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Tunisia policeman dies after attack, security unions seek more protection


TUNIS A Tunisian police officer who was stabbed by a suspected Islamist died of his wounds on Thursday, and security unions threatened to stage protests if parliament fails to legislate tougher protections for security force personnel.

Suspected Islamist arrested after knife attack near Tunis parliament

ETTADAMEN,(TUNISIA) A suspected Islamist militant wounded two policemen with a knife near the parliament in Tunis on Wednesday and was later arrested, Tunisia's Interior Ministry said.

World, Nov 01 2017

Smugglers offer new routes to Europe for jobless Tunisians

OFF THE TUNISIAN COAST Tunisian smugglers are offering migrants seeking a fresh start in Europe a new route from Africa to Italy. | Video

World, Italy, Africa Oct 18 2017

Wednesday Morning Briefing

President Xi outlines his vision for a “new era” in China at the Communist Party Congress, a U.S District judge blocks President Trump’s latest travel ban and while U.S.-backed militias declare victory in Raqqa, the future of Syria remains uncertain.

Death toll in collision between Tunisian navy and migrant boat reaches 34

TUNIS Tunisia's navy has recovered 26 more bodies of Tunisian migrants who drowned when their boat sank last week in a collision with a navy vessel, bringing the death toll from the incident to 34.

World, Oct 16 2017

Swiss say to expel two Tunisians with link to Marseille attacker

GENEVA Switzerland is sending a Tunisian couple who include the brother of the presumed knife attacker at Marseille train station in France back to their home country for security reasons, Swiss federal police said on Tuesday.

World, Oct 10 2017

Tunisian navy rescues 100 migrants, hours after eight drown

TUNIS Tunisia's navy rescued almost 100 migrants from a sinking boat off its southeast coast late on Monday, authorities said, hours after eight people being smuggled to Europe drowned in the same stretch of water.

World, Oct 10 2017

Tunisian migrant, navy boats collide; eight bodies found

TUNIS/ROME At least eight people drowned on Monday when a boat carrying dozens of mostly Tunisian migrants collided with a navy vessel off the country's southeast coast, its defense ministry said.

World, Oct 09 2017

Marseille attack suspect had shown Tunisian passport to police: prosecutor

PARIS The man suspected of carrying out Sunday's attack in the French city of Marseille, killing two people, had presented a Tunisian passport when last stopped by police in Lyon just two days earlier, said the Paris public prosecutor Francois Molins.

World, Oct 02 2017

Tunisia rescues 140 migrants off its coast

TUNIS The Tunisian navy rescued 98 Tunisians fleeing to Europe when their boat started to sink off Kerkenah on the southeast coast late on Saturday, the national guard said.

World, Oct 01 2017