, and a nearby school was evacuated, state news agency TAP and a security official said. Details of the incident were still unclear, but Tunisian security forces have been on alert since an attack in March on …

  • Malek Jaziri: Roland Garros Day 1 – Friendships with selfies
    Malek Jaziri: Roland Garros Day 1 – … Sport360 - Mon, May 25, 2015

    World No 84 Malek Jaziri is the highest-ranked Arab in both men and women's tennis. The Tunisian will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look each day from Roland Garros. … More »Malek Jaziri: Roland Garros Day 1 – …

    Malek Jaziri: Roland Garros Day 1 – Friendships with selfies

    World No 84 Malek Jaziri is the highest-ranked Arab in both men and women's tennis. The Tunisian will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look each day from Roland Garros. Sergi Bruguera (Spanish former world No 3) and I got stuck in traffic in the tournament transport the other day and I have to say he’s a really nice  …

  • Malek Jaziri: Roland Garros - Paris a home away from home
    Malek Jaziri: Roland Garros - Paris … Sport360 - Sun, May 24, 2015

    World No84 Malek Jaziri is the highest-ranked Arab in both men and women's tennis. The Tunisian will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look each day from Roland G … More »Malek Jaziri: Roland Garros - Paris …

    Malek Jaziri: Roland Garros - Paris a home away from home

    World No84 Malek Jaziri is the highest-ranked Arab in both men and women's tennis. The Tunisian will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look each day from Roland Garros.

  • Tunisia museum attack suspect claims … IANS - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Milan, May 23 (IANS/AKI) The Moroccan man wanted by Tunisia over the March 18 Bardo Museum attack in Tunis, Abdelmajid Touil, told an extradition hearing in Italy on … More »Tunisia museum attack suspect claims …

    Milan, May 23 (IANS/AKI) The Moroccan man wanted by Tunisia over the March 18 Bardo Museum attack in Tunis, Abdelmajid Touil, told an extradition hearing in Italy on Friday that he was innocent. "I've been in Italy since I arrived in February," Touil told the judge at his first hearing in Milan's San Vittore prison.

  • Libyan militias free 42 Tunisians after … IANS - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Tripoli, May 22 (IANS) Militias allied with the rebel government based in Tripoli on Friday released 42 Tunisian nationals who were arrested several days ago in western … More »Libyan militias free 42 Tunisians after …

    Tripoli, May 22 (IANS) Militias allied with the rebel government based in Tripoli on Friday released 42 Tunisian nationals who were arrested several days ago in western Libya for being suspected jihadis. More Tunisians are being held in the detention centre for illegal immigrants over lack of documentation or for illegally …

  • Accused arms smuggler left Tunisia for … Reuters Middle East - Fri, May 22, 2015

    By Tarek Amara and Emilio Parodi TUNIS/MILAN, May 22 (Reuters) - A Moroccan man supplied arms for a March attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum and then boarded a migrant … More »Accused arms smuggler left Tunisia for …

    By Tarek Amara and Emilio Parodi TUNIS/MILAN, May 22 (Reuters) - A Moroccan man supplied arms for a March attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum and then boarded a migrant boat for Italy, where he is now held, a Tunisian government official said on Friday. Tunisian authorities have not yet formally notified Italian prosecutors, …

  • It's another sun-drenched day but the deckchairs of a four-star hotel on the island of Djerba stand empty, in a sign of the "catastrophic" summer on the horizon for Tunisian tourism
    Tunisia's sunbeds and souks empty … AFP - Fri, May 22, 2015

    It's all over for this year," was the blunt verdict from Adel Tarres, manager of the hotel on the holiday island off the south coast of Tunisia that has in past years … More »Tunisia's sunbeds and souks empty …

    It's another sun-drenched day but the deckchairs of a four-star hotel on the island of Djerba stand empty, in a sign of the "catastrophic" summer on the horizon for Tunisian tourism

    It's all over for this year," was the blunt verdict from Adel Tarres, manager of the hotel on the holiday island off the south coast of Tunisia that has in past years been a magnet for tourists from Italy across the Mediterranean. The tourism sector, which accounts for seven percent of Tunisia's GDP and almost 400,000 …

  • US recognises Tunisia as non-NATO ally
    US recognises Tunisia as non-NATO a … Al Jazeera - Thu, May 21, 2015

    US elevates Tunisia to new allied status on its democratic progress, promising financial and security assistance. More »US recognises Tunisia as non-NATO a …

    US recognises Tunisia as non-NATO ally

    US elevates Tunisia to new allied status on its democratic progress, promising financial and security assistance.

  • Tunisia says Moroccan held in Italy … Reuters Middle East - Thu, May 21, 2015

    (Adds detail from source close to investigation) By Tarek Amara and Emilio Parodi TUNIS/MILAN, May 21 (Reuters) - The Moroccan arrested in Italy on suspicion of involvement … More »Tunisia says Moroccan held in Italy …

    (Adds detail from source close to investigation) By Tarek Amara and Emilio Parodi TUNIS/MILAN, May 21 (Reuters) - The Moroccan arrested in Italy on suspicion of involvement in the Islamist militant attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum provided the weapons, a Tunisian official told Reuters on Thursday. Italian police said …

  • Obama says to designate Tunisia a major … Reuters Middle East - Thu, May 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he plans to designate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally of the United States, recognizing … More »Obama says to designate Tunisia a major …

    WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he plans to designate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally of the United States, recognizing the country's democratic progress after the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. After a meeting with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, where the leaders …

  • Tunisia museum attacker's family speaks out
    Tunisia museum attacker's family … Al Jazeera - Thu, May 21, 2015

    Brother of one of two men behind deadly March shooting says global groups and arms barons exploiting Arab youth. More »Tunisia museum attacker's family …

    Tunisia museum attacker's family speaks out

    Brother of one of two men behind deadly March shooting says global groups and arms barons exploiting Arab youth.

  • Tourists fled to safety during the terror raid on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, on March 18, 2015
    Italy hails arrest of Tunis terror  … AFP - Thu, May 21, 2015

    Italy's interior minister said Thursday that the arrest of a Moroccan illegal immigrant wanted for the Tunis museum attack had been a police success, rebuffing claims … More »Italy hails arrest of Tunis terror  …

    Tourists fled to safety during the terror raid on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, on March 18, 2015

    Italy's interior minister said Thursday that the arrest of a Moroccan illegal immigrant wanted for the Tunis museum attack had been a police success, rebuffing claims it had exposed gaping holes in the country's security net. "I will leave (upcoming) electoral campaign arguments out of my statement: we are talking about …

  • Skydive Dubai’s Rafaa Chtioui retains lead in Tour of Japan
    Skydive Dubai’s Rafaa Chtioui retains … Sport360 - Wed, May 20, 2015

    Skydive Dubai’s Rafaa Chtioui successfully retained his lead in the Tour of Japan while Nicolas Marini of Nippo-Vini Fantini won stage three. Marini triumphed in the … More »Skydive Dubai’s Rafaa Chtioui retains …

    Skydive Dubai’s Rafaa Chtioui retains lead in Tour of Japan

    Skydive Dubai’s Rafaa Chtioui successfully retained his lead in the Tour of Japan while Nicolas Marini of Nippo-Vini Fantini won stage three. Marini triumphed in the bunch sprint finish, clocking 3:32:18, with Chtioui and his team-mate Francisco Mancebo arriving at the same time. Chtioui, a Tunisian rider who is a former …

  • Italian police arrest suspect in Tunis … IANS - Wed, May 20, 2015

    Milan, 20 May (IANS/AKI) Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of taking part in the March attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunisia's capital Tunis … More »Italian police arrest suspect in Tunis …

    Milan, 20 May (IANS/AKI) Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of taking part in the March attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunisia's capital Tunis which killed 22 people, most of them tourists. Italy's Digos counter-terrorism police arrested 22-year-old Touil Abdelmajid overnight in an apartment …

  • Tunisian security forces and military personnel secure the area after gunmen attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015
    Italy arrests Tunisia museum attack … AFP - Wed, May 20, 2015

    Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of taking part in the attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis in which 21 tourists were killed in March. More »Italy arrests Tunisia museum attack …

    Tunisian security forces and military personnel secure the area after gunmen attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015

    Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of taking part in the attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis in which 21 tourists were killed in March.

  • UAE's Skydive Dubai are flawless in Tour of Japan stage two
    UAE's Skydive Dubai are flawless … Sport360 - Wed, May 20, 2015

    UAE’s Skydive Dubai continue to take the Asian cycling scene by storm as the team pulled off an impressive one-two in the second stage of the Tour of Japan on Tuesday. … More »UAE's Skydive Dubai are flawless …

    UAE's Skydive Dubai are flawless in Tour of Japan stage two

    UAE’s Skydive Dubai continue to take the Asian cycling scene by storm as the team pulled off an impressive one-two in the second stage of the Tour of Japan on Tuesday. Tunisian Rafaa Chtioui and Spanish veteran Francisco Mancebo finished the 130.7km stage first and second respectively to shoot to the top of the General …