TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A self-styled Libyan army slowed down its push on the country's capital over concerns for civilians caught up in the violence as the U.N. refugee agency said Monday that the...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is expressing concern that Tunisia is still holding a member of the U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Libya despite his diplomatic...
Top Algerian businessman is arrested at Tunisian border
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian media say a top Algerian businessman, Ali Haddad, has been arrested at an Algerian border post as he was apparently trying to go to Tunisia amid political crisis...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says a member of the U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Libya has been arrested in Tunisia despite having diplomatic immunity.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Arab leaders meeting in Tunisia on Sunday hope to project unified opposition to the Trump administration's acceptance of Israeli control over the Golan Heights and Jerusalem,...
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is cleaning up its boulevards and securing its borders for an Arab League summit that this country hopes raises its regional profile and economic prospects.
Group calls for al-Bashir’s arrest ahead of Arab summit
CAIRO (AP) — A rights group has urged Tunisia to either "bar or arrest" Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he tries to attend an Arab League summit this weekend.
African Cup lineup confirmed as last 5 teams qualify
South Africa became the last team to qualify for the African Cup of Nations on Sunday, completing the expanded 24-team field for the finals in Egypt in June and July.
Tunisia: 12 infants die of hospital-acquired infection
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Twelve newborn babies have died in Tunisia after acquiring infections at the public maternity hospital where they were born prematurely, the country's interim health minister...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Sunday that six Egyptians and a Tunisian man believed to be linked to an African-based terror group have been detained and deported.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — With presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for the fall, public officials in Tunisia plan to send mobile teams to villages, universities and companies to...
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday hosted talks with the foreign ministers of Algeria and Tunisia, Libya's neighbors to the west, days after Libya's rival governments agreed to hold...
Tunisian attacks suspect assaults judge at hearing
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say a man suspected of several extremist attacks has assaulted a judge with his gavel during his trial at a Tunis military court.
German govt denies cover-up over Berlin Xmas market attack
BERLIN (AP) — The German government pledged Friday to investigate the deportation of a Tunisian man shortly after the deadly 2016 truck rampage on a Berlin Christmas market, but denied media...
Libyan authorities help free 14 kidnapped Tunisian workers
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Libyan authorities helped free 14 Tunisian workers Sunday who were kidnapped by an armed group near Libya's capital, the Tunisian government said.
The Tunisian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday night that the hostages had been seized Thursday in the town of Zawiva by militants demanding the release of a jailed Libyan. The Tunisians were released and taken to offices of the Zawiva security authorities, the statement said.
7 get life in prison for Tunisia’s 2015 terror attacks
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities gave seven suspects life in prison and handed out other sentences Saturday in a trial for two 2015 attacks in Tunisia that killed 60 people, mainly tourists.
Samir Ben Amor, the lawyer for one of the 44 defendants, said the verdicts were handed down for the deadly attack against the country's famous Bardo Museum and a massacre at a popular seaside resort.
Suspects’ lawyer offers condolences at Tunisia terror trial
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A lawyer for suspects in two separate attacks in Tunisia that killed some 60 people, mainly tourists, offered condolences to the victims' families Friday.
Twenty-four suspects, who have all denied any direct role in the attack, attended the final hearing of the trial over a massacre at a popular sea resort and a deadly attack at the famed Bardo Museum.
The suspected mastermind of both attacks hasn't been caught and is thought to be hiding in Libya.
17 on trial in deadly Tunisian beach attack on UK tourists
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Seventeen people went on trial Tuesday over Tunisia's deadliest extremist attack, a massacre at a Mediterranean resort in 2015 that killed 38 people, most of them British tourists.
Russia urges North Africa to bring Syria back to Arab League
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Russia's foreign minister is pressing North African countries to support Syria's return to the Arab League, now that President Bashar Assad is largely seen as having won the Syrian civil war.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria this week and at each stop called for Syria's reintegration into the "Arab family." Lavrov urged it to happen before an Arab League summit in Tunis in March.
Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Workers around Tunisia went on strike Thursday to demand higher pay in a standoff with a government struggling to reduce unemployment, poverty and social tensions.
All flights in and out of the North African country's main airport were cancelled, and schools nationwide were closed. Ports, public transport, hospitals and other public services were also disrupted.
New tensions, worries mark Tunisia’s revolution anniversary
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands gathered Monday in Tunisia's capital as the country marked eight years since a democratic uprising ousted its long-time strongman. The rally came amid deepening economic troubles in the North African nation and resurgent anger at the revolution's unfulfilled promises.
Tunisian police, protesters clash again over unemployment
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protesters clashed with police for a third consecutive night in Tunisia after a journalist set himself on fire and died this week to denounce the economic problems engulfing the North African nation.
National Guard spokesman Housameddine Jebabli said Thursday that protests took place in six different towns including Kasserine, in west central Tunisia, where journalist Abderrazak Zorgui set himself ablaze this week.
18 arrested in Tunisia amid violent protests
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities have arrested 18 people during protests that erupted after the death of a journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation, officials said Wednesday.
Thirteen were arrested in the provincial city of Kasserine and five others in Tebourba, near Tunis, Interior Ministry spokesman Sofiane Zaag said.
Protests in Tunisia after journalist sets himself on fire
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protests erupted Tuesday in Tunisia after the death of a journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation, prompting clashes with police and nationwide concern.
Turkey ‘collaborating’ with other nations on Khashoggi probe
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Turkish foreign minister says Turkey is working with other countries toward a possible U.N. investigation into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.
Speaking Monday during a visit to Tunisia, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey is "actively" continuing its investigation and "collaborating" with other U.N. members. He didn't elaborate.
Tunisian teachers demand better pay, protest work conditions
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian high school teachers have taken to the streets of the capital to demand wage increases and improvements to what they call dire working conditions.
Thousands of protesters, many of them bused in from across the country, marched in Tunis on Wednesday, starting at the Education Ministry and finishing at the city's main artery, Avenue Bourguiba.
Tunisian protesters criticize Israel, support Palestinians
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators have staged a protest in Tunisia's capital against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians.
The protest on Saturday was held outside the Tourism Ministry. The country's named tourism minister is Jewish, which is unusual in this majority Muslim country.
Saudi crown prince visits Tunisia amid Khashoggi protests
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a personal welcome Tuesday from Tunisia's president who greeted his guest at the airport after two days of protests in the capital that reflected international concern about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Latest: Saudi prince gets warm welcome in Egypt
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):
Egypt's president and Saudi Arabia's crown prince have held talks in Cairo, the latest stop on Mohammed bin Salman's first foreign tour since the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The prince arrived and was met at the airport by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, a close ally and recipient of generous Saudi aid, on Monday evening.
Tunisian civil servants strike, protest for pay raises
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian civil servants have gone on strike around the country to protest the failure of negotiations with the government for wage increases, amid plunging buying power and soaring inflation.
Thousands gathered Thursday in front of parliament with chants of "shame on the government" and calls to be given their "rights."
Tunisia minister: Woman bomber pledged allegiance to IS
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's interior minister says a female suicide bomber who blew herself up on the main street of the capital had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.
Citing a preliminary report on the bombing that injured about 20 police officers and six civilians, Interior Minister Hicham Fourati told the Tunisian parliament on Monday that Mouna Guebla on Oct. 29.
Salah Egypt’s ‘superman’ again with last-minute winner
Mohamed Salah scored in the last minute to give Egypt a 3-2 win over Tunisia in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Friday, taking the forward's tally to 10 goals in his last eight games for his country.
Parliament approves reshuffled Tunisian government
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The reshuffled government of Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has passed a parliamentary vote of confidence after more than 12 hours of debate.
Each of the new ministers got more than the minimum 109 votes required from the 160 lawmakers present Monday night.
Chahed reshuffled his government a week ago in a bid to end a months-long paralyzing political crisis.
Tunisia PM faces confidence vote amid political tensions
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed faced lawmakers in a marathon debate Monday ahead of a vote of confidence needed to approve the government he reshuffled a week ago in a bid to end a months-long paralyzing political crisis.
The debate was still going 12 hours later, a sign of the enmity coursing through Tunisia's political scene.
PHOTOS: The sea takes migrants and brings back bodies
RAS JEBEL, Tunisia (AP) — The boys grew up within sight of the sea that took them away, rambling along paths and climbing rocks that would later be the launching pad for their flimsy rafts.
The Mediterranean has been robbing Tunisia of its young, who abandon their homeland in hopes of a better life in Europe. At the closest points, Ras Jebel in the north and the Kerkennah Islands in the east, it's a half-day sail if all goes well.
Female suicide bomber wounds 9 in Tunisia’s capital
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A female suicide bomber wounded nine people, mostly police officers, on a busy avenue in Tunisia's capital on Monday afternoon, authorities said.
The 30-year-old woman set off the blast in Tunis just before 2 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Habib Bourguiba avenue, the Interior Ministry said.
Kasatkina beats Jabeur to win Kremlin Cup
MOSCOW (AP) — Daria Kasatkina won the Kremlin Cup as qualifier Ons Jabeur narrowly failed to become the first WTA winner from Tunisia on Saturday.
Jabeur was a set and a break up at 4-1 when she seemed to tire in her eighth match in as many days, allowing Kasatkina to win 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 with vocal support from the home crowd.
The exhausted Jabeur served the last game with severe cramp and tears in her eyes.
"I saw you gave everything today and this is what sport is about," Kasatkina told Jabeur.
Tunisia flash floods kill at least 5, cause major damage
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say at least five people have been killed in flash floods in the country caused by heavy rains Wednesday and Thursday.
The interior ministry's spokesman Sofian Zaag said two other people are missing.
The regions of Bizerte in the north, and of Nabeul, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) east of the capital, received up to 200 millimeters (almost 8 inches) of rainfall.
Jail for offenders with new Tunisian anti-discrimination law
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Tunisian parliament has voted overwhelmingly to outlaw racial discrimination and to make criminal offenders eligible for prison time.
Lawmakers passed the measure late Tuesday. The legislation was a response to the assault of a man from Ivory Coast on a Tunis street in July that triggered reaction online and denunciation from anti-racism associations.
Italy, Tunisia vow to cooperate more over migrants
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia and Italy agreed Thursday to step up efforts to send Tunisian migrants identified as illegally staying in Italy back to their home country and to improve the cooperation between their governments.
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, speaking during an official visit to Tunisia, said the "the priority is to improve the conditions of return of these migrants."
Tunisia president says alliance with moderate Islamists over
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's conservative president says he has ended his alliance with the moderate Islamist party Ennahdha and that the next parliamentary elections will take place in Dec. 2019.
President Caid Beji Essebsi, 91, said during a Monday night TV interview that the consensus reached in 2015 with Ennahdha, the largest party in parliament, had ensured "relative stability" but that the alliance has come to an end — at the initiative of Ennahdha.
Tunisia floods kill at least 4, cause major damage
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Severe floods have struck northeastern Tunisia, killing at least four people and damaging homes, bridges, roads and fields.
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed visited the town of Nabeul, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) west of the capital, on Sunday, a day after heavy rains hit the region.
He said that "it's urgent to work so things return to normal." He added the government will help financially people whose homes and fields have been damaged.
Tunisian leader backs equal inheritance rights for women
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's president promised Monday to submit a bill to parliament soon that aims to give women equal inheritance rights with men, as debate over the topic of inheritance reverberated around the Muslim world.
In a speech marking Women's Day in Tunisia, President Beji Caid Essebsi said he wants to submit the proposal "as soon as possible," probably when parliament resumes in October.
Tunisian fundamentalists protest report on sexual equality
BARDO, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists protested Saturday in front of the nation's parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality that they claim are contrary to Islam.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said he is allowing 40 migrants who have been kept at sea for two weeks to enter Tunisia "for humanitarian reasons."
Chahed said late Saturday he would authorize a Tunisian-flagged commercial boat that has been carrying the migrants since July 16 to dock at the southern port of Zarzis.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian investigating judge has freed a man suspecting of having once been an aide to Osama bin Laden, two weeks after his extradition from Germany.
The spokesman for Tunisia's judicial anti-terrorism unit said by telephone on Friday that Sami Idoudi was freed after being held for 15 days, the maximum time limit when no charges are filed.
Spokesman Sofiane Selliti said that Idoudi must remain available to judicial authorities, who are continuing their investigation.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Four humanitarian groups say a commercial boat carrying 40 migrants who had been stranded in the Mediterranean Sea has been waiting to get a green light to dock in the Tunisian port of Zarzis for more than 48 hours.
The groups, most of them based in Tunisia, said Thursday that Tunisian authorities were deciding whether to grant the boat entry after Italy, Malta and France refused. Tunisian authorities couldn't immediately be reached to discuss its stance.