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Tunisia orders crackdown after militants kill 14 soldiers

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TUNIS - Tunisia on Saturday launched a crackdown on mosques and radio stations associated with hardline Islamists after militants killed 14 soldiers in an area near the country's border with Algeria.

Militants kill 14 Tunisian soldiers in mountain ambush

TUNIS - At least 14 Tunisian soldiers were killed when dozens of gunmen with rocket-propelled grenades attacked two checkpoints in the remote Chaambi mountains, one of the deadliest militant strikes on the north African country's armed forces.

World, Mali 17 Jul 2014

At least five Tunisia soldiers dead after militant attack

TUNIS - Gunmen attacked Tunisian military checkpoints near the Algerian border, killing as many as five soldiers in an area where the army has been conducting an operation to flush out Islamist militant fighters, the TAP state news agency and officials said on Wednesday.

World, Mali 16 Jul 2014

At least five Tunisia soldiers dead after militant attack

TUNIS - At least five Tunisian soldiers were killed after gunmen attacked military checkpoints near the Algerian border, where the army has been conducting an operation to flush out Islamist militant fighters, the TAP state news agency and a defense official said on Wednesday.

World, Mali, 16 Jul 2014

Four Tunisian soldiers killed in landmine blast

TUNIS - Four Tunisian soldiers were killed in a landmine blast during an operation against Islamist militants in the north of the country, TAP state news agency reported on Wednesday.

World, 02 Jul 2014

Kidnapped Tunisian embassy workers freed in Libya

TUNIS - A Tunisian diplomat and an embassy worker kidnapped earlier this year by unknown gunmen in Libya arrived at dawn on Monday at a Tunis airport after being freed on Sunday.

World, Libya 29 Jun 2014

Kidnapped Tunisian embassy workers freed in Libya - Tunisia's envoy

TUNIS - A Tunisian diplomat and an embassy worker kidnapped earlier this year by unknown gunmen in Libya have been freed, the Tunisian ambassador to Tripoli said on Sunday.

29 Jun 2014

Tunisia to hold elections in October, November

TUNIS - Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday agreed to hold parliamentary elections on Oct. 26 and a presidential poll a month later, in another step to full democracy after the country toppled its autocrat ruler in 2011.

World, 25 Jun 2014

Tunisia to hold parliamentary, presidential elections in October and November

TUNIS - Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday agreed to hold parliamentary elections on Oct. 26 and a presidential poll a month later, another step towards full democracy in the country that toppled its autocrat ruler in 2011.

World, 25 Jun 2014

Tunisia eyes autumn elections to anchor democracy

TUNIS - Tunisia's election authority has proposed a parliamentary vote on Oct. 26 and the first round of presidential polls a month later, marking the final step toward full democracy in the cradle of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.

World, 16 Jun 2014