Tag: Tunisia

17 migrants drown, 166 others rescued off Tunisian coast

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TUNIS, Tunisia — At least 17 migrants from Bangladesh drowned and more than 300 were rescued by Tunisian and Libyan naval units after their...

Tunisia’s president orders military to manage virus crisis

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TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia‚Äôs president on Wednesday ordered the military to take over management of the national COVID-19 pandemic response, as the country fights...

Tunisia puts military on vaccination duty as cases soar

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KESRA, Tunisia — Soldiers hold rifles to guard the health center in the traditional Tunisian village of Kesra, while inside, military medics use other...

Sinkings leave dozens of migrants dead off Tunisian coast

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TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian fishermen and naval authorities have retrieved scores of bodies of drowned migrants and rescued more than 160 others in recent...

At least 43 migrants drown off Tunisia; 84 rescued

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TUNIS, Tunisia — At least 43 migrants drowned off the coast of Tunisia on Saturday and 84 others were rescued after their boat capsized...

Understaffed Tunisian hospital battles coronavirus spike

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KAIROUAN, Tunisia — A man wearing a protective suit quickly yet carefully places a black sheet over a COVID-19 victim laid out in a...

Tunisian navy rescues 178 migrants, recovers 2 bodies

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TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian naval forces recovered two bodies and picked up 178 migrants from the Mediterranean on Sunday after the boats transporting them...

Newly sanctified Tunisian cemetery for migrants filling fast

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ZARZIS, Tunisia — Most of the headstones have dates but no names. Row after row of palest white, practically gleaming in the Mediterranean sun....

2 migrants dead, more than 100 rescued off Tunisian coast

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TUNIS, Tunisia — The bodies of two migrants have been recovered from the Mediterranean Sea and another 20 remain missing a day after two...

Tunisian ship rescues 100 Europe-bound migrants from dinghy

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TUNIS, Tunisia — A Tunisian navy frigate rescued 100 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa early Tuesday as their inflatable dinghy foundered in the Mediterranean Sea. ...