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Tunisian ex-fisherman buries migrants who drowned at sea

Zarzis - Armed with just a spade, Chamseddine Marzoug is determined to give a dignified burial to migrants who drowned in waters off his Tunisian hometown trying to reach Europe.

'Freedom' steak on menu at 'Le Dictateur' in Tunis

Tunis - A steak dubbed the "Grilled Freedom" is just one stand-out dish on the menu of the Tunisian capital's "Le Dictateur" restaurant, which is not exactly to the taste of officialdom.

Body of Berlin attack suspect returned to Tunisia

Tunis - The body of Anis Amri, the Tunisian blamed for the deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market, was repatriated to the North African country on Friday for burial.

Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

Tunis - Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested.

Italian police bust migrant trafficking ring in Sicily

Rome - The Italian police said Tuesday that they had broken a smuggling ring between Tunisia and Sicily which was preparing to bring migrants with suspected jihadist links to Europe.

Tunisia detains six IS suspects

Tunis - Tunisia has detained six people in the central region of Kasserine suspected of belonging to a group linked to the Islamic State group, authorities said Tuesday.

Tunisia security forces kill IS fugitive

Tunis - Tunisian security forces have killed a leader of the Islamic State group who was plotting attacks during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, authorities said on Monday.

Tunisia opens trial over 2015 beach massacre

Tunis - A Tunisian court held its first public hearing on Friday in the trial of 33 people in connection with a 2015 jihadist beach massacre that killed dozens of foreign tourists.

Tunisia protester 'accidentally' killed in south

Tataouine - A young protester was killed Monday after a national guard vehicle "accidentally" ran him over in south Tunisia, raising fears of mounting social unrest in a region rocked by weeks of protest.

Berlin truck attacker should have been behind bars: minister

Berlin - The man blamed for Berlin's deadly Christmas market jihadist attack last December should have been arrested months earlier as a drug dealer, the city-state's interior minister charged Wednesday.

Tunisia seeks UNESCO status for Jewish pilgrimage isle

Djerba - Tunisia plans to seek UNESCO World Heritage status for the island of Djerba, site of Africa's oldest synagogue and an annual Jewish pilgrimage, its culture minister said on Sunday.

Tunisians protest over corruption amnesty bill

Tunis - More than 2,000 Tunisians protested Saturday in the capital against a bill that would allow officials being prosecuted for alleged corruption to be amnestied in exchange for reimbursing embezzled funds."Corruption will not pass!

Tunisia beach massacre case set for May 26: prosecution

Tunis - The first public hearing into the June 2015 attack in the Tunisian resort of Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists has been set for next month, the prosecution said Friday.

Hands off the animals: Tunis croc killing zoo reopens

Tunis - A Tunisian zoo that closed after a crocodile was stoned to death has reopened, with extra guards and new signs instructing visitors not to throw things at the animals.

Germany clears extradition of Tunisia jihadist suspect

Berlin - A German court Wednesday ruled that a Tunisian suspect in the 2015 jihadist attack on a Tunis museum can be extradited, provided he won't face the death penalty or ill-treatment.The man -- identified only as Haykel S.

Tunisia convicts Ben Ali in 'Mariah Carey case'

Tunis - Former Tunisian president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced in absentia to six years in prison for corruption in connection with concerts given by US pop diva Mariah Carey, the prosecutors' office told AFP late Friday.

Tunisia, Germany strike new immigration deal

Tunis - German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a new agreement with Tunisia on tackling illegal migration during a visit Friday, following tensions over the case of the Tunisian suspect in the Berlin market attack.

Tunisia zoo to close after crocodile stoned to death

Tunis - A zoo in the Tunisian capital where visitors stoned a crocodile to death is to close temporarily, the local affairs and environment ministry said Friday.

Upstaging jihad in Tunisia's impoverished mountains

- A rustic theatre where performers wear masks carved from cactus aims to win over young Tunisians in a long neglected mountain district that has become a cradle of jihadism.

Merkel in Egypt to reduce migrant flows

Cairo - German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks Thursday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on stemming illegal migration to her country, during a two-day trip that will also include Tunisia.

Tunisia to try six police over beach attack response

Tunis - Tunisia is to prosecute six policemen over their response to a 2015 gun and grenade attack on a beach resort that killed 38 foreign holidaymakers, a judiciary spokesman said Wednesday.

Tunisian police 'shambolic' over beach attack: UK judge

London - The Tunisian police response to the 2015 Sousse beach resort massacre was "at best shambolic, at worst cowardly", the judge investigating the deaths of 30 Britons in the attack said Tuesday.

Tunisian soldiers kill 2 suspected jihadists: ministry

Tunis - Soldiers shot dead two suspected jihadists on Friday in the mountainous Kasserine region of central Tunisia, the defence ministry said.

Tunisia PM rejects German criticism on migrant returns

Berlin - Tunisia's prime minister on Tuesday rejected German claims that his country has been blocking the return of rejected asylum seekers including the key suspect in the Berlin attack, hours ahead of talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Tunisian held in Germany linked to 2015 Tunis museum attack

Wiesbaden - A Tunisian man arrested in Germany on Wednesday on suspicion of recruiting for the Islamic State group is also accused of involvement in the deadly 2015 attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, German prosecutors said.

Tunisian held in Germany linked to 2015 Tunis museum attack

Wiesbaden - A Tunisian man arrested in Germany on Wednesday on suspicion of recruiting for the Islamic State group is also accused of involvement in the deadly 2015 attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, German prosecutors said.

Tunisian held in Germany linked to 2015 Tunis museum attack

Wiesbaden - A Tunisian man arrested in Germany on Wednesday on suspicion of recruiting for the Islamic State group is also accused of involvement in the deadly 2015 attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, German prosecutors said.

Tunisia marks low key revolution anniversary

Tunis - Tunisia on Saturday marked the sixth anniversary of the fall of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali without fanfare, after official recognition of failure on the economic and social fronts.

Tunis vows to 'assume responsibility' after Berlin attack

Carthage - Tunisia will "assume its responsibilities" on unwanted migrants, President Beji Caid Essebsi said Thursday after Germany threatened to cut development aid to countries that stall on the return of rejected asylum seekers.

Germany threatens aid cuts over asylum seeker return

Berlin - Germany threatened on Sunday to end development aid to countries that refuse to take back rejected asylum seekers, a response to failings which kept the suspected Berlin attacker from being deported.
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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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