Tunisia

EU offers Tunisia visa perks in return for help to tackle migration

The European Union launched talks Wednesday aimed at securing Tunisia's cooperation in the repatriation of citizens who have no right to stay in the bloc, in return for a lowering of hurdles for...

Tunisia's new unity government wins confidence vote

The new national unity government in Tunisia won a parliamentary vote of confidence late on Friday, almost a month after the last government was dismissed.

Tunisia's premier-designate announces new government

Tunisia's premier-designate, Youssef Chahed, on Saturday announced nominees for a new government, which will be tasked with rejuvenating the country’s economy.

Tunisian government loses confidence vote in parliament

The Tunisian Parliament voted late Saturday for withdrawing confidence from the government of Prime Minister Habib Essid, clearing the way for forming a unity cabinet.

Tunisia extends nationwide state of emergency for three months

Tunisia has extended for three months a nationwide state of emergency first imposed in November, the presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.

Tunisia's president calls for donations to combat terrorism

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi called on his compatriots to donate money to fight terrorism as the country struggles against an Islamist insurgency.

Tunisia steps up hunt for insurgents in town near Libya border

Tunisian security forces on Wednesday pressed ahead with a massive hunt for insurgents in a town near the Libyan border, having killed 10 of them since late Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said....

Death toll from southern Tunisia clashes rises to 55, says premier

The final estimate of the death toll from clashes between Tunisian security forces and insurgents in the southern city of Begardene a day ago is 55, Tunisian Premier Habib Essid said in a press...

Tunisia ponders extraordinary measures after attack leaves 53 dead

Tunisia may take extraordinary measures in case of “an imminent danger that threatens the country’s security and independence," said President Beji Caid Essebsi Monday, hours after clashes with...

Curfew imposed in southern Tunisian city after gunbattle kills 26

The Tunisian Interior Ministry imposed a curfew in the southern city of Begardene near the border with Libya on Monday after clashes between unidentified insurgents and security forces left 26...

At least 13 militants killed in gunbattle near Tunisia-Libya border

At least 13 suspected militants were killed Monday in clashes between Tunisian security forces and unknown insurgents near the border with Libya, Tunisian Defence Ministry spokesman Belhassen...

Tunisia: Security situation under control after violent protests

The security situation in Tunisia is under control, Prime Minister Habib Essid said on Saturday, a day after authorities announced a night-time curfew across the country following violent protests...

Tunisia imposes nationwide curfew after protests over unemployment

Tunisia imposed a night-time curfew across the country on Friday following violent protests against unemployment.

Tunisia's anti-unemployment protests spread amid violence

Anti-unemployment protests, which started earlier this week in Tunisia's western central province of Kasserine, have spread to other areas of the country, including the capital Tunis, security...