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Tunisia says it thwarted jihadist attack before elections

Tunisia says it thwarted jihadist attack before elections

Reuters) - Tunisian security forces have arrested a group of Islamist militants, including two women, that planned to carry out attacks in the capital, Tunis, less than two weeks before parliamentary elections, authorities said on Tuesday. Since its 2011 uprising, ...

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French tourists avoid Tunisia after traveler's beheading in nearby Algeria

French tourists avoid Tunisia after traveler's beheading in nearby Algeria

(Reuters) - Tunisia lost about a third of its French tourist bookings to cancellation shortly after the beheading last month of a French traveler by Islamist militants in neighboring Algeria, the country's tourism minister said on Monday. Increased political unrest and...

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Tunisia cracks down on jihadists as elections loom: PM

Tunisia cracks down on jihadists as elections loom: PM

(Reuters)- Tunisia has arrested some 1,500 suspected jihadists this year, Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa told Reuters, part of a security crackdown aimed at safeguarding the North African country's fragile transition to democracy. Among those held are hundreds of militants...

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Tunisian deputy survives assassination attempt

Tunisian deputy survives assassination attempt

TUNIS (Reuters) - A deputy in Tunisia's transitional parliament survived an assassination attempt in the city of Kasserine, near the Algerian border, where security forces have been hunting Islamist militants for months. Mohamed Ali Nasri told reporters in...

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