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In a Mining Region, Lingering Echoes of Tunisia's Uprising

New York Times (blog) - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
To many, Tunisia symbolizes the success of the intense popular discontent that sparked the Arab Spring. There, in 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a young fruit vendor, set himself on fire, leading to protests that soon had a domino effect in neighboring Arab ...

Tunisian Olympic Athletes to Wear Chinese Uniforms

Tunisia Live - ‎9 hours ago‎
Hopes are high for Tunisia in a number of events at this year's games. Much attention will likely be focused on Habiba Ghribi , who will be defending her women's 3,000 meter steeplechase title.

Tunisia Promises IMF to Cancel Consumer Products Support

Asharq Al-awsat English - ‎4 hours ago‎
Tunisia-The Tunisian authorities announced that they are reconsidering the whole consuming products prices' support system in order to economize the support and direct it to the deserving sectors.

'Wanted' posters are popping up all over Tunisia's capital - The ...

Washington Post - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
For the past few weeks, Sana Shili, a 23-year-old raven-haired student, has been dedicating less time to her books. Instead, she and her friends have been ...

Tunisia-Libya crossing closed in border takeover bid by Zawia militia

Libya Herald - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
For the second day in a row, the Ras Jadir border crossing btween Libya and Tunisia has been closed to vehicle traffic today as a result of moves by a Zawia militia to oust the guards from Zuwara.
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Tunisia: Protesters reject amnesty bill

Africanews - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Hundreds of Tunisians have protested against an amnesty draft law proposed by Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi. The bill dubbed “bill of reconciliation “ proposes that those prosecuted for corruption charges could be freed while they in turn pay a ...

Anti-Reconciliation Act Protests Dominate Tunis City Center

Tunisia Live - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Tunisian blogger and Manich Masamah organizer Lina Ben Mhenni told Tunisia Live, “People support our cause when we explain it to them.
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UN's Libya Government Summons French Ambassador

Tunisia Live - ‎1 hour ago‎
Libya's UN backed government in Tripoli has summoned the French Ambassador to protest over French Special Forces' support of the UN appointed body's rival government in the country's east.

Father and Daughter Drowned off Mahdia Coast

Tunisia Live - ‎5 hours ago‎
Addressing the number of fatalities at sea, Derbal stressed the lack of consideration given by bathers to the occasionally treacherous conditions off Tunisia's coast. “Staying out for a long time in the sun, eating and going directly into the sea ...

Tamworth band to hold gig in memory of Tunisia terror attack victim

Tamworth Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
AN 80s Tamworth band will be holding their next gig in memory of Tunisia terror attack victim Sue Davey. The Dream Factory will hold the gig on Saturday, August 13 at Tamworth Sports Bar and will dedicate the event in memory of Sue, who was a close ...

Tunisia's Ennahda head condemns failed coup in Turkey

Anadolu Agency - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The new leader of Tunisia's influential Ennahda Movement denounced the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey as "outrageous and dangerous," saying that Ankara will be able to weather its aftereffects and continue its path of democracy, also stressing that the ...

Tunisian Digital Revolution Opens Up Education

AllAfrica.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
Around the world, universities face myriad challenges: how to educate as many students as possible, while keeping the quality of teaching and research high, and responding to the pressures of globalisation and privatisation.

Star Wars Day: The Force (Re)Awakens

Tunisia Live - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The American Embassy in Tunis, in conjunction with Tunisia's Star Wars fan club will host Star Wars day tomorrow, exploring the original films and their roots in Tunisia. Many scenes from the first six films were shot in Tunisia, with much of the ...

Mohsen Marzouk elected secretary of Tunisia Project

ANSAmed - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Under the slogan 'Our project, reform', Tunisia Project is calling on modernist parties in the country to create a broad democratic front modelled on the party Neo Destour led by Tunisia's founding father Habib Bourguiba. At its founding congress the ...
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Tunisia dissident opens new party congress

Yahoo7 News - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Tunis (AFP) - Tunisian dissident Mohsen Marzouk opened a congress of his new party, rejecting religion in politics and vowing to be a force for change.

Montrealer keen to represent Tunisia in first-ever African Ice Hockey Cup

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
CBC News Posted: Jul 23, 2016 6:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 23, 2016 6:00 AM ET. Achraf Znaki hasn't played with his Tunisian teammates for a couple of years, but he's confident the national team has a good chance at winning the African Ice Hockey Cup.
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Tunisia defender Maaloul joins Ahly officially

Ahram Online - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
He made his international debut with Tunisia's national team against Morocco on 6 July 2013. Ahly have reached an agreement with CS Sfaxien to meet Maaloul's pay-out clause, which is reported to be 500,000 euros.
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Why is Tunisia, success story of the Arab Spring, home to so many terrorists?

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
What should we make of the Tunisian connection to the horrific killings in Nice? The truck driver responsible has been named as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a French citizen born in Tunisia. Once more there are questions about why Tunisia, a small ...

Tunisia's Ghannouchi receives Western officials

Middle East Monitor - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Ghannouchi said in a post on his official Facebook page on Sunday that Crespo praised the Tunisian democratic experience and expressed full readiness to help Tunisia achieve economic transition and respond to the people's demands to improve the ...

Tunisia's celebrated labor union is holding the country back

Chicago Tribune - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The economy of Tunisia is creeping, week by week, towards collapse. Growth is virtually nil, unemployment remains high, and the currency continues to sink.
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