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Finding the Force: exploring Star Wars film sets in southern Tunisia

Luke Skywalker was not a fan of his home planet, Tatooine. 'If there's a bright centre to the universe,' he moaned to C-3PO at the beginning of the originalStar Warsfilm, 'you're on the planet that it's farthest from.'Its galactic coordinates might be unknown, but Tatooine is a real place, and if yo


USA men sweep Tunisia, head to FIVB Worlds second round at 5-0 | Volleyballmag.com

Taylor Sander had nine kills and four aces and Max Holt five kills and six aces as the USA men defeated Tunisia 25-12, 25-18, 25-13 Tuesday at the FIVB World Championship in Bari, Italy.


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Oscars: Tunisia Selects 'Beauty and the Dogs' for Foreign-Language Category

Tunisia has submittedBeauty and the Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit), written and directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, for the best foreign-language film category of the Oscars.


Tunisia in Tumultuous Waters after Suspension of PM | The North Africa Post

The decision could trigger an implosion in the Ruling party, as it comes after Chahed accused the President’s son, Hafedh Caid Essebsi, of undermining the Nidaa Tounes party.


Toni Gerona (Tunisia) for Handball-Planet: Spanish coaches are good cooks | Handball Planet

January 2018 was a highlight of the Spanish domination inworldof handball. Three Spanish coaches on three continents won the continental championsto, once again, showqualityof school built onthe expansionof ASOBAL in 90’s and 2000’s. One ofthem,Tunisian national team coach Toni Gerona, intalk for Ha


Doubles Tennis News | Luke Johnson lifts doubles title in Tunisia

The final proved to be the toughest match for the second seeds. The Brit/German were up againstJuan Manuel Benitez Chavarriaga&Jorge Blanco Guadalupe. The Colombian/Spaniard managed to get a break of serve on Johnson & Seraphim and took the lead. However the second seeds re-grouped in the second set


Tunisia's 2019 debt payments to hit record of more than $3 bln

Tunisia's Finance Minister, Ridha Chalgoum speaks at a news conference in Tunis, Tunisia October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Ulf Laessing


Analysts: Poor Economy, Unemployment Lure Tunisians to Extremism

Seven years after the Arab Spring, little has been done to address youth unemployment in Tunisia, a key factor in extremist groups' ability to recruit marginalized youth, rights groups and experts warn.


Tunisia to issue $1 billion Eurobonds by October 2018

Tunisia plans to issue $1 billion Eurobonds at the beginning of October 2018 to reduce the 2018 fiscal deficit,Reutersreported on September 14, quoting official sources.


Inheritance Reform Could Threaten Tunisia’s Democratization Process

This announcement follows the call for reforms of the Presidental Committee on Individual Freedom and Equality as written down in their300-page reportpublished last June. The committee, headed byBochra Belhadj Ben Hamidawho also co-founded Tunisia’s historical feminist organization, wasestablished o


Bati Group delivers power plant to Tunisia

Istanbul, Turkey: XLProjects member, Bati Group, recently delivered a power plant to Rades, Tunisia.


Increased Crime Rate Endangers Tourism in Tunisia | .TR

From January 1 to the end of August this year tourism in Tunisia generated over 2646 million dinars; the equivalent of 870 million euros. In the national currency this was an increase of 46% compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, in euros, the increase represented a 26% growth.


Nigeria and Tunisia officially qualified to the 2019 World Cup - TalkBasket.net

?? Nigeria is the first team to officially qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019! Congrats D’Tigers!#FIBAWCpic.twitter.com/2jDGssbFEx— Basketball World Cup (@FIBAWC)September 15, 2018


UPDATE 1-World bank disburses $500 million loan to support Tunisia...

TUNIS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The World Bank has disbursed a $500 million loan to support Tunisia’s budget, an official source told Reuters on Thursday.


Russia’s Win Over Tunisia Breaks All-Time Worlds Scoring Record

During their Friday win over Tunisia, Russia set an all-time World Championship Record for defensive dominance when they won the 2nd set by a score of 25-6. The result was an anomaly in the match as part of a 25-19, 25-6, 25-19 total result on the day which put Russia at 2-0 before a Saturday loss t


Tunisia ruling party suspends PM's membership after row with...

Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed gestures as he speaks during a national conference over 2019 budget in Tunis, Tunisia, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi


Tunisia's main public sector union calls nationwide strike

TUNIS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Tunisia's powerful UGTT union voted on Thursday to call a nationwide public sector strike on Oct. 24 to protest against what it called government plans to sell public companies, the head of the union said.


Ephemeral Seaside Tents Blanket This North African Island

While vacationing onDjerba, a small island in southTunisia, French photographerYoann Cimiernoticed that locals had a more exuberant way of enjoying the beach than the standard beach towel and umbrella found at seashores worldwide.


World bank disburses $500 million loan to support Tunisia budget

TUNIS (Reuters) - The World Bank has disbursed a $500 million loan to support Tunisia’s budget, an official source told Reuters on Thursday.The disbursement raised Tunisia’s foreign exchange reserves to the equivalent of 78 days of imports, up from the equivalent of 68 days seen in recent weeks.The