Women mourn during the funeral of a Tunisian killed during clashes between Ansar al-Sharia and police, on May 20, 2013, in Ettadhamen, a poor neighbourhood 15 kilometres (9 miles) west of Tunis. Tunisia's Islamist premier Ali Larayedh vowed tough action against Ansar al-Sharia after bloody clashes between police and members of the radical Salafist group, hinting at a shift in government policy.
Tunisia counts on the support of regional and international financial institutions, particularly the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), to attain its development goals.
We did all our best, we planned to travel today, but we were informed in the morning by the deputy chairman of Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia and also SonAir that Angolan airplanes are not allowed to land in Tunisian air spaceMore quotes »
Mideast youth need 46 million jobs by 2020
from 40 to 60 percent of the population are estimated to be under 25, with the biggest youth bulge in Yemen and the smallest in Tunisia.Fertility rates, while falling, drive the world's second highest rate of population growth, of 1.8 percent per year in 2011, Read more »
Vendor's suicide reflects despair of Mideast youth
as part of a housing program by the government of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the longtime authoritarian leader of Tunisia. Latifa stayed in the village with Issam and Adel. Habib returned to Tunis to work.Over the years, Latifa had Bilal, now 24, Hamza, Read more »
IMF agrees provisional loan deal with Tunisia
-- The International Monetary Fund says it has reached a provisional agreement on a $1.75 billion loan package for Tunisia that it says will strengthen the North African country's economic stability and promote growth.The IMF said in a statement Friday the Read more »
Tunisian who posted topless photos escapes family
member of FEMEN, a group that often uses nude protests to display support for women's rights.Fingering a pendant representing Tunisia's Berber ethnic minority, Tyler described how she was snatched by her cousin from a cafe, beaten and had her cell phone SIM Read more »
AP Interview: Tunisia PM to crack down on violence
human rights groups had routinely accused the toppled Tunisian leader, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, of denying basic rights to Tunisians, including freedom of speech, while cracking down on political dissent and all suspected of religious radicalism.Larayedh pledged Read more »
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Angola at African canoeing tournament in Tunisia
200, 500 and 1000 metres races, the same Angolan athletes will experience during the national competition, ahead of the Tunisia event. In its latest participation in the African Championship held in Cote d’Ivoire, Angola finished second with 14 medals. 24 m ago from Angop Read more »
Remember that historic Arab Spring speech?
enough in 2011 --engaging forthrightly with elected Islamists, promising significant economic assistance to Egypt and Tunisia as well as other kinds of help to oil-rich but expertise-poor Libya, and praising democratic progress when it occurred. But soon enough, 11:18 AM from Foreign Policy Read more »
Tunisia: Prime Minister Ends Visit to Qatar
restored slowly." On the sidelines of his visit, Mr. Larayedh also met with members of the Tunisian community in Qatar. The Tunisian official delegation in Qatar included the Ministers of Finance, Industry and Trade and Joint Service Command Chief of Staff 10:51 AM from AllAfrica.com Read more »
Tunisia: Marzouki At Bedside of Two Policemen Wounded During Sunday's Clashes
Tunis — President Moncef Marzouki paid a visit on Monday to two security officers wounded during Sunday's clashes which had erupted in the Ettadhamen district between Salafist movement Ansar Al-Shariaa and police. Escorted by Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Je 10:30 AM from AllAfrica.com Read more »
Shadow of Jihadi Safe Haven Hangs Over Tunisia, Algeria
in the long term. Tunisian government forces have so far failed to crush two jihadi groups entrenched in the mountains tracing Tunisia’s western border with Algeria. The larger collection of militants, around 20 in number, is ensconced in the Mount Chaambi 9:43 AM from World Politics Review Read more »