Bardo Museum show on shared holy sites

”Lieux Saints Partagés” (shared holy sites) is an exhibit at the Bardo Museum held from November 19 until Febriary 12, 2017. The show is organized in cooperation with the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MUCEM) in Marseille on the theme of tolerance and inter-faith dialogue. The exhibit in 2015 in Marseille attracted a record 120,000 visitors and vies to encourage a moment of reflection on cohabitation in the Mediterranean with a particular regard on the religious behaviour of populations on its shores and one of the most interesting and least-known…

Make Europe Defend Again?

Donald Trump is making Europe think again, especially about European defense. Some European politicians are so concerned that the U.S. president-elect may scale back American military commitments in Europe that they are making radical proposals. The foreign policy spokesperson for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, Roderich Kiesewetter, told Reuters on November 16, “The U.S. nuclear shield and nuclear security guarantees are imperative for Europe. . . . If the United States no longer wants to provide this guarantee, Europe still needs nuclear protection for deterrent purposes.” He added that…

Combating corruption is essential to ensure propitious climate for business, Chahed tells parliament

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) started, Friday morning, the budget debates for 2017, by hearing the government declaration presented by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed. Works of the plenary session started under chairmanship of HPR Speaker Mohamed Ennaceur, in the presence of 152 deputies and government members. Presenting, the government declaration on the draft 2017 State budget, Premier Youssef Chahed laid emphasis on the need to show political courage, to be frank with people, share sacrifices to serve the country’s interest in spite of intellectual and political divergences. In another…

Trump election: Jeff Sessions tapped for top law job

Donald Trump has asked Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, US media is reporting. Senator Sessions, a former prosecutor elected to the Senate in 1996, has been one of Mr Trump’s closest allies throughout the campaign. Meanwhile, retired three star lieutenant general Michael Flynn is understood to have accepted the position of national security advisor. Both men have courted controversy over their views previously. However, Mr Trump has yet to confirm the appointments himself. Transition officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, have said Mr Sessions and Mr Flynn…