Tunisia mired in state of emergency

Tunisia’s state of emergency must be extended: Sabbagh


TUNIS (AFP) – The fragile security situation in Tunisia, where radical Islamists are blamed for a wave of violence in recent months, makes it necessary to extend the state of emergency, Defence Minister Rachid Sabbagh said on Friday.


Salafist supporter dies and 14 injured in congress ban clash

Ansar al-Sharia supporter dies after Tunis police clash; 14 injured

20 May, 2013

TUNIS, Tunisia, May 20 (UPI) — An Ansar al-Sharia supporter died of injuries he sustained during fighting between police and militants in a Tunis neighborhood, Tunisian officials said.