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8 years on, Tunisians say revolt gave them 'freedom' but not 'dignity'

- Young Tunisians say the revolution they staged eight years ago to oust their longtime dictator has failed to restore their "dignity" and ease the North African country's economic woes.

Tunisia convicts dozens of jihadists over teen beheading

Tunis - A Tunisian court has convicted dozens of jihadists over the 2015 murder of a teenage shepherd, but the vast majority remain on the run, a prosecution spokesman said Wednesday.

Tunisia convicts dozens of jihadists over teen beheading

Tunis - A Tunisian court has convicted dozens of jihadists over the 2015 murder of a teenage shepherd, but the vast majority remain on the run, a prosecution spokesman said Wednesday.

Tunisia coastguard rescues 45 migrants

Tunis - The Tunisian coastguard on Sunday rescued 45 migrants near the Kerkennah Islands off the country's eastern coast, the National Guard said.

Tunisia clashes spread over tough living conditions

Kasserine - Clashes between Tunisian protesters and security forces spread from an impoverished western city overnight, authorities said Wednesday, as anger grew over the death of a journalist who set himself on fire over economic conditions.

Tunisia 'truth commission' calls for govt to back courts judging torturers

Tunis - A Tunisian commission tasked with securing justice for victims of decades of dictatorship called Friday at its final congress for authorities to back the work of special courts set up to judge torturers.

Tunisia PM to visit Saudi Arabia on Thursday

Tunis - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed will head to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, two weeks after protesters rallied against a visit to the North African country by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Tunisia's 'truth commission' winds up 4-year mission

Tunis - After four years working "under fire" and interviewing almost 50,000 witnesses, Tunisia's commission tasked with serving justice to victims of half a century of dictatorship is poised to submit its recommendations.

Protests as Saudi crown prince arrives in Tunisia

Tunis - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Tunisia on Tuesday after hundreds of protesters there rallied against his visit, urging justice over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Tunisia protests planned over visit by Saudi crown prince

Tunis - Tunisian unions and civil society groups called for protests on Monday against a planned visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Tunis hosts international journalism forum

Tunis - Hundreds of journalists, many from countries where censorship is rife, have converged on the Tunisian capital for a conference on freedom of expression and new challenges facing the media.

Woman bomber wounds 9 in first Tunisia suicide attack since 2015

Tunis - A woman suicide bomber blew herself up near police vehicles on a busy street in the centre of the Tunisian capital on Monday after a three-year break in such attacks, injuring at least nine people, the interior ministry said.

Flash floods in Tunisia leave five dead, two missing

Tunis - Flash flooding in Tunisia has killed at least five people while a further two are unaccounted for, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

Tunisia fishermen turn tide to cash in on blue crab menace

Djerba - Tunisian fishermen saw the blue crab wreak such havoc on their catches when it first appeared that they nicknamed it after the terrifying jihadists of the Islamic State group.

Ships locked together after Mediterranean collision break free

Marseille - Two ships locked together after a collision in the Mediterranean that caused an oil spill have broken away from each other, easing recovery operations, French maritime officials said.

Saudi and Tunisia air forces hold joint exercises

Tunis - Tunisia's air force is holding its first joint exercises with Saudi forces as part of a bilateral training programme, the Tunisian government said Wednesday.

Race to clean up oil spill after cargo ships collide off Corsica

Marseille - French and Italian civil and military teams were working to contain a spreading oil spill in the Mediterranean Monday after a container ship collision off the island of Corsica that prompted France to launch an investigation into "maritime pollution".

Fuel cleanup begins after cargo ships collide off Corsica

Marseille - French and Italian ships raced Monday to contain a spreading oil spill after two cargo ships collided off the Mediterranean island of Corsica, French naval authorities said.

Tunisia struggles to host migrants saved at sea

Medenine - Surrounded by other people's belongings piled high on beds, Georgie Ndab wants to leave Tunisia's only migrant centre and take her baby to Europe."I spent eight months in prison in Libya.

Tunisia denies migrants arrested on way to Italy were 'terrorists'

Tunis - Tunisian authorities on Tuesday denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were "terrorists".

Tunisia announces draft bill to give women equal inheritance

Tunis - Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi on Monday announced plans to submit a draft bill to parliament equalising inheritance rights between men and women.

Tunisians protest against 'destructive' reforms

Sfax - Hundreds of people demonstrated Friday in Tunisia against proposed reforms opposed by conservative Muslims that include equal inheritance rights for women and decriminalising homosexuality.

Henna losing its allure as Tunisia's 'red gold'

Qabis - In and around the Tunisian coastal city of Gabes, henna has long been a key driver of the economy -- so much so that the plant is known as "red gold".

Germany arrests wife in foiled 'biological attack' plot

Berlin - German police on Tuesday arrested the wife of a Tunisian suspected jihadist already in custody over a foiled biological attack with the deadly poison ricin, prosecutors said.

German bill to cut asylum seekers from N.Africa, Georgia

Berlin - Germany's government launched a renewed attempt Wednesday to declare three North African states and Georgia "safe countries of origin", which would raise the hurdles for asylum requests by its citizens.

Germany deports 'bin Laden bodyguard' to Tunisia: ministry

Berlin - A Tunisian man who allegedly worked as a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden was deported from Germany Friday, more than a decade after his asylum bid was first rejected, officials said.The 42-year-old, identified by German authorities only as Sami A.

'Terrorist attack' kills 6 Tunisia security forces

Tunis - Six members of Tunisia's security forces were killed Sunday in a "terrorist attack" near the border with Algeria, the interior ministry said, the country's deadliest such incident in over two years.

'Terrorist attack' kills 6 Tunisia security forces

Tunis - Six members of Tunisia's security forces were killed Sunday in a "terrorist attack" near the border with Algeria, the interior ministry said, the country's deadliest such incident in over two years.

Germany to deport 'bin Laden bodyguard' to Tunisia

Frankfurt Am Main - A Tunisian man who allegedly served as a bodyguard to Osama bin Laden was detained in Germany on Monday and is to be deported, officials said.The 41-year-old, identified as Sami A.

Tunisia shepherd dies after jihadist attack: ministry

Tunis - A Tunisian shepherd has died from wounds sustained when he was attacked over the weekend by jihadists in the country's mountainous centre, the defence ministry said Monday.
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A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
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Leader of the ruling Islamist party Rachid Ghannouchi
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Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian government.
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Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
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