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Italy to revamp troubled migrant centre after protests

Rome - The migrant reception centre on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where conditions have markedly deteriorated in recent months, will be temporarily shut down for renovation works, the Italian interior ministry said Tuesday.

US warns law enforcement partners of spreading IS threat

Washington - The United States warned judicial and law enforcement officials from around the world of the dangers posed by an increasingly de-centralized Islamic State group spreading to new regions.

Civil society warns Tunisia still struggles on rights

Tunis - Tunisians risk being prosecuted for exercising basic rights despite progress towards democracy following its 2011 uprising, rights groups said Wednesday.

Family demands 'truth' about killing of Tunisian opposition leader

Tunis - The family of slain Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid on Tuesday demanded the "whole truth" about his killing, five years after it sparked a political crisis as the country struggled towards democracy.

French prison guards block jails after attack by Qaeda convict

Paris - French prison officers blocked access to several jails around the country on Monday to demand tighter security after three officers were injured in an attack by a German terror convict last week.

Protests mark Tunisia uprising anniversary

Tunis - Tunisians on Sunday marked seven years since the uprising that launched the Arab Spring, with fresh protests and some people expressing pride but others anger over persistent economic problems.

Hope turns to despair seven years after Tunisian revolt

Tunis - Seven years since the Tunisian revolution that ignited the Arab Spring uprisings, 38-year-old Walid has no job and says people are even more hungry than they were under dictatorship.

Tunisia protesters give government yellow card over austerity

Tunis - Hundreds of Tunisians took to the streets of the capital and the coastal city of Sfax on Friday, waving yellow cards and demanding that the government reverse austerity measures.

Strike planned by French prison guards after attack by Qaeda inmate

Paris - Labour unions called Friday for a "total blockade" at prisons across France on Monday after three guards were hurt by a German inmate being held for plotting the deadly 2002 suicide bombing at a Tunisian synagogue.

Fresh Tunisia arrests over wave of unrest

Tunis - Tunisian authorities said Friday the number of people detained in a wave of violent protests had risen to nearly 800, as fresh unrest over austerity measures hit a provincial town overnight.

Three French prison guards hurt in attack by Al-Qaeda inmate

Lille - Three guards at a jail in northern France have been injured in a blade attack by a German Al-Qaeda militant who plotted the deadly suicide bombing of a Tunisian synagogue, sources said Thursday.

Third night of unrest in Tunisia as hundreds arrested

Tunis - A third night of unrest has shaken Tunisia where authorities said Thursday more than 600 people have been arrested this week as anger at austerity measures boils over on the streets.

Third night of unrest in Tunisia as hundreds arrested

Tunis - A third night of unrest has shaken parts of Tunisia where authorities said Thursday the number of arrests has risen above 500 as anger grows over austerity measures.

200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest

Tunis - More than 200 people have been arrested and dozens hurt during clashes in several parts of Tunisia, the interior ministry said Wednesday, after a second night of unrest driven by anger over austerity measures.

UN political chief in Libya to push for talks

New York - The United Nations' political affairs chief traveled to Libya on Tuesday seeking progress in a new UN push to unite the country and end years of chaos.

Unrest over price hikes hits Tunisia, authorities probe death

Tunis - Dozens of people have been arrested over violent protests in Tunisia as ire mounts at rising costs and government austerity, with officials saying Tuesday one man died in unclear circumstances.

Unrest over price hikes hits Tunisia, authorities probe death

Tunis - Protests hit several parts of Tunisia where dozens of people were arrested and one man died in unclear circumstances amid anger over rising prices, authorities said Tuesday.

Tunisian schoolgirls rebel against having to wear uniform

Bizerte - In Tunisian high schools, the dress code is not uniform. Actually, it is: but only for girls. Boys can wear what they like, and now the girls are up in arms.

Tunisia says UAE attack fears behind female flyer row

Tunis - Controversial security measures taken by the United Arab Emirates against Tunisian women trying to travel to the Gulf state were prompted by fears of a terrorist attack, Tunisia said Monday.

Swiss extend assets freeze of Tunisia, Ukraine ex-leaders

Geneva - Switzerland said Wednesday it was extending by a year a freeze on the assets of ousted presidents Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia and Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine.

Fashion legend Alaia's last designs to hit catwalk

Paris - The last collection of fashion legend Azzedine Alaia will be shown in Paris next year, his couture house said Monday.

London museum to honour fashion giant Alaia with 2018 show

London - French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia will be honoured by London's Design Museum with a major exhibition next year following his death on November 18 at the age of 77.

Supermodel leads mourning for fashion's 'King of Cling'

Sidi Bou Sa - Supermodel Naomi Campbell and Tunisia's president led mourners in a final tribute Monday to French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who died this month aged 77 after winning a worldwide following.

Fashion giant Azzedine Alaia dies at 77

Paris - French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia, whose timeless gowns won an army of devotees around the world, has died at the age of 77, France's fashion federation said Saturday.

'Islamist extremist' stabs two Tunisian policemen outside parliament

Tunis - A hardline Islamist stabbed two Tunisian policemen on Wednesday in front of parliament, gravely wounding one of them, the interior ministry said."A Salafist attacked two policemen with a knife.

EU aims to boost anti-terror info sharing with Tunisia

Tunis - EU anti-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove on Tuesday called for a boosted exchange of information with Tunisia, which has seen its nationals involved in deadly attacks abroad and on its soil.

Two arrested over deadly Marseille train station attack

Paris - French police investigating the fatal stabbing of two young women in the southern city of Marseille, an attack claimed by Islamic State, have arrested two men, a judicial source said Wednesday.

'Errors' let Marseille attacker walk free before attack

Paris - "Errors of judgement" allowed the man who stabbed two women to death in Marseille to walk free after being arrested days earlier, an official report on the killings said Tuesday.

All 4 siblings of Marseille killer arrested, two freed

Tunis - All four siblings of Ahmed Hanachi, who stabbed two young women to death in the French city of Marseille, have been arrested in recent days, authorities in three countries said.

Swiss police arrest brother of Marseille attacker

Geneva - Swiss police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a Tunisian couple including the brother of the assailant who fatally stabbed two young women in the French city of Marseille this month.
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Government buildings in Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia.
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Boris Boillon - Copains d'avant - screenshot
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Leader of the ruling Islamist party Rachid Ghannouchi
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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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