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UN expert back in Germany after release from Tunisia

New York - A United Nations arms experts who was arrested in Tunisia in late March on espionage charges has been released and is recovering at home in Berlin, the UN spokesman said Wednesday.

UN demands Tunisia drop charges against arms expert

New York - The United Nations on Wednesday rejected Tunisia's reasons for the arrest in March of a UN expert on suspicion of espionage and demanded that charges against him be dropped.

Bangladeshi farmer among migrants saved by Tunisian fishermen

Zarzis - A Bangladeshi farmer watched dozens drown beside him in the Mediterranean before "God sent us the fishermen", who saved him from the cold waters and took him to Tunisia.

Three migrants drown off Tunisian coast, dozens missing

Tunis - A boat carrying around 70 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa has sunk in the Mediterranean, leaving three people dead and dozens missing, Tunisian officials said Friday.

Tunisia arrest of UN expert sparks diplomatic row

Tunis - Tunisia's arrest of an expert investigating possible violations of an arms embargo on war-torn Libya has sparked a diplomatic standoff between the North African country and the United Nations.

UN 'gravely concerned' over Tunisia detention of Libya expert

New York - The United Nations has expressed its "grave concern" over the detention in Tunisia of a UN expert tasked with investigating violations of a Libya arms embargo."The arrest and detention by the Tunisian authorities of Moncef Kartas...

Arab countries hold off on UN action over US move on Golan

New York - Arab countries met at the United Nations on Monday to discuss President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israel's annexation of the Golan but no decision was taken on tabling a UN resolution condemning the US move, diplomats said.

Tunisia sets dates for autumn elections

Tunis - Tunisia will hold parliamentary elections on October 6 and presidential polls on November 10, the electoral commission said Wednesday, the third round of national voting since the country's 2011 revolution.

Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya

Tunis - Militiamen have kidnapped a group of Tunisian workers near the Libyan capital Tripoli, demanding Tunis release a comrade, the foreign ministry and a rights activist said."The foreign ministry is following the case of the Tunisian citizens...

Tunisia govt, teachers reach deal to end strike

Tunis - The Tunisian government and a teachers' union reached a deal Saturday to end a months-long strike that has disrupted schools across the country.

Jihadists get life for deadly 2015 Tunisia attacks on tourists

Tunis - A Tunisian court has sentenced seven jihadists to life in prison over attacks at a museum and on a beach in 2015 that killed 60 people, many of them British tourists, prosecutors said on Saturday.

Tunisia awaits verdicts on jihadist massacre suspects

Tunis - A Tunisian court was holding final hearings Friday in two trials over jihadist attacks in 2015 on a museum and a tourist resort that left dozens dead, lawyers told AFP.

Tunisian government agrees deal with union to avert strikes

Tunis - The Tunisian authorities on Thursday reached a deal with a powerful trade union over wage hike demands to avert a further round of paralysing strikes.

Tunisia, Russia call for Arab League to readmit Syria

Tunis - Syria's "natural place" is within the Arab League, Tunisia's foreign minister said Saturday, ahead of the organisation's annual summit in Tunis in March.

Tunis museum attack trial reopens with video feed to Paris

Tunis - The trial reopened Friday of suspects in the deadly jihadist attack on the Tunisian capital's Bardo museum in 2015, with the hearing relayed by video to Paris for French victims' families.

Tunisia trade unions mull 'compromise' ahead of strike

Tunis - Tunisia's powerful UGTT trade union confederation, locked in a dispute with the government over economic reforms, has said it is open to compromise ahead of February strikes -- "but not at any price".

8 years on, Tunisians say revolt gave them 'freedom' but not 'dignity'

- Young Tunisians say the revolution they staged eight years ago to oust their longtime dictator has failed to restore their "dignity" and ease the North African country's economic woes.

Tunisia convicts dozens of jihadists over teen beheading

Tunis - A Tunisian court has convicted dozens of jihadists over the 2015 murder of a teenage shepherd, but the vast majority remain on the run, a prosecution spokesman said Wednesday.

Tunisia convicts dozens of jihadists over teen beheading

Tunis - A Tunisian court has convicted dozens of jihadists over the 2015 murder of a teenage shepherd, but the vast majority remain on the run, a prosecution spokesman said Wednesday.

Tunisia coastguard rescues 45 migrants

Tunis - The Tunisian coastguard on Sunday rescued 45 migrants near the Kerkennah Islands off the country's eastern coast, the National Guard said.

Tunisia clashes spread over tough living conditions

Kasserine - Clashes between Tunisian protesters and security forces spread from an impoverished western city overnight, authorities said Wednesday, as anger grew over the death of a journalist who set himself on fire over economic conditions.

Tunisia 'truth commission' calls for govt to back courts judging torturers

Tunis - A Tunisian commission tasked with securing justice for victims of decades of dictatorship called Friday at its final congress for authorities to back the work of special courts set up to judge torturers.

Tunisia PM to visit Saudi Arabia on Thursday

Tunis - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed will head to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, two weeks after protesters rallied against a visit to the North African country by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Tunisia's 'truth commission' winds up 4-year mission

Tunis - After four years working "under fire" and interviewing almost 50,000 witnesses, Tunisia's commission tasked with serving justice to victims of half a century of dictatorship is poised to submit its recommendations.

Protests as Saudi crown prince arrives in Tunisia

Tunis - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Tunisia on Tuesday after hundreds of protesters there rallied against his visit, urging justice over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Tunisia protests planned over visit by Saudi crown prince

Tunis - Tunisian unions and civil society groups called for protests on Monday against a planned visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Tunis hosts international journalism forum

Tunis - Hundreds of journalists, many from countries where censorship is rife, have converged on the Tunisian capital for a conference on freedom of expression and new challenges facing the media.

Woman bomber wounds 9 in first Tunisia suicide attack since 2015

Tunis - A woman suicide bomber blew herself up near police vehicles on a busy street in the centre of the Tunisian capital on Monday after a three-year break in such attacks, injuring at least nine people, the interior ministry said.

Flash floods in Tunisia leave five dead, two missing

Tunis - Flash flooding in Tunisia has killed at least five people while a further two are unaccounted for, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

Tunisia fishermen turn tide to cash in on blue crab menace

Djerba - Tunisian fishermen saw the blue crab wreak such havoc on their catches when it first appeared that they nicknamed it after the terrifying jihadists of the Islamic State group.
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