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Tunisia was listed on an EU tax haven blacklist after officials in Brussels refused to accept a letter promising reforms because it arrived several hours too late, Middle East Eye can reveal. In early December, the north African country - alongside the UAE, Bahrain and 14 other countries - was placed on the ...
Tunis - Tunisian authorities on Friday intercepted and boarded a ship carrying undeclared armoured vehicles and other military equipment off the port of Sfax, customs officials said. They said the vessel, which was flying the Panamanian flag, was carrying trucks, armoured personnel carriers and equipment ...

Tunisia's tourism revival will be driven by price, say experts, as Thomas Cook became the first major UK operator to return since the 2015 Sousse massacre. Derek Moore, chairman of the Association of Independent Tour Operators, said "there will be appetite" from UK tourists because low prices will trump ...
An investigation has been opened in the Tunisian Parliament by deputies to uncover and prosecute the parties and entities involved in the case of the "suspicious" financial transfers carried out by an officer in Qatar's armed forces for purposes related to the financing of terrorism and fueling chaos and ...

In December, I witnessed a political hijacking in Tunisia at the opening of United States holocaust Memorial Museum's traveling exhibition, "State of Deception: The Power of Nazi propaganda," which I curated, at the National Library in Tunis. The initiative for taking this show there came from Tunisian ...
TUNIS, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Tunisian authorities announced Thursday the start of the candidacy submission for the municipal elections scheduled for May 6. The submission will continue until Feb. 22, said the Independent Higher Authority for Elections (ISIE) of Tunisia. About 70 percent of the total ...
Everywhere, that is, except one country: Tunisia, where it all began. Tunisia may be currently experiencing unrest due to discontent among some parts of the population over slow growth. Yet we must first look at the positives: the country has confounded sceptics by building a stable, vibrant democracy in ...
Tunisia's Prime Minister-designate Youssef Chahed speaks during a news conference after his meeting with Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi (not pictured) in Tunisia, Tunis August 3, 2016. Reuters/Zoubeir Souissi. Tunisia- Almunji Suaidani. A Tunisian parliamentary bloc called for holding Tunisian ...
BRITS are once again able to travel to Tunisia as flights from the UK to the North African nation resumed this week, despite claims the country is home to at least 800 ISIS fighters. Thomas Cook is starting small by sending customers to eight hotels near Hammamet, with three flights a week from Gatwick, ...
This study analyses the nature of security challenges in Tunisia and Morocco, these countries' efforts to counter terrorist groups, and security cooperation between them and the EU and its member states. Tunisia's and Morocco's distinct histories and capabilities shape their differing approaches to the fight ...
A seven-night Easter holiday at a Thomas Cook hotel in Tunisia costs about £2,000, compared with £3,000 in Gran Canaria. Thomas Cook has continued to sell holidays in Tunisia to German, French and Belgian holidaymakers, whose governments did not warn against travel to the country. Last year it flew ...
Tunisia has rejected a NATO proposal that would allow NATO officials to use a planned military command center, according to Tunisia's defense minister. In a Monday statement, Abdul Karim al-Zubaidi said his ministry had rejected the proposal, by which Tunisia would receive a 3-million-Euro grant in ...
Tunisia's government has slashed its foreign trade deficit by taxing Turkish goods, the Arab Weekly reported. The country started buying Turkish products, from sunflower seeds to wedding dresses, in 2011, when an Islamic party with close ties to the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ...
Migrants on a boat crossing from Tunisia to Sicily. The group was later handed over to the Italian authorities, after 48 people were reportedly recovered from a vessel at risk of fire. Photograph: Jose Sena Goulao/EFE/EPA. Ahmed Souissi describes himself as a civil society activist. In a country where almost ...
Tour operator Thomas Cook is taking British tourists back to Tunisia this week for the first time since an ISIS gunman massacred 38 people - 30 of them British - on a beach in Sousse in 2015. Until last summer, the Foreign Office advised against travel there due to the high risk of terrorism. So what has ...

TUNIS - The British government gave tourists the green light to resume travelling to Tunisia, having concluded that the North African country had made significant improvements to security conditions, particularly in tourist areas. UK Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace, at the end of a 3-day trip to ...
Following the toppling of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, Tunisia was widely perceived as the only democratic success story of the Arab Spring. Its political system was viewed as a model for democratic progress in the Arab world, with free elections and a modern Constitution. However, since then the small ...
Mr Chahed's decision came only hours after the European Union (EU) Parliament put Tunisia on a blacklist of countries in the world most exposed to money laundering and financing of terrorism. Mr Ayari had been governor of the Bank since 2012, when he returned from retirement at the request of the ...
Bilel Kobi and Hamza Al-Nimr were killed by Tunisian security forces on the Tunisian-Algerian border last month, they had been tasked with gathering groups of al-Qaeda fighters in Tunisia in order to form new cells. According to Tunisian security sources, the resurgence of AQIM in North Africa is due to the ...
Thomas Cook will once again be flying UK tourists to Tunisia next week after a two-and-a-half year hiatus on the back of terrorist attacks which rocked the country. The group has been selling flights to the country since August last year, shortly after the government changed its travel advice on the north ...
Tunis - Tunisians risk being prosecuted for exercising basic rights despite progress towards democracy following its 2011 uprising, rights groups said on Wednesday. The North African country is seen as the only success story to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings after its 2011 ouster of dictator Zine El ...
Tourist hunters in Tunisia are permitted to kill wild boar, jackal, fox, mongoose, genet - and numerous bird species. To do so, they only need to apply to a Tunisian travel agency to organise a hunting trip. They are then provided with a hunting license (valid for 7 days and renewable) and a specialised guide.
2015 was a challenging year for Tunisia, with terror attacks that left dozens dead and devastated the country's tourism economy. At the time, STR reported "significant declines in RevPAR" following the March 2015 museum attack, which worsened after the Sousse attack that June, in which 38 tourists were ...
"We want the European Union to send us strong signals to confirm its commitment to Tunisia's democratic transition… The European Union needs to pay more attention to Tunisia," Mr Jhinaoui said, before calling on the bloc to help Tunisia boost its olive oil exports. "We know [olive oil] is a sensitive issue, ...
Tunisia will soon begin training the callers for prayers at the Rachidi Institute of Tunisian music to improve their voices and performance. The initiative is set to assert the countries identity, resist extremism in an unprecedented move by the authorities. The Minister of religious Affairs, Ahmed Adhoum, ...
Tunisian women shout slogans and hold posters reading, "don't touch my rights" and "woman is the future of man" during a protest calling for the respect of women's rights and other fundamental rights in Tunis, Tunisia, August 13, 2012. Fauque Nicolas/ABACA/Press Association Images. All rights reserved.
Tunisia has had seven governments since the ouster of Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali. Economic output bounced back to 2% in 2017, as the tourism industry began to recover after a series of terrorist attacks, and the government embarked on International Monetary Fund-backed reforms to cut the budget deficit ...
Emmanuel Macron will be in Tunisia this week where the French President is expected to address parliament, attend an economic summit, and hold discussions on trade and security cooperation between the two countries. But analysts say Macron's visit is unlikely to have a meaningful impact on the ...
For some Ben Ali can only return on the condition that he returns the millions of dollars he siphoned from the people of Tunisia during his rule and give the names of those who worked with him at the time corruption in the country was widespread. "When we talk about [Ben Ali's] return to the head of a ...
He also offered to arrange exchange visits of literary persons of Pakistan and Tunisia to help them understand each other's culture. Later, the ambassador along with his wife visited National Library of Pakistan and Islamabad Museum. They expressed keen interest in the artifacts and books there.--APP ...
TUNIS, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The African Development Bank will provide Tunisia 1,140 million dinars (about 472 million U.S. dollars) to support its 2018 state budget, the Tunisian Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation announced on Monday. According to the ministry, the funding ...
Tunisia kills senior al-Qaeda member. Africa; Monday 22 January 2018 - 9:07am. Tunisian security forces track down protesters in the Ettadhamen on the outskirts of Tunis late on January 10, 2018, after price hikes ignited protests in the North African country. Photo: Fethi Belaid / AFP. KASSERINE - Tunisian security forces ...
TUNIS - Tunisia special forces killed a local leader in al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) during an operation in which a top aide to the group's leader died, the interior ministry said on Sunday. Security forces killed Bilel Kobi, the top aide to Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, in an ambush near the Algerian border ...
Tunisian security forces have killed a top aide of Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an official source told Reuters on Saturday. Tunisia has been on high alert since 2015, when Islamic State gunmen killed dozens of foreign tourists in a museum in the capital, ...
Seven years ago in January a popular uprising in Tunisia ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. This year over 770 Tunisian civilians have been detained and one civilian has been killed in protests that commemorated what became known as the Jasmine Revolution. The protests which began on ...
TUNIS, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Tunisian Ministry of Interior said Saturday that an armed religious extremist was killed in an exchange of fire with security units in the central western province of Kasserine. Security units surrounded a group of armed terrorists, killing one and injuring two others during the ...
The atmosphere was studious this afternoon during the draw of the 2018 Tunis Grand Prix. All the heads of delegations had eyes only for the big screen which posted one after another the results of this crucial and expected moment. Actually, the draw determines a large part of the strategy for the coming ...
Tunisia celebrated the seventh anniversary of the downfall of its former dictatorship with protests. For two weeks now, people have been demonstrating in impoverished towns like Tebourba and Ettadhamon, near the capital, Tunis, and towns like Kasserine in the mid-west, Sakiet Sidi Youssef in the ...
Jihen Chandoul's frustration about economic conditions in Tunisia is understandable, but claims in her January 17 article are misplaced. Tunisia's fragile economic condition is a result of not just external shocks (such as terrorist attacks or weak growth in Europe), but also its model of state patronage: the ...
Tunis, Tunisia - Tunisians have taken to the streets across the country this month to demand the government overturn strict austerity measures that have jacked up prices and taxes. Protesters chanted "work, freedom and national dignity" and "people want the fall of the budget" in the capital, Tunis, this week ...
The Tunisian team emerged champions of the first Inter-Community Beach Volleyball Tournament organised at Al Gharafa sports Club. They beat Sudan in the final match on Friday evening to lift the Apparel Challengers Cup. For the third position, Egypt overcame Nepal. Earlier, in the first semi-final, ...
Tunisia plans to increase support for poor families and people in need of help, a government source said on Saturday. ... Reports emerged detailing UAE involvement in the most recent unrest in Tunisia as the North African country becomes the latest to be targeted by Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...
A man sits near to sculpture featuring a cart and symbolising poverty in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia January 11, 2018. ... SIDI BOUZID, Tunisia (Reuters) - Shouting slogans and holding up placards outside a government office in the impoverished Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid, university graduates have a message ...
Tunisians walk at the Kasba souk in the old town of Tunisia April 2, 2012. Reuters/Zoubeir Souissi. Tunis - Al Munji Al Saidani. Tunisia's trade deficit reached at the end of 2017 a record level of 15.5 billion Tunisian dinars ($6.2 billion), the National Institute of statistics (INS) said. The trade deficit widened ...
Protesters took to the streets in towns and cities across Tunisia for a fourth day Friday, as anger grows over price hikes introduced by the government. Demonstrations in 2011 in Tunisia grew into the revolution that overthrew the government and triggered a wave of uprisings across the Arab world.
Tunisia is considered a rare success story of the Arab Spring uprisings that began in the North African country in 2011 and spread across the region, toppling autocrats. But the authorities have failed to resolve the issues of poverty and unemployment. A spokesman for the prime minister in a statement said ...
... prevented a confrontation with secular opponents. Now it is the secularists who are in charge and face protests. Ennahda, the largest party, has become part of a government playing with fire in the dry tinder of inequalities and graft. In Tunisia the Arab street ousted a dictator. It could also oust democrats.
Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the UN human rights office, called for calm and restraint on Friday, and urged Tunisia's government to ensure freedom of peaceful assembly. "We're concerned about the high number of arrests, some 778 people we understand have now been arrested since Monday, and ...


 

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