Tunisia

Tunisia signals local al Qaeda links to Bardo museum attack

TUNIS - Tunisia said on Thursday that an attack on a Tunis museum last week was launched by a cell of 23 militants, including an Algerian and Moroccans, with overlapping allegiances to a number of hardline islamist groups.

Tunisia's Bardo museum in symbolic reopening and march after attacks

TUNIS - Tunisia's Bardo museum held a ceremonial reopening on Tuesday a week after gunmen claiming alliance with Islamic State killed 20 foreign tourists in an attack aimed at wrecking the country's vital tourism industry.

World, 24 Mar 2015

Tunisia closes airspace to western Libya for security reasons

TUNIS - Tunisia has again closed its airspace for flights from western Libya, an official said on Tuesday, just days after allowing Libyan planes from Tripoli back for the first time in around six months.

World, Libya 24 Mar 2015

In Tunisia's tourist heartland, anxious wait after attack

YASMIN HAMMAMET, Tunisia - The European visitors strolling Tunisia's Hammamet resort are an encouraging sign for a government determined to minimize the fallout of last week's shooting of 20 tourists in the nearby capital.

World, 23 Mar 2015

One Tunisian soldier killed, two wounded in landmine blast

TUNIS - One Tunisian soldier was killed and two wounded in a landmine blast late on Sunday in a central region bordering Algeria where security forces have been fighting Islamist militants, authorities said.

World, 23 Mar 2015

Tunisia's premier fires six police commanders after museum attack

TUNIS - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid fired six police commanders on Monday, including the head of tourist security, after a militant attack on the national museum last week in which 20 foreign visitors were killed.

World, 23 Mar 2015

Tunisian president says third suspect in museum attack on the run

TUNIS - Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi said on Sunday that a third gunman involved in an attack that killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, at a Tunis museum last week was on the run.

World, 22 Mar 2015

North Africa jihadi front spreads to Arab Spring cradle Tunisia

TUNIS - Praised as a model of Arab Spring progress, Tunisia has finally been drawn onto the global jihadi battlefield after Islamist militants gunned down foreign tourists in a brazen assault at the heart of the capital.

World, 22 Mar 2015

Tunisia arrests more than 20 in crackdown since museum attack

TUNIS - Tunisian authorities have arrested more than 20 suspected militants in a nationwide security crackdown since gunmen killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, in Wednesday's attack in the capital, the government said. | Video

World 21 Mar 2015

Italy wants North African countries to rescue migrants at sea

BRUSSELS - Italy wants Egypt and Tunisia to play a role in rescuing stricken migrant vessels in the Mediterranean, a government planning paper showed, so that survivors could be taken back to African instead of European ports.

World, Italy, Egypt, Africa 20 Mar 2015