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Tunisian police. ©Reuters/Anis Mili Four police killed in attack on Tunisia minister's home Four Tunisian police officers were killed in a "terrorist" attack overnight on the home of Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou in the west-central Kasserine region, a ministerial spokesman said.
28 мая 2014
Drugs case against Tunisia blogger dismissed A prominent Tunisian blogger who accused police of fabricating drugs charges against him walked free from court on Friday after a judge threw out the case.
25 мая 2014
10-metre whale caught in Tunisia fisherman's nets dies A 10-metre (33-foot) whale died on Sunday after becoming tangled in a Tunisian fisherman's nets off the coast of Sidi Bou Said town north of the capital Tunis.
10 марта 2014
11 dead as Libya military plane crashes in Tunisia A Libyan air force medical plane crashed south of Tunis early on Friday, killing all 11 people on board, Tunisian officials said.
22 февраля 2014
Hundreds protest in Tunisia against 'terrorism' More than a thousand protesters gathered in the Tunisian town of Jendouba to condemn the weekend killings of four people by suspected Islamist militants.
18 февраля 2014
Tunisia parliament approves new cabinet line-up Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday approved a technocratic caretaker government tasked with leading the country out of a bruising political crisis and to fresh elections.
29 января 2014
UN's Ban hails 'historic milestone' in Tunisia UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Tunisia's adoption of a new constitution on Sunday, declaring it a "historic milestone" and a model for other countries seeking reform.
27 января 2014
Lack of political savvy sends Arab Spring states into turmoil Bloodbath in Egypt, civil war in Syria, stalemate in Tunisia: the Arab Spring has stoked turmoil because of a lack of maturity among the region's new political class.
21 августа 2013
Mass demo in Tunis demands Ennahda-led government quit More than 40,000 people massed Tuesday outside Tunisia's National Constituent Assembly to demand the resignation of the government led by the moderate Islamic movement Ennahda.
07 августа 2013
Art will always triumph, says Tunisia revolution singer "Art will always triumph in the end," says acclaimed Tunisian singer Lotfi Bouchnak, who composed songs for the 2011 revolution but has since seen his profession come under threat from firebrand Islamists.
10 июня 2013
Tunisia in crisis as president's party rejects govt plan Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki's secular party said Monday it would stay in the ruling coalition reversing a previous threat, but maintained its call for key Islamist ministers to resign.
12 февраля 2013
Tunisia faces general strike as political crisis deepens Tunisia faces a general strike Friday, with tens of thousands expected to take to the streets after the murder this week of a leftist opposition leader that sparked violent clashes with police.
08 февраля 2013
Tensions loom as Tunisia marks its Arab Spring revolution Tunisians marked the second anniversary on Monday of veteran dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's flight into exile in the first of the Arab Spring uprisings but insecurity and social tensions persist.
14 января 2013
Tunisia extends state of emergency after attacks Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on Wednesday extended the country's state of emergency through January, continuing special intervention powers for the police and army after a recent series of Islamist attacks.
01 ноября 2012
Maghreb becoming a 'terrorist' hub: Tunisia president Jihadists pose a "great danger" to the Maghreb region, which is turning into a "terrorist" hub, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki warned in an interview with Arabic daily Al-Hayat published Tuesday.
04 октября 2012
Violence explodes as Muslims protest anti-Islam film Furious protesters targeted symbols of US influence in cities across the Muslim world on Friday, attacking embassies, schools and restaurants in retaliation for a film that mocks Islam.
16 сентября 2012
Demos in Tunisia for women's rights and against Islamists Thousands of Tunisians demonstrated in the capital late Monday for women's rights in the biggest show of force by the opposition since April as the Islamist-led government faces growing dissent.
15 августа 2012
Warning shots, tear gas fired to disperse Tunisia demos Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Thursday to disperse a second anti-government protest in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid, birthplace of last year's revolution.
10 августа 2012
A man buys fish on the first day of Ramadan in downtown Tunisia. ©REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi Tunisians face costly Ramadan under first Islamist govt "These prices are unheard of! They are worse than the Ramadan heat wave," says Aisha, cradle in hand, sheltering from the blazing sun in Tunis' central market during the Muslim fasting month.
03 августа 2012
Tunisia coalition's main party opts for 'moderate' stance Tunisia's ruling Islamist Ennahda party stressed its "centrist" and "moderate" position, in a resolution adopted Sunday, the fourth day of its first congress at home in 24 years.
16 июля 2012

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