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12 migrants die, 10 missing off Tunisian coast

Apr. 24, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — At least 12 Africans trying to reach Europe by boat have died and 10 others are missing after four migrant boats carrying an estimated 120 people sank after setting out across the Mediterranean, Tunisian maritime officials said Sunday. The Tunisian navy...

Tunisia: Sunken tanker contained no fuel, government says

Apr. 23, 2022 07:00 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A commercial tanker that sank off the Tunisian coast and and was believed to be holding 750 tons of diesel fuel in fact held no fuel at all, according to Tunisian naval officials. The ship's crew has been detained on suspicion of criminal activity. The sinking...

Oil tanker runs aground off Tunisian coast

Apr. 16, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A commercial oil tanker carrying more than 750 tons of diesel ran aground overnight from Friday to Saturday in the Gulf of Gabès in southeastern Tunisia. According to the Environment Ministry, the ship sank late Saturday morning due to water seeping into the...

Tunisia's leader dissolves parliament after rogue session

Mar. 30, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president dissolved parliament Wednesday in the latest blow to the North African country’s young democracy. President Kais Saied announced the decision in a televised address, after lawmakers led by the opposition Islamist party held a virtual...

12 unidentified migrant bodies found washed up off Tunisia

Mar. 19, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s coast guard has recovered the bodies of 12 unidentified migrants found washed up on the coast Friday, according to the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights, which closely follows migration. The group said Saturday that the migrants drowned...

At least 9 migrants drown, 9 rescued off Tunisian coast

Mar. 01, 2022 04:16 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — At least nine migrants died after their boat capsized off Tunisian coast, the Tunisian defense ministry said Tuesday. The bodies were recovered by the country's coast guards while two units of the Navy rescued nine other migrants, including some in critical...

Recipe: Spicy harissa adds zing to chickpea soup

Feb. 28, 2022 08:00 AM EST

In Tunisia, partiers and laborers line up during the pre-dawn hours for the same thing — steaming bowls of lablabi, a hearty soup of chickpeas and stale baguette that tastes so much better than it sounds. For an older generation, lablabi is hot breakfast. For a younger, it is...

Six African countries to receive mRNA vaccine technology

Feb. 18, 2022 09:53 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The first African countries selected to receive the technology necessary to produce mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 are Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia, a summit meeting of European Union and African Union nations heard on Friday. The six...