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Tunisia to get 8 Black Hawks for fight against jihadists

Tunisia will take delivery of eight Black Hawk attack helicopters from the United States this year to help it in the fight against Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists, an official said on Thursday.

Tunisia and Italy urge reconciliation in Libya

Libya`s neighbour Tunisia and its former colonial power Italy issued a joint call on Wednesday for reconciliation among militias leading to a political settlement in the conflict-riven country.

Tunisia arrests about 100 militant suspects, signs of Islamic State influence

Tunisia arrested about 100 suspected Islamist militants in the last three days, some of whom were preparing attacks, officials said on Tuesday, and published video footage showing evidence of an Islamic State influence on some of those detained.

Tunisia lodge CAS appeal over 2017 Cup threat
Tunisia lodge CAS appeal over 2017 Cup threat

Tunisia have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the threat by Africa Cup of Nations organisers CAF to exclude them from the 2017 competition.

Four Tunisian police killed in `terrorist` attack: Government

Four Tunisian police were killed on Tuesday in what the government labelled a "terrorist attack" in a region known as the base for the country`s most dangerous Islamist group.

Media targeted 'with impunity' in Libya: HRW

Journalists in post-revolution Libya face the constant threat of attack and have lost even the limited freedom that existed under slain strongman Moamer Kadhafi, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

Swedish man gets prison for `homosexual acts` in Tunisia

A Swedish man has been given two years behind bars in Tunisia for "homosexual acts" despite the protests of Swedish diplomats, authorities said Saturday.

Tunisia's secular-Islamist coalition takes office

A secular-led coalition government that includes Islamists took office in Tunisia on Friday, three months after the North African state's first free parliamentary elections.

Tunisia lawmakers approve landmark government

Tunisia's parliament on Thursday approved a coalition government led by the secular Nidaa Tounes party and including its Islamist rivals, following landmark elections in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Tunisia announces coalition cabinet with Islamists

Tunisia Monday presented its new coalition government, dominated by the secular Nidaa Tounes party but also including its Islamist rivals, as it prepares to tackle security problems and a faltering economy.

Tunisia PM announces coalition cabinet with Islamists

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid on Monday presented a new coalition government with a cabinet dominated by the secular Nidaa Tounes party but also including members from its Islamist rivals.

Drama and controversy as hosts, DR Congo advance
Drama and controversy as hosts, DR Congo advance

Hosts Equatorial Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo reached the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals on Saturday after a dramatic and controversial Bata double-header.

VVIP chopper deal: ED dispatches LRs to two countries

Enforcement Directorate has sent the first set of judicial request letters to Tunisia and Italy in connection with its money laundering probe into alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal.

Africa Cup of Nations: Draw enough to take Tunisia and DR Congo through
Africa Cup of Nations: Draw enough to take Tunisia and DR Congo through

Tunisia and DR Congo both advanced to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday after drawing 1-1 in their final Group B game in Bata.

Tunisia new govt faces opposition from Islamists

Tunisia`s Islamist party Ennahda, which holds the second largest number of seats in parliament, said on Sunday it would reject a government proposed last week by Prime Minister designate Habib Essid, complicating his cabinet`s ratification.

Africa Cup of Nations: Win or bust for former champions Zambia
Africa Cup of Nations: Win or bust for former champions Zambia

Former champions Zambia must defeat Cape Verde on Monday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals in Equatorial Guinea.

New Tunisia premier forms cabinet without any Islamists

New Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid formed a cabinet Friday, handing many ministries to Nidaa Tounes, the leading bloc in parliament, but none to the Islamist party Ennahda, which led the previous government.

Italy has expelled 9 suspected jihadis since December

Italy has expelled nine suspected jihadis since late December, and a top minister vowed on Sunday that authorities would order more expulsions in a heightened terrorism crackdown.

Candelight tribute held in Tunis for Jew murdered in Paris

Scores of people paid tribute on Saturday in the Tunisian capital to Yoav Hattab, the son of a Tunis rabbi murdered in last week`s jihadist attack on a Paris kosher supermarket.

Africa Nations Cup: Cape Verde capable of reaching last eight
Africa Nations Cup: Cape Verde capable of reaching last eight

The Cape Verde Islands arrived as an oddity at the last African Nations Cup finals but two years on will have credible hopes of again reaching the quarter-finals of the continental championship.