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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.

France arrests two men 'who tried to join IS in Libya'

Paris - Two French men arrested attempting to join Islamic State fighters in Libya via neighbouring Tunisia are now being held in Paris, a judicial source told AFP Monday.

Friends shocked at Tunisian football fan turned bomber

- On Tuesday morning, Houssam Abdelli quickly finished his coffee at a cafe on the outskirts of Tunis where he and his friends would gather to watch their favourite football players in action.

Tunisia names three suspects wanted over bus bombing

Tunis - Tunisia has identified three suspects wanted over Tuesday's suicide bombing that killed 12 presidential guards and is offering a financial reward for information leading to their arrest.

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.

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 Nobel winners 'show way out of regional crises': EU

Brussels - The EU hailed Tunisia's national dialogue mediators Friday after they won the Nobel Peace Prize, saying they had shown North Africa and Middle East a democratic path out of turmoil.
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