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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Eight years on, Tunisia’s dreams are still within its grasp - The NationalEight years on, Tunisia’s dreams are still within its grasp  The National

Tunisian protesters carry flares in central Tunis on January 14, 2018, marking the seventh anniversary since the uprising that ousted ex-president Zine El ...



Tunisia faces ‘alarming’ security situation after successive terror attacks - The NationalTunisia faces ‘alarming’ security situation after successive terror attacks  The National

Anis Matri, relaxes behind the bar at the Tunis' club, a dusty photograph of Che Guevara balanced on the shelf behind him. It's still early, though the bar's regular ...



Tunisian protesters criticize Israel, support Palestinians - Daily JournalTunisian protesters criticize Israel, support Palestinians  Daily Journal

Dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators rally in Tunisia's capital against Israel, its policies toward Palestinians.



Tunisia's Jewish minister targeted in anti-Israel protests - Arutz ShevaTunisia's Jewish minister targeted in anti-Israel protests  Arutz Sheva

Anti-Israel demonstrators protest outside of Tunisian Tourist Ministry, targeting country's Jewish Tourism Minister.



Tunisia: teachers protest low wages - africanewsTunisia: teachers protest low wages  africanews

Thousands of teachers in Tunisia's second largest city, Sfax, like in other parts of the country have since Monday boycotted the first trimester exams amid rising ...



Car-free day organized in Tunisia to advocate green commuting - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCar-free day organized in Tunisia to advocate green commuting - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

A man rides his bicycle on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, Tunisia, on Dec. 9, 2018. A car-free day was organized by Tunisian municipality on Habib ...



Surprise yourself in Tunisia – from ancient history to family fun it has everything you could hope for i - The Irish SunSurprise yourself in Tunisia – from ancient history to family fun it has everything you could hope for i  The Irish Sun

I didn't know what to expect when I jetted off for a short stay and I was pleasantly surprised by all that was on offer.



3rd anti-corruption congress opens in Tunisia - africanews3rd anti-corruption congress opens in Tunisia  africanews

The two-day congress will afford participants including authorities and partners the opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to restore the foundations of good ...



International Entrepreneurship: Exposure To Micro-Markets In Tunisia - ForbesInternational Entrepreneurship: Exposure To Micro-Markets In Tunisia  Forbes

With all of the energy in the community, the experience of the Tunisian startup arena and the individuals who support it leaves a mark on anyone who visits.



CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Tunisia coastline in need of climate cash boost - UN NewsCLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Tunisia coastline in need of climate cash boost  UN News

Efforts to mobilize the cash needed to ensure that climate change does not lead to the irreversible damage of Tunisia's coastline are being undertaken by the ...



Tunisia’s tough lesson for Mohammed bin Salman - Washington PostTunisia’s tough lesson for Mohammed bin Salman  Washington Post

Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow in the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy and the author of “Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam ...



Tunisia wants to change inheritance rules to boost gender equality - World Economic ForumTunisia wants to change inheritance rules to boost gender equality  World Economic Forum

The government is pushing ahead with legislation that would give women the same inheritance rights as men, despite protest from Islamic scholars.



Senegal replace Tunisia as top-ranked African team - BBC SportSenegal replace Tunisia as top-ranked African team  BBC Sport

Senegal replace Tunisia as the highest ranked African national team in the new monthly statistics released by football's world governing body Fifa on Thursday.



Tunisia's Nidaa Tounes in shambles amid political turbulence - Al Jazeera EnglishTunisia's Nidaa Tounes in shambles amid political turbulence  Al Jazeera English

Tunis, Tunisia - Almost seven years after the uprising that toppled one of the Arab world's longest-serving autocrats, a looming political stalemate is threatening ...



Tunisia make special efforts to promote Mahatma Gandhi - Economic TimesTunisia make special efforts to promote Mahatma Gandhi  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: North African state of Tunisia is making special efforts to promote Indian soft power with emphasis on Mahatma Gandhi. Abderahmen Boukhari, a ...



Alone in the Arab world, Tunisians can protest visit by Saudi crown prince - Washington PostAlone in the Arab world, Tunisians can protest visit by Saudi crown prince  Washington Post

Arab leaders generally don't have to worry too much about protesters when they visit their neighbors. There has long been a kind of informal code against ...



Tunisia: Parliament Should Back Gender Equality in Inheritance - Human Rights WatchTunisia: Parliament Should Back Gender Equality in Inheritance  Human Rights Watch

Tunisia's parliament should take the landmark step of granting women equal rights in inheritance, Human Rights Watch said today.



Tunisia's powerful labour union mounts challenge to economic reforms - The NationalTunisia's powerful labour union mounts challenge to economic reforms  The National

Planned strike comes shortly after the government announced a cabinet reshuffle.



Terrorism in Tunisia and how it's evidence of an increasingly unstable North Africa - The Conversation - UKTerrorism in Tunisia and how it's evidence of an increasingly unstable North Africa  The Conversation - UK

A recent attack at the heart of the Tunisian capital highlights how regional security is on the precipice.



Thousands protest Tunisia's public sector cuts - Al Jazeera EnglishThousands protest Tunisia's public sector cuts  Al Jazeera English

PM Chahed, under pressure from the IMF, is battling to cut budget deficit to 4.9 percent of GDP from 6.2 percent.



Tunisia arrests 12 suspected ISIS members, dismantles cells: ministry - News24Tunisia arrests 12 suspected ISIS members, dismantles cells: ministry  News24

Authorities have arrested 12 suspected members of the Islamic State group and seized bomb making materials since a suicide attack last month, the interior ...



Kuwait blocks work permits for Tunisian and Lebanese women lacking male guardian - The Jerusalem Post - Israel NewsKuwait blocks work permits for Tunisian and Lebanese women lacking male guardian  The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

Kuwait had already imposed this requirement on Lebanese women, though only the latter require a security clearance.



Tunisia protesters call for cancellation of MBS visit - Aljazeera.comTunisia protesters call for cancellation of MBS visit  Aljazeera.com

Protesters in Tunisia are pressuring the government to cancel a planned visit by the Saudi crown prince, because of his suspected involvement in the murder of ...



Tunisia pre-qualifies twelve for 300MW offering - Windpower MonthlyTunisia pre-qualifies twelve for 300MW offering  Windpower Monthly

TUNISIA: Twelve companies and consortiums have been pre-qualified for two development zones totalling 300MW under a build, own and operate framework ...



Thousands of Tunisian workers strike for better salaries - Aljazeera.comThousands of Tunisian workers strike for better salaries  Aljazeera.com

Nearly 650000 workers stopped work, leading to biggest nationwide strike over wages in decades.



Egypt Mufti condemns 'equal inheritance' as Tunisia forwards controversial law - The New ArabEgypt Mufti condemns 'equal inheritance' as Tunisia forwards controversial law  The New Arab

Egypt top religious official has condemned equal inheritance between men and women after Tunisia moved to become the first Muslim country to pass a law ...



Arrest of Tunisia nurse who raped dozens of patients - Middle East MonitorArrest of Tunisia nurse who raped dozens of patients  Middle East Monitor

The Tunisian security forces finally arrested a nurse accused of raping dozens of patients in a hospital in the capital. Media sources said that a male nurse at the ...



How not to solve Tunisia's extremism problem - Al Jazeera EnglishHow not to solve Tunisia's extremism problem  Al Jazeera English

By silencing critics and expanding police powers, authorities are pushing Tunisian youths into extremism.



Tunisia says it broke up four militant cells, foiled attacks - ReutersTunisia says it broke up four militant cells, foiled attacks  Reuters

Tunisia said on Thursday it had broken up four Islamist militant cells and seized explosives, poisonous gas and drone aircraft.



Tunisia cabinet to debate equal inheritance draft bill - News24Tunisia cabinet to debate equal inheritance draft bill  News24

A draft bill giving women equal inheritance rights to men is set to be submitted to the Tunisian cabinet in a step towards a vote in parliament, the presidency has ...



Saudis to lend Tunisia US$500 ml: Sources - The HeraldSaudis to lend Tunisia US$500 ml: Sources  The Herald

Saudi Arabia will lend Tunisia US$500 million at a favourable interest rate and will finance two projects worth $140 million, two sources told Reuters on ...



Tunisia's democracy faces tough choices with return home of Islamist militants - Los Angeles TimesTunisia's democracy faces tough choices with return home of Islamist militants  Los Angeles Times

Tunisians were one of the largest groups of nationals to join Islamic State and other militant groups. With troves of foreign fighters now returning back to Tunisia, ...



Mohamed Salah: Egypt forward scores last-minute winner against Tunisia - BBC SportMohamed Salah: Egypt forward scores last-minute winner against Tunisia  BBC Sport

Mohamed Salah scores a last-minute winner as Egypt beat Tunisia 3-2 in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.



Cheap Tunisia holidays for 2019 – find the best all-inclusive hotels and flight deals - The Irish SunCheap Tunisia holidays for 2019 – find the best all-inclusive hotels and flight deals  The Irish Sun

Lookingfor a hot summer holiday destination for 2019? Get guaranteed sun, sandy beaches and the delights of the Sahara Desert in Tunisia - just a short-haul ...



Tunisia's parliament approves prime minister's cabinet reshuffle - Al Jazeera EnglishTunisia's parliament approves prime minister's cabinet reshuffle  Al Jazeera English

Tunisia's parliament has approved a partial cabinet reshuffle proposed by the country's prime minister last week, including the appointment of a Jewish ...



Tunisian activists call for protests over Saudi crown prince visit - Channel NewsAsiaTunisian activists call for protests over Saudi crown prince visit  Channel NewsAsia

Tunisian activists are calling for protests over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi when Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits ...



Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud’s ‘Fatwa’ tackles radicalisation in Tunisia - The NationalMahmoud Ben Mahmoud’s ‘Fatwa’ tackles radicalisation in Tunisia  The National

After winning the Best Film award at Carthage Film Festival, we speak to the Tunisian director to find out why he wanted to make this film.



Tunisia prime minister accused of coup plot and dismisses allegation as 'a joke' - The NationalTunisia prime minister accused of coup plot and dismisses allegation as 'a joke'  The National

A senior member of the Tunisian president's political party has accused the country's head of government of plotting a coup d'etat, an allegation dismissed as "a ...



Breakdancing in Tunisia steps up the beat - Euronews EnglishBreakdancing in Tunisia steps up the beat  Euronews English

Ala Zrafi is a 30-year-old breaker (breakdancer) and the owner of The Urban Dance Academy in Tunisia.



Tunisia's prosecutor looking into complaint against MBS over Yemen war: Reports - Middle East EyeTunisia's prosecutor looking into complaint against MBS over Yemen war: Reports  Middle East Eye

Tunisia's prosecutor has launched preliminary research into a complaint against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over human rights abuses in ...



Young Tunisia searches for itself on the big screen - Financial TimesYoung Tunisia searches for itself on the big screen  Financial Times

The games room of the young offenders' unit has been dolled up for the occasion. There's a red sheet draped over the stairs outside and all the chairs are ...



Tunisia's Assault on Gay Men's—and Everyone's – Right to Privacy - Human Rights WatchTunisia's Assault on Gay Men's—and Everyone's – Right to Privacy  Human Rights Watch

Ahmed” (not his real name) was only 17 when police came to his house in August 2017, searched his phone, interrogated him, and detained him. The next day ...



Tunisia minister: Woman bomber pledged allegiance to IS - 680 NEWS - 680 NewsTunisia minister: Woman bomber pledged allegiance to IS - 680 NEWS  680 News

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's interior minister says a female suicide bomber who blew herself up on the main street of the capital had pledged allegiance to the ...



Tunisia blazes trail in Arab world with embrace of human rights in new legal code - The New ArabTunisia blazes trail in Arab world with embrace of human rights in new legal code  The New Arab

Tunisia is again set to be a pioneer in the Arab world by placing the rights of the individual at the heart of its legal system, writes Alessandra Bajec.



Tunisia needs a constitutional court - Brookings InstitutionTunisia needs a constitutional court  Brookings Institution

Today, Tunisia needs to prioritize the Constitutional Court's creation in order to lock in its democratic reforms ahead of the 2019 elections.



Tunisia's tourism industry starts to shine again - The NationalTunisia's tourism industry starts to shine again  The National

Sector vital to African country's economy finally showing signs of complete recovery, three years after a spate of devastating terrorist attacks.



Saudi crown prince greeted with protests in Tunisia - The Irish TimesSaudi crown prince greeted with protests in Tunisia  The Irish Times

Mohammed bin Salman will soon travel to Argentina for G20 summit.



Brik: Let’s Dine In Tunisia - Africa.comBrik: Let’s Dine In Tunisia  Africa.com

Original article published at TasteAtlas. Tunisian brik is a popular dish that incorporates flaky dough filled with a variety of savory ingredients. Traditionally ...



The light has dimmed in Tunisia's shining beacon - Arab NewsThe light has dimmed in Tunisia's shining beacon  Arab News

Tunisian forensics inspect the site of a suicide attack in the Tunisian capital Tunis on October 29, 2018. (AFP) One of Tunisia's many jobless graduates ...



Tunisia becomes the first Arab nation to approve gender equality in inheritance law - Dhaka TribuneTunisia becomes the first Arab nation to approve gender equality in inheritance law  Dhaka Tribune

The Tunisian cabinet- the first among Arab nations- has approved the law of gender equality in inheritance, which is to be discussed in the parliament dominated ...



Privacy threatened by 'homosexuality' arrests in Tunisia - IFEXPrivacy threatened by 'homosexuality' arrests in Tunisia  IFEX

Tunisian authorities are confiscating and searching the phones of men they suspect of being gay and pressuring them to take anal tests and to confess to ...



Tunisia’s arbitrary travel and security restrictions have gone too far – I should know, I was just detained - The IndependentTunisia’s arbitrary travel and security restrictions have gone too far – I should know, I was just detained  The Independent

We live in a world of thumbnail bios, with each country afforded a few lines by which we define it. Tunisia, for instance, is the success of the Arab Spring, a brave ...



Former double agent spared deportation to Tunisia - Toronto StarFormer double agent spared deportation to Tunisia  Toronto Star

Hussein Ali Sumaida spent years as a spy — first as an informant for Iraq's notorious secret police and later for Israel's Mossad intelligence *service*. But he's ...



4 Contenders Compete on First Day of Tunisia Int'l Quran Contest - IQNA (International Quran News Agency)4 Contenders Compete on First Day of Tunisia Int'l Quran Contest  IQNA (International Quran News Agency)

TEHRAN (IQNA) – Four of the participants in Tunisia's 16th international Quran competition showcased their Quranic talents on the first day of the event.



Chipu face Namibia, Tunisia and Senegal in Barthes Cup show - The Star, KenyaChipu face Namibia, Tunisia and Senegal in Barthes Cup show  The Star, Kenya

Kenya will face champions Namibia, Tunisia and Senegal in the Under-20 Barthes Trophy slated for March next year. The side, also known as Chipu, will be ...



Tui doubles winter holidays to Sousse in Tunisia, three years after terrorist attack - The IndependentTui doubles winter holidays to Sousse in Tunisia, three years after terrorist attack  The Independent

Tui has doubled its offering to Sousse in Tunisia three and a half years after 30 British tourists were killed in a terror attack while on one of its package holidays ...



Confucius Institute opens classroom in Tunisia - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaConfucius Institute opens classroom in Tunisia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TUNIS, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Tunisia's first Confucius Institute (Institute of Chinese Language and Culture) opened classroom on Monday at the Higher Institute of ...



The Latest: Saudi Prince faces protests on Tunisia visit - 680 NEWS - 680 NewsThe Latest: Saudi Prince faces protests on Tunisia visit - 680 NEWS  680 News

BERLIN — The Latest on the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):. 10:10 a.m.. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is encountering ...



TUNISIA: Va Tech Wabag to build Zarat seawater desalination plant - AFRIK 21TUNISIA: Va Tech Wabag to build Zarat seawater desalination plant  AFRIK 21

The tender for the construction of the Zarat seawater desalination plant has been won by Va Tech Wabag. The Indian company specialising in water treatment ...



African Court President Hails Tunisia On Human Rights - New VisionAfrican Court President Hails Tunisia On Human Rights  New Vision

The President of African Court bidding farewell to the Personal representative of the President of Tunisia and Minister H. E. Lazhar Karoui Chebbi (2nd left) at ...



CyberSouth: Introductory Judicial Course on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Tunisia - Council of EuropeCyberSouth: Introductory Judicial Course on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Tunisia  Council of Europe

On 12-14 November, the Council of Europe in partnership with the Superior Institute of Magistrates (L'instiut superieur de la Magistrature) organised in Tunis, ...



Egypt coach Javier Aguirre demands win over Tunisia to claim Group J summit - Goal.comEgypt coach Javier Aguirre demands win over Tunisia to claim Group J summit  Goal.com

Tunisia boast of a 100 percent winning record with 12 points from four Group J matches, and Egypt coach Aguirre is keen to break their dominance.



Tunisia road rebuild with BOMAG machines - World HighwaysTunisia road rebuild with BOMAG machines  World Highways

Machines from BOMAG have played an important role in the rebuilding of an important road link in Tunisia.



So far so good for Javier Aguirre and Egypt but Tunisia match 'will really show how he’s working' - The NationalSo far so good for Javier Aguirre and Egypt but Tunisia match 'will really show how he’s working'  The National

The former Al Wahda manager has won all three matches in charge of the national team to qualify for next year's Africa Cup of Nations.



Annual food waste reaches 197 mln USD in Tunisia - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAnnual food waste reaches 197 mln USD in Tunisia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TUNIS, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- The annual bill to be paid for the food waste from Tunisian families reaches 572 million dinars (about 197 million U.S. dollars), which ...



Afcon wrap: Salah late winner sinks Tunisia, Ziyech brace fires Morocco to maiden win over Cameroon - Goal.comAfcon wrap: Salah late winner sinks Tunisia, Ziyech brace fires Morocco to maiden win over Cameroon  Goal.com

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah struck late to hand Egypt a 3-2 victory over Tunisia, while a Hakim Ziyech double helped Morocco beat Cameroon 2-0.



Tunisia holiday: Brit girl, 2, vanishes from hotel beach club | Daily Star - Daily StarTunisia holiday: Brit girl, 2, vanishes from hotel beach club | Daily Star  Daily Star

A TWO-YEAR-OLD British girl vanished from a hotel kids' club while on a family holiday to Tunisia.



Black Hawk helicopters bolster Tunisian fleet | Military Scene - TheredstonerocketBlack Hawk helicopters bolster Tunisian fleet | Military Scene  Theredstonerocket

The Security Assistance Command has completed a foreign military sales case to deliver eight UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to partner country Tunisia.



Tunisia shortlists developers for 500 MW tender - pv magazine InternationalTunisia shortlists developers for 500 MW tender  pv magazine International

Up to 16 developers have prequalified in Tunisia's tender for five PV projects totaling 500 MW, from a total of 38 participants. Unlike previous tenders, this one ...



Legal case sought to dissolve Tunisia's 'Ennahda' for alleged terror links - Al-ArabiyaLegal case sought to dissolve Tunisia's 'Ennahda' for alleged terror links  Al-Arabiya

File photo of the leader of the Ennahda Party Rached Ghannouchi arrives at the Kasbah Palace to meet the Tunisian Prime Minister on October 9, 2018 in Tunis.



India vs Australia | Tour Diary: An Indo-Tunisian Cricket Romance Down Under - News18India vs Australia | Tour Diary: An Indo-Tunisian Cricket Romance Down Under  News18

His name is Sage, his father is half Tunisian, quarter Polish and quarter Ukranian, so it was a touch unusual that the seven-year-old sitting on a front-row seat at ...



Deputy Minister Magwanishe urges South Africa and Tunisian businesspeople to increase trade and investment - africanewsDeputy Minister Magwanishe urges South Africa and Tunisian businesspeople to increase trade and investment  africanews

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe has urged South African and Tunisian businesspeople to work together in order to increase ...



Mohamed Salah seals win for Egypt in five-goal thriller against Tunisia - Goal.comMohamed Salah seals win for Egypt in five-goal thriller against Tunisia  Goal.com

The Liverpool star notched a last-grasp effort that secured maximum points for the Pharaohs at the Borg El Arab Stadium on Friday.



Tunisian referee to handle Gor Mahia v Lobi Stars Caf Champions League match - Goal.comTunisian referee to handle Gor Mahia v Lobi Stars Caf Champions League match  Goal.com

Tunisian referee to handle Gor Mahia v Lobi Stars Caf Champions League match.



Tunisian female suicide bomber pledged allegiance to ISIS, interior minister says - The Defense PostTunisian female suicide bomber pledged allegiance to ISIS, interior minister says  The Defense Post

An unemployed graduate who blew herself up in Tunisia's capital last month had sworn allegiance to Islamic State, the interior minister said.



Tunisian Scouting movement bars French Jews from interfaith meeting - JTA NewsTunisian Scouting movement bars French Jews from interfaith meeting  JTA News

(JTA) — Organizers of an interfaith meeting in Tunisia among members of the Scouting movement disinvited French Jewish delegates following pressure by ...



Tunisian jihadist commander assassinated in northwestern Syria - AMN Al-Masdar NewsTunisian jihadist commander assassinated in northwestern Syria  AMN Al-Masdar News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 A.M.) - Another foreign jihadist commander has been assassinated by unknown assailants in northwestern Syria, marking the fourth.



‘A parent’s worst nightmare’ Toddler missing from kids' club found on Tunisia beach - Express.co.uk‘A parent’s worst nightmare’ Toddler missing from kids' club found on Tunisia beach  Express.co.uk

THE parents of a toddler found wandering on a Tunisian beach after going missing from a children's club at the hotel where they were staying, at which they had ...



International exchange students explore American culture while studying at Coastal Georgia - Brunswick NewsInternational exchange students explore American culture while studying at Coastal Georgia  Brunswick News

It's with bittersweet feelings that a group of international exchange students will soon leave Brunswick and return home.



VA Tech Wabag may raise guidance on Tunisian order, growth outlook - Economic TimesVA Tech Wabag may raise guidance on Tunisian order, growth outlook  Economic Times

Mumbai: VA Tech Wabag has bagged a Rs 600-crore order in Tunisia that analysts say would boost the water treatment company's revenue guidance for fiscal ...



Tunisian officials demand answers on Ennahda's alleged intelligence service - The NationalTunisian officials demand answers on Ennahda's alleged intelligence service  The National

Tunisian officials are pressuring the ministries of justice and interior to disclose proof that the Islamist Ennahda party was operating a secret security *service* ...



Tunisian authorities declare senior figure of former regime persona non grata - The Libya ObserverTunisian authorities declare senior figure of former regime persona non grata  The Libya Observer

The Tunisian authorities have expelled senior figure of the former regime and head of the political office of the so-called "People's Movement for Liberating ...



Cairo-based Sawari Ventures raise $35 million as first tranche of its $70 million fund to invest in Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco - MENAbytesCairo-based Sawari Ventures raise $35 million as first tranche of its $70 million fund to invest in Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco  MENAbytes

As reports earlier this year suggested, Sawari Ventures has finally announced its latest fund with the first closing of $35 million today. The $70 million fund called ...



It's 2018 and Tunisians Are Still Mad as Hell - The New York TimesIt's 2018 and Tunisians Are Still Mad as Hell  The New York Times

The government's failure to improve the economy and the lives of young people has led to a flood of protests.



Tunisian to be deported for abuse - English - Agenzia ANSATunisian to be deported for abuse - English  Agenzia ANSA

A Tunisian national will be deported on Sunday after completing a two-year jail term for domestic abuse, sources said Friday. Ridha Douma, 44, will be expelled ...



Tunis attack: Woman blows herself up in Tunisia - BBC NewsTunis attack: Woman blows herself up in Tunisia  BBC News

At least nine people were injured when a 30-year-old woman blew herself up in the centre of Tunisia's capital, Tunis, the interior ministry says. Describing the ...



Book promoting national dialogue in conflict-hit countries published - ArabnewsBook promoting national dialogue in conflict-hit countries published  Arabnews

BEIRUT: Two European peace-building institutes have jointly published an Arabic-language manual aimed at promoting national dialogue in countries plagued ...



Arabic press review: France 'yellow vests' protests? Blame it on the Brotherhood - Middle East EyeArabic press review: France 'yellow vests' protests? Blame it on the Brotherhood  Middle East Eye

Elsewhere, US pressures Arab countries to condemn Hamas at the UN, and Tunisian prisons are bursting at the seams.



Tunisia Just Lost Its Anchor of Stability. That’s a Good Thing. - Foreign PolicyTunisia Just Lost Its Anchor of Stability. That’s a Good Thing.  Foreign Policy

On Sept. 24, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi announced the end of a four-year alliance between his secular party, Nidaa Tounes, and the Islamist party ...



Can Tunisia find a compromise on equal inheritance? - Brookings InstitutionCan Tunisia find a compromise on equal inheritance?  Brookings Institution

On August 13, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi announced his intention to grant women equal rights to inheritance, reforming the existing code that limits ...



Tunisia 'needs a cultural revolution' to combat racism - Al Jazeera EnglishTunisia 'needs a cultural revolution' to combat racism  Al Jazeera English

Tunisia becomes first Arab country to criminalise racial discrimination in move activists hail as historic.



Tunisia feared the return of militants from abroad. The threat now is those who never left. - Washington PostTunisia feared the return of militants from abroad. The threat now is those who never left.  Washington Post

TUNIS — Four years ago, thousands of Tunisian jihadists began flowing to the battlefields of Iraq, Libya and Syria to join the Islamic State and al-Qaeda — more ...



The ruling duo that kept Tunisia stable has parted ways - The EconomistThe ruling duo that kept Tunisia stable has parted ways  The Economist

TUNISIANS often call them “the two sheikhs”. They are strange bedfellows, this pair of old men who have steered the country since 2014. Rachid Ghannouchi ...



Tunis attack, a wake-up call for Tunisia's political leaders - Al Jazeera EnglishTunis attack, a wake-up call for Tunisia's political leaders  Al Jazeera English

Suicide attack in Tunisia's capital sends a message that political polarisation needs to end to tackle security issues.



UK ministers to fund Saatchi campaign for Tunisian government - The GuardianUK ministers to fund Saatchi campaign for Tunisian government  The Guardian

The British government is paying M&C Saatchi to run a media campaign for the Tunisian government in an attempt to win voters over reforms that have sparked ...



French Foreign Minister to reaffirm French-Tunisian friendship and trust - africanewsFrench Foreign Minister to reaffirm French-Tunisian friendship and trust  africanews

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Tunisia on Sunday for a two-day visit aimed at “reaffirming French-Tunisian friendship and trust.



Democratic Tunisia is taking the wrong path in the fight against terrorism - Washington PostDemocratic Tunisia is taking the wrong path in the fight against terrorism  Washington Post

Sharan Grewal is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy. Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow in Brookings' Center ...



Tunisia attack: Families claiming damages against TUI - BBC NewsTunisia attack: Families claiming damages against TUI  BBC News

Relatives of the British victims of the Tunisia terror attack are claiming damages against tour firm TUI, a lawyer representing the families has said. A total of 38 ...



Sparks set to fly in Duhail vs Al Sadd clash - Gulf TimesSparks set to fly in Duhail vs Al Sadd clash  Gulf Times

Can the feared trio of Baghdad Bounedjah and Akram Afif crack the mean Al Duhail defence when they clash in the QNB Stars League tomorrow?



Jeremy Corbyn will not apologise over Tunisia wreath row - BBC NewsJeremy Corbyn will not apologise over Tunisia wreath row  BBC News

The Labour leader says he was at an event in 2014 in order to promote peace in the Middle East.