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Tuning Into Tunisia's Rising Talent

Variety - ‎20 hours ago‎
Five years after the Jasmine Revolution, a new generation of Tunisian filmmakers is enjoying major critical acclaim with films about hitherto hushed-up aspects of Tunisian society, using a subtle mix of powerful human drama, youthful energy and acerbic ...
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How safe are Turkey and Tunisia?

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Early signs that holidaymakers have been scared away from the Eastern Mediterranean have been backed up by reports from major tour operators of a significant slump in bookings to Turkey.
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Tunisia braces for impact of possible Libya action

Al-Arabiya - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Tunisia shares a southeastern border with Libya, where Western powers are openly considering an intervention against the Islamic State jihadist group which has gained influence there in the chaos following Qaddafi's ouster.

Murad to lead business delegation to Tunisia on Monday

Jordan Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
AMMAN - Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) President Issa Murad is scheduled to head a delegation to conduct a business visit to Tunisia on Monday. The five-day visit organised by the ACC is a continuation to the Jordanian-Tunisian Higher ...
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Tunisia Is Becoming MENA's Next Startup Hub

TechCrunch - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Since the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisia's new democracy has struggled to enact prudent economic policy to provide employment and opportunity for its young, growing population.
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EU-Tunisia: Commission proposes further EUR 500 million in macro-financial assistance

EU News - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, said: "The European Commission is living up to its commitment to provide greater support for the reform efforts made by Tunisia. More than ever, it is of ...

Tunisia: free students charged with 'sodomy'

Amnesty International UK - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
Six university students in Tunisia are fearing for their lives after being sentenced to three years' imprisonment for 'sodomy'.
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Singing 'Smoke Weed Everyday' Could Soon Get You Jail Time in Tunisia

VICE News - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The rapper Kafon takes a long drag from a joint and rocks his afroed head to a lolling reggae-inspired drumbeat amid the white and grey doldrums of a poor neighborhood in Tunisia. With his eyes covered by aviator sunglasses, he chants a message to the ...
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Tunisia's Woes as ISIS Looms: It's About Dignity

Daily Signal - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
AMMAN, Jordan—The Islamic State, gaining operating territory in North Africa, has made clear its intentions of destabilizing the nascent democracy in Tunisia. Hoping this sun-drenched Mediterranean nation remains a democratic success story for the ...
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Tunisia builds Libya border fence to keep out IS militants

SBS - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Tunisia has completed a 200km barrier along its border with Libya to try to keep out Islamist militants, and will soon install electronic monitoring systems.
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EU calls for investment in Tunisia

AfricaNews - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, on Wednesday called for more investment in Tunisia which is in an economic slump but stressed the importance for the country to “fight against corruption”.
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Cameroon beat Tunisia in five-set thriller at Women's African Olympic Volleyball Qualification tournament

Insidethegames.biz - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Moma Laetitia was Cameroon's highest scorer with 20 points, while Rahma Agrebi topped Tunisia's charts with 11. Cameroon joined Pool B's Egypt and Algeria as winners on the first day of the tournament featuring seven teams fighting for just one ...

Tunisian Town Simmers With Unrest Over Lack of Jobs and Investment

New York Times - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
KASSERINE, Tunisia - After graduating from college and still not being able to find a job, Ridha Yahyaoui protested with 78 other graduates in a sit-in two years ago.

Direct Aid distributes aid to snow-affected areas NW Tunisia

Kuwait News Agency - ‎19 hours ago‎
Meanwhile, Mokhtar Al-Sayed Abdulraheem, supervisor of Direct Aid offices in Tunisia and Mauritania, told KUNA that the Kuwaiti snow relief campaign succeeded this year, in coordination with the Tunisian Union of Social Solidarity, in reaching farthest ...
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Tunisian curfew lifted due to 'improvement in security situation'

CNN - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
(CNN) Tunisian authorities on Thursday lifted an expansive curfew "following the improvement of the security situation," the Interior Ministry said -- a sign of progress but hardly a guarantee that popular unrest over the North African nation's ...
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Tunisia sacks governor of neglected phosphate-rich Gafsa

AfricaNews - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Tunisia Government on Thursday announced it had fired the governor of the neglected but phosphate-rich Gafsa region. An official cited “failings” in the management of labor relations in the mining sector as the reason for the sack.
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Tunisia prepares for possible strike in Libya

The Daily Star - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Tunisia prepares for possible strike in Libya. Soldiers overlook a trench, that forms part of a barrier along the frontier with Libya, in Sabkeht Alyun, Tunisia February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi. RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Agence France ...

How Tunisia's Crooked Cops Are Undermining the Revolution

Foreign Policy - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
It is well known that the Tunisian revolution began five years ago when a young street grocer set himself on fire to protest his abuse at the hands of local police in the poor town of Sidi Bouzid.

Denmark making inroads in Tunisia

The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The foreign minister, Kristian Jensen, is in Tunisia this week to meet with several key leaders in the political spectrum, civil society and business environment of the north African nation.

Four arrested in Tunisia for Libyan 'terrorist group' ties

Al-Bawaba - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
The four suspects are in contact with known terrorist elements in Libya and others holed up on the heights of Kasserine. They were arrested by the Kairouan anti-terror brigade in collaboration with the El-Aouina anti-terror fight directorate.
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