August 28, 1987 |
Ninety-two Islamic activists were accused of plotting to overthrow the Tunisian government and planting bombs in tourist hotels as their trial opened Thursday, but the court immediately adjourned until Tuesday. Defense lawyers said they had not had enough time to study a prosecution dossier.
March 27, 1987 |
This government broke diplomatic relations with Iran on Thursday, charging that Tehran's Islamic fundamentalist government was using its embassy here as a base for disrupting public order. At the same time, the Tunisian ambassador to Paris, Mustafa Zaanonni, said that a group of suspected terrorists arrested in France over the weekend carrying Tunisian passports are "known to Tunisian authorities as belonging to the Islamic Jihad movement," a Shia Muslim extremist group.
April 23, 2002 |
Germany's interior minister confirmed Monday that an explosion at a synagogue in Tunisia that killed 16 people earlier this month was the work of terrorists, not an accident, as local authorities had insisted. After meeting with officials in Tunis and inspecting the evidence, Interior Minister Otto Schily said he had concluded "with 100% certainty" that the attack on the Tunisian island of Djerba in which 11 German tourists died was deliberate and the result of international collaboration.
October 2, 1985 |
Tunisia called on the Security Council today to "vigorously condemn" Israel's bombing raid on PLO headquarters in Tunis and force the Jewish state to pay reparations. Tunisian Foreign Minister Beji Caid Essebsi repeated his contention that Israel committed a "blatant act of aggression" against his country in order to sabotage Middle East peace efforts.