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Tunisian soldier shot dead after opening fire on colleagues, killing three

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TUNIS - A Tunisian soldier opened fire on colleagues at a military base in the capital Tunis on Monday, killing an officer and two others and wounding 15 more before being shot dead himself, Tunisian authorities said.

Gunfire heard near mosque, military base in Tunisian capital

TUNIS - Gunfire erupted near a mosque and military base in the Tunisian capital Tunis on Monday, and a nearby school was evacuated, state news agency TAP and a security official said.

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Tunisian soldier shot dead after opening fire on colleagues, killing three

TUNIS - A Tunisian soldier opened fire on colleagues at a military base in the capital Tunis on Monday, killing an officer and two others and wounding 15 more before being shot dead himself, Tunisian authorities said.

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Five Tunisian migrants die in shipwreck

TUNIS - At least five Tunisian migrants died on Saturday when their boat sailing to Italy capsized off the Tunisian coast, officials said.

World, Italy 23 May 2015

Accused arms smuggler left Tunisia for Italy before museum attack: official

TUNIS/MILAN - A Moroccan man supplied arms for a March attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum and then boarded a migrant boat for Italy, where he is now held, a Tunisian government official said on Friday.

World, Italy, 22 May 2015

Obama boosts support, elevates status for ally Tunisia

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday pledged to elevate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally of the United States, a gesture that recognizes the country's democratic progress after the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. | Video

World, 21 May 2015

Tunisia says Moroccan held in Italy supplied weapons for museum attackers

TUNIS/MILAN - The Moroccan arrested in Italy on suspicion of involvement in the Islamist militant attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum provided the weapons, a Tunisian official told Reuters on Thursday.

World, Italy, 21 May 2015

U.S. offers Tunisia up to $500 million loan guarantee: White House

WASHINGTON - The United States is prepared to consider a loan guarantee to Tunisia of up to $500 million if the funding is needed to help advance economic reforms, the White House said on Thursday.

World, 21 May 2015

Libyan group detains 170 Tunisians over commander's arrest: Tunis

TUNIS - An armed group allied to the Libya Dawn forces controlling Tripoli has detained 170 Tunisians in the Libyan capital since Saturday after Tunis arrested one of its commanders, Tunisian officials said on Monday.

World, Libya 18 May 2015

Islamic State recruits as Tunisia grapples with freedoms

TUNIS - Tunisian militants have fought in foreign wars for decades, from Afghanistan to Somalia to Iraq. But after the 2011 revolt against President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, hundreds of hard-liners were released from prisons, strengthening militant ranks with experienced old hands.

World, Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa 17 May 2015