US names new Syria envoy

 The United States named a new special envoy to Syria on Monday, the third since the war began four years ago, as Washington seeks a political solution to the conflict.

Tunisia Parliament approves "anti-terror" law after Islamic State attacks

Tunisia`s Parliament on Saturday overwhelmingly approved legislation allowing the death penalty for those convicted on terrorism charges after Islamist militant attacks that killed dozens of foreign visitors in the past few months.

Tunisian parliament adopts new anti-terror law

The Tunisian parliament has adopted a new "anti-terror" law overnight aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.

Tunisian police kill 1 militant, arrest 16 others in north

Tunisian authorities carried out a series of anti-militant raids in the northern province of Bizerte, killing one militant and arresting 16 people, authorities said on Friday.

Tunisia parliament okays death penalty for 'terror crimes'

Tunisia's parliament approved on Thursday imposition of the death penalty for "terrorist" crimes, espite opposition from rights groups and a de facto quarter-century moratorium on executions.

Tunisia parliament okays death penalty for `terror crimes`

Tunisia`s parliament approved Thursday imposition of the death penalty for "terrorist" crimes, despite opposition from rights groups and a de facto quarter-century moratorium on executions.

One dead in Tunisia train collision: Ministry

 A passenger who was trapped in his seat when two trains collided in a suburb of the Tunisian capital died of his injuries on Wednesday, the health ministry said.

UK wants to review Tunisia travel warning: Envoy

Britain wants to review its travel advisory on Tunisia "as soon as possible", after urging its tourists to leave over fears of another deadly attack, London's ambassador said on Tuesday.

Tunisia says almost wipes out al Qaeda group after attacks

Tunisia`s interior minister said security forces had almost wiped out an Islamist militant group linked to al Qaeda during a crackdown launched after two deadly attacks on tourists.

Three leaders of Tunisian Qaeda-linked group killed: Minister

Three leaders of an Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group that has been blamed for a spate of violence in Tunisia were killed in a raid by security forces last week, the country`s interior minister said on Sunday.

Tunisian authorities recover 27 dead migrants

Tunisian authorities have recovered 27 corpses of migrants off the Mediterranean Coast who apparently died trying to reach Italy from Libya.

Tunisia recovers 27 migrant bodies from Med in week

The bodies of 27 migrants of sub-Saharan origin have been recovered off the coast of Tunisia in the past week, a spokesman for the country`s civil protection agency told AFP on Friday.

Almost 5,500 Tunisians in jihadist ranks: UN experts

UN experts said Friday that almost 5,500 Tunisians are fighting alongside jihadists abroad, urging Tunis to adopt a "national strategic plan" to curb the flow.

British warning of new Tunisian attack prompts tourist exodus

Thousands of tourists rushed to leave Tunisia on Friday after Britain warned another attack was "highly likely", two weeks after a gunman killed 38 foreign holidaymakers at a beachside hotel.

In security sweep, Tunisian forces kill 5 alleged extremists

 Tunisia's Interior Ministry says security forces leading a counterterrorism sweep have killed five suspected extremists in central Tunisia.

Tunisian security forces kill five militants in mountain region

Tunisian security forces have killed five Islamist militants in clashes in the mountains near the central town of Gafsa, and military helicopters were pursuing more in the area, a security source said on Friday.

Tunisia hunts group fleeing to Islamic State in Libya

Tunisian authorities on Friday were investigating the disappearance of 33 residents from the same town after families reported they had left overnight to join Islamic State militants in Libya, locals said.

Tunisia PM warns of repercussions over British warning

Tunisia`s prime minister said he would telephone British counterpart David Cameron Friday to respond to his government`s advice that the North African nation was unsafe for holidays, threatening unspecified repercussions.

Tunisia PM to ring Cameron over call for tourists to leave

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said he would telephone British counterpart David Cameron on Friday to respond to his government`s advice that the North African nation was unsafe for holidays.

Indian-origin families relive Tunisia terror attack horror

Two Indian-origin families who escaped a gunman in Tunisia as he shot 38 tourists dead last month are still recovering from the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attack.