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Trials open in Tunisia over deaths of Arab Spring protesters

Sidi Bouzid - Two trials opened in Tunisia on Friday over the killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution, part of a process aimed at redressing rights abuses under the toppled regime.

'Terrorist attack' kills 6 Tunisia security forces

Tunis - Six members of Tunisia's security forces were killed Sunday in a "terrorist attack" near the border with Algeria, the interior ministry said, the country's deadliest such incident in over two years.

'Terrorist attack' kills 6 Tunisia security forces

Tunis - Six members of Tunisia's security forces were killed Sunday in a "terrorist attack" near the border with Algeria, the interior ministry said, the country's deadliest such incident in over two years.

Islamist-backed candidate becomes first woman mayor of Tunis

Tunis - Islamist-backed candidate Souad Abderrahim defeated a city official who served under ousted despot Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on Tuesday to become the first woman mayor of the Tunisian capital.

Tunisia shepherd dies after jihadist attack: ministry

Tunis - A Tunisian shepherd has died from wounds sustained when he was attacked over the weekend by jihadists in the country's mountainous centre, the defence ministry said Monday.

Tunisian migrant smugglers profit from security vacuum

Mellita - Days after dozens of migrants died in a shipwreck off the coast of Tunisia, Ibrahim remains undeterred from his "really profitable business" of people-smuggling in the country's Kerkennah archipelago.

Tunisia minister, officials sacked after deadly shipwreck

Tunis - Tunisia's interior minister and numerous officials were sacked on Wednesday, days after a shipwreck that killed at least 66 migrants.

Tunisia searches for survivors of deadly shipwreck

Tunis - Tunisia's navy scoured choppy waters Monday for survivors and victims of the Mediterranean's worst shipwreck in months, with the UN migration agency warning more than 100 people may have been killed.

More than 50 migrants die in Mediterranean crossings

Sfax - More than 50 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean on Sunday, the majority off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey, while Italy marked a sea change in its policy.

Tunisia migrant death toll rises to at least 35: govt

Tunis - The bodies of 35 migrants have been recovered off Tunisia's southern coast, the country's defence ministry said Sunday, revising upwards an earlier government death toll.

First rights trial since 2011 revolt opens in Tunisia

Qabis - The first court case brought by a Tunisian commission probing human rights violations stretching back six decades opened on Tuesday, with 14 former officials, including the ousted president, on trial.

Tunisia govt allows truth tribunal to continue its work

Tunis - The head of Tunisia's truth tribunal, tasked with examining crimes under the country's dictatorship, said Friday the government has allowed its work to continue.

Tunisia Islamists top municipal polls without majority

Tunis - The Islamist movement Ennahdha has beaten rivals in Tunisia's first free municipal elections but failed to win outright majorities in a poll marked by voter frustration and a low turnout.

Tunisia votes in first free municipal elections

Tunis - Tunisia's first free municipal elections got under way Sunday as voters expressed frustration at the slow pace of change since the 2011 revolution in the cradle of the Arab Spring.

Tunisia prepares for first free municipal elections

Tunis - Millions of Tunisians head to the polls on Sunday for their first free municipal elections, seen as another milestone on the road to democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Ahead of polls, apathy and disillusionment in Tunisia

Kasserine - A student from a working-class family in central Tunisia, Karim tries to convince himself municipal elections will usher in a new class of politicians committed to working for local people.

Tunisian Islamist party endorses Jewish candidate

Monastir - Decked out in a striking blue suit and white shirt, matching his political allegiance, Simon Slama rubs shoulders with fellow candidates ahead of Tunisia's municipal elections.

Civil society warns Tunisia still struggles on rights

Tunis - Tunisians risk being prosecuted for exercising basic rights despite progress towards democracy following its 2011 uprising, rights groups said Wednesday.

Family demands 'truth' about killing of Tunisian opposition leader

Tunis - The family of slain Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid on Tuesday demanded the "whole truth" about his killing, five years after it sparked a political crisis as the country struggled towards democracy.

Protests mark Tunisia uprising anniversary

Tunis - Tunisians on Sunday marked seven years since the uprising that launched the Arab Spring, with fresh protests and some people expressing pride but others anger over persistent economic problems.
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