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Boosting Security – US Delivers Humvees, Patrol Boat to Tunisia

Boosting Security – US Delivers Humvees, Patrol Boat to Tunisia

TUNIS — The United States delivered 52 Humvee military vehicles and a patrol boat to Tunisia on Thursday to help it fight jihadists and tighten control over its coast, U.S. embassy said. Since a 2011 uprising that toppled Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia has had a much less turbulent transition toward democracy than its North […]

Tunisia hosts Jewish pilgrimage under tight security

Tunisia hosts Jewish pilgrimage under tight security

Djerba (Tunisia) (AFP) – An annual Jewish pilgrimage to Africa’s oldest synagogue in Tunisia began in a festive atmosphere Wednesday, despite tight security after the Bardo museum massacre and warnings of planned attacks. Around 200 Jews joined the pilgrimage on the island of Djerba in southern Tunisia, voicing defiance as they chanted and lit candles […]

17 foreign tourists ‘hunted’ from cruise ship buses and shot dead in Tunisia

17 foreign tourists ‘hunted’ from cruise ship buses and shot dead in Tunisia

At least 17 people most of them tourists were killed in an attack Wednesday at the Bardo museum in Tunisia’s capital, Tunisian Prime Minister Habid Essid said. Two attackers were also killed, while three attackers are at large, according to Essid.Two men dressed in military garb went into a museum in Tunisia’s capital Wednesday and […]

Four Tunisian policemen killed in an attack by Islamist militants

Four Tunisian policemen killed in an attack by Islamist militants

Four Tunisian policemen have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants near the Algerian border.About 20 men opened fire at a National Guards convoy in Kasserine province and seized weapons, an interior ministry spokesman said. He blamed Okba Ibn Nafaa, a small group of al-Qaeda affiliated fighters.Tunisia has seen a rise in hardline […]

Spain ready to permanently host US Marines for deployment on Africa missions

Spain ready to permanently host US Marines for deployment on Africa missions

Spain said Friday it was starting negotiations with Washington to host a permanent US Marines intervention force for deployment on missions to Africa.The Spanish government said it was ready to permanently extend an agreement under which the force has been based at Moron de la Frontera, near Seville in southern Spain. The government approved negotiations […]

Tunisian presidential candidates clash over poll

Tunisian presidential candidates clash over poll

Tunisia’s Beji Caid Essebsi has claimed victory shortly after polls closed in the country’s first free presidential election. His rival, caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, dismissed the claims however, saying “nothing is confirmed so far”. Exit polls gave Mr Essebsi around 54% of the vote but official results are yet to be released. Tunisia was the […]

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