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TUNIS, April 29 (Xinhua) -- A total of three people were killed and 19 others wounded in a road accident in central-west Tunisia, said Tunisian Ministry of Interior on Sunday. The accident occurred on the road connecting Sebitla to Sebuba in the province of Kasserine. A passenger bus collided with ...
By Yosra Ouanes. TUNIS. Military and security personnel on Sunday began voting in Tunisia's local election, for the first time in the country's history. Some 36,495 military and security personnel are registered to cast ballot in the vote. Civilians will vote on May 6. "Voting is a day for celebration by ...

Decked out in a striking blue suit and white shirt, matching his political allegiance, Simon Slama rubs shoulders with fellow candidates ahead of Tunisia's municipal elections. Nothing unusual about that - except he is the only Jewish candidate, standing for the Islamist Ennahda party. A public relations ...
TUNIS, Tunisia -- The colors of Tunisia's landscape change hourly with the light of the Mediterranean sun. Vermilion, sapphire, olive green, white, gold and ocher can all be seen in the sky, sea and sand. Visitors may be surprised by the varied hues of these contrasting landscapes: azure sea ...
TUNIS, April 29 (Xinhua) -- The vast Sahara desert area in Tunisia, which is regarded as one of the North African country's most important tourism resources, has gradually attracted more and more Chinese tourists. "DESERT-STYLE" TENTS CAMP. After nearly four hours' bumpy drive from the small town ...
MATMATA, Tunisia - There's a reason the original "Star Wars" movie was filmed here in the deserts of southern Tunisia. This stark, remote landscape looks like another planet. One of Tunisia's vast desert regions is even called Tataouine, like Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tattoine. And the ...

Video PlayerClose. TUNISIA-TUNIS-CRAFTS EXHIBITION. The 35th TUNISIA traditional crafts exhibition is held in Tunis, capital of TUNISIA, April 27, 2018. The 11-day event was opened on April 26. (Xinhua/Adele ...
Between juggling the needs of Tunisia's international lenders and allaying local grievances, authorities have managed to present a semblance of stability in the Arab world's only democracy. With campaigning already under way, Tunisians hope that the upcoming elections, seen as a step ...
Costa Rica lost 0-1 to Tunisia on Tuesday in a sluggish performance for the Men's National Team, otherwise known asLa Sele. Tunisian captain Wahbi Khazri scored the winning goal in the 35th minute, defeating Costa Rican defender Kendall Waston and star goalie Keylor Navas. The deft and ...
Members of Tunisia's parliament voted on Monday in favour of terminating the Truth and Dignity Commission's duties with 68 voting for, two abstaining, and zero against. Prior to the vote, there was heated debate between those opposing the human rights body and others who say it could still shed light on ...
Disappointment surrounding Tunisia's democratic transition abounds in the country, and the volatile economy adds a degree of difficulty to politicians' agendas. Economic development is always a long and arduous process, but the current strategy is clearly inadequate. Tunisians call on the government to ...
Families of people killed in Tunisia's revolution say they're still seeking justice, seven years on. They accuse members of the security forces of being responsible for the deaths of their relatives and want to see them held to account. Al Jazeera's met a mother who says the deposed regime is responsible for ...
TUNIS, Tunisia — Simon Slama and his family are the only Jews left in the Tunisian city of Monastir, once home to a thriving Jewish community. But instead of joining the exodus, he is running for office – as a candidate of Tunisia's Islamist party. Slama's candidacy with the Ennahdha party in May municipal ...
"The first time I walked here," she recalls, "it felt like the building was talking to me". Passionate about preservation, Ben-Gacem was already worried that not enough was being done to protect Tunisia's cultural heritage. It's why she bought the property, which was built in the 17th century, and decided to turn ...
It has been in the headlines for dreadful reasons in the last three years - but beyond the terror attacks which pushed in onto the front pages in the summer of 2015, Tunisia (discovertunisia.com) is an intriguing country, full of hidden corners and interesting places. Today - March 20 - is its Independence Day, ...
Air traffic control agencies from Algeria, France, Morocco, Portugal and Spain have joined with Tunisia in their commitment to optimise their respective airspaces in line with modernisation initiatives such as the Single European Sky (SES) project. The initiative called AEFMP dates back to the EFP Plan ...

BRITISH tourists holidaying in Tunisia are being given armed police escorts as they are bussed to and from the airport. Luxury hotels have dedicated control centres with guards watching CCTV cameras 24 hours a day and cops with guns are patrolling beaches on foot, on quad bikes and even on ...
Kenya prisons women's volleyball team's search for a sixth continental crown was brought to a halt after they lost to Carthage from Tunisia on three sets to one in the semifinals of the ongoing Africa club championships in Egypt. the Tunisians took the first set 25?12 before prisons recovered to win the ...
They say it has led to even more appalling conditions for people hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea. One refugee from Niger has told Al Jazeera he was captured, bought and sold while in Libya, before seeking safety in Tunisia. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports from Zarzis, Tunisia.
The Tunisian government must end impunity for security forces accused of human rights violations, Amnesty International said today, in an open letter to the prime minister, which has been co-signed by 15 Tunisian and international human rights organizations. The letter calls on the Tunisian authorities to ...
Amman, March 11 (Petra)--Minister of Health Mahmoud Al-Shayyab and Tunisian Secretary of State for Health Sonia Ben Cheikh stressed the need to activate the health protocol between Jordan and Tunisia. Al-Shayyab and Ben Cheikh discussed during a meeting at the Health Ministry on Sunday, means ...
Tunis - Tunisian women led a march by more than 1 000 demonstrators on Saturday, including men, to demand equal inheritance rights for both sexes in the North African country. Tunisia's inheritance law is based on Islamic jurisprudence stipulating that men inherit double the amount received by women.
In statements to Al-Chourouk, she explained that “We have to make sure that when the Algerian people come to Tunisia, we make them feel as if they were at home and not in a foreign country. There are several options for them. There are also various tourist attractions, including mountains, deserts and ...
Tunisia's nationwide state of emergency, in place since an attack in the capital in 2015, will be extended by seven months. The decision was taken after consultation by President Beji Caid Essebsi with the prime minister and the parliament speaker, a presidential statement said. It will come into effect as of ...
Although the game was already reported as dangerous in Tunisia last December by the national agency for online security (Ansi), local media spoke about at least five suicides of teens that are linked to the ''Blue whale challenge'', including a suicide last Sunday in Tataouine. Local media reported a ...
In light of these changes, the January 2011 revolution in Tunisia and the neighbouring conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Libya, there has been a radical change of economic policy of the Tunisian state. The impact of previous detrimental factors has negatively affected the economic capacity of the Tunisia creating ...
TUNIS, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Tunisia's trade deficit declined by the end of last February to 2,215 million dinars (910 U.S. dollars), compared to 2,511 million dinars (1,032 U.S. dollars in February 2017, announced on Thursday the National Institute of Statistics (INS) of Tunisia. According to INS, this decline is ...
With the introduction of quotas for their legislative bodies, female representation in parliament in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia has jumped since 2011. Last year, lawmakers in Tunisia, Jordan, and Lebanon repealed provisions in their penal codes allowing rapists to escape punishment by marrying their ...
On Valentines Day, Nick Lawson set off from Cape Agulhas, the Southernmost tip of the continent, to begin his long trek to Ras ben Sakka, Tunisia. His goal? Run every day for the next year – barefoot. Ideally, he will look to run a marathon (42km) every day, but much depends on whether or not he's able to ...
But in Tunisia, residents say, the Salafis have failed. They miscalculated, vastly underestimating Tunisians' historical and generational connection to Sufism. Across the country, neighborhoods and towns are named after Sufi saints, and most Tunisian families can trace their lineage to a Sufi saint or holy ...
However, what is impossible in the Jewish state turns out to be a considered political move in Tunisia. The Ennahda party, originally inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood and led by one of the country's leading clerics and political thinkers, Rached Ghannouchi, has put forward a Jewish candidate for the ...
As the 2011 Arab Spring's last remaining beacon of hope, Tunisia is the only nation to have stepped onto the rocky road of a democratic transition process that continues to this day. In the wake of Ben Ali's ousting, the North African country has reached many milestones – introducing, for example, a new ...
Compared to other mobilizations in Tunisia in the post-2010 era, these recent events had a much wider geographical spread, with people taking to the streets in sixteen out of 24 governorates. The January protests drew in a wide array of different social groups, from the precarious middle classes to the ...
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Spain and Tunisia are reviving ties after a decade-long freeze, pledging notably to work together on security and women's rights. ... Rajoy announced a 25-million-euro ($30.8 million) credit line for small and medium businesses in Tunisia, and urged Spanish businesses to invest in ...
Tunis - After years of "manipulation" by her husband, mother of two Sameh is filing for divorce, thanks to a new Tunisian law broadening the definition of violence against women. The law, passed in July, entered into force on February 1, finally providing Sameh with the tool she needs to divorce her ...
The Pentagon plans to add nearly $20 million in high-tech sensors to Tunisia's border, doubling down on US and European investments to stop migrants, extremists and drug traffickers from crossing from Libya. Defense Department officials notified Congress of the move in a letter last month, drawing from ...
The FINANCIAL -- Phoenician travellers first introduced the olive tree to what is nowadays Tunisia. Its cultivation is said to have been refined here, before trees were taken northwards and westwards, into the heartlands of the Roman Empire. Tunisia is well established as a major exporter of olive oil, ...
The first Chinese chartered-flight tourist group arrived in Tunisia on February 20, 2018. (Xinhua photo provided by Chinese tourist). TUNIS, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- The first Chinese chartered-flight tourist group arrived in Tunisia on Tuesday, as the North African country expects to attract more people from the ...
Tunisia's growth sputtered at 2 percent in 2017, up from a feeble 1 percent the year before. With figures like these, Tunisia can hardly meet its most pressing short-term and long-term challenge: Youth unemployment. If there is one lesson we all learned from the Arab uprisings, it is that large swathes of ...
A general strike begun on Tuesday in Tunisia's poor West city of Redeyef ,as residents demanded jobs and a return of the police,since the burning down of its police station. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Local branches of the powerful Union called for the strike to denounce continuous and ...
Tunisia Tourism Booms as Terrorism Fears Abate. Wednesday, 21 ... Tourism in Tunisia hit record highs in 2018, reversing damage incurred by the sector in wake of 2015 terrorist attacks. ... Last week, Thomas Cook flew British tourists to Tunisia for the first time since an extremist killed 30 Britons in Sousse.
It's the third such greeting since these Thomas Cook customers arrived in Tunisia two hours ago. At Enfidha-Hammamet airport, cakes, drinks and flowers were presented as passengers approached the luggage belt, and as we carried on into the arrivals area, we were given more flowers and local gifts ...
An inquest has heard that Irish holidaymakers in Tunisia barricaded the door of their hotel room during a terrorist attack nearly three years ago. Witness Raymond Hegarty and his family ran from the pool area as a gunman approached from the beach firing a Kalashnikov rifle as he moved towards the hotel.
After three years of shunning Tunisia in the wake of a gun attack on a beach in Sousse that killed 39 tourists and one at the Bardo National Museum in Tunis that killed 21, major European tour operators have started to return. “We aim to receive 8 million tourists this year with strong booking rates from ...
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 ...


 

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