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Berlin Christmas market attacker got order directly from IS: report

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BERLIN The Tunisian who killed 12 people by driving a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin received his orders directly from Islamic State, a German magazine reported on Saturday.

Tunisia tightens restrictions on journalists, press freedom at risk - union

TUNIS Violations against journalists in Tunisia are on the rise as authorities try to control local media, Tunisia's journalists Union said on Tuesday, warning this threatened press freedom and the country's young democracy.

World, Apr 11 2017

Tunisian former PM Jomaa launches 'non-ideological' political party

TUNIS Tunisia's former Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa launched a new political party on Wednesday which he said would be non-ideological and could "restore hope for Tunisians" frustrated by the country's transition.

World, Mar 29 2017

Man with knife arrested trying to enter Tunisian parliament

TUNIS A young man trying to enter the Tunisian parliament was arrested on Tuesday when a scanner at the entrance detected that he had a knife, officials said.

World, Mar 28 2017

Tunisia summons British ambassador over airline electronics rules

TUNIS Tunisia's government has summoned the British ambassador to protest against a decision to restrict carry-on electronic goods on flights from Tunisia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

World, Mar 24 2017

Britain introduces electronics restrictions on flights from six countries

LONDON Britain has introduced restrictions on carry-on electronic goods on direct inbound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia for the safety of the public, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday.

World, Saudi Arabia, Egypt Mar 21 2017

Tunisia sees 30 percent tourism growth in 2017

TUNIS The number of tourists traveling to Tunisia is expected to rise by about 30 percent in 2017, reversing two years of sharp drops caused by militant attacks on foreign visitors, a senior official said on Tuesday.

World, Mar 21 2017

German police raid flats, shut mosque visited by Berlin truck attacker

BERLIN German authorities on Tuesday raided apartments linked to a mosque in the city of Hildesheim visited by Tunisian failed asylum seeker Anis Amri, who drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market in December and killed 12 people.

World, Mar 14 2017

Germany agrees to deport Tunisian wanted over 2015 museum attack

BERLIN German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Sunday that a Tunisian man wanted in his homeland for his possible involvement in a deadly attack on a Tunis museum in 2015 can be deported.

World, Mar 12 2017

Italy expels Tunisian suspected of links to Berlin attacker

MILAN Italy has expelled a Tunisian who may have had links with the man who killed 12 people in Berlin when he plowed a truck through a busy Christmas market, the Italian interior ministry said on Sunday.

World, Mar 12 2017

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