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Germany foiled biological attack with Tunisian arrest: police

Berlin - German police said Wednesday they had foiled a biological attack with last week's arrest of a Tunisian suspected jihadist in possession of the deadly poison ricin and bomb-making material."Very concrete preparations had been made for an act with a ...

Tunisian held in Germany 'sought to build biological weapon'

Frankfurt Am Main - A Tunisian man arrested in Germany is suspected of trying to build a biological weapon using the deadly poison ricin, prosecutors said Thursday, stressing however there was no indication of any "concrete attack plans".

Germany arrests Tunisian man over 'toxic substances'

Frankfurt Am Main - German police have arrested a Tunisian man after discovering "toxic substances" at his flat in Cologne, officials said Wednesday, with prosecutors not ruling out a possible terror motive.

Tunisian migrant smugglers profit from security vacuum

Mellita - Days after dozens of migrants died in a shipwreck off the coast of Tunisia, Ibrahim remains undeterred from his "really profitable business" of people-smuggling in the country's Kerkennah archipelago.

Tunisia minister, officials sacked after deadly shipwreck

Tunis - Tunisia's interior minister and numerous officials were sacked on Wednesday, days after a shipwreck that killed at least 66 migrants.

Tunisia searches for survivors of deadly shipwreck

Tunis - Tunisia's navy scoured choppy waters Monday for survivors and victims of the Mediterranean's worst shipwreck in months, with the UN migration agency warning more than 100 people may have been killed.

More than 50 migrants die in Mediterranean crossings

Sfax - More than 50 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean on Sunday, the majority off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey, while Italy marked a sea change in its policy.

Tunisia migrant death toll rises to at least 35: govt

Tunis - The bodies of 35 migrants have been recovered off Tunisia's southern coast, the country's defence ministry said Sunday, revising upwards an earlier government death toll.

First rights trial since 2011 revolt opens in Tunisia

Qabis - The first court case brought by a Tunisian commission probing human rights violations stretching back six decades opened on Tuesday, with 14 former officials, including the ousted president, on trial.

Croatia blocks extradition of suspect in Hamas murder

Zagreb - Croatia's top court on Monday blocked the extradition of a Bosnian man to Tunisia over the alleged murder of an aerospace engineer, described by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas as one of its members.

Tunisia govt allows truth tribunal to continue its work

Tunis - The head of Tunisia's truth tribunal, tasked with examining crimes under the country's dictatorship, said Friday the government has allowed its work to continue.

Germany expels suspect in Tunisia Bardo museum attack

Berlin - Germany on Wednesday expelled a Tunisian man accused over a 2015 museum attack in his country, after his claim that he faced the death penalty back home was thrown out by the courts.

Ahead of polls, apathy and disillusionment in Tunisia

Kasserine - A student from a working-class family in central Tunisia, Karim tries to convince himself municipal elections will usher in a new class of politicians committed to working for local people.

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.
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A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
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Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
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Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian government.
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Leader of the ruling Islamist party Rachid Ghannouchi
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Government buildings in Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia.
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