Tunisia

Tunisia finishes Libya border fence intended to keep out militants

SABKEHT ALYUN, Tunisia Tunisia has completed a 200-km (125 mile) barrier along its frontier with Libya to try to keep out Islamist militants, and will soon install electronic monitoring systems, Defense Minister Farhat Hachani said on Saturday.

Tunisia police, Islamist militants clash, two dead: government

TUNIS Tunisian police have clashed with Islamist gunmen in a remote mountainous area in the southern region of Gabes, killing at least two militants, the interior ministry said on Monday.

World, 01 Feb 2016

Tunisia says breaks up militant cell linked to Islamic State

TUNIS Tunisian police have broken up a cell recruiting fighters for Islamic State in Libya and Syria, authorities said on Wednesday.

World, Libya 27 Jan 2016

Tunisian police protest over pay in new test for government

CARTHAGE, Tunisia Several thousand Tunisian police marched to the presidential palace on Monday to demand more pay in the latest challenge to Prime Minister Habib Essid's government after a week of protests and riots over jobs.

World, 25 Jan 2016

Tunisia's democracy will be preserved 'whatever the cost' - PM

TUNIS Tunisia's prime minister said on Saturday that the country's young democracy would be preserved "whatever the cost" following four days of violent job protests and riots, and that it would take time to respond to young people's economic demands.

World, 23 Jan 2016

Five years on, unrest tests 'Arab Spring' model Tunisia

KASSERINE, Tunisia On Dec. 17, 2010, a young, desperate Tunisian vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself ablaze in a suicide protest over unemployment and police abuse that spread revolt across the Arab world. | Video

World, Davos 22 Jan 2016

Germany seeks to limit migration from North Africa

BERLIN Germany wants to limit migration from North Africa by declaring Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia 'safe countries', officials from the ruling coalition said on Monday, cutting their citizens' chance of being granted asylum to virtually zero.

World, Germany, Africa 18 Jan 2016

Tunisia's ruling party faces splits as lawmakers quit

TUNIS Sixteen Tunisian lawmakers from President Beji Caid Essebsi's Nidaa Tounes party resigned on Friday over a dispute involving his son in a move that may allow Islamist rivals to become the main parliamentary power.

World, 08 Jan 2016

Paris prosecutor casts doubt on identity of man shot dead

PARIS Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins cast doubt on the identity of a man shot dead by police in the capital on Thursday, as authorities sought to establish whether he was acting alone or with support.

World, 08 Jan 2016

Tunisian PM reshuffles cabinet amid security, economic challenges

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid named 12 new ministers on Wednesday in a cabinet reshuffle he hopes will boost the effectiveness of his government as it battles jihadist violence and tries to revive the economy.

World, 06 Jan 2016