Tunisia

Tunisian deputy survives assassination attempt

TUNIS - A deputy in Tunisia's transitional parliament survived an assassination attempt in the city of Kasserine, near the Algerian border, where security forces have been hunting Islamist militants for months.

Tunisia says 36 migrants dead in latest Mediterranean shipwreck

TUNIS - The Tunisian coast guard on Saturday recovered the bodies of 21 migrants, most probably Syrians, who drowned when their boat sank in the Mediterranean near the maritime border with Libya, officials said.

World, Libya, United Nations 30 Aug 2014

Washington to give Tunisia military aid to battle Islamists

TUNIS - The United States will give Tunisia $60 million worth of military aid to help it fight Islamist militants who are threatening the country's nascent democracy, a senior American official said on Tuesday.

World, Mali, 26 Aug 2014

Tunisia, Egypt halt Libya flights over security fears

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI - Tunisia and Egypt's Cairo airport halted most flights to and from Libya on Thursday for security reasons, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups in Tripoli.

Libya militia clashes spread beyond Tripoli towards Zawiya oil port

TRIPOLI - Clashes in Libya spread from Tripoli to the western town of Zawiya near Tunisia's border, where a large oil port is located, killing four people over the last two days, local town council officials said on Thursday.

World, Libya, United Nations 07 Aug 2014

United States to sell Tunisia 12 Black Hawks to aid militant fight

WASHINGTON - The United States is planning to sell Tunisia a dozen advanced attack helicopters as Washington seeks to help the North African state stamp out a mounting threat from Islamist militants.

World, Africa, Mali, 05 Aug 2014

Militants attack Tunisian army base, kill one soldier

TUNIS - A Tunisian soldier was killed after Islamist militants tried to storm an army base early on Sunday in the town of Sbitla near the Algerian border, the Tunisian government said on Sunday.

World, Mali 03 Aug 2014

Tunisia guards fire in air to disperse crowds at Libya border

RAS JDIR Tunisia - Tunisian guards shot into the air and fired tear gas on Friday to stop a group of Egyptians from storming across the border with Libya after fleeing violence in Tripoli, a Reuters reporter said.

World, Egypt, Libya 01 Aug 2014

Two Egyptians shot dead in Libya-Tunisia border clash: state media

TUNIS - Two people were shot dead when Libyan border guards opened fire to disperse hundreds of Egyptians trying to cross into Tunisia to flee Libya's growing chaos, the Tunisian state news agency TAP said on Thursday.

World, Egypt, Libya 31 Jul 2014

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.

World, Mali 30 Jul 2014