Interpol reports that in six weeks it has detected more than a dozen people wanted for terrorism offences crossing the Mediterranean Sea using tourist routes. The joint operation involved Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain, and Tunisia.
The Pentagon rejects a Russian proposal to stage joint airstrikes against Al-Qaeda linked groups in Syria. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20160521120605-http:--www.voanews.com-content-pentagon-rejects-joint-strikes-with-russia-3339269.html (VOA News)] [https:--www.reuters.com-article-us-mideast-crisis-russia-usa-syria-idUSKCN0YB1HB (Reuters)] [http:--www.huffingtonpost.com-entry-russia-proposes-joint-syria-airstrikes_us_573f28bce4b0613b512a0751 (Huffington Post)]War on Terrorism
At least 14 Tunisian soldiers are reportedly killed following Islamist militant attacks at two checkpoints near the Algerian border with at least 20 others wounded, a group called the Okba Ben Nafaa Brigade has claimed responsibility.
Tunisia's prime minister Mohamed Ghannouchi promises in a TV interview to leave politics "in the shortest possible timeframe" after elections to be held following President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's recent fall.