Tunisia News

  • Positive doping tests overshadow Kenyan double at World Athletics Championships
    Positive doping tests overshadow Kenyan … Sport360 - Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    A sparkling Kenyan double at the world championships in Beijing on Wednesday was overshadowed by news that two Kenyans had failed pre-competition drugs tests. To gasps … More »Positive doping tests overshadow Kenyan …

    Positive doping tests overshadow Kenyan double at World Athletics Championships

    A sparkling Kenyan double at the world championships in Beijing on Wednesday was overshadowed by news that two Kenyans had failed pre-competition drugs tests. To gasps and then rapturous applause in the Bird's Nest stadium, Julius Yego produced the longest throw in 14 years to win the men's javelin, while Hyvin Kiyeng …

  • Lalita finishes 8th, Tintu qualifies … IANS - Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) In two contrasting performances, India's Lalita Babar finished a creditable eighth after leading for the major part of the women's 3,000 metres … More »Lalita finishes 8th, Tintu qualifies …

    Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) In two contrasting performances, India's Lalita Babar finished a creditable eighth after leading for the major part of the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase race as compatriot Tinku Lukka failed to qualify for the women's 800m semi-finals but managed a 2016 Rio Olympics qualification berth at the …

  • Militants attack Tunisian customs officers … Reuters Middle East - Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    (Adds minister comments, background) Tunis, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Islamist militant gunmen opened fire on a Tunisian customs team near the Algerian border, killing one customs … More »Militants attack Tunisian customs officers …

    (Adds minister comments, background) Tunis, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Islamist militant gunmen opened fire on a Tunisian customs team near the Algerian border, killing one customs agent and wounding three more, the government said on Monday. The attack on a customs vehicle late on Sunday was in a remote mountain area near Bouchbka, …

  • Tunisia's Sarra Lajnef wins four medals at World Masters Championships
    Tunisia's Sarra Lajnef wins four … Sport360 - Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Lajnef, who turns 26 next month, was the only female swimmer representing Tunisia at the London 2012 Olympics but the breaststroke specialist claims she has not received … More »Tunisia's Sarra Lajnef wins four …

    Tunisia's Sarra Lajnef wins four medals at World Masters Championships

    Lajnef, who turns 26 next month, was the only female swimmer representing Tunisia at the London 2012 Olympics but the breaststroke specialist claims she has not received any support from her federation. “I was really disgusted after that World Cup (last August), I wasn’t able to get back to the pool until like January, …

  • Thai government websites hacked by Islamist … IANS - Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Bangkok, Aug 24 (IANS) Six Thai government websites were hacked on Monday by an Islamist group calling itself "Fallag Gassrini and Dr Lamouchi" from Tunisia, … More »Thai government websites hacked by Islamist …

    Bangkok, Aug 24 (IANS) Six Thai government websites were hacked on Monday by an Islamist group calling itself "Fallag Gassrini and Dr Lamouchi" from Tunisia, the media reported.

  • Militants attack Tunisian customs officers … Reuters Middle East - Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Tunis, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Islamist militant gunmen opened fire on a Tunisian customs team near the Algerian border, killing one customs agent and wounding three more, … More »Militants attack Tunisian customs officers …

    Tunis, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Islamist militant gunmen opened fire on a Tunisian customs team near the Algerian border, killing one customs agent and wounding three more, a security source said on Monday. The attack on a customs vehicle late on Sunday was in Bouchbka, in central Kasserine province, where Islamist militants …

  • Ugandan soccer star in contractual  … IANS - Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Kampala, Aug 20 (IANS) Uganda's star striker Yunus Ssentamu has refused to return to Tunisia's CS Sfaxien due to a contractual dispute, a media report said on Thursday. … More »Ugandan soccer star in contractual  …

    Kampala, Aug 20 (IANS) Uganda's star striker Yunus Ssentamu has refused to return to Tunisia's CS Sfaxien due to a contractual dispute, a media report said on Thursday. The Tunisian top side signed the 20-year-old striker early this year after his performance at the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) side AS Vita Club …

  • Maradona meets referee who allowed 'Hand … IANS - Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Tunis, Aug 18 (IANS) Argentina football legend Diego Maradona kissed and hugged referee Ali Bennaceur who allowed his handball goal in the 1986 World Cup and presented … More »Maradona meets referee who allowed 'Hand …

    Tunis, Aug 18 (IANS) Argentina football legend Diego Maradona kissed and hugged referee Ali Bennaceur who allowed his handball goal in the 1986 World Cup and presented him with a signed Argentine jersey when the two met in Tunisia this week. Argentina defeated England 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup in …

  • Tunisia is sacrificing its democracy for safety
    Tunisia is sacrificing its democracy … Al Jazeera - Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Tunisia's new anti-terrorism law represents bad lawmaking and could demote rather than promote democratisation. More »Tunisia is sacrificing its democracy …

    Tunisia is sacrificing its democracy for safety

    Tunisia's new anti-terrorism law represents bad lawmaking and could demote rather than promote democratisation.

  • Tunisia says arrests 12 trying to enter … Reuters Middle East - Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    Tunisia has arrested 12 people, one of them a woman, who were trying to cross into lawless Libya to join a "terrorist group", the interior ministry said. After attacks … More »Tunisia says arrests 12 trying to enter …

    Tunisia has arrested 12 people, one of them a woman, who were trying to cross into lawless Libya to join a "terrorist group", the interior ministry said. After attacks on tourists by Islamist militants, Tunisia is especially concerned about those entering from Libya. Chaos created by two rival Libyan governments battling …

  • A Tunisian policeman patrols the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel on the outskirts of Sousse on June 28, 2015 following a terrorist attack two days earlier
    UK police link beach, museum attacks … AFP - Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    British police helping the Tunisian authorities investigate the beach massacre that left 30 Britons dead said Wednesday they were linking it to an earlier attack on a … More »UK police link beach, museum attacks …

    A Tunisian policeman patrols the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel on the outskirts of Sousse on June 28, 2015 following a terrorist attack two days earlier

    British police helping the Tunisian authorities investigate the beach massacre that left 30 Britons dead said Wednesday they were linking it to an earlier attack on a Tunis museum. The Britons were among 38 holidaymakers gunned down at a beach hotel near Sousse on June 26, three months after a shooting at the Bardo Museum …

  • Second Indian freed from Libya returns … IANS - Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Bengaluru, Aug 4 (IANS) Vijay Kumar, the second Indian released by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya last week, returned to Bengaluru on Tuesday night to a warm … More »Second Indian freed from Libya returns …

    Bengaluru, Aug 4 (IANS) Vijay Kumar, the second Indian released by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya last week, returned to Bengaluru on Tuesday night to a warm welcome by his family and friends. "I am happy to be back in India and Bengaluru. The ordeal is over finally," a relieved Vijay Kumar told reporters soon …

  • Foreign visitors shun Tunisia's Sousse beach
    Foreign visitors shun Tunisia's … Al Jazeera - Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Threat to vital tourism industry evident in deserted state of resort, where an attack a month ago left 38 dead. More »Foreign visitors shun Tunisia's …

    Foreign visitors shun Tunisia's Sousse beach

    Threat to vital tourism industry evident in deserted state of resort, where an attack a month ago left 38 dead.

  • Tunisia extends state of emergency for … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    (Adds background) TUNIS, July 31 (Reuters) - Tunisia has extended its state of emergency for two more months, the presidency said on Friday, in a security crackdown … More »Tunisia extends state of emergency for …

    (Adds background) TUNIS, July 31 (Reuters) - Tunisia has extended its state of emergency for two more months, the presidency said on Friday, in a security crackdown launched after an Islamist militant shot dead 39 people at a seaside tourist hotel in June. A presidency statement carried on the state news agency said …

  • Tunisian police patrol Habib Bourguiba avenue in downtown Tunis on March 23, 2015 as the capital hosts the World Social Forum (WSF)
    Tunisia extends state of emergency by … AFP - Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    A state of emergency imposed in Tunisia after a jihadist gunman killed 38 foreign tourists in June is to be extended for two months, the president's office said on Friday. … More »Tunisia extends state of emergency by …

    Tunisian police patrol Habib Bourguiba avenue in downtown Tunis on March 23, 2015 as the capital hosts the World Social Forum (WSF)

    A state of emergency imposed in Tunisia after a jihadist gunman killed 38 foreign tourists in June is to be extended for two months, the president's office said on Friday. "After consultations with the prime minister and the speaker, the president has decided to extend the state of emergency in force nationwide for two …

  • Four Indians abducted in Libya IANS - Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Four Indian men, including three who were working as lecturers, have been kidnapped in Sirte in Libya. The Indian government is working for … More »Four Indians abducted in Libya

    New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Four Indian men, including three who were working as lecturers, have been kidnapped in Sirte in Libya. The Indian government is working for their early release, the ministry of external affairs said on Friday. Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the Indian mission in Tripoli came to know …

  • Four Indians kidnapped in Libya IANS - Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Four Indians, including three lecturers, have been kidnapped in Sirte in Libya. The Indian government is working for their early release, the … More »Four Indians kidnapped in Libya

    New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Four Indians, including three lecturers, have been kidnapped in Sirte in Libya. The Indian government is working for their early release, the ministry of external affairs said on Friday. Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the Indian mission in Tripoli came to know at 11 p.m. on Thursday …

  • Mumbai City FC sign Tunisia's B … IANS - Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    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 …

  • US special envoy for Syria Michael Ratney is in Russia for meetings
    US names new Syria envoy AFP - Tue, Jul 28, 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. … More »US names new Syria envoy

    US special envoy for Syria Michael Ratney is in Russia for meetings

    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 …