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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.

Tunisia identifies all 38 victims of beach massacre, 30 British

Tunis - All 38 victims of the Tunisian beach resort massacre have been formally identified, among them 30 Britons, the health ministry said Wednesday.

Attack wasn't Tunisia's fault, say tourists who stayed

Port El Kantaoui - Despite many tourists taking the first flights home after a gunman's killing spree at a popular Tunisian beach resort, others decided to stay, saying the massacre was not the country's fault.

Tunisia admits was unprepared for beach attack

Tunis - Tunisia's president has admitted security services were not prepared for last week's jihadist beach massacre, as authorities warned the country is likely to lose more than half-a-billion dollars in tourism revenues.

European tourists cancelling Tunisia vacations after massacre

Tunis - Thousands of European tourists are cancelling planned vacations to Tunisia in the wake of last week's massacre at a beach resort by a gunman whose attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Tunisia gunman: From breakdancing student to Islamist radical

- A university student and fan of breakdancing who worked part-time to fund his studies, Seifeddine Rezgui seemed like a normal young Tunisian man.

Tunisia makes first beach attack arrests as UK urges fightback

Port El Kantaoui - Tunisia said Monday it had made its first arrests after a beach massacre that killed 38 people, as European officials paid tribute to victims of the country's worst jihadist attack.

UK minister vows 'terrorists will not win' in Tunisia tribute

Port El Kantaoui - Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May vowed Monday that "the terrorists will not win" after paying tribute in Tunisia to the 38 people, mainly Britons, killed by a jihadist gunman.

UK must prepare for many citizens killed in Tunisia: PM

London - Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday warned the country to prepare for the fact that "many" of those killed in the attack on a Tunisian beach resort were British.

Shaken tourists flee Tunisia after seaside massacre

Port El Kantaoui - Planeloads of shocked foreign tourists flew home from Tunisia Saturday after a beachside massacre claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed 38 people and prompted a major security clampdown.

World leaders condemn string of 'barbaric' attacks

Paris - US and UN leaders led an international chorus of outrage and condemnation after a string of suspected Islamist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia Friday left dozens dead.

Dozens killed in multiple jihadist attacks

Paris - A gunman shot dozens at a Tunisian beach resort, a suicide bomber targeted a mosque in Kuwait and in France, a lone killer pinned a decapitated head to the gates of a factory, in an international Islamist assault on Friday.

Tunisia tourist resort attack leaves 28 dead

Port El Kantaoui - At least 28 people including foreigners were killed Friday in a mass shooting at a Tunisian beach resort packed with holidaymakers, in the North African country's worst attack in recent history.

Tunisia shuts Libya consulate over abductions

Tunis - Tunisia said Friday it was shutting its consulate in conflict-hit Libya as 10 staffers abducted by an armed militia in Tripoli returned home after a week in captivity.

IS jihadists claim deadly attack on Tunisia police

Tunis - The jihadist Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack in central Tunisia that killed three policemen and wounded 12.

17 dead, 70 injured in Tunisia train crash

Tunis - At least 17 people were killed and 70 injured when a passenger train hit a lorry south of the Tunisian capital on Tuesday, the transport and interior ministries said.

Three Tunisia police, jihadist killed in clashes: Ministry

Tunis - Three Tunisian police and a suspected jihadist were killed on Monday in clashes in the centre of the country, the interior ministry said.

Libya militia kidnap 10 staffers from Tunisia consulate

Tunis - Libyan militiamen kidnapped 10 staffers from Tunisia's consulate in Tripoli Friday after storming the mission, the government in Tunis said.

Tunisia rescues 356 migrants off southeast coast

Tunis - Tunisia's navy on Wednesday rescued 356 migrants including a two-month-old baby girl off the country's southeastern coast near Ben Guerdane, the Red Crescent said.

Tunisia arrests second Morocco suspect in Bardo attack

Tunis - Tunisia has arrested a second Moroccan suspect over a deadly attack in March on the Bardo museum in Tunis, detaining him at the border with Libya, the interior ministry said Thursday.

Tunisian soldier kills 7 comrades in barracks attack

Tunis - A Tunisian corporal shot dead seven of his comrades on Monday before himself being killed, the defence ministry said, adding that he had family and psychological problems.The rampage "caused the deaths of seven soldiers and also of the shooter.

Europe migrant terror threat overblown: experts

Brussels - The arrest in Italy of a terror suspect posing as a boat migrant has fuelled nightmare scenarios of jihadist infiltration of Europe, but experts say the threat is overblown and attacks by homegrown extremists are more likely.

Italy hails arrest of Tunis terror suspect

Rome - Italy's interior minister said Thursday that the arrest of a Moroccan illegal immigrant wanted for the Tunis museum attack had been a police success, rebuffing claims it had exposed gaping holes in the country's security net.

Obama looks to anchor Tunisia's democratic gains

Washington - Barack Obama and Tunisia's president will on Thursday discuss increased military and economic aid designed to ensure the brightest democratic light to emerge from the Arab Spring is not extinguished by jihadists or joblessness.

Boat migrant arrest over Tunisia attack sparks Italy row

Rome - Italy said Wednesday it had arrested a Moroccan illegal immigrant suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Tunis museum, fuelling a row over the threat of jihadists arriving in Europe by boat.

Tunisia says 172 nationals held by Libya militia

Tunis - Tunisia said Monday that it was negotiating for the release of 172 nationals being held by a Libyan militia as bargaining chips for one of its commanders detained in Tunis.

Tunisia hosts Jewish pilgrimage under tight security

Djerba - The Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba is to take place Wednesday under extra security after the Bardo museum massacre and Israel's warning of terror threats.

Israel warns of terror attack threat against Jews in Tunisia 

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had learned of "concrete threats" of terror attacks against Jewish or Israeli targets in Tunisia.The Tunisian government quickly denied the claims, saying no such threats existed.

Tunisian extremists hack Belgian website: Reports

Brussels - Hackers claiming to be Islamist militants from Tunisia took over a Belgian regional government website Friday to denounce US counter-terror operations, reports said.

Jihadist chief killed as thousands march in Tunisia

Tunis - Tunisia said Sunday it had killed the leader of the jihadists behind the massacre at its national museum, as foreign leaders joined thousands of Tunisians in a march against extremism.Chanting "Tunisia is free! Terrorism out!
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A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
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Leader of the ruling Islamist party Rachid Ghannouchi
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Government buildings in Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia.
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Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
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