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Jihadist chief killed as thousands march in Tunisia

Tunis - Tunisia said Sunday it had killed the leader of the jihadists behind the massacre at its national museum, as foreign leaders joined thousands of Tunisians in a march against extremism.Chanting "Tunisia is free! Terrorism out!

Tunisians to march against extremism after museum massacre

Tunis - Thousands of Tunisians, led by their president and joined by several foreign dignitaries, are to march in the capital Sunday to denounce terrorism after the museum massacre of 21 tourists.

Frenchwoman dies of injuries from Tunisia museum attack

Paris - A Frenchwoman has succumbed to injuries sustained in the March 18 attack on Tunisia's national museum, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from the shooting to 22.

Tunisia arrests 23 in 'terror cell' over museum attack

Tunis - Tunisia said Thursday that it has arrested 23 suspects in connection with last week's jihadist massacre at the country's national museum.

Tunisians honour massacre dead as museum reopening delayed

Tunis - Tunisians on Tuesday honoured the 21 people killed in last week's jihadist attack on foreign tourists at their national museum, but its promised reopening was delayed.

Security concerns delay reopening of Tunisia national museum

Tunis - Tunisia's national museum on Tuesday delayed a planned reopening after last week's attack on foreign tourists due to security concerns, its head of communications Hanene Srarfi told AFP.

Tunisia PM fires police chiefs over museum attacks

Tunis - Tunisia's prime minister fired police chiefs in the capital Monday as the country looks to restore faith in its tourism industry after last week's jihadist attack that killed 20 foreigners.

Third Tunisia museum suspect 'on the run'

Tunis - Tunisia is hunting a third suspect in the massacre of tourists at its national museum, President Beji Caid Essebsi said, after admitting security failures at the Bardo.

Tunisia president admits security 'failures' in museum attack

Tunis - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi says security "failures" had helped facilitate the attack on the country's national museum claimed by the Islamic State group that left 20 foreign tourists dead.

Tunisia says progress in museum massacre probe

Tunis - Tunisian authorities said Saturday there were developments in the investigation into the attack on the national museum claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 20 foreign tourists.

Shocked tourists abandon cruise after Tunis massacre

Barcelona - Hundreds of shocked tourists disembarked Friday in Spain after their luxury cruise was cut short by a jihadist massacre in a Tunisian museum that killed 12 of their fellow passengers.

Tunisia says museum gunmen trained in Libya

Tunis - Tunisia said two gunmen who killed 21 people at its national museum trained at a militant camp in Libya, as the country marked its Independence Day in sombre fashion Friday.

Tunis struggles with anti-terrorism battle plan

Tunis - Tunisia has vowed to wage "a merciless war against terrorism" after Wednesday's carnage at its national museum but it has struggled to draw up a strategy to counter the jihadist threat.

Tunisia attack stirs fear, defiance among tourists

Sidi Bou Sa - Hermes and Carla Pierrotti had come to Tunisia to get away from their hectic lives in Italy, hoping for a tranquil break in a country full of tourist treasures.

Two Spanish tourists found hiding inside Tunis attack museum

Tunis - Two Spanish tourists have been found alive following Wednesday's deadly attack on a Tunis museum after spending the night hiding inside, the emergency services said.

Silent demonstration called outside Tunis attack museum

Tunis - Tunisia's main trade union confederation and other civil society groups called for a silent demonstration Thursday outside the Tunis museum where 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians were killed.

Nine Tunisia tourist victims were on a cruise

Paris - Nine of the 17 tourists killed at a Tunisian museum on Wednesday were passengers on the MSC Spendida cruise ship, the tour company said on Thursday.

Tunisia vows 'merciless war against terrorism' after museum attack

Tunis - Tunisia's president promised to wage a "merciless war against terrorism" after gunmen killed 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in a daylight attack in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Unrest in Tunisia since the popular revolt

Tunis - Tunisia on Wednesday saw its first deadly attack on foreigners since the 2010-2011 uprising that toppled president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali after 23 years in power.

Hollande vows France's 'solidarity' after Tunisia attacks

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday expressed his country's "solidarity" with Tunisia after at least seven foreigners and a Tunisian national were killed in a brazen day-time attack.

French PM says hostages taken in Tunis attack

Brussels - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday that hostages had been taken in a "terrorist" attack on a museum in the Tunisian capital in which at least seven foreigners were killed."I condemn this terrorist attack in the strongest terms.

17 tourists killed as gunmen attack Tunisia museum

Tunis - Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen killed at least 17 foreign tourists in a brazen attack Wednesday on Tunisia's national museum before being killed in a police assault, officials said.

4 Tunisian police killed in 'terrorist' attack: government

Tunis - Four Tunisian police were killed on Tuesday in what the government labelled a "terrorist attack" in a region known as the base for the country's most dangerous Islamist group.

Tunisia parliament endorses historic coalition cabinet

Tunis - Tunisia's parliament Thursday approved a coalition government led by the secular Nidaa Tounes party and including moderate Islamist rivals Ennahda, following landmark elections in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

IS in Libya claims it executed two Tunisian journalists

Tunis - The Libyan branch of the Islamic State group claimed Thursday to have executed two Tunisian journalists who went missing in September, in an online statement that sparked outrage in Tunis.

Tunisia's 88-year-old Essebsi sworn in as president

Tunis - Anti-Islamist Beji Caid Essebsi, 88, was sworn in Wednesday as Tunisia's first freely elected president vowing to work for national reconciliation, four years after an uprising that sparked the Arab Spring.

US releases five Guantanamo inmates to Kazakhstan

Washington - The United States has sent five detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay to Kazakhstan, marking a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the controversial jail.

Newly elected leader says Tunisia has 'turned page'

Tunis - Tunisia's new leader Beji Caid Essebsi said the country has turned the page on dictatorship after a presidential vote that European observers hailed on Tuesday as "credible and transparent".

Veteran Essebsi wins Tunisia's first free presidential vote

Tunis - Veteran anti-Islamist politician Beji Caid Essebsi was declared the winner of Tunisia's first free presidential election on Monday, capping off the transition to democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Tunisians vote for post-revolution president

Tunis - Tunisians voted in the runoff of the country's first free presidential election on Sunday, after authorities urged a big turnout to consolidate democracy following a chaotic four-year transition.
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Government buildings in Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia.
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