Tunisia

Country Tunisia
Capital Tunis
Continent Africa
Currency Tunisian dinar(TND)
Languages Arabic, Tunisian Arabic, French & Berber

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Introduction

Rivalry between French and Italian interests in Tunisia culminated in a French invasion in 1881 and the creation of a protectorate. Agitation for independence in the decades following World War I was finally successful in getting the French to recognize Tunisia as an independent state in 1956. The country's first president, Habib BOURGUIBA, established a strict one-party state. He dominated the country for 31 years, repressing Islamic fundamentalism and establishing rights for women unmatched by any other Arab nation. In November 1987, BOURGUIBA was removed from office and replaced by Zine el Abidine BEN ALI in a bloodless coup. BEN ALI is currently serving his fifth consecutive five-year term as president. Tunisia has long taken a moderate, non-aligned stance in its foreign relations. Domestically, it has sought to defuse rising pressure for a more open political society.

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Tunisia - Wikipedia
Tunisia - CIA World Fact Book
Tunisia - BBC
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Tunisia Takes Aim at Dinar With First Rate Change in 18 Months - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Tunisia Takes Aim at Dinar With First Rate Change in 18 Months
Bloomberg
Tunisia raised its benchmark interest rate to the highest level in about 18 months, as the government looks to stem a decline in the dinar and implement reforms under a IMF loan program. The regulator raised the key rate by 50 basis points to 4.75 ...

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Qatar Charity carries out winter campaign in Tunisia - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar Charity carries out winter campaign in Tunisia
The Peninsula Qatar
As a part of the national campaign launched by the Tunisian Ministry of Education to support, the snow-covered areas in northwest and western Tunisia, QC has distributed winter clothing, blankets and heating equipment, benefiting about 100 thousand ...
Qatar, Tunisia cooperation highlightedBahrain News Agency

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A Tunisian family torn apart by Isis as terror stalks the once peaceful country - The Independent

The Independent

A Tunisian family torn apart by Isis as terror stalks the once peaceful country
The Independent
Tunisia is a moderate Muslim country and the only one to emerge as a democracy from the Arab Spring. But as Isis loses ground in Syria and Iraq and thousands of fighters look to return, the country stands on the brink – as one family's tragic story shows.



Hungary to teach Tunisia about border control | The Budapest ... - Budapest Business Journal

Budapest Business Journal

Hungary to teach Tunisia about border control | The Budapest ...
Budapest Business Journal
Hungary and Tunisia signed a bilateral agreement Monday on Interior Ministry and anti-terrorism cooperation, under which Hungary will share its border control ...

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Hotel in Tunisia where 30 Britons were massacred reopens with a new name – would you stay there? - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Hotel in Tunisia where 30 Britons were massacred reopens with a new name – would you stay there?
Telegraph.co.uk
The hotel where 30 Britons were killed in a terrorist shooting in Tunisia has reopened after nearly two years, under a new name. Now rebranded as Kantaoui Bay, the Imperial Marhaba Hotel has passed hands from Spain's Riu chain to Steigenberger, ...



Tunisia — the art of bridge building! - Saudi Gazette

Saudi Gazette

Tunisia — the art of bridge building!
Saudi Gazette
I WAS invited to a photography exhibition opened by the Tunisian Minister of Tourism Salma Al-Loumi Rafiq and attended by Tunisian Ambassador Lotfi Ben Gaied, Consul General Sami Al-Saidi, Tourism Officer in the Gulf region Choukri Charrad, chairman ...

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Tunisia beach massacre which saw 38 people killed has court case set for next week - The Sun

The Sun

Tunisia beach massacre which saw 38 people killed has court case set for next week
The Sun
In February, Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith said after several weeks of hearings that the Tunisian police response to the massacre was “at best shambolic, at worst cowardly”. “Their response could and should have been more effective,” he said. A report ...

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Tunisia terror attack hotel reopens under new ownership - Travel Weekly UK

Tunisia terror attack hotel reopens under new ownership
Travel Weekly UK
The Tunisian hotel where 30 British holidaymakers were killed in a terrorist shooting two years ago has reportedly re-opened under a new name. Now rebranded as Kantaoui Bay, the Imperial Marhaba Hotel has changed hands from Spain's Riu chain to ...



Tunisia votes to relax harsh cannabis law - The New Arab

The New Arab

Tunisia votes to relax harsh cannabis law
The New Arab
Before Tunisia's 2011 revolution, Law 52 was used to suppress criticism of the Ben Ali regime. Its application has since become widespread, with thousands of young Tunisians locked up each year, mostly for cannabis-related offences. Between 2011 and ...
Tunisia votes to ease laws agsinst drug offendersMiddle East Monitor

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As ISIS grows in Tunisia, a family hurts from within | The Washington ... - Washington Post

Washington Post

As ISIS grows in Tunisia, a family hurts from within | The Washington ...
Washington Post
Note: Fadha Ghozlani shows a portrait of her brother Sayed, who was killed by Islamic State militants in their family house. Among Sayed's attackers was a ...

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