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
Tunisia - Timeline - BBC

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Tunisia's president says PM should quit if crisis continues | Reuters - Reuters

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Tunisia's president says PM should quit if crisis continues | Reuters
Reuters
Tunisia's president called on Sunday for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence quote if the country's political and economic crisis ...
Tunisia's president says PM should quit if crisis continuesEyewitness News
Tunisia Is Having a 'Severe Crisis,' President Says - BloombergBloomberg
Tunisia's president says PM should quit if crisis continues - Al ArabiyaAl-Arabiya

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Osama bin Laden's 'bodyguard' Sami Idoudi detained in Tunisia as part of terrorism probe after his expulsion from ... - Firstpost

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Osama bin Laden's 'bodyguard' Sami Idoudi detained in Tunisia as part of terrorism probe after his expulsion from ...
Firstpost
Tunis: A man who allegedly worked as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard has been detained in Tunisia as part of a terrorism probe after his expulsion from Germany, a prosecution spokesman said on Saturday. Known as Sami A by German authorities and Sami ...
Suspected Osama bin Laden bodyguard Sami A. to remain in Tunisia after Germany cancels deportation orderDeutsche Welle
Alleged bin Laden bodyguard held in TunisiaThe National

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Women This Week: Ballot Breakthroughs in Mexico and Tunisia - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Women This Week: Ballot Breakthroughs in Mexico and Tunisia
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Women to Lead Capital Cities in Mexico and Tunisia. Mexico's July election brought major gains for women, who will comprise 49 percent of the Chamber of Deputies and 51 percent of the Senate when the new government sits in December. Women also ...



Electricity: Algeria, Morocco to supply Tunisia with 300 MW - Algeria Press Service

Electricity: Algeria, Morocco to supply Tunisia with 300 MW
Algeria Press Service
ALGIERS- An agreement has been signed between the national electricity and gas company SONELGAZ, Morocco's Electricity and Drinking Water Office (ONE) and Tunisia's Electricity and Gaz Company (STEG) to supply Tunisia with electricity, said Sunday ...



Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul quits to join Qatari club - BBC Sport

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Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul quits to join Qatari club
BBC Sport
Tunisia's World Cup coach Nabil Maaloul has left his job in order to take charge of Qatari league champions Al Duhail. Maaloul, who turns 56 later this month, takes over from Djamel Belmadi, who quit and is widely expected to be appointed coach of the ...
Nabil Maaloul quits as Tunisia coach to join Qatari champions Al DuhailSporting News
Nabil Maaloul ditches Tunisia job for Qatari clubGoal.com
Tunisia World Cup coach takes charge of Qatar's Al DuhailCapital FM Kenya
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Tunisia tourism revenues jump as Europeans return - Reuters

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Tunisia tourism revenues jump as Europeans return
Reuters
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's tourism revenues grew by 40 percent in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period last year, the government said Thursday, driven by a strong return of European tourists three years after they were targeted in ...
Tunisia's beaches are full of Brits – three years after Sousse terrorist attack that killed 38 peopleThe Sun

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Women's rights in Tunisia: Could first female mayor signal democratic change? - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Women's rights in Tunisia: Could first female mayor signal democratic change?
Deutsche Welle
Tunisia exhibits the most progressive stance on women's rights in the Arab world: In recent decades women have begun to work outside the home in every career field, last year the Tunisian government made it legal for Muslim women to marry non-Muslim ...



Double agent won't be in danger if deported to Tunisia, court told - Toronto Star

Toronto Star

Double agent won't be in danger if deported to Tunisia, court told
Toronto Star
A former double agent for Israel and Iraq won't be in danger if he's deported to Tunisia because no one would remember his “distant past” and the current regime has made efforts to address the use of torture against detainees, the Federal Court has heard.



Take the road less travelled: Plan a trip to Poland, Tunisia or Antarctica - Economic Times

Economic Times

Take the road less travelled: Plan a trip to Poland, Tunisia or Antarctica
Economic Times
Atrip to Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, equals a time travel expedition. The European style of the ville nouvelle (new town), where French café culture sets the speed of the day, and the Belle Epoque architecture, which lines the ordered streets, sets ...



Tunisia sees tourism take off after terror fears - The Daily Star

The Daily Star

Tunisia sees tourism take off after terror fears
The Daily Star
HAMMAMET, Tunisia: Holidaymakers are returning to the Tunisian seaside this summer in a marked turnaround three years since dozens of tourists were killed on one of the country's beaches. Relaxing by the pool with a whiskey in hand, Steve was thrilled ...