2 first-timers among 5 nations elected to Security Council

U.S. 06/07/19, 21:10

Estonia and the Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines were elected to the U.N. Security Council on Friday, marking the first time the countries will hold seats on the U.N.'s most powerful body.Niger, Tunisia and Vietnam also ...

Italy’s top leaders in Tunisia to shore up ties, security

Europe 04/30/19, 06:35

Italy's prime minister and an array of top ministers on Tuesday were visiting Tunisia, a strategic and economic partner whose shared concerns include migration and the North African country's unstable neighbor, Libya.Present for the inter-governmental summit were Premier Giuseppe Conte, ...

Arab leaders meet in Tunisia with eye on Trump’s Golan move

Africa 03/31/19, 04:39

Arab leaders are meeting in Tunisia's capital hoping to project unified opposition to President Donald Trump's recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. The annual Arab League summit is taking place Sunday. The leaders of Algeria, Sudan and Morocco ...

Tunisia spruces up, hopes for boost from Arab League summit

Africa 03/28/19, 06:50

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.Government ministers from the 22 Arab League states are holding preparatory meetings in Tunis all ...

Group calls for al-Bashir’s arrest ahead of Arab summit

Africa 03/27/19, 06:41

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.In a report issued Tuesday, New York-based Human Rights Watch described al-Bashir as a "fugitive ...

Tunisia: 12 infants die of hospital-acquired infection

Africa 03/11/19, 12:19

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 reported Monday. Sonia Ben Sheikh, who hastily took over when Tunisia's health minister resigned amid growing ...

German govt denies cover-up over Berlin Xmas market attack

Europe 02/22/19, 09:43

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 reports that authorities had tried to cover up his possible involvement in ...

7 get life in prison for Tunisia’s 2015 terror attacks

Europe 02/09/19, 11:56

A lawyer says Tunisian authorities have given seven suspects life in prison and handed out other sentences in the trial over two separate 2015 attacks in Tunisia that killed some 60 people, mainly tourists.Samir Ben Amor, the lawyer for one ...

17 on trial in deadly Tunisian beach attack on UK tourists

World 01/29/19, 14:28

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.The judge read out a report detailing what happened on June 26, 2015, ...

Russia urges North Africa to bring Syria back to Arab League

Africa 01/26/19, 09:42

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 ...

Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions

Africa 01/17/19, 08:55

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 ...

New tensions, worries mark Tunisia’s revolution anniversary

World 01/14/19, 11:02

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.Unions, ...

Tunisian police, protesters clash again over unemployment

Africa 12/27/18, 11:45

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 ...

18 arrested in Tunisia amid violent protests

Africa 12/26/18, 11:13

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 ...

Protests in Tunisia after journalist sets himself on fire

Africa 12/25/18, 18:53

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.Journalist Abderrazak Zorgui posted a video online before his ...

Tunisian protesters criticize Israel, support Palestinians

Africa 12/08/18, 14:28

Dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators have staged a protest in Tunisia's capital against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians.Tunisian children hold anti-Israel posters reading "We all are palestinians" outside the Tunisian Tourism Ministry in Tunis, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)The ...

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