TUNISIA

  • Tunisian President says hunt on for third man in museum attack March 22, 2015

    Tunis: A third attacker in the deadly assault on the Bardo museum is on the run, Tunisia's president said on Sunday, declaring his country at war with the extremists who killed 21 people at one of North Africa's most revered cultural institutions. President Beji Caid Essebsi said the attack involved "three...
  • Guards were having coffee during Tunis museum attack, says Tunisia's Politician March 20, 2015

    Tunis: The guards supposed to be protecting Tunisia's parliament and the nearby national museum were having coffee at the time of this week's deadly assault, a senior politician said on Friday. On Wednesday as gunmen mowed down foreign tourists, "there were no police around parliament and the museum," deputy speaker Abdelfattah...
  • Islamic State group claims responsibility for Tunisia museum attack March 19, 2015

    Tunis: The Islamic State group has issued a statement claiming responsibility for the deadly attack on Tunisia's national museum that killed 23 people, mostly tourists. Thursday's statement described the attack as a "blessed invasion of one of the dens of infidels and vice in Muslim Tunisia," and appeared on a forum...
  • Twenty people killed after hostage drama at Tunisia's national museum March 19, 2015

    Gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed Tunisia's national museum on Wednesday, killing 20 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in one of the worst terrorist attacks in a country that had largely escaped the region's "Arab Spring" turmoil. Around 42 people have been injured in this attack. ...
  • 20 foreign tourists, two locals killed as gunmen attack Tunisia museum March 19, 2015

    Tunis: Gunmen stormed Tunisia's national museum killing 20 foreign tourists and two Tunisians on Wednesday in an attack that raised fears for a rare success story of the Arab Spring. The brazen daytime assault sparked panic at the nearby Parliament and the National Bardo Museum, an iconic attraction in a country...
  • Couldn't see anything except blood, says witness of Tunisia attack which left 19 dead March 19, 2015

    Tunis: Gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed Tunisia's national museum on Wednesday, killing 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in one of the worst militant attacks in a country that had largely escaped the region's "Arab Spring" turmoil. Five Japanese as well as visitors from Italy, Poland and Spain were among the...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 18, 2015

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 18, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Gunmen storm Tunisian museum, kill 19 March 18, 2015

    Gunmen in military uniforms stormed Tunisia's national museum, killing 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians on Wednesday in one of the worst militant attacks in a country that has largely escaped the region's "Arab Spring" turmoil. ...
  • Gunmen storm Tunisian museum, kill two Tunisians, 17 foreign tourists March 18, 2015

    Tunis: Gunmen in military uniforms stormed Tunisia's national museum, killing 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians on Wednesday in one of the worst militant attacks in a country that has largely escaped the region's "Arab Spring" turmoil. Visitors from Italy, Germany, Poland and Spain were among the dead in the noon...
  • Tunisian forces free all hostages from Tunis museum after attack: official March 18, 2015

    Tunis: Tunisia's Interior Ministry says two gunmen and a security officer have been killed in a raid on a major museum that left several tourists dead. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said on Radio Mosaique that the standoff is over after the raid Wednesday afternoon. The two gunmen had opened fire...
  • Gunmen attack Tunisian Parliament, 8 killed, many taken hostages March 18, 2015

    Tunis: At least eight tourists were killed and others were taken hostage by militants who attacked Tunisia's Parliament compound, which includes a museum, a spokesman for the interior ministry said on Wednesday. Foreign tourists ran for shelter, covered by security forces aiming rifles into the air, live television footage showed. Security forces...
  • Beji Caid Essebsi wins Tunisian presidential elections December 22, 2014

    Tunis: Nidaa Tounes candidate Beji Caid Essebsi won the second round of Tunisia's 2014 presidential elections with 55.68 percent of the votes, the Tunisian Elections Board (ISIE) announced on Monday. Moncef Marzouki, the second candidate in the runoff, received 44.32 percent of the votes, Xinhua cited Chafik Sarsar, head of the...
  • India evacuating 34 nurses evacuated from Libya, 12 to reach Kochi on Thursday December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government is evacuating 34 Indian nurses from strife-torn Libya. The first batch of 12 will arrive on Thursday in Kochi. "A group of 12 Indian nurses are on their way from Tunisia and will arrive in Kochi tomorrow. Another batch of 22 nurses are also on their...
  • Tunisians hold first fair presidential election November 23, 2014

    Tunis: Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy. Many Tunisians weighed security against the freedoms brought by their revolution and by its democratic transition, which has remained on...
  • Philippines urges workers in Libya to leave while they can August 2, 2014

    Manila: The Philippines urged its thousands of workers in Libya on Saturday to leave the strifetorn nation now while they still can, warning that the remaining exit routes were closing fast. A ship chartered by Manila is set to sail from Malta in the coming days to pick up Filipinos...
  • Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting July 31, 2014

    Tunis: Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister has said, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival militias battle over control of the airport in the capital Tripoli. The...
  • Centre working towards safe evacuation of Indians from Libya, Tunisia July 30, 2014

    In a step to facilitate safe evacuation of Indians from wartorn Libya and neighbouring Tunisia, the External Affairs Ministry has said that 6 officials have been deployed for the same. A high level meeting has been chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and tickets are being arranged for those...
  • Football World Cup: Belgium head to Brazil on a high after Tunisia victory June 8, 2014

    Brussels: A late Dries Mertens goal gave Belgium a 10 victory over Tunisia in their final World Cup warmup friendly on Saturday, ensuring they go to Brazil on a high note after a match temporarily halted by hail. The home side dominated possession, but for much of the encounter they barely...
  • Tunisia chooses new PM to replace Islamist government December 15, 2013

    Tunis: A forum of political parties chose the industry minister as Tunisia's next prime minister, set to replace the Islamistled government with technocrats in what's been a faltering transition to democracy. The Mehdi Jomaa, a 50yearold independent who had abandoned a career in the private sector, won the vote to head...
  • Cameroon beat Tunisia to qualify for World Cup November 17, 2013

    Yaounde, Cameroon: Cameroon qualified for the World Cup with a 41 win over Tunisia in the second leg of their playoff on Sunday. Cameroon won by the same score on aggregate after the teams drew 00 in the first leg in Tunisia. Pierre Webo scored after four minutes for Cameroon and Benjamin...
  • Ivory Coast close in on WC; SA, Ghana in danger June 9, 2013

    Ivory Coast beat Gambia 30 in World Cup qualifying on Saturday, while Ethiopia and Zambia gained crucial victories that put South Africa and Ghana at risk of missing out on football's top tournament. Lacina Traore, Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure scored in Gambia for the Ivorians, keeping Africa's topranked team in...
  • Nigeria eke out draw against Kenya in WC qualifiers March 24, 2013

    Johannesburg: New African champion Nigeria salvaged a home draw against Kenya with an injurytime equalizer in World Cup qualifying on Saturday. Ivory Coast didn't miss the dropped Didier Drogba in their 30 win over Gambia. Samuel Eto'o scored twice as Cameroon edged Togo 21 to improve the inconsistent Cameroonians' chances of...
  • Tunisia PM quits after failing to form new government February 20, 2013

    Tunis: Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali resigned on Tuesday after failing to replace a government pulled apart by acrimony between his Islamist allies and their secular opponents. Jebali had threatened to quit if his plan for a nonpartisan cabinet of technocrats to lead the north African country into early elections...
  • Police and protesters clash in Egypt, army sent to Suez January 26, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian protesters scuffled with police in Cairo on January 26 and troops were deployed in Suez after nine people were shot dead in nationwide protests against President Mohamed Mursi, exposing deep rifts two years after Hosni Mubarak was ousted. After a day of clashes on January 25, tension remained high...
  • Tunisia: Man dies after eating 28 raw eggs for a bet December 27, 2012

    Moscow: A 20yearold man in Tunisia died shortly after eating 28 raw eggs for a bet, a local media report has said. Dhaou Fatnassi from El Baten, a settlement near the northeastern city of Kairouan, bet with a group of his friends that he would be able to eat 30...
  • Disgruntled crowd hurls stones at Tunisian president December 18, 2012

    Moscow: A disgruntled crowd hurled stones at President Moncef Marzouki and the parliament speaker in a central Tunisian town, a media report said on Tuesday. The incident occurred when the president and parliament speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar arrived in Sidi Bouzid town, the cradle of the revolution that erupted in...
  • Protesters surge around Egypt's presidential palace December 8, 2012

    Cairo: Tens of thousands of Egyptian protesters surged around the presidential palace on Friday and the opposition rejected President Mohamed Mursi's call for dialogue to end a crisis that has polarised the nation and sparked deadly clashes. The Islamist leader's deputy said he could delay a December 15 referendum on a...
  • Mellouli wins gold in marathon swimming August 10, 2012

    London: Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli won his second medal of the London Olympics with victory in the gruelling men's 10kilometre marathon swim on Friday. Mellouli finished the openwater swim in a time of 1 hour 49 min 55 seconds, a clear three seconds ahead of his closest challenger Thomas Lurz of Germany,...
  • Yemen votes, seals Saleh's exit February 21, 2012

    Aden: Yemen sealed President Ali Abdullah Saleh's exit from power on Tuesday by electing his deputy to shepherd the country away from the brink of civil war. Vice President AbdRabbu Mansour Hadi, the sole, consensus candidate, billed the vote as a way to move on after months of protests against...