Tunis

The New Arab Order

In 2011, millions of citizens across the Arab world took to the streets. Popular uprisings from Tunis to Cairo promised to topple autocracies and usher in democratic reforms. For a moment, it looked as if the old Middle Eastern order was coming to...
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Tunisia Demos: “the People Want Bin Salman To Be Judged”, “no To The Killer Of...

Tunis (AFP) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks in Tunisia on Tuesday as hundreds of protesters rallied against his visit, urging justice over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and condemning the Yemen war. Saudi...
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Tunis On High Alert For African Title Showdown

Tunis (AFP) – Tunisian police deployed more than 6,000 officers as well as drones and canine units for a hotly anticipated CAF Champions League final on Friday after a controversial first leg. Between 50,000 and 55,000 fans are expected to...
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Woman Blows Herself Up In Central Tunis: State Radio

A woman blew herself up in the center of the Tunisian capital Tunis on Monday, state radio said. A witness reported an explosion on the central Habib Bourguiba avenue where police were cordoning off the area near the capital’s landmark Municipal...
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Tunisian Illegal Immigration 'time Bomb' Set To Rock France, French Media Warns

This week, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini traveled to Tunis, where he appealed to local authorities to step up their efforts to block illicit migration flow and asking Tunisians who are in Italy illegally to return to their home country.
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That Was Then, This Is Now

Politicians were not shy about discussing sexual pleasure, even as a matter of state business.  During Jefferson’s second term, when the ambassador from Tunis arrived in Washington, he requested that the secretary of state make his stay...
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Brussels, Tunis Sign Deal On Return Of Undocumented Tunisian Migrants - Reports

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Brussels and Tunis on Tuesday signed an agreement aimed at facilitating the deportation of undocumented Tunisian migrants, Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken said.
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Meet Techcrunch In Tunis, Cairo, Dubai And Beirut This Month

TechCrunch just announced our first-ever Startup Battlefield MENA taking place in Beirut, Lebanon in October. We’re hitting the road to meet with regional early-stage startups, investors and entrepreneurs in July. Sign up below. Startups and...
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Protests Against Unemployment, Price Hikes Take Place In Tunisia (photos)

TUNIS (Sputnik) - Tunisians took to the streets in several cities of the country, including Sakiet Sidi Youssef and El Kef, to protest against the surge of prices and tax increases under the new budget bill for 2018, a Sputnik correspondent reported...
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State Department Designates 3 Al Qaeda Figures As Global Terrorists

One of the leaders "planned" the March 2015 Bardo Museum attack in Tunis, which was claimed by the Islamic State. Another serves as Shabaab's deputy emir.
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A Knife-wielding Man Attacks Policemen Near Tunis Parliament - Reports

The suspected Islamist was reportedly familiar to local authorities for his radical views.
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Kenya Is King Of Domestic Air Travel In Africa

When it comes to domestic air travel in Africa, Kenya’s capital Nairobi is king. According to travel data company Forward Keys, Nairobi’s domestic air travel recorded 22% growth in 2017, beating its closest competitors Tunis and Addis Ababa,...
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In Tunisia's ‘state Of Emergency’, A New Police Protection Law Could Allow More Abuse — With...

Tunisian riot police in the capital Tunis on 6 February 2013. Photo by Amine Ghrabi (CC BY-NC 2.0) Tunisia has seen many improvements to human rights protections since the 2011 toppling of Zine el Abidine Ben Ali. But the abuse of power by police...
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Tunisians Protest For The Right To Publicly Eat And Drink During Ramadan

Dozens of Tunisians protested Sunday in the capital of Tunis, demanding the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and protesting the arrests of non-fasters. There is no law against eating or drinking in public...
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Crocodile Killed In Tunisia After Zoo Visitors Stone Reptile To Death, Officials Call Attack...

A crocodile at a zoo in Tunisia died after visitors stoned him to death Tuesday, according to reports. Officials at the Belvedere Zoo in central Tunis, the country's capital, said a group of zoo tourists threw a paving slab and another large rock at...
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North African Diplomats Seek Solution For Chaotic Libya

The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighboring Libya's rival political factions and stem the country's chaos, diplomats said Monday. The summit was announced in Tunis after a new...
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Tunisians Are Being Encouraged To Read By Turning Taxis Into Libraries

Most of the yellow cabs racing through Tunis are decorated with air fresheners, glittery pendulums, and framed baby pictures. Sometimes you’ll find a complimentary box of tissues. But taxi driver Ahmed Mzoughi, 49, has taken a more cerebral...
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Leaked Emails: Lobbyist Warned Hillary’s Campaign Chair About 9/11 Lawsuit Against Clinton...

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at the Friends of Syria Conference in Tunis, Tunisia on February 24, 2012 (Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed) Newly leaked emails show that a lobbyist involved in...
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Open Thread For Night Owls: U.s. Has Begun What Could Be Sustained Air Strikes In Libya

Spencer Ackerman in New York, Chris Stephen in Tunis and Ewen MacAskill in London report: US warplanes have attacked Islamic State forces in Libya, the Pentagon has announced, at the start of what US officials say will be a sustained...
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French Prosecutor: Nice Attacker Expressed Online Sympathy For Isis, Orlando Gunman

As France continues to recover from the violence last week in Nice, French prosecutor Francois Molins said at a press conference today that the attacker had a definite online interest in radical Islamic terrorists. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a...
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