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Tunisia's friends in Congress block Trump aid buzzsaw.

Tunisian police run as they patrol a mountain in Kasserine, October 23, 2014.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Cinema: Global Migration Film Festival in Tunisia.

Organized by IOM, celebration of values of diversity, inclusion


'Open Sky will harm flagship carrier', Tunisair.

Strategy announced to deal with fresh competition


The Search for Justice in Tunisia: 'We Know Everything, But We Have No Proof'.

A truth commission is trying to help Tunisia work through its recent past, televising testimonies from both the victims and perpetrators of state violence. Yet it's serving to divide rather than heal the country - and the police state is making a comeback.

- Spiegel Online - DE

Tunisia and EU sign Open Sky accord for low-cost flights.

'To improve market access'


Adel Chihi: How sport can make a difference in Tunisia.

The story of one man who chose to leave Tunisia's sport cafe culture behind and live the experience instead.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Muslim world expresses solidarity with Palestinians; denounces US decision on Jerusalem.

Protests erupt in Palestine Turkey Iran Afghanistan AJK India-held Kashmir Pakistan Egypt Jordan Somalia Lebanon Malaysia Indonesia Muslims across the world have observed Friday as a day of protest against the United States' decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, defying the UN resolutions against the move and ...


Corruption, Not Terrorism, Is Tunisia's Biggest Threat.

The “democratization of corruption” is putting Tunisia's transition at risk, affecting every level of the country's economic, political, and security systems.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Thousands of Tunisians Protest Against Trump's Jerusalem Decision.

Thousands of Tunisians protested in several cities on Thursday against U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and decision to move the U.S. Embassy there, residents said,Reuters reports. Labor unions and other groups have called for even bigger protests in the capital Tunis and other ...

- Novinite - BG

Thousands of Tunisians protest against Trump's Jerusalem decision .

TUNIS, Dec 8 — Thousands of Tunisians protested in several cities yesterday against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and decision to move the US Embassy there, residents said. Labour unions and other...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Tunisia wants EU dialogue on tax-haven blacklist inclusion.

Finance minister says decision isn't in line with partnership


Government lifts laptop cabin ban on most UK flights from Turkey

The government announced today that the laptop ban in cabins on most UK bound flights from Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt have been lifted, after additional security measures were introduced. Restrictions on carrying large phones, laptops and tablets in the cabin have been lifted on all UK-bound flights from a crop of airports ...

- City AM - UK

Dubai: Arab World Women Directors - Claire Belhassine, 'The Man Behind The Microphone'

After a well-received world premiere at IDFA, UK-based Claire Belhassine brings her first documentary feature The Man Behind The Microphone,' the story of Hedi Jouini , known as Tunisia's Frank Sinatra' – and her paternal grandfather – to DIFF's Muhr competition. Her film is more than a music biopic, as it keeps in its ...

- Variety - US

Tunisian women mix hot sauce with business

These Tunisian women have some sauce, pooling their resources and a seasoned culinary expertise that has been handed down the centuries from mother to daughter.

- The Daily Star - LB

EU puts UAE, Bahrain and Tunisia on tax haven blacklist

The three countries were part of a list of seventeen countries that fail to comply to European Union tax standards.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Revealed: These 17 tax havens have just been blacklisted by the EU

The EU today blacklisted 17 tax havens in a move that could see the jurisdictions subjected to a raft of sanctions from member states. American Samoa, Bahrain, Barbados, Grenada, Guam, South Korea, Macau, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and the United Arab ...

- City AM - UK

Five Strongmen, and the Fate of the Arab Spring

Leaders of five countries at the heart of the protests that erupted in 2011 — Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen — have met very different fates.

- New York Times - US

Women's Rights Reforms in Tunisia Offer Hope

The Arab Spring fostered hope for democratic reforms across the Middle East and North Africa regi

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

Canan Atilgan

Head of the Regional Programme Political Dialogue and Regional Integration South Mediterranean, Konrad-Adenauer-StiftungSummaryDr Canan Atilgan is the Director of the KAS Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean in Tunis. Prior to this position, she was heading the Konrad Adenauer Foundation's Regional ...

- Chatham House - UK

Youssef Cherif on Unchecked Authoritarianism and MENA's Next Generation

Youssef Cherif is deputy director of Columbia Global Centers in Tunis. Charlotte Brandsma, program officer at GMF, interviewed him at the 16th meeting of GMF's Mediterranean Strategy Group in Rome. Q: What will be the number one challenge for the MENA region to watch in 2018? Youssef: Unchecked authoritarianism emerged as ...

- GMF - DE

Watch: Re-thinking transitional justice in the Arab world

Noha Aboueldahab's new book, Transitional Justice and the Prosecution of Political Leaders in the Arab Region: A comparative study of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen,' calls for a re-thinking of transitional justice theory and practice based on original findings from almost 50 in-depth interviews across four countries. ...

- Brookings - US