Gulf Times - Tunisia
Qatar, Tunisia to enhance air services pact

Qatar, Tunisia to enhance air services pact

Qatar and the Tunisian civil aviation authority concluded their meetings, which took place in Tunisia on Friday.

Tunisian man chased by police 'blows self up'

Tunisian man chased by police 'blows self up'

A Tunisian man "blew himself up" as he was being chased Monday by police in the southern region of Ben Guerdane and a second one was shot dead, the interior ministry said.

Al Qaeda trying to regroup in Tunisia after Islamic State setbacks

Al Qaeda trying to regroup in Tunisia after Islamic State setbacks

The killing of a senior Algerian militant by special forces soon after he slipped into Tunisia has raised concern that al Qaeda is trying to regroup in the North African state as rival Islamic State has suffered major setbacks, security sources say.

Tunisia forces kill the new leader of local branch of al-Qaeda

Tunisia forces kill the new leader of local branch of al-Qaeda

Tunisia special forces killed a local leader in al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) during an operation in which a top aide to the group's leader died, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

Tunisia says more than 900 arrests in anti-austerity violence

Tunisia says more than 900 arrests in anti-austerity violence

Interior ministry spokesman Khlifa Chibani said 41 people aged between 13 and 19 were detained on Sunday amid fresh protests.

Tunisia arrests another 150 including opposition leaders over unrest

Tunisia arrests another 150 including opposition leaders over unrest

Tunisian authorities arrested another 150 people including local opposition leaders over unrest against price and tax rises that prompted troop deployments to restive towns, and activists called for renewed rallies at the weekend.

200 arrested, dozens hurt in Tunisia unrest

200 arrested, dozens hurt in Tunisia unrest

Tunisia has been hailed for its relatively smooth democratic transition since a 2011 revolt that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings, but seven years after the revolution, tensions over economic grievances are high.

200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest

200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest

More than 200 people have been arrested and dozens hurt during clashes in several parts of Tunisia, the interior ministry said Wednesday, after a second night of unrest driven by anger over austerity measures.

200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest

200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest

Ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani told local radio that 49 police officers were wounded during clashes across the country and that 206 "troublemakers" were arrested.

Tunisia's PM seeks to calm anti-austerity protesters

Tunisia's PM seeks to calm anti-austerity protesters

Protests erupted in more than 10 towns across Tunisia against price and tax increases imposed by the government to reduce a ballooning deficit and an economic crisis.

Tunisia suspends Emirates flights over women security measures

Tunisia suspends Emirates flights over women security measures

Tunisia suspended Emirates Airlines flights after a public outcry over security measures in the United Arab Emirates targeting women from the North African country.

Tunisian policeman dies after attack, unions seek protection

Tunisian policeman dies after attack, unions seek protection

A Tunisian police officer who was stabbed by a suspected militant died of his wounds on Thursday, and security unions threatened to stage protests if parliament fails to legislate tougher protections for security force personnel.