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U.N. opens Libya peace talks in Tunis with eye on elections

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TUNIS The United Nations opened talks on Libya's future in Tunisia on Monday aimed at ending nearly a decade of chaos and bloodshed by arranging elections, but obstacles remain despite progress in cementing last month's ceasefire.

Tunisia will accept deportees from France if judicial rights are guaranteed

TUNIS Tunisia will accept all Tunisian migrants deported from France following the fatal stabbings at a church in Nice as long as all judicial appeals have been exhausted, its interior minister said on Friday.

World, Nov 06 2020

Angry French city asks after church attack: Why us again?

NICE, France When a suspected Islamist from Tunisia killed three people this week in a church in the French Riviera city of Nice, for many residents it brought painful memories flooding back.

World, Natural Disasters, Oct 30 2020

Young Tunisian's journey from dowdy suburb to French church beheading

SFAX, Tunisia When Brahim al-Aouissaoui made a video call to his family back in Tunisia early on Thursday he told them he had just arrived in Nice and found a place to sleep in a stairwell near a church, they recalled.

World, Oct 30 2020

Tunisia to investigate Mahdi Organisation over Nice attack: state media

TUNIS Tunisian authorities have authorised an investigation into whether a group called the Mahdi Organisation exists and carried out the Nice attack, based on social media claims of responsibility, state news agency TAP reported on Friday.

World, Oct 30 2020

Tunisian suspect in Nice attack was held in 2016 for using knife, official says

TUNIS Brahim al-Aouissaoui, the Tunisian suspect in Thursday's attack in France, was arrested in 2016 for violence and using a knife, said Mohsen Dali, an official in the Tunisian judiciary on Friday.

World, Oct 30 2020

Italian minister rejects blame over handling of Nice church suspect

ROME The Italian government was in no way to blame for allowing a Tunisian migrant accused of killing three people in a church in neighbouring France to enter Europe, the interior minister said on Friday.

World, France, Italy, Oct 30 2020

Tunisian man beheads woman, kills two more people in Nice church

PARIS/NICE, France A knife-wielding Tunisian man shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday before being shot and taken away by police. | Video

World, Oct 30 2020

Nice attack points to continued Tunisian struggle with jihadists

TUNIS Though French police believe the attacker who killed three people in Nice on Thursday is a Tunisian, the North African democracy has made big strides in tackling the jihadist threat in recent years.

World, France, Italy, Africa Oct 29 2020

Tunisia investigates Nice suspect, judiciary says

TUNIS Tunisia has opened an investigation after reports that the suspect in the Nice attack is Tunisian, the spokesman for a specialised counter-militancy court, Mohsen Dali, told Reuters on Thursday.

World, Oct 29 2020