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A Tunisia terror attack survivor surprised Prince Harry with a gift for his unborn baby at an emotional memorial service

Prince Harry was gifted a teddy bear for his unborn child from a Tunisia terror attack survivor at a private memorial service in Birmingham on Monday. The memorial, held at Cannon Hill Park, paid tribute to those killed in the 2015 terror attack, and was attended by the victims' families.


Tunisia: Opposition Party Calls for Internal Elections to Name Presidential Candidate

Soumaya Rached Ghannouchi shows her ink-stained finger after voting in the parliamentary election on October 26, 2014 (AFP) The Democratic Modernist Pole Party, part of the opposition Popular Front in Tunisia, called to resolve the internal political rivalry between two of the candidates for the pre


Tunisia central bank holds key interest rate unchanged at 7.75 pct

TUNIS, March 22 (Reuters) - Tunisia’s central bank has kept its key interest rate unchanged at 7.75 percent, it said on Thursday. The bank last month raised the rate to 7.75 percent from 6.75 percent in its efforts to combat high inflation. It was the third such increase in the past 12 months. (Repo


Tunisia reaches out to UNWTO to get travel advisories removed

The U.S. State Department putting Tunisia as a category 2 risk for U.S. citizens to travel to. This is on the same level as Germany or the Bahamas, but not as severe as a category 3 warning against Turkey. The U.S. State Department wants citizens to exercise increase caution in Tunisia due to terror


IMF Mission to Visit Tunisia to Discuss Loan Program

Tunis-Carthage International Airport in Tunis, Tunisia, December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/File Photo. An International Monetary Fund mission will visit Tunisia on March 27 for two weeks to discuss the fifth review of a loan program with the country, Tunisia's reform minister Tawfiq al-Rajhi


Tunisian president wants to amend constitution to dilute PM power

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s president called on Wednesday for changes to the new constitution to give the presidency more power, in the latest escalation of a dispute between the two highest offices in the country.


Heartbreaking story behind teddy bear given to Prince Harry and Meghan's baby revealed

The Duke of Sussex received a warm welcome during his visit to Birmingham on Monday. After unveiling the memorial to the victims of the 2015 Tunisia terrorist attacks at Cannon Hill Park, the royal made sure he spent some time with the relatives of the victims. The expectant father, who recently ret


Tunisia Health Minister Quits over Deaths of 11 Newborns

Tunisia's health minister has resigned after the sudden deaths of 11 newborn babies at a state maternity hospital sparked an outcry in the country, the government said. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed accepted Abderraouf Cherif's resignation, the premier's office said on Facebook late on Saturday.


Hospital-acquired infection kills 15 infants in Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia — The Tunisian government fired 13 health officials after 15 infants died earlier this month at a state-owned hospital. A Ministry of Health investigative committee determined the babies died of complications from sepsis and blamed human error for bacteria being introduced during form


FIBA Basketball World Cup draw: USA's title defense begins in Group E

With a little help from Hall of Famers Kobe Bryant and Yao Ming on Saturday, FIBA announced the draw for this summer's newly expanded 32-team FIBA Basketball World Cup in Shenzhen, China.


Three ISIS Terrorists Killed in Western Tunisia

Tunisian forensic experts work on the scene of an attack after a 30-year-old woman blew herself on the Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, Tunisia, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi)


In Tunisia, budding entrepreneurs can take a year off their job

Tunisia has introduced a law that aims to make it easier for entrepreneurs to launch, run and liquidate businesses. Part of a wider plan to turn the country into a digital hub and to foster entrepreneurship, the Start-up Act provides eye-catching incentives, including a state-funded salary for up to


Tunisia: we're starting to put tourism crisis behind us

BERLIN (Reuters) - Tunisia’s tourism business is on the road to recovery and visitor numbers have started to head back towards their pre-crisis levels, the country’s tourism minister said on Thursday.


Meltdown for Dan Evans as he is almost defaulted after labeling umpire 'a complete s***show' and says it was 'the worst performance I have ever seen' from someone in the chair

A tiring if productive five-week trip around America culminated in a near meltdown for Dan Evans on Wednesday when he came close to being defaulted at the Miami Open. The British number three launched several tirades against Brazilian umpire Rafael Maia after a string of bad line calls went against


The Duke of Sussex opens memorial to Tunisia attack victims

The Duke of Sussex travelled to Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park today to dedicate a memorial to the British nationals who were killed in the 2015 Tunisia terror attacks. He joined friends and family members of victims for the dedication service, as well as the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Yvonne Mosquito


Tunisia: Death of 12 Infants Reflects Deterioration in Health Sector, Threatens Government

New interim Tunisia's Health Minister Sonia Ben Sheikh gives press conference in Tunis, Monday, March 11, 2019. (AP) The Popular Front party organized a number of protest vigils in a number of Tunisian cities, including Gafsa and Kasserine, condemning the death of 12 infants at the state maternity c


One of the worst mass shootings in history: New Zealand tragedy claims 49 lives - the same number of victims in 2016 Orlando nightclub slaughter and more than ISIS Tunisia attack

The terror attack in New Zealand claiming 49 lives has equalled the number of victims in the 2016 Orlando nightclub slaughter and is more than the ISIS Tunisia incident. The terrorist who identified himself as Brenton Tarrant, stormed two mosques in Christchurch on the country's South Island, to mur


11 Premature Babies Die in Less Than a Day in Tunisian Hospital, Sparking Outrage

TUNIS — Outrage grew in Tunisia this past week after 11 premature babies died in less than 24 hours from infections acquired in the same hospital as doctors and patients expressed frustration over the country’s struggling public health care system.


Protests continue after Algerian leader drops bid for fifth term

TUNIS — Protests continued in the Algerian capital Tuesday, with demonstrators demanding that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika step down immediately, a day after he dropped his bid for a fifth term in office and announced the delay of presidential elections.


Tunisia’s Ghannouchi: Road to Elections Full of Landmines

The road leading to elections in October is full of “landmines,” said head Tunisia’s Ennahda party Rashid al-Ghannouchi. “Desperate” individuals, who have no chance of winning in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, want to return Tunisia to the pre-revolution phase in 2011, he tol