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5 detained over fire bombs thrown at Tunisia synagogues

TUNIS, Tunisia - A judge in Tunisia has ordered the detention of five people suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails at two synagogues during protests over price hikes. A court spokesman told The Associated Press on Thursday that the judge in Medenine ordered the suspects held pending trial. The sus

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-18 14:47:48

Tunisians are losing faith in the ballot box

DESPITE his best efforts, when President Beji Caid Essebsi visited Ettadhamen ("solidarity") on January 14th, he did not engender much harmony. Protests had broken out a week earlier across Tunisia, many of them in places like Ettadhamen, a working-class suburb of Tunis, the capital. Though peaceful

ECONOMIST.COM - 2018-01-18 16:46:19

IMF does not want austerity in Tunisia: spokesman

Washington (AFP) - The International Monetary Fund does not want austerity in Tunisia, and in fact proposed programs to protect the poor from the impact of economic reforms, a Fund spokesman said Thursday. Several hundred people have been arrested in Tunisia since social unrest erupted a week ago, f

YAHOO! - 2018-01-18 17:13:33

Reporter's notebook: Seven years after revolution, young Tunisians still want to leave

More than 5,000 Tunisians - for the most part young people - tried to emigrate to Europe during 2017. That's five times more than in 2016, and a number that hasn't been seen since the tumultuous post-revolution period in 2011 when 30,000 people left the country after the fall of Ben Ali's regime. FR

FRANCE 24 - 2018-01-18 15:32:08

Super Eagles remain 51st in January Fifa ranking

Gernot Rohr's men are unmoved in the latest monthly Fifa ranking for the first month of the year released on Thursday Nigeria stay unmoved at number 51 in the latest Fifa rankings for the month of January released on Thursday. The Super Eagles were adjudged the same rank in the world according to

GOAL.COM - 2018-01-18 12:54:16

Kuwait & Tunisia climb as top ten hold firm

AFP With just 22 matches played, all friendlies, since the December edition, it is no surprise to see few significant changes in the first FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of 2018. Germany remain at the summit of a static top ten, while Iceland (20, up 2) are the only team to enter the top 20, with t


Tunisia: Slow Reform Pace Undermines Rights

Tunisians demonstrate against a bill that would protect those accused of corruption from prosecution on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, Tunisia, May 13, 2017. 2017 REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi (Tunis) - Tunisia stalled during 2017 on reforming repressive laws and establishing key institutions to protec


US Seeks Extradition of al-Qaida Suspect Jailed in France

The United States is seeking to extradite a suspected al-Qaida terrorist imprisoned in France. The Justice Department on Wednesday unsealed its indictment on federal terrorism charges of German citizen Christian Ganczarski, who also goes by several Arabic aliases. The charges include conspiracy to k


UN envoy says military forces in Libya are flexing muscles

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. envoy for Libya said Wednesday that military forces "are flexing their muscles in many parts of the country" and the oil-rich nation needs a competent government. Ghassan Salame told the Security Council that "the specter of violence remains present," pointing to clash


Charges unsealed against man linked to bin Laden, al-Qaida

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. authorities say they want a German man who provided critical support to Osama bin Laden before the Sept. 11 attacks to face trial in the United States. An indictment unsealed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court charges Christian Ganczarski with conspiring to kill Americans and


Tunisia is back on a knife edge - here's why

While celebrating the seventh anniversary of the ousting of president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisians have been demonstrating against their government. Thousands have been taking to the streets in Tunis and throughout the country, in some cases leading to arrests and running battles with the poli


How can Tunisia rebuild its economy?

Provided by Al Jazeera Collapsing tourism revenues, unemployment, militancy and social unrest have hammered Tunisia's economy [Zoubeir Souissi/[Reuters] Tunis, Tunisia - Tunisians have taken to the streets across the country this month to demand the government overturn strict austerity measures th


Italy approves military mission in Niger, more troops to North Africa

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's parliament approved on Wednesday an increased military presence in Libya and the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat migration and the trafficking of people toward Europe, many of whom wash up on Italian shores. At the end of last year, Prime Minister Paolo Ge


IMF’s noose of austerity challenges Arab world’s only democracy

Economic protests in Tunisia that have been underway for more than a week are reflecting escalating hardships and tarnishing the luster of the only country to successfully transition to democracy in the Arab Spring. Since the ouster of despotic president Zine al-Abidin bin Ali in January 2011, Tuni


Prominent Tunisians pledge to fight normalization with Israel

Marchers in the Tunisian capital Tunis carry a giant unified Palestinian and Tunisian flag during an 8 December 2017 protest of US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Chedly Ben IbrahimNurPhoto/Sipa USA One hundred prominent Tunisian intellectuals, artists and civil


Egypt to take part in FITUR in Madrid, Spain this month

Egypt will be taking part in the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) to be held in Madrid from January 17 to January 21 to promote its touristic market across the world, along with 165 other countries. The fair is "a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for


Moody's: Oil is Iraq's blessing and its curse

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Iraq is one of the few countries assessed where political risk is a real concern for an economy pegged heavily to the price for crude oil, Moody's said Tuesday Moody's Investors Service in an outlook published Tuesday on the economies of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia said


A Government Born In Protest, Faces Widespread Protest

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: A government born in protest is facing widespread protest. Tunisians overthrew a dictator in 2011, an event that brought on the wider Arab Spring. The seventh anniversary of that moment has arrived with a more democratic government that has left many citizens dissatisfied. (SOU


Five Arrested in Connection With Tunisia Synagogue Firebomb Attack

In this Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 photo, a Jewish man rests in La Ghriba, the oldest synagogue in Africa, on the Island of Djerba, southern Tunisia. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy) Five men were arrested in connection with a firebomb attack on a historic synagogue in Tunisia. Four of the men, ages 19 and


Spain to overtake US in tourism rankings as 'Trump slump' continues

Spain looks certain to leapfrog the United States to become the world's second most visited country, the United National World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has said. Overseas, overnight arrivals to the US fell by around four per cent during the first six months of 2017, compared with the previous ye