Rival rallies held in Tunisia


Tunis – Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched in support of their embattled government on Saturday as opposition protesters renewed calls for the Islamist-led administration to step down, heightening a crisis sparked by a political assassination.

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Topless Tunisia activists’ trial adjourned

2013-06-22 12:15

Tunis – The appeals trial of three European activists with women’s protest group Femen, jailed for baring their breasts in Tunis, was adjourned on Friday, their lawyer said.


FEMEN facing Trial for case leniency

Little sympathy for topless protesters

Tunis – While some Tunisians believe Femen activist Amina Sboui is being harshly treated for her anti-Islamist protest, there is little public sympathy for three European women who bared their breasts in support of her.

The three women, two French and one German, face jail terms of up to a year when they go on trial in Tunis on Wednesday, although their lawyer is confident of a lighter sentence.



A Not so “Friendly” Fire

Tunisia soldier killed by ‘friendly fire’

Tunis – Tunisian soldiers accidentally shot dead a colleague during an operation targeting an al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group in the country’s western border region, the interior ministry said on Monday.




European FEMEN activists charged

Tunisia charges European feminists

2013-05-31 16:30

Tunis – The defence lawyer for the three European feminists that protested topless in front of the Tunis courthouse says they have been charged with offending public decency and threatening public order.



Expensive yacht returned to Tunisia

Tunisia recovers Ben Ali family yacht

2013-05-24 22:03

La Goulette – Tunisia put on display on Friday a luxury yacht formerly owned by the brother-in-law of deposed dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali that Spain returned to Tunisia last month, an AFP photographer reported.



Jailed Salafist freed on bail

Tunisia Salafist gets bail

2013-05-22 22:10

Tunis – Ansar al-Sharia spokespeson Seifeddine Rais, detained in the Tunisian city of Kairouan at the weekend as police enforced a government ban on its annual congress, was released on bail on Wednesday, the Salafist group said.


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Progress against terrorism in Tunisia

Tunisia making progress against terror – PM

2013-05-23 14:10

Tunis – Prime Minister Ali Larayedh said on Thursday that Tunisia is making progress in its bid to dismantle “terrorist” cells despite the presence in the country of armed groups and recent clashes with Islamists.



Security tightens in Tunisia in light of Ansar al-Sharia rally

Tunisia deploys security forces

2013-05-18 16:09

Tunis – Tunisian security forces deployed in strength on Saturday after Salafist movement Ansar al-Sharia called on its hardline Islamist supporters to defy a government ban on its annual congress.