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Tunisian soldier kills 7 comrades in barracks attack

Tunis - A Tunisian corporal shot dead seven of his comrades on Monday before himself being killed, the defence ministry said, adding that he had family and psychological problems.The rampage "caused the deaths of seven soldiers and also of the shooter.

Europe migrant terror threat overblown: experts

Brussels - The arrest in Italy of a terror suspect posing as a boat migrant has fuelled nightmare scenarios of jihadist infiltration of Europe, but experts say the threat is overblown and attacks by homegrown extremists are more likely.

Italy hails arrest of Tunis terror suspect

Rome - Italy's interior minister said Thursday that the arrest of a Moroccan illegal immigrant wanted for the Tunis museum attack had been a police success, rebuffing claims it had exposed gaping holes in the country's security net.

Obama looks to anchor Tunisia's democratic gains

Washington - Barack Obama and Tunisia's president will on Thursday discuss increased military and economic aid designed to ensure the brightest democratic light to emerge from the Arab Spring is not extinguished by jihadists or joblessness.

Boat migrant arrest over Tunisia attack sparks Italy row

Rome - Italy said Wednesday it had arrested a Moroccan illegal immigrant suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Tunis museum, fuelling a row over the threat of jihadists arriving in Europe by boat.

Tunisia says 172 nationals held by Libya militia

Tunis - Tunisia said Monday that it was negotiating for the release of 172 nationals being held by a Libyan militia as bargaining chips for one of its commanders detained in Tunis.

Tunisia hosts Jewish pilgrimage under tight security

Djerba - The Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba is to take place Wednesday under extra security after the Bardo museum massacre and Israel's warning of terror threats.

Israel warns of terror attack threat against Jews in Tunisia 

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had learned of "concrete threats" of terror attacks against Jewish or Israeli targets in Tunisia.The Tunisian government quickly denied the claims, saying no such threats existed.

Tunisian extremists hack Belgian website: Reports

Brussels - Hackers claiming to be Islamist militants from Tunisia took over a Belgian regional government website Friday to denounce US counter-terror operations, reports said.

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.
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