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Islamic State turned on dissenters as Raqqa assault neared


AIN ISSA, Syria Islamic State's leaders used spies to root out suspected enemies in their ranks in the countdown to this month's U.S.-led attack on their de-facto capital Raqqa, the wives of three Tunisian fighters who fled the Syrian town said.

Libya's neighbors push political deal over military solution

ALGIERS Libya's neighbors Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia agreed on Tuesday to push for political dialogue to end the crisis in the North African country and rejected foreign interference or any military solution.

World, Egypt, Libya, Africa Jun 06 2017

Italy busts ring smuggling migrants from Tunisia in speedboat

PALERMO, Italy Italy broke up a criminal ring smuggling migrants safely to Sicily for about 3,000 euros ($3,379) on a speedboat capable of making the crossing from Tunisia in less than four hours, magistrates said on Tuesday.

World, Italy, Jun 06 2017

Tunisia militants behead shepherd near Algeria border: sources

TUNIS Islamist militants kidnapped and beheaded a young shepherd in Tunisian mountains near the border with Algeria, less than two years after his brother was killed in the same way, security sources and residents told TAP state news agency on Saturday.

World, Jun 03 2017

Tunisia confiscates property of businessmen arrested for graft

TUNIS The Tunisian government has confiscated the property and frozen bank accounts of eight prominent businessmen arrested this week on suspicion of corruption in an unprecedented government campaign against graft, authorities said on Friday.

World, May 26 2017

Tunisia beach attack trial opens under tight security

TUNIS The trial of 26 people accused of involvement in a 2015 militant attack on a Tunisian beach resort which left 38 people dead opened on Friday, but was quickly adjourned after lawyers on both sides sought more time to prepare.

World, May 26 2017

Swiss return funds from Ben Ali relative to Tunisia

ZURICH Switzerland returned around 3.5 million euros ($3.91 million) held by a close relative of former Tunisian president Ben Ali to Tunisian authorities as part of the country's stolen assets recovery process, Swiss authorities said on Friday.

World, May 26 2017

Tunisia forces clash with protesters, one killed, stations burned

TUNIS Tunisian security forces firing teargas clashed with protesters on Monday after they burned down two police stations following the death of a young man hit by a police vehicle during protests over jobs in the south.

World, May 22 2017

Tunisia protesters close second oil pump station in south

TUNIS Tunisian protesters demanding jobs and a share in energy wealth have closed down another oil pumping station in defiance of government efforts to protect oil and gasfields with troops and negotiate an end to unrest.

World, May 21 2017

Tunisia protesters close oil pumping station after army standoff

TUNIS Tunisian protesters shut an oil pumping station that feeds a coastal terminal on Saturday after a standoff with troops, escalating a weeks-long protest for jobs in their marginalized southern region.

World, May 20 2017

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