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Tunisia:Tight security as Jews start pilgrimage

Al-Arabiya - ‎2 hours ago‎
Annual Jewish pilgrimage to Africa's oldest synagogue got under way Wednesday in Tunisia where security forces were deployed heavily to ward off potential terrorist attacks.
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Why is Tunisia's Ennahda ditching political Islam?

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Tunis - Is Tunisia's Ennahda party renouncing 'Islamism', its doctrinaire sine qua non and the basis of its foundational identity?
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Tunisia's Muslim Democrats

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Political Islam has inspired jihadists across the world, but there are glimmers of hope within the house of Islam. One of them is Tunisia's moderate Ennahda party, which this week set out to sever its Islamist roots and remake itself as a strictly ...

This artist wants you - and Leonardo diCaprio - to visit Tunisia

BBC News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
"Before what happened last year we had a good number of tourists who came here to Tunisia, mostly in the summer, and our hotels had many people.
Tunisia: delegation of Hungarian journalists visit Tunisia May 20-24

Tunisia Dismisses Reports on Allowing US, NATO Bases Deployment

Sputnik International - ‎7 hours ago‎
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Last week, US President Barack Obama announced he designated Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally of Washington.
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As fighters return from Libya, Tunisia faces growing challenge

Reuters - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Tunisia, one of the most secular countries in the Arab world, is trying to nurture the nascent democracy that grew out of its 2011 uprising against the government of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.
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Tunisia's Post-Arab Spring Struggles

STRATFOR - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Tunisians gathered at a rally in the capital on Jan. 14 to mark the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring. Despite the promises of its 2011 Jasmine Revolution, Tunisia's economy has languished. (FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images) ...

Tunisia calls on EU to increase its financial support

Middle East Monitor - ‎9 hours ago‎
Speaking on the sidelines of the European Days, an event organised by the European Union Delegation in Tunis, the minister said that it is possible for the EU to offer Tunisia donations of more than €200 or €300 million in light of what it is doing ...
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Unrest slows UK travel to Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey

The Guardian - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released on Friday show that the numbers of British nationals travelling to past holiday hot spots such as Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey are in sharp decline. That picture is backed up by figures from the World ...

Tunisia: China, Tunisia Pledge to Boost Cooperation in Trade, Infrastructure

AllAfrica.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
Tunis - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday China is ready to strengthen cooperation with Tunisia in such areas as infrastructure and industrial capacity, as well as expand two-way trade and investment.

Tunisia: Despite Extremism, Djerba Is Model of Integration

AllAfrica.com - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The Tunisian island of Djerba is a role model in terms of a peaceful co-existance between Jews, Christians and Muslims - in a region torn by religious extremism.

Tunisia's Beach Cleaning Program on Target But Missing the Mark, Campaigners Claim

Tunisia Live - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A leading environmental campaigner has criticized government plans to clean Tunisia's public beaches ahead of this summer's tourist season.

Tunisia's Nahda party ditches Islamist tag

Financial Times - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Tunisia's Nahda party, a member of the governing coalition and the biggest force in parliament, has ditched its 'Islamist' label, saying it would end its religious activities and devote itself solely to politics.

Separating religion from politics in Tunisia

gulfnews.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
The surprise came when the leader of the Tunisian Al Nahda party pledged to separate politics from religion. At a time when just about every commentator threw in the proverbial towel and concluded that the 2011 Arab uprisings were utter failures, what ...
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Tunisia's first president Bourguiba's statue returned to Tunis

Africanews (press release) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The statue of Tunisia's first president Habib Bourguiba has been brought back to Tunis after been removed 29 years ago following orders from former president Ben Ali.

Morocco Wins 33rd Tunisia International Cycling Tour

Morocco World News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rabat - Moroccan cycling team won the 33rd Tunisia International Cycling Tour, held on May 21-24 May, while Moroccan cyclist Essaid Abelouach got the green jersey for the best climber.
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Spain and Portugal holidays in demand as UK tourists avoid Egypt and Tunisia over terror fears

The Independent - ‎4 hours ago‎
UK tourists are steering clear of Tunisia and Egypt following terrorist attacks and heading instead to destinations such as Spain, Portugal and Cyrus.
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Tunisia enters into a security deal with Canada

Africanews (press release) - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The Canadian foreign minister urged the international community to continue to support Tunisia in battling terrorism. “Our two governments will ensure that this assistance is extremely effective in helping Tunisia out of this vicious circle where ...

Despite Threats And Attacks, Tunisian Activists Are Still Fighting For Greater LGBT Rights

ThinkProgress - ‎May 24, 2016‎
TUNIS, TUNISIA - Abdelbraki Mezin asked me over coffee last week if homophobia was dead in the United States. “I mean, you've had marriage equality for almost a year, surely that's enough time,” the Tunisian human rights defender said. His partner ...
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