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Not Just a Boys' Club: Women Hooking Into Fishing Industry.

"At the beginning of my fishing career, all the world told me that the trade was for men," says Chrifa Nimri, "but now all my colleagues respect and call me captain." The 69-year-old Tunisian fisherwoman is one of a very small female minority in a very male-dominated profession – commercial fishing. Around the world, ...

- Voice of America - US

Algeria's Growing Security Problems.

In recent months, terrorism has frequently dominated news coverage of Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. Developments in neighboring Algeria, which remains largely closed to international media, have been less visible, but the upcoming May 4 legislative elections in Africa's largest country will occur against a backdrop of growing ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Progressive Islam: Tunisian Doctoral Student Argues Earth is Flat.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Tunisia parliament votes to ease harsh drug law.

Tunisia's parliament voted Tuesday to ease the country's harsh law on drugs, in a move that could see offenders like youths caught smoking marijuana escape jail terms.

- The Daily Star - LB

Air Malta to resume flights to Tunis.

Air Malta is to resume scheduled services to Tunis Carthage Airport on June 26. Flights will be operated three times a week  The flight schedule is as follows:

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Why Britain must look beyond Europe to forge commercial ties.

As part of my role, I travel the world seeking out investment opportunities for British businesses that will not only create high-quality jobs for our partners overseas, but also long-term growth investments for UK firms. North Africa is a part of the world with many such opportunities to uncover. I recently returned from a ...

- City AM - UK

As ISIS grows, a family hurts from within.

In the mountains of western Tunisia, radical Islamists are spreading their ideology, cowing villagers with brute violence and dividing families. American-trained Tunisian soldiers are battling them, but the militants are formidable opponents.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Warring cousins, a grisly execution: A Tunisian family torn apart by ISIS.

As the fighters face pressure in Syria, Iraq and Libya, they are expanding their reach in the lawless mountains of this tiny nation.

- Washington Post - US

Tunisia to limit import of some goods to tackle trade deficit.

Tunisia to limit import of some goods to tackle trade deficit...

- MENAFN - JO

Tunisia beach massacre case set for May 26: prosecution.

Tunis, Tunisia, Apr 21 - The first public hearing into the June 2015 attack in the Tunisian resort of Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists has been set for next month, the prosecution said Friday. “The trial on the attack at the Imperial Marhaba Hotel will begin on May 26,” spokesman Sofiene Sliti told AFP.

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

News24.com | Date set for Tunisia beach massacre case.

The first public hearing into the June 2015 attack in the Tunisian resort of Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists has been set for next week, says the court.

- News24.com - ZA

Tunisia’s Truth-Telling Renews a Revolution’s Promise, Painfully

The effort, wrenching as it is, may stand as the one bright spot in a region where the promise of the Arab Spring has been blunted in country after country.

- New York Times - US

Tunisia massacre hotel sees hope in 'rebirth'

PORT EL KANTAOUI , April 22 — Some guests are in the jacuzzi as others top up their tans by the pool. Nearly two years after a bloody attack targeted a Tunisian hotel, it has finally reopened. It was on the beach at the former...

- The Malay Mail - MY

News24.com | Orphaned baby of Islamic State's caliphate trapped in prison

Tunisian orphan of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate languishes in Libyan prison for over a year.

- News24.com - ZA

Tunisia beach massacre case set for April 28: court

The first public hearing into the June 2015 attack in the Tunisian resort of Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists has been set for next week, the court said Friday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Orphaned baby of Islamic State's caliphate trapped in prison

He is an orphan of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed caliphate, a Tunisian toddler who is now caught in diplomatic limbo and has been stuck in a Libyan prison for a year.

- FOX News - US

Tunisia will restrict some imports to tackle trade deficit: prime minister

Tunisia will restrict some imported goods to tackle its widening trade deficit and protect foreign reserves as the local dinar currency slides to historic lows against the euro, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said Friday

- The Daily Star - LB

Babies of the IS caliphate languish in limbo, prison

TUNIS, Tunisia " Hundreds of children fathered by the Islamic State's foreign fighters or brought to the self-proclaimed caliphate by their parents are now imprisoned or in limbo with nowhere to go, collateral victims as the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Babies of the IS caliphate languish in limbo, prison

TUNIS, Tunisia — Hundreds of children fathered by the Islamic State's foreign fighters or brought to the self-proclaimed caliphate by their...

- Townhall.com - US

News24.com | Thousands protest in Tunisia to demand jobs

Thousands have protested in northeastern Tunisia to mark a general strike over unemployment and poverty, six years since a revolution ignited by similar grievances.

- News24.com - ZA

Western Mediterranean: Actions for the sustainable development of the blue economy

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 April 2017 Today the European Commission launches a new initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean region. The region covers economic hubs like Barcelona, Marseille, Naples and Tunis.

- EU - EU

When ISIS Is Defeated: Who Will Fill the Intellectual Vacuum in the Arab World?

Back in the Middle East for a few months, I find myself astounded by the absence of the strong voices of Arab intellectuals. The region that has given rise to the likes of Michel Aflaq, George Habash, Rached Al-Ghannouchi, Edward Said and numerous others has marginalized its intellectuals. Arab visionaries have either been ...

- Antiwar.com - US

Fifteen Years After the Djerba Synagogue Bombing

Fifteen years ago this month, a Tunisian operative named Nizar Nawar detonated a truck bomb outside the el-Ghriba synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia, killing 19, including 16 German and French tourists. Orchestrated by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, it was al-Qa'ida's first successful international attack after 9/11, but it has received ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Tunisia: Doctors Oppose 'Anal Test' for Homosexuality

Expand English translation of poster text: Is it possible to refuse an anal test? From a legal point of view: It is possible to refuse an anal test when examined by a forensic doctor. But the reality is different. The victims often accept' the test for fear of being tortured, because of their young age, or because they ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Why Painful Economic Reforms Are Less Risky in Tunisia Than Egypt

Despite their divergent paths after the 2010–2011 uprisings, Egypt and Tunisia are today facing similar economic challenges.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

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

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

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