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Tunisia water shortages spark 'thirst uprising' warning

B - Activists are warning of a potential "thirst uprising" in Tunisia following protests over severe water shortages after one of the North African nation's driest summers on record.

Tough tasks ahead for Tunisia's new unity govt

Tunis - The new Tunisian unity government headed by Youssef Chahed takes office on Monday in the birthplace of the Arab Spring and will have to tackle major economic and security challenges.

Tunisia parliament approves new unity government

Tunis - The new unity government of Youssef Chahed won resounding support from parliament, approving a new cabinet line-up which must tackle the country's pressing socio-economic and security challenges.

Tunisia to vote on cabinet to tackle mounting challenges

Tunis - Tunisia's parliament will Friday vote on a government proposed by premier-designate Youssef Chahed before the new cabinet can start tackling the country's pressing socio-economic and security challenges.

Italy warned about Milan-based IS cell, expels imam

Rome - Libyan authorities have warned Italy about an Islamic State cell based in the Milan area with links to one of the jihadist group's battle-hardened veterans, Italian media reported Sunday.

Tunisia names Youssef Chahed, 40, as PM-designate

Tunis - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Wednesday named local affairs minister Youssef Chahed, 40, as prime minister-designate tasked with forming a unity cabinet to tackle major economic and security challenges.

Tunisian PM Habib Essid loses confidence vote

Tunis - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid lost a confidence vote in parliament Saturday, in a move that risks plunging the country into fresh political uncertainty.

Tunisia government faces vote of confidence

Tunis - Tunisia's parliament was gathered on Saturday for a vote of confidence that could see Prime Minister Habib Essid unseated after just a year and a half in office.

Tunisia dissident opens new party congress

Tunis - Tunisian dissident Mohsen Marzouk opened a congress of his new party, rejecting religion in politics and vowing to be a force for change.

Nice killer's father says son had a nervous breakdown

- The Tunisian-born driver who killed 84 people after slamming his truck into a crowd of revellers in the French resort of Nice had suffered from depression but had nothing to do with religion, his father told AFP on Friday.

Tunisians, Algerians among dead in Nice attack

Tunis - At least three Tunisians and three Algerians were among the 84 people killed when a Tunisian-born man ploughed a truck into crowds in the French resort of Nice, officials said Friday.

Tunis father on IS rescue bid dies in Istanbul airport attacks

El Omrane - Saida Bayoudh's only son joined the Islamic State group and her husband Fathi flew from Tunisia to Turkey to bring him home.Instead the father returned alone to be buried Friday, a victim of the Istanbul airport attack.

Tunisia flaunts seaside security year after beach massacre

Hammamet - Policemen on horseback amble among the sunbathers and new metal detectors dot hotel entrances in Tunisia as the North African country seeks to bring back tourists a year after a seaside massacre.

Tunisia's president backs national unity government

Tunis - Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi said he would support a government of national unity, as long as it included Nobel Prize winning groups the UGTT union and UTICA.

Tight security as Jewish pilgrimage starts in Tunisia

Djerba - An annual Jewish pilgrimage to Africa's oldest synagogue got under way in Tunisia where security forces were deployed heavily to ward off potential jihadist attacks.

Tunisia president says its war on 'terror' has cost $4 bn

Doha - Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi said in Doha on Thursday that his country's battle to fight "terrorism" has cost it around $4 billion diverted away from the country's economy.

Tunisia kills two 'suspected jihadists' in anti-terror raid

Tunis - Two suspected jihadists were killed on Wednesday during a security operation near the Tunisian capital against a cell planning "simultaneous" attacks, the interior ministry said.

Tunisia-Libya border trade will resume 'very soon': Tunisia

Jarjis - Tunisia is confident that trade at the main border crossing with Libya will resume "very soon", local authorities said, nearly a week after the Libyan side imposed a blockade.

U.S. issues travel alert for southeastern Tunisia

Washington - The US government is warning its citizens to avoid visiting southeastern Tunisia near the Libyan border as well as the country's mountainous western areas due to "the threat of terrorism.

Tunisia calls for day's wages to fight terrorism

Tunis - Tunisia's premier called Saturday for civil servants and the general public to donate part of their wages to an anti-terrorism fund, following a deadly assault on a town near the Libyan border.

New clashes hit Tunisia town as thousands mourn

Jarjis - Fresh clashes in Tunisia's Ben Guerdane area near the Libyan border left 10 jihadists and a soldier dead as thousands attended funerals Wednesday for victims of a major assault.

Tunisian forces kill 7 'terrorists' after jihadist assault

Tunis - Tunisian security forces killed seven "terrorists" overnight near Ben Guerdane after a deadly jihadist attack on the town near the border with Libya, the authorities said on Wednesday.

Tunisia forces kill five 'terrorists' after deadly IS raid

Tunis - Tunisian forces killed five "terrorists" in an operation near the Libyan border late Tuesday, the interior ministry said, a day after a deadly raid the government has described as an unprecedented assault by the Islamic State group.

Tunisia hunts jihadists after deadly border raid

Tunis - Tunisian security forces pressed a search for jihadists near the Libyan border on Tuesday after a deadly raid the authorities described as an unprecedented assault by the Islamic State group.

Tunisia says Libya border attack aimed to set up IS 'emirate'

Tunis - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said jihadists who carried out a deadly attack Monday on a town near the Libyan border had planned to establish an "emirate" of the Islamic State group.

Tunisia kills 28 jihadists in clashes near Libya border

Jarjis - Tunisian forces fought off fierce attacks from jihadists near the Libyan border on Monday, killing 28 extremist fighters in clashes that also left seven civilians dead.

Tunisia's impoverished interior poses risk for struggling country

Tunis - Government neglect in central Tunisia, where poverty and unemployment rates are several times the national average, risks undermining the gains of its revolution and creating a breeding ground for extremism, experts say.

Germany, Tunisia to speed up repatriation of migrants

Tunis - Tunisia and Germany have agreed to speed up the repatriation of rejected asylum-seekers from the North African country, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Tuesday.

Germany 'mulling military training mission in Tunisia'

Berlin - Germany is considering sending troops to Tunisia to help train soldiers in the fight against the Islamic State group, a newspaper report said on Sunday.

Tunisia lifts nationwide nighttime curfew: Ministry 

Tunis - Tunisia said on Thursday it is lifting a nationwide nighttime curfew imposed last month after the worst social unrest witnessed in the country since its 2011 revolution.
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