Tunisia

German Govt Denies Berlin Christmas Market Terror Attack Cover-Up

The German government pledged Friday to investigate the deportation of a Tunisian man shortly after the deadly 2016 truck rampage on a Berlin Christmas market, but denied media reports that authorities had tried to cover up his possible involvement in the attack.

terrorism

Seven Jihadists Sentenced over 2015 Beach Massacre

(AFP) — A Tunisian court has sentenced seven jihadists to life in prison over attacks at a museum and on a beach in 2015 that killed 60 people, many of them British tourists, prosecutors said on Saturday.

Jihadists

Wife of Tunisian Ricin Toxin Terror Plotter Arrested in Germany

BERLIN (AP) – German authorities on Tuesday arrested the wife of a Tunisian man detained last month over a plot to use the toxin ricin to carry out an attack in Germany, alleging that she was an accomplice. Federal prosecutors

A person holds seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis) containing the deadly poison ricin, on June 14, 2018 in Berlin. - A Tunisian man arrested in Germany is suspected of trying to build a biological weapon using the deadly poison ricin that occurs in castor beans, prosecutors said, …

Israelis Denied Entry to Taekwondo Competition in Tunisia

Israel’s Taekwondo Junior National Team was essentially banned from participating in the 2018 World Junior Championships, as well as trials for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games to be held in Argentina in October, after being denied entry permits by Tunisa, the host country.

Ron Atias of Israel, and Venilton Teixeira of Brazil compete in the men's Taekwondo event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Lampedusa Tightens Migrant Controls After Failed Experiment in Open Borders

After trouncing the incumbent Lampedusa mayor in elections this past summer, Salvatore Martello immediately began fulfilling campaign promises to get a grip on uncontrolled immigration and has now brought the population of the island’s welcome center down to a manageable 100.

Europe

Tunisia, Shaken by Protests, Marks Seven Years Since Revolution

Tunisian authorities announced plans to boost aid to the needy in a bid to placate protesters whose demonstrations over price hikes degenerated into days of unrest across the North African nation, which is marking seven years on Sunday since its long-time autocratic ruler was driven into exile.

A Tunisian woman holds the national flag and make a sign during a rally to mark seven years since revolution in Tunis, Tunisia, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Tunisian authorities announced plans to boost aid to the needy in a bid to placate protesters whose demonstrations over price hikes degenerated into …