Tunisia

Jeremy Corbyn faces TWO Commons probes after refusing to apologise for Tunisia wreath trip honouring dead terrorists

SHAMELESS Jeremy Corbyn yesterday vowed he’ll never apologise for his 2014 trip to honour Palestinian terrorists – as it emerged he faces a …

Great Britain

Muslim women in Tunisia can now marry whoever they want—including non-Muslims

Tunisia has lifted a 44-year ban preventing Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims.<p>Tunisia’s president Beji Caid Essebsi has led a campaign for gender equality since taking office in December 2014. In pushing for the ban to be lifted, Beji Caid Essebsi argued that it contravened Tunisia’s 2014 …

Muslim Women

Tunisia Anti-Litter Activist Takes up 300-km, 30-Beach Challenge

Bin bags at the ready, "long-distance activist" Mohamed Oussama Houij moves methodically along a beach in Tunisia's Mediterranean town of Nabeul, …

Middle East

Independence Day of Pakistan celebrated in Tunisia

ISLAMABAD, Aug 14 (APP):To mark the 71st anniversary of the Independence Day of Pakistan, a flag hoisting ceremony was held in the Embassy of …

Pakistan

BDS claims victory in Tunisia, forcing ‘Israel-linked ship’ from port

• ><br>• ><p>A Turkish flag flutters atop the Turkish embassy as an Israeli flag is seen nearby, in Tel Aviv, Israel June 26, 2016. (photo credit: REUTERS/BAZ …

Israel

Tunisia denies migrants arrested on way to Italy were 'terrorists'

TUNIS (AFP) -<p>Tunisian authorities on Tuesday denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were "terrorists".<p>Tunisia's interior ministry on Monday announced the arrest of 15 people heading for European shores, stating that nine of …

Extremism

China edge Tunisia in Stankovic Cup opener

Houston Rockets center Zhou Qi scored 22 points and Wang Zhelin made 16, as Team Red of the Chinese men's basketball national team defeated Tunisia …

News (China)

Tunisia's Push For Women's Rights Now Focuses On Inheritance Laws

Currently, women in Tunisia are only entitled to half the inheritance men are.<p>In Tunisia, women only get half of the inheritance men do. But after …

World Economic Forum

Tunisian leader backs equal inheritance rights for women

Tunisia's president promised Monday to submit a bill to parliament soon that aims to give women equal inheritance rights with men, as debate over the …

Sharia

Tunisia's president promises inheritance equality to women

Tunisian President Essebsi has vowed to soon submit a bill to parliament giving women and men equal inheritance rights. The country has long been …

North Africa

Tunisian president proposes inheritance equality for women, with exceptions

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s president on Monday proposed giving women equal inheritance rights despite protests from thousands of people objecting to any challenge to Islamic law.<p>FILE PHOTO: Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi delivers a speech in Tunis, Tunisia May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Zoubeir …

Islamic Law

Feature: China-built dam boosts Sino-Tunisian hydroelectric cooperation

Workers are working on the dam, built by Chinese power construction company Sinohydro, which passes through mountains in El Kef province in …

News (China)

Tunisia Backs Equal Inheritance for Women in Break With Region

Tunisia’s president backed a call for women to be granted equal inheritance rights, breaking with a legal code followed in many Muslim nations that …

Inheritance

Tunisia's president announces draft inheritance equality bill

TUNIS (AFP) -<p>Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi on Monday announced plans to submit a draft bill to parliament equalising inheritance rights between men and women.<p>"I propose to make equal inheritance a law", he said in a televised speech on Tunisia's Women's Day.<p>The text of the bill will be …

Inheritance

Jeremy Corbyn admits he WAS there when wreath laid next to grave of terrorists

JEREMY Corbyn has admitted he WAS there when a wreath was laid for Munich terrorists in Tunisia - but has denied he put it down himself.<p>The Labour …

Jeremy Corbyn

Is this country about to finally abolish its anti-gay law?

Here is how you can help make it happen.<p>Tunisia is one of the 70 countries where it’s a crime to be gay – but things might change this week.<p>Last …

LGBTQI

FOCAC Beijing summit a new starting point for China-Africa partnership: Tunisian ambassador

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The upcoming 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will become a new starting point for …

China

Jeremy Corbyn reacts to 'terror memorial' claims

Jeremy Corbyn has defended his presence at a wreath-laying ceremony said to have honoured the perpetrators of the Munich Olympics terror attack.<p>The Labour leader was asked about the event - in Tunis in 2014 - after reports that relatives of victims were angry at his attendance.

UK Politics

Chinese art performance amazes Tunisian audiences

Chinese artists perform in Carthage Amphitheater in Tunis, capital of Tunisia, on Aug. 11, 2018. Built in the 2nd century and with a capacity of …

News (China)

Tunisia: Trade Deficit Widens 15% in 7 Months

The Tunisian trade deficit widened during the first seven months of 2018 by 15 percent, and a 23.3 percent growth in exports sector failed to limit …

Trade Deficits

Tunisia MP calls for international solidarity campaign with Gaza

International solidarity is needed to take the voice of the Palestinians’ “Great March of Return” to the world, Tunisian MP Solaf Kostantini.<p>Speaking …

Middle East

Kenya thrash Tunisia 67-0 in Gold Cup

Kenya's Simbas have closed the gap on table leaders Namibia after humbling Tunisia 67-0 in the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2019 World Cup qualifier played …

Africa

Tunisia's Tourism Revenues Grow 42% in 7 Months

The Tunisian Tourism Ministry said that 4.4 million foreign tourists visited the country from January 1 through July 31 this year, up 23% compared …

Tourism

Thousands protest Tunisia gender equality proposals

Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists protested Saturday in front of the nation's parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality that they claim are contrary to Islam.<p>Men and veiled women marched under a blazing sun from Tunis to Bardo, outside the capital where the …

Africa

Kenya crush Tunisia to set up Namibia clash for World Cup spot

NAIROBI (AFP) -<p>Kenya ran in eleven tries to crush Tunisia 67-0 in their penultimate game of the 2019 World Cup qualifying tournament on Saturday, setting up a winner-takes-all showdown against Namibia next weekend.<p>Debutant Willy Ambaka made a perfect transition from sevens to the traditional form …

Africa

Controversy in Tunisia over Plans to Amend Electoral Law

A dispute on a proposal to amend Tunisia’s electoral law one year before the scheduled presidential and parliamentary polls is back to the spotlight, …

Middle East

#EmpowerHer: Using Technology to Help Women and Young People in Tunisia

It gives me great pride to continue supporting the mission of the World Bank Group to eliminate poverty in the World and empower disadvantaged people …

World Bank

Your best Trips: Mexico, Romania, Peru, Tunisia and more

We at Lonely Planet love that our fans and followers are as itchy-footed as we are – and often jaw-droppingly well travelled. So what to do once the latest jaunt is over? Share it with your fellow community of globetrotters of course!<p>Here are some of the best stories from our <i>Trips</i> app to inspire …

Loneliness

Tunisia's tourism revenues jump by 42 percent until July 31

TUNIS, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Tunisia’s tourism revenues rose by 42 percent to $554 million in the first seven months, its country’s tourism minister said on Thursday as the sector recovers three years after two major militant attacks.<p>After shunning the North African country in the wake of 2015 gun …

Tourism

Deconstructing the Self: Tunisia's Brood of Hatred

For us death metal fans, the last few years have seen an explosion in throwback bands paying homage to the classic sounds of Swedish and Floridian …

Death Metal