Tunisia

Tunisian forces and militants clash near border, two killed

TUNIS - Tunisian police killed two Islamist militants in clashes near the Algerian border, the interior and defense ministries said on Wednesday, after Tunis raised the security alert level before elections next month.

Tunisia's main Islamist party to stay out of presidential election

TUNIS - Tunisia’s main Islamist party, Ennahda, said on Sunday it would not contest a presidential election in November, in the interest of ensuring an inclusive government for all Tunisians.

World, 07 Sep 2014

Belgium ordered to pay accused bomb plotter extradited to U.S.

BRUSSELS - The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that European states should not extradite people to face the rest of their lives behind bars without the possibility of release, ordering Belgium to pay a settlement to a Tunisian man it had deported to the United States.

World, 04 Sep 2014

Belgium ordered to pay accused bomb plotter extradited to U.S

BRUSSELS - The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that European states should not extradite people to face the rest of their lives behind bars without the possibility of release, ordering Belgium to pay a settlement to a Tunisian man it had deported to the United States.

World, 04 Sep 2014

Tunisian deputy survives assassination attempt

TUNIS - A deputy in Tunisia's transitional parliament survived an assassination attempt in the city of Kasserine, near the Algerian border, where security forces have been hunting Islamist militants for months.

World, Mali, 01 Sep 2014

Tunisia says 36 migrants dead in latest Mediterranean shipwreck

TUNIS - The Tunisian coast guard on Saturday recovered the bodies of 21 migrants, most probably Syrians, who drowned when their boat sank in the Mediterranean near the maritime border with Libya, officials said.

World, Libya, United Nations 30 Aug 2014

Washington to give Tunisia military aid to battle Islamists

TUNIS - The United States will give Tunisia $60 million worth of military aid to help it fight Islamist militants who are threatening the country's nascent democracy, a senior American official said on Tuesday.

World, Mali, 26 Aug 2014

Tunisia, Egypt halt Libya flights over security fears

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI - Tunisia and Egypt's Cairo airport halted most flights to and from Libya on Thursday for security reasons, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups in Tripoli.

Libya militia clashes spread beyond Tripoli towards Zawiya oil port

TRIPOLI - Clashes in Libya spread from Tripoli to the western town of Zawiya near Tunisia's border, where a large oil port is located, killing four people over the last two days, local town council officials said on Thursday.

World, Libya, United Nations 07 Aug 2014

United States to sell Tunisia 12 Black Hawks to aid militant fight

WASHINGTON - The United States is planning to sell Tunisia a dozen advanced attack helicopters as Washington seeks to help the North African state stamp out a mounting threat from Islamist militants.

World, Africa, Mali, 05 Aug 2014