Dec 26, 2016

Tunisia urges 'exceptional measures' to deal with returning jihadis

Tunisia's security forces called on the government on Sunday to take "exceptional measures" to combat the return of jihadis fighting for extremist groups abroad. Tunisia has seen a wave of jihadi attacks since its 2011 revolution, including on foreign tourists, and the United Nations estimates ...

Tunisia arrests Berlin attacker's nephew

Dec 25, 2016

Tunisia arrests Berlin attacker's nephew

Tunisia on Saturday said it had arrested the nephew of Anis Amri, the suspected Berlin truck attacker gunned down by Italian police, as Germany searched for the jihadi's possible accomplices. Tunisia's interior ministry said the nephew and two other suspects, aged between 18 and 27, ...

'Violent, armed' Tunisian wanted in Berlin truck massacre

/ Dec 22, 2016

'Violent, armed' Tunisian wanted in Berlin truck massacre

Germany on Wednesday launched a Europe-wide manhunt for a "violent and armed" Tunisian man with ties to Islamic extremists who has used at least six different names and three different nationalities, saying he is a suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack. German authorities had ...

Sep 6, 2016

France warns IS fighters could flee Libya to Tunisia, Egypt

Islamic State group fighters could flee to Egypt or Tunisia after being flushed from their former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Monday. "We should begin to look seriously at the question of the spread of the terrorists once Sirte ...

Tunisian lawmakers pass no confidence vote in U.S.-trained leader

/ Jul 31, 2016

Tunisian lawmakers pass no confidence vote in U.S.-trained leader

Tunisia's parliament passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Habib Essid on Saturday, effectively disbanding the government of the U.S.-trained agricultural economist. The no-confidence motion was passed by 118 votes, easily crossing the country's 109-vote threshold after a debate that stretched late into ...

Dozens killed in clashes near Libya-Tunisia border

Mar 7, 2016

Dozens killed in clashes near Libya-Tunisia border

Tunisian police and unidentified gunmen clashed Monday near the Libyan border, killing at least 26 people, authorities said, amid increasing concern that violent extremism in Libya could destabilize the region. The dead included 21 attackers, one Tunisian soldier and four civilians, the interior and defense ...

Tunisia imposes nationwide curfew amid spreading unrest

/ Jan 22, 2016

Tunisia imposes nationwide curfew amid spreading unrest

Tunisia imposed a nationwide overnight curfew Friday in response to growing unrest over unemployment as protests across the country descended into vandalism in several cities. The curfew from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. would begin Friday because the attacks on public and private property "represent ...