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  • 5 dead as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

    Tunisia’s coast guard says it recovered the bodies of five migrants whose boat sank as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lampedusa.

  • Tunisia goalkeeper Hassen out of World Cup

    Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen's World Cup is over after just 16 minutes of action due to an injured shoulder suffered in Monday's 2-1 loss to England, team officials said.

  • Kane breaks Tunisian hearts

    A stoppage-time header from two-goal Harry Kane gives England a 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening World Cup Group G match on Monday.

  • 35 migrants dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

    At least 35 migrants are killed when their boat sank off Tunisia’s southern coast and 67 others are rescued by the coast guard, the Defence Ministry says.

  • Tunisia sack Kasperczak

    Tunisia, aiming to qualify for their first World Cup finals since 2006, have sacked their coach Henryk Kasperczak, the country's football federation announced on Saturday.

  • Islamists and secularists adjust to work together

    It is encouraging to watch how Rachid Ghannouchi and Nahdha, the largest and most popular Islamic political party in Tunisia which is now widely expected to come to power again in the next election...

  • 28 jihadists killed in Tunisia after Libya attack

    Tunisian forces kill 28 jihadists who attacked police and army posts near the Libyan border in a new spillover of violence that also saw four civilians killed.

  • Tunisia declares state of emergency

    Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi declares a nationwide state of emergency and a curfew in the capital after a bomb attack on a presidential guard bus killed at least 12 people.

  • David Cameron hold talks with French President

    David Cameron is holding talks in Paris with French President Francois Hollande on co-operation in the fight against so-called Islamic State.

  • UN unites against Islamic State

    The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to "redouble" action against Islamic State, following last week's deadly attacks in Paris. The French-drafted document urges UN members to "take all necessary measures" in the fight against IS.


    Four years back, it would probably have been difficult for Tunisians to imagine that a coalition of the country's civil rights groups would be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the near future.

  • Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisia mediators

    The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its role in helping the country's transition to democracy.

  • Tunisia holds eight over Sousse attack on tourists

    Eight suspects, including a woman, remain in custody on suspicion of being directly linked to Friday's deadly attack on holidaymakers in the Tunisian resort of Sousse, a minister says.

  • Tunisia to shut 80 mosques after attack

    Tunisia will shut down about 80 mosques accused of inciting violence, Prime Minister Habib Essid says, after a beach attack that left 39 people dead.

  • IS claims Tunisia seaside massacre

    Islamic State claims responsibility for a massacre in a Tunisian seaside resort that killed nearly 40 people, most of them British tourists, in the worst attack in the country's recent history.

  • '37 killed' in Tunisia tourist resort attack

    37 people, mostly foreigners, are killed and 36 injured in an attack on a beach in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, according to the health ministry.

  • IS militants

    IS militants 'smuggled to Europe'

    Libyan government adviser Abdul Basit Haroun says Islamic State (IS) fighters are being smuggled into Europe by gangs in the Mediterranean on boats filled with migrants.

  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    Islam is religion of fighting, not peace: IS leader

    The Islamic State group on Thursday released an audio message purportedly from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has not been seen or heard from in months.

  • 9 arrested over Tunisia attack

    Nine people have been arrested in connection with a gun attack in Tunis that saw 23 people killed on Wednesday, including 20 foreign tourists

  • Tunisia: Death toll in museum attack rises to 23

    One of the gunmen who killed tourists and others at a prominent Tunisian museum was known to the intelligence services but no formal links to a particular extremist group have been established, the prime minister says.

  • 19 killed in Tunis museum attack

    At least 19 people, including 17 foreign tourists are killed after gunmen targeted a museum in the Tunisian capital.