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Alan Kurdi rescue ship picks up another 44 migrants

Valletta - The migrant rescue boat Alan Kurdi has saved another 44 people, including women and infants from their stricken vessel in the Mediterranean, its operator German charity Sea-Eye said on Tuesday.

Niqab banned in Tunisian government offices

Tunis - Tunisia's premier on Friday banned the niqab Muslim face covering for women in government offices, citing security concerns after attacks in the North African country.

Tunisia says 92-year-old president improving after falling ill

Tunis - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi's health was improving on Friday and the 92-year-old was expected to be discharged from hospital soon, his office said, a day after he fell ill.

No 'power vacuum' in Tunisia despite president's illness: advisor

Tunis - Tunisia is not at risk of a power vacuum despite the sudden hospitalisation of President Beji Caid Essebsi, one of his advisors said Friday, describing veteran leader's condition as stable.

Tunisia's President Essebsi in 'critical condition'

Tunis - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi was in "critical condition" Thursday after being taken to hospital with a serious illness, a key adviser said.

President falls ill as IS-claimed attacks hit Tunisia capital

Tunis - Double suicide attacks shook Tunisia's capital Thursday, even as the country was plunged into uncertainty with the hospitalisation of President Beji Caid Essebsi who was said to be "seriously ill".

Double suicide blasts wound nine in Tunisia capital

Tunis - Two suicide bombers attacked police and the national guard in the Tunisian capital on Thursday, wounding at least nine people including several civilians, the interior ministry said.

Tunisia fishermen turn life-savers in the Med

Zarzis - The Tunisian trawler radioed in for help as it passed the migrant boat in distress out at sea. But with the packed craft still adrift two days later, captain Chamseddine Bourassine took direct action.

Tunisian-German couple in court over 'ricin attack plot'

D - A Tunisian man and his German wife went on trial Friday, charged with planning a foiled biological bomb attack in Germany with the deadly poison ricin.Sief Allah H.

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.
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