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Tunisia News

Belgium told to compensate extradited terror suspect

Strasbourg - Belgium was wrong to extradite a former Tunisian professional footballer turned convicted Al-Qaeda fighter to the United States and must pay him compensation, Europe's top rights court ruled Thursday.

Tunisian 'mystery lake' baffles, concerns officials

Gafsa - A lake which has mysteriously appeared in the middle of a Tunisian desert has authorities concerned and searching for an explanation.

Libya guards fire warning shots as crowd tries to storm border

- Libyan border guards fired warning shots Friday to keep back a crowd of people trying to enter Tunisia as they fled the conflict in Libya, a Tunisian army officer said.

Violence forces evacuation of US embassy in Libya

Tripoli - Around 150 officials, workers and military security guards were evacuated Saturday from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli to escape mounting militia violence in Libya's capital.

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Attack on mountain posts kills 14 Tunisia soldiers

Tunis - Assailants killed 14 Tunisian soldiers in an attack on two posts near the border with Algeria, where the army has been waging a crackdown on jihadists, the government said Thursday.

Qaeda claims attack on Tunisia minister's home

Tunis - Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said Friday it was responsible for a recent attack on the home of Tunisia's interior minister that killed four policemen, the first such claim in the country."A group of lions...

Four police killed in attack on Tunisia minister's home

Tunis - Four Tunisian police officers were killed during a "terrorist" attack overnight on the home of Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou in the west-central Kasserine region, a ministerial spokesman said Wednesday.

Social pressures force Tunisia women to fake virginity

Tunis - It happens every April ahead of the summer marriage season, says Tunisian gynaecologist Faouzi Hajri -- desperate brides-to-be beg for surgery to make them "virgins" again for their wedding night.

Tunisia looks to win back tourists with image makeover

Tunis - Tunisia is working against the clock to salvage its 2014 tourist season after three turbulent years, by revamping the country's image -- with the help of online media and a few Star Wars characters."To change a country from one that is relatively inexp...

Tunisia looks to win back tourists with image makeover

Tunis - Tunisia is working against the clock to salvage its 2014 tourist season after three turbulent years, by revamping the country's image -- with the help of online media and a few Star Wars characters.

Cruise operator suspends Tunisia stops after Israelis barred

Tunis - The US-based operator of a cruise ship whose Israeli passengers were prevented from entering Tunisia, announced on Tuesday that it would no longer call at Tunisian ports.The Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line said Monday that a "small number" of Israeli...

Tunisia lifts emergency rule in force since 2011 uprising

Tunis - Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has lifted a state of emergency in force since the 2011 uprising that triggered the Arab Spring, his office said Thursday."The president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces...

11 dead as Libya military plane crashes in Tunisia

- A Libyan army medical plane crashed south of Tunis early on Friday, killing all 11 people on board, Tunisian emergency services said."The plane crashed at 1:30 am (0030 GMT)...

Suspect arrested in murder of Tunisian MP

Tunis - Tunisian security forces arrested a suspect in the murder of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi after a fierce gunbattle during an overnight raid on a militant hideout, the interior ministry's spokesman said on Sunday.

Tunisia marks year since opposition leader's murder

Tunis - Tunisians mark on Thursday 12 turbulent months since the assassination of opposition politician Chokri Belaid, and his family still want to know what happened despite the alleged assassin being shot dead this week.

Suspected killer of Tunisia's Belaid slain one year on

Tunis - The suspected Islamist assassin of Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid, whose death last February sparked social and political upheaval, has been killed in a police raid, the government said Tuesday.

Policeman, militants killed in Tunis firefight

Tunis - A firefight between security forces and suspected Islamists holed up in a building in a Tunis suburb has left one policeman and up to four militants dead, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

IMF releases fresh funds to Tunisia as new government sworn in

Washington - The International Monetary Fund released more than $500 million in support for Tunisia on Wednesday, shortly after a new technocratic government headed by Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa was sworn in.The funds, part of a two-year, $1.

Neutral government sworn in to get Tunisia back on track

Tunis - A government of independents, tasked with steering Tunisia to fresh elections, took the oath on Wednesday, replacing an Islamist-led administration under a hard-won deal to end months of political turmoil.

Tunisia parliament approves new cabinet line-up

Tunis - Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday approved a technocratic caretaker government tasked with leading the country out of a bruising political crisis and into fresh elections.

Tunisia's leaders sign new charter 3 years after revolution

Tunis - Tunisia's leaders on Monday signed the new constitution adopted by lawmakers, a key goal of the revolution three years ago that touched off the Arab Spring.

Tunisia PM designate says has formed new government

Tunis - Tunisia's premier-designate Mehdi Jomaa said Sunday he has presented the president with the list of his proposed cabinet of independents, under a roadmap aimed at ending months of political crisis.

Tunisia's Jomaa forms new cabinet as MPs vote on charter

Tunis - Lawmakers were to vote Sunday on a new constitution, three years after Tunisia's revolution, as premier-designate Mehdi Jomaa presented his proposed government of independents after initially failing to achieve consensus.

Tunisia to vote in new constitution

Tunis - Tunisia's interim parliament was set to pass a much-delayed new constitution Sunday, after the failure to form a caretaker cabinet showed deep political discord.

Protests on the rise in Tunisia in area where Arab Spring began

Tunis - On January 8, 2011, the first protester was killed in Kasserine. In nearby Sidi Bouzid, a street vendor set himself on fire to protest his poverty, sparking the protests that eventually resulted in the overthrow of the Ben Ali regime.

Rival parties in Tunisia compromise on constitution

Tunis - The president of Tunisia's transitional parliament reported that rival parties have worked out a compromise over contentious points in a draft constitution.

Tens of thousands rally to support Islamist Tunisian government

Tunis - Tens of thousands of Tunisians have gathered in Kasbah square in the center of the capital Tunis to show their support for the ruling Ennahda party.

Second Tunisian opposition leader killed with same gun

Tunis - Leftist leader Chokri Belaid was shot back in February. The same gun was used to kill Mohamed Brahmi another opposition politician yesterday (July 25).

Op-Ed: Tunisia embarrassed by FEMEN activists

Tunis - Three women, two French and one German have just been released from jail in Tunisia, an Islamic North African country. Their crime? Demonstrating topless in front of a court in Tunis, the capital.
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Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
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A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
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