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Tunisia lifts nationwide nighttime curfew: Ministry 

Tunis - Tunisia said on Thursday it is lifting a nationwide nighttime curfew imposed last month after the worst social unrest witnessed in the country since its 2011 revolution.

Tunisia PM urges patience after social unrest

Tunis - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid pleaded Saturday for people to be "patient" after a wave of protests against poverty and unemployment in the worst social unrest since the 2011 revolution.

Tunisia imposes curfew after worst post-revolt unrest

Tunis - Tunisia on Friday declared a nighttime curfew across the country after a wave of protests and clashes that constitute the most serious outbreak of social unrest since its 2011 revolution.

Tunisia police disperse new protest after jobless man's death

Kasserine - Tunisian police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of job-seeking demonstrators in the impoverished town of Kasserine, in a second day of protests after the death of an unemployed man.

Thousands on streets of Tunis for revolution anniversary

Tunis - Thousands gathered in the Tunisian capital Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of the overthrow of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in the uprising that inspired the Arab Spring.

Huge 6,000-pound crocodile terrorized prehistoric seas

Suffice it to say, if this beast was in the water, you'd want to be out of the water. What is this creature? It is the largest sea-dwelling crocodile that has ever been discovered, growing to over 30 feet long and weighing three tons.

EU pushes Libya peace as IS claims deadly blasts

Tunis - The EU urged Libyan politicians to back a unity government, as the Islamic State group claimed suicide bombings that killed dozens and sparked fears of a jihadist expansion on Europe's doorstep.

Tunisia extends state of emergency for two months: presidency

Tunis - Tunisia extended for another two months Tuesday a state of emergency imposed after a deadly November bus bombing claimed by the Islamic State group, the presidency said.

Ex-president's new party seeks to avert Tunisia 'catastrophe'

Sousse - Former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki has warned of a "catastrophic" situation in his country, plagued by poverty and jihadists, as he launches a new party a year after his election defeat.

Disillusion rife five years after Tunisia uprising

Sidi Bouzid - A giant portrait of the Tunisian street vendor who started a revolution watches over the town where he set himself alight in a desperate act of protest. But five years later, pride has been replaced by disillusion."The revolution?

Libya rivals say they will sign UN-backed peace deal

Tunis - Libya's rival parliaments will next week sign a UN-sponsored agreement on forming a national unity government, they announced Friday, as world leaders press them to end chaos in the country.

Tunisia reopens Libya border

Tunis - Tunisia has reopened its border with Libya, 15 days after it shut the frontier following a suicide bombing in Tunis claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, the interior ministry said Friday.

Rival Libya factions agree on steps to end deadlock

Tunis - Libya's warring factions said Sunday they had reached an agreement on how to move forward on ending the country's political deadlock but it faces significant hurdles including approval by rival parliaments.

Friends shocked at Tunisian football fan turned bomber

- On Tuesday morning, Houssam Abdelli quickly finished his coffee at a cafe on the outskirts of Tunis where he and his friends would gather to watch their favourite football players in action.

Tunisia names three suspects wanted over bus bombing

Tunis - Tunisia has identified three suspects wanted over Tuesday's suicide bombing that killed 12 presidential guards and is offering a financial reward for information leading to their arrest.

IS claims deadly Tunisia bus bombing

Tunis - The Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed the suicide bombing of a busload of presidential guards in Tunisia's capital, the latest attack in a country plagued by Islamist violence.

Blast targeting Tunisia presidential guard bus kills 12

Tunis - An explosion targeting a bus carrying presidential guards Tuesday killed at least 12 officers in the heart of the capital of Tunisia, the target of jihadist violence since the 2011 revolution.

Bomb attack on Tunisia presidential guard bus kills 12

Tunis - A bomb blast on a bus transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on Tuesday killed at least 12 people and wounded 16, the interior ministry said.

Freeing Africans from tyranny one phone at a time Special

In Africa, where roads are often impassible and conflict has put whole swaths of territory off-limits, the Internet is playing a pivotal role in bringing people together.

Kerry warns IS 'days numbered' after 'Jihadi John' hit

Tunis - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday warned the Islamic State jihadist group its "days are numbered", following an American strike in Syria targeting British militant "Jihadi John"."The coalition forces conducted an air strike targeting...
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