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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.

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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...

Power struggle threatens top Tunisia party with collapse

Tunis - Rival ambitions, insults and accusations of violence have brought Tunisia's ruling party to the brink of collapse as the country struggles to lead the way towards a post-Arab Spring democracy.

Tunisia's Nobel Peace Prize bolsters fragile democracy

Tunis - Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet winning the Nobel Peace Prize is a breath of fresh air for a fragile emerging democracy facing serious security issues that threaten its economy.

Key dates in Tunisia since popular revolt

Tunis - The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to Tunisia's "National Dialogue Quartet" for building democracy after the 2011 revolution which unleashed the Arab Spring.Below are key dates since the uprising that toppled president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Nobel Prize 'tribute to martyrs of democratic Tunisia': Joint winner

Tunis - The Nobel Peace Prize awarded Friday to Tunisian national dialogue mediators is a "tribute to martyrs" of the country's democracy, the head of a labour union within the quartet said.

Tunisia lifts state of emergency imposed after tourist massacre

Tunis - A state of emergency imposed in Tunisia after a jihadist gunman massacred 38 foreign tourists in June is set to be lifted, the president's office announced Friday.

Tunisia adopts new anti-terror law despite rights concerns

Tunis - The Tunisian parliament adopted a new anti-terror law aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks but which has been slammed by rights groups as draconian.

Senior leader of Tunisian Qaeda-linked group killed: Official

Tunis - A senior leader of an Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group that has been blamed for a spate of violence in Tunisia was among five militants killed by security forces in a recent raid, an official said.

Tunisia says 127 arrests since jihadist beach massacre

Tunis - Tunisian authorities have arrested 127 suspected "terrorists" since last month's massacre of tourists at a beach resort, the minister heading the crisis group on the incident said Saturday.

Britons, Danes urged to leave Tunisia over attack fears

Tunis - Denmark followed Britain's example on Friday in urging its nationals to cut short their holidays in Tunisia after London warned the country was still unsafe after last month's beach massacre.

New details emerge about Tunisia gunman's past

Tunis - The Tunisian jihadist behind last month's massacre of foreigners at a seaside resort had previously worked in tourism, officials said Sunday, as his mother insisted the young man was "brainwashed".

Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack

Tunis - President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency following last week's beach massacre claimed by jihadists that he said had left Tunisia facing a "special type of war".

Libya magnet for jihadists from Tunisia and beyond

Tunis - Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in jihadist camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, like last week's beach massacre in Tunisia.

Mourners hold minute's silence at Tunisia beach attack resort

Port El Kantaoui - Mourners held a minute's silence at Tunisian beach resort Friday in tribute to the 38 victims of the country's worst-ever jihadist attack, an AFP journalist said.

Tunisia arrests eight with 'direct links' to beach massacre

Tunis - Tunisia has arrested eight people in connection with last week's jihadist massacre at a seaside resort, as the remains of more slain Britons were flown home Thursday.

Tunisia boosts security at tourist sites after beach massacre

Tunis - Tunisia started deploying armed police around tourist sites on Wednesday after last week's massacre at a beach resort, as authorities finished identifying all 38 people killed in the jihadist attack.
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