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Tunisia's PM arrives in Khartoum for bilateral talks.

March 22, 2017 - Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed Wednesday has arrived in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on a two-day official visit. He was received at the airport by the First Vice-President and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh and a number of officials. In press statements Wednesday, Sudan's Foreign Minister ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

UK follows Trump, bans devices in air.

Britain has introduced restrictions on carry-on electronic goods on direct inbound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia for the safety of the public, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May says.

- Stuff - NZ

Britain follows US in banning devices on incoming flights.

AIRLINES affected by Britain’s cabin ban on electronic devices on flights from some Middle East and North Africa countries have until Saturday to implement the measure, officials said yesterday. But passengers “should go to the airport with the expectation that the measures are already in effect,” a ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

UK issues laptop, tablet flight ban after US warning.

Britain tightened airline security on flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday, banning laptops and tablet computers from the plane cabin following a US security warning. Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be required to place ...

- Yahoo! News - US

UK Flights Now Ban Larger Electronic Devices.

The other day it was reported that the US would be banning flights from certain countries from allowing larger electronic devices to be brought on board. Now it seems that over in the UK, the government is also instituting a similar ban on larger electronic devices that can be brought on board.However it should be noted ...

- Ubergizmo - US

UK announces additional airline security measures.

Phones, laptops and tablets larger than 16.0cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm not allowed in the cabin on flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia.

- eTurboNews - US

It's official: UK announces laptop and tablet bans for Middle East flights.

Passengers on flights into the UK from seven Middle Eastern countries are to be banned from taking large electronic devices like laptops and tablets in their hand luggage, ministers have announced. The ban will affect flights arriving from all airports in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, and is ...

- City AM - UK

UK Joins US Ban on Large Electronic Carry-ons on Some Middle Eastern Flights.

Britain said Tuesday that it would ban passengers from carrying laptops and other large electronic devices on flights into the country from six Middle Eastern nations, following a similar measure announced by the U.S. The new British directive will block carry-on electronics larger than 16 centimeters in length, 9.3 ...

- Voice of America - US

Britain follows US in banning certain electronic devices on flights.

March 21, 2017, 6:54 PM Britain Tuesday followed America’s lead in banning laptops and other electronic devices on UK-bound flights from six nations, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. Passengers on British Airways, EasyJet, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Thomson, will not be allowed to take phones, ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

UK issues laptop, tablet flight ban after US warning.

London, United Kingdom, Mar 21 - Britain tightened airline security on flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday, banning laptops and tablet computers from the plane cabin following a US security warning. Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

After US, UK also issues electronic devices ban for six countries.

Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be banned from taking laptops and tablet computers into the plane cabin, the British government announced Tuesday.Our top priority will always be to maintain the safety of British nationals,' a government spokesman said ...

- DAWN - PK

Why is the UK banning laptops on flights from the Middle East?

Critics are questioning why the security measure only applies to airlines coming from the Middle East.  The UK has just announced a ban on electronic devices in carry-on luggage on flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. The ban is effective immediately. The restrictions on devices such as ...

- New Statesman - UK

A migration tale detox from Tunis

Migration stories frequently bob to the surface of this region's cinema.

- The Daily Star - LB

UK follows US, imposes electronics ban on flights from Middle East

Britain has followed in US footsteps by imposing a cabin baggage ban on larger electronic devices from several Middle Eastern and North African countries. Direct inbound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia are affected by the new restrictions, amid fears of attacks. Copyright © euronews ...

- Albawaba - UK

Now UK bans carry-on lappies, phones, slabs on flights from six nations amid bomb fears

Hit list: Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia The UK has banned airline passengers on direct inbound flights from six countries in the Middle East and North Africa from taking a range of electronic devices into the cabin due to fears of a terrorist attack.…

- TheRegister - UK

UK joins US in banning large electronic devices from cabins on select flights

Sky News is reporting that the UK intends to follow the United States in instituting a ban on passengers flying from certain Middle Eastern nations from carrying any electronic devices larger than a cellphone into the cabin of the plane. That includes laptops, tablets, portable DVD players, games consoles and e-readers. If ...

- The Next Web - US

UK announces laptop and tablet bans for Middle East flights

Passengers on flights into the UK from seven Middle Eastern countries are to be banned from taking large electronic devices like laptops and tablets in their hand luggage, ministers have announced. The ban will affect flights arriving from all airports in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. It will ...

- City AM - UK

After US, UK also issues electronic devices ban for six countries

Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be banned from taking laptops and tablet computers into the plane cabin, the government announced Tuesday.Our top priority will always be to maintain the safety of British nationals,' a spokesman said after the US ...

- DAWN - PK

Tunisia: Jailed for 'Defamation'

-- A police union leader jailed since July 13, 2016 has been sentenced to two years and eight months  in prison for defaming government officials.   Expand A general view of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People in Tunis, Tunisia, May 2016. © 2016 Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters A Tunis court sentenced Walid ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

'Those Who Tortured Him Tell Us the Truth': Tunisian Commission Hears Net Freedom Testimonies From Dictatorship

The Truth and Dignity Commission is investigating rights abuses committed during the dictatorship era, including internet freedom violations.

- Global Voices - US

East Libyan forces say they will investigate Benghazi abuses

BENGHAZI, Libya/TUNIS - An eastern Libyan force says it will investigate abuses by its troops, after images showing the public display of corpses and allegations of summary killings surfaced following the end of a siege in Benghazi last week.

- Reuters - US

EU states and Libya vow to fight people smuggling

Italy and other EU countries agreed on Monday to further help Libya to patrol its coast and stop people smugglers across the Mediterranean Sea. Italy, France, Slovenia, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Malta, Tunisia and Libya also set up a contact group on migration. The idea of setting up refugee camps on Libyan soil - ...

- EU Observer - EU

'Those who tortured him tell us the truth': Tunisian Commission Hears Net Freedom Testimonies From Dictatorship

The Truth and Dignity Commission is investigating rights abuses committed during the dictatorship era, including internet freedom violations.

- Global Voices - US

Eight European countries to work with Tunisia on central Mediterranean migration issues

Home Affairs ministers from seven EU member states, Switzerland and Tunisia have agreed to increase coordination and exchange more information in the management of migration flows through the central Mediterranean.  The newly-established contact group will see Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Libya, Malta, Slovenia, ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Young people are staying away from Tunisian politics—here's why

This January, Tunisia celebrated the sixth anniversary of its Jasmine Revolution. Although Tunisia has achieved tremendous success since 2011, particularly in the political realm, a key threat to Tunisia's political stability is the growing chasm between Tunisian youth and their government. As the wave of protests that took ...

- Brookings - US

EU and N. Africa ministers meet in Rome on migration

Interior ministers from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Switzerland, along with EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, are in Rome on Monday to discuss migration with their north African counterparts from Algeria, Libya and Tunisia. Some 15,500 people have arrived in Italy from the north coast ...

- EU Observer - EU

Paris Orly Airport Attacker Said He Wanted 'to Die for Allah'

French authorities are still working to determine whether a man shot dead at Paris' Orly airport acted on impulse or carefully planned an attack.Ziyed Ben Belgacem, born in France to Tunisian parents, was killed Saturday morning after grabbing a female soldier and putting a gun to her head. He was h...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Exclusive: Libya's NOC says expects to regain Es Sider, Ras Lanuf oil ports

By Aidan Lewis TUNIS - Libya's National Oil Corporation has been coordinating with military forces from eastern Libya and...

- Townhall.com - US

First Photo Ever Of Luke Skywalker? Mark Hamill Thinks Maybe So

His Star Wars crew apparently didn't think much of this strange then-new sci-fi project, but Mark Hamill was duly impressed enough to hang on to a photo that the actor now suspects might be the first shot of him in character as Luke Skywalker. “Taken in Tunisia early morning Day #1 waiting for my 1st shot ,” ...

- Deadline.com - US

Mark Hamill shared 'perhaps the very first' photo of Luke Skywalker and it's a real nostalgia trip

Hop inside the X-Wing, y'all. Mark Hamill is about to take you to Nostalgia Town. On Saturday, the Star Wars star and prolific Trump impersonator took a break from staring at stuff on Ahch-To to share a throwback photo from the filming of Episode IV: A New Hope. "Taken in Tunisia early morning Day #1 waiting for my 1st ...

- Mashable! - US

Ilham Aliyev congratulates Tunisian counterpart

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated President of the Republic of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi on the occasion of his country's national holiday.

- AzerNews - AZ

Ilham Aliyev congratulates Tunisian counterpart

- Today.Az - AZ

Asfari Forum: Perspectives on Islam and Democracy

Members 19 Apr 2017 - 18:00 to 19:15Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi, Head, Tunisian Ennahda PartyAbdle Moneim Abu al Fotouh, Egyptian Presidential Candidate Elif Shafak, Turkish Political CommentatorChair: Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director, Chatham House Register ...

- Chatham House - UK

Young Ghanaian enterpreneur named change maker by +SocialGood

A young Ghanaian entrepreneur Emmanuel Nyame has been named as one of five SocialGood Connectors and Advisors of the UN Foundation. The Director of Ghana startup was named alongside other changemakers, including Corrie Frazer, US, Karimbanamdalla, Tunisia, who are using innovative thinking to create a better world. Emmanuel ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Kenya Prisons arrive in Tunis for Africa Club Championship

Some 28 clubs to do battle in the tourney that serves off on Friday.

- Daily Nation - KE

Asfari Lecture: Perspectives on Islam and Democracy

Members The Asfari Lecture 19 Apr 2017 - 18:00 to 19:15Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi, Head, Tunisian Ennahda PartyAbdle Moneim Abu al Fotouh, Egyptian Presidential Candidate Elif Shafak, Turkish Political CommentatorChair: Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director, Chatham ...

- Chatham House - UK

News24.com | Tunisia to ease penalties for cannabis use

Tunisians convicted of cannabis consumption will be able to avoid prison if it is their first offence, under new regulations issued on March 15.

- News24.com - ZA

Asfari Lecture: Perspectives on Islam and Democracy

Members The Asfari Lecture 19 Apr 2017 - 18:00 to 19:15Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi, Head, Tunisian Ennahda PartyAbdle Moneim Abu al Fotouh, Egyptian Presidential Candidate Elif Safak, Turkish Political CommentatorChair: Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director, Chatham ...

- Chatham House - UK

German police raid flats, shut mosque visited by Berlin truck attacker

BERLIN - German authorities on Tuesday raided apartments linked to a mosque in the city of Hildesheim visited by Tunisian failed asylum seeker Anis Amri, who drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market in December and killed 12 people.

- Reuters - US

Islamists on Islamism today: An interview with Sayida Ounissi of Tunisia's Ennahda Party

We continue here Brookings's ongoing interview series with Islamist leaders and activists. Part of our Rethinking Political Islam initiative, we asked each participant to discuss the state of his or her movement and reflect on lessons learned from various crises, including the rise of ISIS and the 2013 military coup in ...

- Brookings - US

Policeman killed in south Tunisia ambush

Two suspected jihadists were killed and another seriously wounded in the incident near Kebili, 480 kilometres south of Tunis, in what the ministry described as a "terrorist attack"

- Daily Monitor - UG

Tunisia's Partisan Path to Transitional Justice

One year before its mandate expires, Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission is struggling to complete its work within a volatile domestic political climate. | عربي

- Carnegie Endowment - US

North Africa's Islamist Parties Provide Important Lessons in Secularization

28 February 2017In Morocco and Tunisia, political inclusion has led to not just moderation, but an increasing acceptance of the separation between religion and politics. Mohammed Masbah Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme Ennahda's Rached Ghannouchi greets supporters. Photo: Getty Images. The Trump ...

- Chatham House - UK

Tunisian Security Forces Rock the Vote

Granting Tunisian security forces suffrage provides police unions greater leverage over politicians, diminishing prospects for security sector reform. | عربي

- Carnegie Endowment - US

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