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Tunisia divers find another body from migrant boat; 22 dead

Apr. 17, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Navy divers recovered another body on Saturday from a migrant boat that floundered and sunk off the coast of eastern Tunisia, bringing to 22 the number of known dead, including nine women and a baby, as police searched for the smuggler. An...

Migrant boat sinks off Tunisia, 21 dead, 3 survivors found

Apr. 16, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities said they recovered the bodies of 21 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, including nine women and a baby, whose boat sank Friday off the central port city of Sfax. The cause of the sinking was unclear. Commander Housemeddine...

Tunisian authorities say 21 dead after migrant boat sinks in Mediterranean, 3 survivors found

Apr. 16, 2021 10:38 AM EDT
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say 21 dead after migrant boat sinks in Mediterranean, 3 survivors found.

Egypt, Tunisia discuss Libya, Ethiopia's disputed dam

Apr. 10, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president met Saturday his Tunisian counterpart in Cairo, where they discussed neighboring Libya, and a massive dam Ethiopia is building over the Nile River’s main tributary. Tunisian President Kais Saied arrived in Cairo on Friday for a...

Tunisia strengthens virus restrictions ahead of Ramadan

Apr. 08, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is extending its nighttime curfew by three hours and tightening other restrictions ahead of Ramadan following an uptick of COVID-19 infections. The measure will apply from 7pm until 5am, from Friday until at least April 30. ...

Extremist kills self, her baby in Tunisia suicide bombing

Apr. 02, 2021 05:08 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities said a female suicide bomber killed herself and her baby during counterterrorism operations in a mountainous zone in struggling interior provinces. Two other Islamic extremists were killed in the security operations, according...

Tunisia receives first batch of coronavirus vaccines

Mar. 09, 2021 15:23 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia received its first batch of coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday — 30,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V — and will start inoculations on Saturday. The North African country's vaccination program has dragged behind its neighbors, even as...

39 African migrants die as boat sinks off Tunisian coast

Mar. 09, 2021 12:35 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Thirty-nine African migrants, including several children, perished at dawn on Tuesday off the Tunisian coast after a boat carrying 93 people sank, authorities said. Their bodies were recovered by relief units in the waters off the Mediterranean...

Tunisian doctor plays violin to boost virus patients' morale

Feb. 21, 2021 10:43 AM EST

SFAX, Tunisia (AP) — When Dr. Mohamed Salah Siala began working on the COVID-19 front line in January in a Tunisian hospital he never imagined harnessing his music skills in the fight against the virus. Yet when the 25-year-old decided to get out his violin one day at...