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Tunisians protest to mark killing of Chokri Belaid in 2013

Thousands of Tunisians pushed through a heavy security cordon and marched down the main avenue in their country's capital Saturday to mark the eighth anniversary of the killing of a left-wing political leader.The Feb. 6, 2013 killing of Chokri...

Four Tunisian soldiers die as mine hits operation vehicle

Four Tunisian soldiers were killed when a land mine hit their vehicle while carrying out a sweep for Islamist extremists in a mountainous region near the Algerian border, authorities said Wednesday.The Defense Ministry spokesman, Mohamed Zekri, said in a...

Tunisia president’s aides sick after opening poison parcel

Two aides attached to the president of Tunisia have become unwell after opening a suspect parcel sent to their office, the presidential palace says.In a statement they said the presidential director of the president’s office opened it and found...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in the capital as security forces used tear gas and water cannons to try to quell the unrest.Up to 300 young...

Spanish rescue services intercept 320 African migrants in 10 boats off Canary Islands

Associated PressSpanish rescue services said Tuesday that, they intercepted more than 320 migrants of African decent in 10 boats found off the Canary Islands archipelago.The service said the steady stream of boats were located off the island of Gran...

UN opens Libya peace talks in Tunis with eye on elections

ReutersThe United Nations opened talks on Libya’s future in Tunisia on Monday aimed at ending nearly a decade of chaos and bloodshed by arranging elections, but obstacles remain despite progress in cementing last month’s ceasefire.Acting U.N. Libya envoy Stephanie...

Islamic States claim deadly attack in Tunisia resort

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a knife attack in Tunisia that killed a National Guard officer and wounded another, as more suspects are arrested.The attack on Sunday morning in a tourist district of the coastal city...

Tunisia parliament holds confidence votes on new PM amid economic crisis

The Tunisian parliament is holding a confidence vote Tuesday on a new prime minister and his proposed government as the North African country faces deep economic crisis worsened by the coronavirus pandemic and after a conflict-of-interest scandal pushed out...

Italian minister tells Tunisia, no more illegal migrants

Italy has no more room for illegal migrants, its foreign minister Luigi Di Maio said Monday on a visit to Tunisia, from where many of them cross the Mediterranean Sea.After a meeting with the Tunisian President Kais Saied, Italy's...

More migrants now reaching Italy by sea from Tunisia

The number of migrants reaching Italy by sea shot up from the previous 12-month period, but in contrast to recent years, the majority of the arrivals didn’t need rescue and made it to shore by themselves.According to Interior Ministry...
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ICC hands fmr Ugandan child soldier 25 years for war crime

The International Criminal Court sentenced Ugandan former child soldier Dominic Ongwen,  who turned into a brutal rebel commander to 25...
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