Tunisia

Militants attack Tunisian customs officers near Algerian border, one killed

Tunis - 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, in central Kasserine province, where Islamist militants belonging to Okba Ibn Nafaa, an al Qaeda-linked group, have often attacked police, army and local officials.

Tunisia allows Libyan flights after six-month shutdown

TUNIS - Tunisia said it would reopen its airspace to flights to and from Libya on Tuesday as safety standards in its neighbor's airports had improved.

World, Libya 18 Aug 2015

Tunisia says arrests 12 trying to enter Libya

TUNIS - 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.

World, Libya 08 Aug 2015

Tunisia extends state of emergency for two more months - presidency

TUNIS - Tunisia has extended its state of emergency for two more months, the presidency said in a statement carried on the state news agency on Friday.

World, 31 Jul 2015

Tunisia parliament approves 'anti-terror' law after Islamic State attacks

TUNIS - 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.

World, 25 Jul 2015

Italy police arrest two suspected Islamic State supporters

MILAN - Italian police arrested a Tunisian and Pakistani on Wednesday on suspicion they were plotting attacks in Italy and circulating threatening messages on the Internet in support of Islamic State.

World, 22 Jul 2015

Six foreign jihadists killed in Syria air strike: Observatory

BEIRUT - One senior Tunisian Islamic State leader alongside five other foreign jihadists were killed in an air strike near the northeastern city of Hasaka, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Monday.

World, Syria 19 Jul 2015

Tunisia says almost wipes out al Qaeda group after attacks

TUNIS - Tunisia's interior minister said security forces had almost wiped out an Islamist militant group linked to al Qaeda during a crackdown launched after two deadly attacks on tourists.

World, 13 Jul 2015

Tunisia recovers 28 migrants' bodies from the sea

TUNIS - Tunisian authorities have recovered from the sea the bodies of 28 migrants believed to have died on a clandestine voyage trying to reach Italy, a civil protection source said on Friday.

World, 10 Jul 2015

Tunisian security forces kill five militants in mountain region: source

TUNIS - Tunisian security forces have killed five Islamist militants in clashes in the mountains near the central town of Gafsa, and military helicopters were pursuing more in the area, a security source said on Friday.

World, 10 Jul 2015