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U.S. issues travel alert for southeastern Tunisia

Washington - The US government is warning its citizens to avoid visiting southeastern Tunisia near the Libyan border as well as the country's mountainous western areas due to "the threat of terrorism.

Tunisia calls for day's wages to fight terrorism

Tunis - Tunisia's premier called Saturday for civil servants and the general public to donate part of their wages to an anti-terrorism fund, following a deadly assault on a town near the Libyan border.

New clashes hit Tunisia town as thousands mourn

Jarjis - Fresh clashes in Tunisia's Ben Guerdane area near the Libyan border left 10 jihadists and a soldier dead as thousands attended funerals Wednesday for victims of a major assault.

Tunisian forces kill 7 'terrorists' after jihadist assault

Tunis - Tunisian security forces killed seven "terrorists" overnight near Ben Guerdane after a deadly jihadist attack on the town near the border with Libya, the authorities said on Wednesday.

Tunisia forces kill five 'terrorists' after deadly IS raid

Tunis - Tunisian forces killed five "terrorists" in an operation near the Libyan border late Tuesday, the interior ministry said, a day after a deadly raid the government has described as an unprecedented assault by the Islamic State group.

Tunisia hunts jihadists after deadly border raid

Tunis - Tunisian security forces pressed a search for jihadists near the Libyan border on Tuesday after a deadly raid the authorities described as an unprecedented assault by the Islamic State group.

Tunisia says Libya border attack aimed to set up IS 'emirate'

Tunis - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said jihadists who carried out a deadly attack Monday on a town near the Libyan border had planned to establish an "emirate" of the Islamic State group.

Tunisia kills 28 jihadists in clashes near Libya border

Jarjis - Tunisian forces fought off fierce attacks from jihadists near the Libyan border on Monday, killing 28 extremist fighters in clashes that also left seven civilians dead.

Tunisia's impoverished interior poses risk for struggling country

Tunis - Government neglect in central Tunisia, where poverty and unemployment rates are several times the national average, risks undermining the gains of its revolution and creating a breeding ground for extremism, experts say.

Germany, Tunisia to speed up repatriation of migrants

Tunis - Tunisia and Germany have agreed to speed up the repatriation of rejected asylum-seekers from the North African country, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Tuesday.

Germany 'mulling military training mission in Tunisia'

Berlin - Germany is considering sending troops to Tunisia to help train soldiers in the fight against the Islamic State group, a newspaper report said on Sunday.

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.

Berlin to list Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia as 'safe countries' to stem migrant flow

Berlin - Germany will place Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia on a list of "safe countries of origin", Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced Thursday, in a move that will make it easier to reject asylum requests from citizens of these countries."Now we will...

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.

Merkel's party seeks to stem tide of North African arrivals

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's party Monday said Germany should declare Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia "safe countries of origin", making it easier to reject asylum requests by its nationals.

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.

Waiting to leave Libya's 'cemetery of the unknown'

Tripoli - On the outskirts of Libya's capital, Imad wipes the dirt from the tombstone of his brother, one of hundreds of migrants whose journey ended in the "cemetery of the unknown".

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?

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.

Tunisian Nobel laureates call for Palestinian state

Oslo - Representatives of Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet, who on Thursday picked up their Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo, called for the creation of a Palestinian state as a way to fight "terrorism".

Tunisian Nobel laureates blast terror, from Tunis to Paris

Oslo - Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet on Thursday urged the international community to make the fight against terrorism an "absolute priority", as it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo.

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Tunisia's guardians of democracy

Oslo - The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on Thursday to four organisations that helped save Tunisia's transition to democracy through dialogue, a method the laureates are keen to see applied in Syria and Libya.

Only dialogue will solve crises in Syria, Libya: Nobel peace laureates

Oslo - Only dialogue can resolve the crises in war-torn Syria and Libya, Tunisian civil groups honoured with this year's Nobel Peace Prize said Wednesday on the eve of the awards ceremony in Oslo.

Tunisians receive Nobel Peace Prize amid state of emergency

Oslo - The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded Thursday to four civil society groups who led Tunisia's transition to democracy, though the country has now been plunged into a state of emergency as it battles the threat of jihadism.

Nobel winners to get a medal each... at their expense

Oslo - To avoid any possible envy between the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel institute announced Wednesday that a gold medal will be awarded to each member of the prizewinning Tunisian quartet -- but at their own expense.
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