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Two Tunisians killed in landmine blast near Algerian border: ministry

TUNIS Two Tunisian civilians were killed and one other injured on Monday by a landmine planted by jihadist groups in a mountainous region near the Algerian border, the defense ministry said.

Egypt rights activist says banned from travel

CAIRO An Egyptian human rights activist said on Thursday that airport security officials prevented him flying to Tunisia and told him he was banned from travel.

World, Egypt May 26 2016

As fighters return from Libya, Tunisia faces growing challenge

BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia After a U.S. air strike killed a Tunisian jihadist commander in western Libya in late February, dozens of Islamic State fighters sneaked across the border into Tunisia and attacked an army barracks and police bases in the town of Ben Guerdane.

World, Libya May 24 2016

Tunisian Islamists Ennahda move to separate politics, religion

TUNIS Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahda will separate its political and religious work, its chief said on Friday, moving away from its tradition of political Islam.

World, May 20 2016

Tunisian forces say kill local Islamic State commander in clashes

TUNIS Tunisian special forces have killed a senior commander of an Islamic State affiliate during clashes with the group in a central, mountainous region, the Tunisian Ministry of Defense said on Thursday.

World, May 19 2016

Insight: War on Islamist militants tests Tunisia's young democracy

TUNIS Four days after Islamist militants shot dead 21 tourists in Tunisia's Bardo museum last year, police rounded up dozens of people suspected of links with the gunmen.

World, United Nations, May 13 2016

German parliament approves Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia as 'safe'

BERLIN Germany's lower house of parliament on Friday approved a draft law declaring Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia as safe countries to ease deportation of failed asylum seekers from those North African states.

World, Germany, Africa May 13 2016

Tunisia gets U.S planes, jeeps to guard Libyan border

TUNIS The United States gave jeeps, communications technology and small aircraft to Tunisia on Thursday to help protect the border with Libya, where Islamic State has gained ground and set up training camps, officials said.

World, Libya May 12 2016

Tunisia says four police, four militants killed in raids

TUNIS Four Tunisian police were killed on Wednesday when a suspected Islamist militant detonated his suicide-bomb belt during a raid in the southern town of Tataouine, part of an operation aimed at preventing militant attacks in Tunis, authorities said.

World, May 11 2016

Four Tunisian police killed by suicide bomb blast: government

TUNIS Four Tunisian policemen were killed on Wednesday when an Islamist militant detonated his explosive belt during a security forces raid on a house in the south of the country, the Interior Ministry said.

World, May 11 2016