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Tunisia adopts new anti-terror law despite rights concerns

Tunis - The Tunisian parliament adopted a new anti-terror law aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks but which has been slammed by rights groups as draconian.

EU vows new support for Tunisia after tourist attack

Brussels - The European Union promised Monday to boost political and economic support for Tunisia to ensure its transition to democracy is not derailed by last month's deadly attack on a tourist resort.

Senior leader of Tunisian Qaeda-linked group killed: Official

Tunis - A senior leader of an Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group that has been blamed for a spate of violence in Tunisia was among five militants killed by security forces in a recent raid, an official said.

Tunisia says 127 arrests since jihadist beach massacre

Tunis - Tunisian authorities have arrested 127 suspected "terrorists" since last month's massacre of tourists at a beach resort, the minister heading the crisis group on the incident said Saturday.

Britons, Danes urged to leave Tunisia over attack fears

Tunis - Denmark followed Britain's example on Friday in urging its nationals to cut short their holidays in Tunisia after London warned the country was still unsafe after last month's beach massacre.

UK advises British tourists to leave Tunisia

London - Britain on Thursday advised its nationals in Tunisia to leave, warning that local authorities could not provide "adequate protection" after last month's beach massacre that left 30 Britons dead.

Tunisia resort gunman 'a victim like all others': Mother

London - The mother of the gunman who killed 38 on a Tunisian beach claimed in an interview with Britain's Sunday Times that her son was a victim of "brainwashing" who previously would not have hurt a mouse.

New details emerge about Tunisia gunman's past

Tunis - The Tunisian jihadist behind last month's massacre of foreigners at a seaside resort had previously worked in tourism, officials said Sunday, as his mother insisted the young man was "brainwashed".

Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack

Tunis - President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency following last week's beach massacre claimed by jihadists that he said had left Tunisia facing a "special type of war".

Libya magnet for jihadists from Tunisia and beyond

Tunis - Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in jihadist camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, like last week's beach massacre in Tunisia.

Mourners hold minute's silence at Tunisia beach attack resort

Port El Kantaoui - Mourners held a minute's silence at Tunisian beach resort Friday in tribute to the 38 victims of the country's worst-ever jihadist attack, an AFP journalist said.

Britain falls silent for Tunisia attack victims

London - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron led a nationwide minute's silence on Friday, a week after a jihadist gun massacre in Tunisia in which 30 out of the 38 victims were Britons.

Tunisia arrests eight with 'direct links' to beach massacre

Tunis - Tunisia has arrested eight people in connection with last week's jihadist massacre at a seaside resort, as the remains of more slain Britons were flown home Thursday.

Tunisia boosts security at tourist sites after beach massacre

Tunis - Tunisia started deploying armed police around tourist sites on Wednesday after last week's massacre at a beach resort, as authorities finished identifying all 38 people killed in the jihadist attack.

Tunisia identifies all 38 victims of beach massacre, 30 British

Tunis - All 38 victims of the Tunisian beach resort massacre have been formally identified, among them 30 Britons, the health ministry said Wednesday.

Attack wasn't Tunisia's fault, say tourists who stayed

Port El Kantaoui - Despite many tourists taking the first flights home after a gunman's killing spree at a popular Tunisian beach resort, others decided to stay, saying the massacre was not the country's fault.

Tunisia admits was unprepared for beach attack

Tunis - Tunisia's president has admitted security services were not prepared for last week's jihadist beach massacre, as authorities warned the country is likely to lose more than half-a-billion dollars in tourism revenues.

European tourists cancelling Tunisia vacations after massacre

Tunis - Thousands of European tourists are cancelling planned vacations to Tunisia in the wake of last week's massacre at a beach resort by a gunman whose attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Tunisia gunman: From breakdancing student to Islamist radical

- A university student and fan of breakdancing who worked part-time to fund his studies, Seifeddine Rezgui seemed like a normal young Tunisian man.

Tunisia makes first beach attack arrests as UK urges fightback

Port El Kantaoui - Tunisia said Monday it had made its first arrests after a beach massacre that killed 38 people, as European officials paid tribute to victims of the country's worst jihadist attack.

UK minister vows 'terrorists will not win' in Tunisia tribute

Port El Kantaoui - Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May vowed Monday that "the terrorists will not win" after paying tribute in Tunisia to the 38 people, mainly Britons, killed by a jihadist gunman.

UK must prepare for many citizens killed in Tunisia: PM

London - Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday warned the country to prepare for the fact that "many" of those killed in the attack on a Tunisian beach resort were British.

Shaken tourists flee Tunisia after seaside massacre

Port El Kantaoui - Planeloads of shocked foreign tourists flew home from Tunisia Saturday after a beachside massacre claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed 38 people and prompted a major security clampdown.

World leaders condemn string of 'barbaric' attacks

Paris - US and UN leaders led an international chorus of outrage and condemnation after a string of suspected Islamist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia Friday left dozens dead.

Dozens killed in multiple jihadist attacks

Paris - A gunman shot dozens at a Tunisian beach resort, a suicide bomber targeted a mosque in Kuwait and in France, a lone killer pinned a decapitated head to the gates of a factory, in an international Islamist assault on Friday.

Tunisia tourist resort attack leaves 28 dead

Port El Kantaoui - At least 28 people including foreigners were killed Friday in a mass shooting at a Tunisian beach resort packed with holidaymakers, in the North African country's worst attack in recent history.

Tunisia shuts Libya consulate over abductions

Tunis - Tunisia said Friday it was shutting its consulate in conflict-hit Libya as 10 staffers abducted by an armed militia in Tripoli returned home after a week in captivity.

IS jihadists claim deadly attack on Tunisia police

Tunis - The jihadist Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack in central Tunisia that killed three policemen and wounded 12.

17 dead, 70 injured in Tunisia train crash

Tunis - At least 17 people were killed and 70 injured when a passenger train hit a lorry south of the Tunisian capital on Tuesday, the transport and interior ministries said.

Three Tunisia police, jihadist killed in clashes: Ministry

Tunis - Three Tunisian police and a suspected jihadist were killed on Monday in clashes in the centre of the country, the interior ministry said.
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