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Twelve suspects detained so far and one speedboat impounded, along with two fishing boats and seven cars, police said
By Wladimir Pantaleone
PALERMO, Italy, June 6 (Reuters) - Italy broke up a criminal ring smuggling migrants safely to Sicily for about 3,000 euros ($3,379) on a speedboat capable of making the crossing from Tunisia in less than four hours, magistrates said on Tuesday.
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By Francesco Guarascio
BRUSSELS, March 20 (Reuters) - Italy wants Egypt and Tunisia to play a role in rescuing stricken migrant vessels in the Mediterranean, a government planning paper showed, so that survivors could be taken back to African instead of European ports.
Source: Reuters - Thu, 6 Mar 2014 12:45 PM
TUNIS, March 6 (Reuters) - Tunisia has lifted a state of emergency three years after it was imposed, in a largely symbolic move to show security is improving in the North African state.
Tue, 9 Apr 2013 21:10 GMT
UN says weapons from Libya flow to more than 12 countries
Arms embargo imposed on Libya at start of 2011 uprising
By Michelle Nichols
UNITED NATIONS, April 9 (Reuters) - Weapons are spreading from Libya at an "alarming rate," fueling conflicts in Mali, Syria and elsewhere and boosting the arsenals of extremists and criminals in the region, according to a U.N. report published on Tuesday.
By Taha Zargoun
RAS JDIR, Libya, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Libya's new government on Thursday reopened its main border crossing with Tunisia after a three-week closure, after taking over control of the post from militias that had clashed with Tunisian security forces.
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Jan 25 (Reuters) - Here are the latest details of the revolts in the Middle East and North Africa and their aftermath:
EGYPT: Thousands gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Some were seeking a new revolt against army rule and others celebrated the changes already achieved.
Military leader Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, accused of hanging on to power, defended the military on Tuesday and announced a partial lifting of a state of emergency.
TUNIS Dec 15 (Reuters) - Tunisia re-opened its two border crossings with Libya on Thursday after a two-week closure caused by clashes between rogue Libyan militias and Tunisian security forces, security sources and witnesses said.
The failure by Libya's government to keep order at the border crossings, vital supply routes for the Libyan capital, underlined the challenges facing the new leadership which took over from ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi.
27 Oct 2011 23:21
Ennahda party wins 90 seats in 217-seat assembly
Nearest rival has 30 seats, election commission chief says
Violent protest in provincial town over result
Election is first after Arab Spring uprisings (Updates with quotes, violent protest)
By Tarek Amara and Andrew Hammond
PALERMO, Sicily, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Migrants clashed with residents on Wednesday on an Italian island off the coast of Sicily where tens of thousands of North Africans have landed since the start of the year.
Lampedusa, roughly midway between Sicily and the African mainland, has been the point of arrival in Europe for hundreds of small, often overcrowded boats carrying would-be immigrants from Tunisia and Libya.
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20 Sep 2011 15:18 Source: Reuters // Reuters
Aim to set out framework for political, economic help
Deauville partnership has pledged about $80 billion
Help to focus on Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan
By John Irish
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Group of Eight foreign ministers meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to cement a framework for economic and political aid to Arab governments making a transition to democracy.
13 Jul 2011 21:55
Source: Reuters // Reuters
(Adds curfew imposed, para 2)
Soldiers fire in the air to stop fighting
Gafsa resident says five people wounded
Prime minister says confident Arab uprisings will succeed
By Tarek Amara
TUNIS, July 13 (Reuters) - Tunisian soldiers fired in the air to break up clashes between hundreds of young people in the southern town of Gafsa on Wednesday, residents and local media said.
IMF ready to give $35 bln to oil-importing ME states
Rest of $160 bln aid needs to come from other sources
IMF to strike deal on Egypt aid "within weeks"-Ahmed
By Lesley Wroughton and Nick Vinocur (Adds quotes)
WASHINGTON/DEAUVILLE, May 26 (Reuters) - The external financing needs of oil-importing countries in the Middle East and North Africa will exceed $160 billion over the next three years and donor countries must step in to help, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.
TUNIS, May 22 (Reuters) - A fire killed four Eritreans at a refugee camp in Tunisia near the Libyan border on Sunday, provoking a protest against poor conditions there, security sources said.
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Tunisia orders Libya to stop shelling border area
Libyan rebels cling on to border post despite attacks
NATO denies warship hit by Libyan fire
By Tarek Amara and Joseph Logan
TUNIS/TRIPOLI, May 18 (Reuters) - Tunisia threatened to report Libya to the U.N. Security Council if it fired into Tunisian border areas again, and a hospital doctor in rebel-held Misrata said seven people died in fighting there on Tuesday.
TUNIS, May 10 (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities have arrested nearly 200 people after a series of anti-government protests that culminated in a street battle at the weekend in the capital, the state TAP new agency reported on Tuesday.
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Fight intensifies for Libya's Western Mountains
Rebels hold key border point, loyalists in desert plains
Indiscriminate shelling by forces loyal to Gaddafi
By Matt Robinson
DEHIBA, Tunisia, May 9 (Reuters) - The flow of rebels to the small clinic in this Tunisian frontier town speaks of an escalating war for Libya's Western Mountains.
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NATO planes target weapons dump near Zintan
Libyan government hiding tanks from NATO strikes-rebels
Rebels deny state TV report that some have surrendered
Flashpoint crossing on border with Tunisia quiet
(Adds rebel spokesman on Zareek capture, paragraphs 21-22)
By Guy Desmond
TUNIS, May 7 (Reuters) - Tunisia warned Libya that it considered the shelling of a border town on Saturday "extremely dangerous" and said it would take all necessary measures to protect its sovereignty.
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05 May 2011 18:08
Thousands fleeing fighting find shelter in Tunisian homes
Rebels rest before returning to fight
Battle rages in Western Mountains for supply route
By Tarek Amara
DEHIBA, Tunisia, May 5 (Reuters) - These days, Habib has twice as many mouths to feed, his own family of six and the six Libyans from across the border eating couscous and fruit at his table in the Tunisian town of Dehiba.
Gaddafi unit entered town of Dehiba in pursuit of rebels
Rebels say have re-taken border crossing
NATO bombs Gaddafi loyalists in Western Mountains
(Recasts with fighting inside Tunisia)
By Zoubeir Souissi
DEHIBA, Tunisia, April 29 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi crossed into neighbouring Tunisia and fought a gun battle with Tunisian troops in a frontier town on Friday as Libya's conflict spilled beyond its borders.