Tunisia

Tunisia's chief of army land forces resigns: official

TUNIS - The commander of Tunisia's army land forces has resigned, the defense ministry said on Wednesday, as the military struggles to contain attacks by al Qaeda-linked militants.

U.S. diplomats' return to Libya could be more hazardous than exit

WASHINGTON - If evacuating U.S. embassy staff from Libya was perilous - three F-16 fighters and Marines in Osprey aircraft flew overhead a road convoy from Tripoli to Tunisia - sending them back in could be politically hazardous for President Barack Obama.

UK embassy convoy hit by gunfire in Libya, no injuries: official

TRIPOLI - A British embassy convoy was hit by gunfire during an attempted hijacking outside the capital Tripoli on the way to the Tunisian border, but no-one was injured in the incident, an embassy official said on Sunday.

World, Libya 27 Jul 2014

U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence'

TRIPOLI - The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli.

World, Libya, United Nations, 26 Jul 2014

Militants kill two Tunisian soldiers near Algerian border: army

TUNIS - At least 2 Tunisian soldiers were killed on Saturday when Islamist militants attacked a checkpoint in a remote area of Kef region near the Algerian border, the second attack on an outpost in less than two weeks, authorities said.

World, Mali 26 Jul 2014

U.S. evacuates Libyan Embassy staff to Tunisia

WASHINGTON - The United States on Saturday evacuated its embassy staff from Tripoli to Tunisia due to intense fighting among Libyan militias near the facility, the U.S. State Department said.

World, Libya 26 Jul 2014

United States pulls embassy staff from Libya due to security concerns

TRIPOLI - The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, temporarily relocating its staff across the border to Tunisia because of escalating clashes between rival militias in Tripoli, the U.S. State Department said. The U.S. pullout underscored deteriorating security in the Libyan capital following two weeks of fighting between militias who have exchanged rocket and artillery fire in southern Tripoli near the embassy compound.

World, Libya 26 Jul 2014

Tunisia orders crackdown after militants kill 14 soldiers

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.

World, 19 Jul 2014

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