Tunisia

Italian counter-terrorism police arrest Tunisian radical Islamist

A Tunisian national suspected of being a member of a radical Islamist organization has been arrested in Italy, counter-terrorism police said on Tuesday.

Tunisia against return of "terrorists" from flashpoints

Tunisia does not want the return of Tunisians involved in terrorist acts abroad, Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said late Thursday.

Five killed, 52 injured in bus-train collision in Tunisia

Five people, including an infant, were killed when a train slammed into a public bus on Wednesday near the Tunisian capital Tunis, the Interior Ministry said.

Tunisia denies foot-dragging in deportation of Berlin attack suspect

Tunisia Monday denied shortcomings in taking back a Tunisian national from Germany before he mounted a deadly attack in Berlin last week.

Tunisia says it has dismantled "dangerous" militant group

Tunisian police have dismantled a "dangerous" militant group suspected of recruiting young people and sending them to fight in regional hotspots, the Interior Ministry said Sunday.

Italy violated migrants' rights, European Court of Human Rights says

Italy violated the rights of migrants held on Lampedusa and in ships near Palermo by detaining them without clear and accessible legal basis, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said...

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...