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Boost for Tunisia after Tui’s ‘surprise’ return

Tui’s “surprise” decision to reinstate holidays to Tunisia is expected to help “restore faith” in the destination among UK agents and consumers. “More than the volume, it’s about growing credibility and rebuilding faith in Tunisia for 2018” The UK’s largest tour operator will resume flights to the North African destination ...

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Dozens hurt, 200 arrested in new Tunisia unrest

More than 200 people were arrested and dozens hurt during clashes in several parts of Tunisia, the interior ministry said Wednesday, after a second night of unrest driven by anger over austerity measures.  Ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani told local radio that 49 police officers were wounded during clashes across the country and ...

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Global sukuk issuance looks ‘uncertain’ for 2018, says S&P Global

While 2017 was a bumper year for global sukuk issuance, the outlook for Islamic bonds remains “uncertain” for the coming year, according to ratings agency S&P Global. Global sukuk issuance in 2017 reached $97.9 billion, an increase of 45.3 percent, from the $67.4 billion recorded in 2016. The increase was ...

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Designs unveiled for memorial to Tunisia terrorism victims

Designs have been unveiled for a new memorial in Birmingham to the victims of two terrorist attacks which took place in Tunisian in 2015. The £750,000 project, which was announced by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in March, will see a memorial in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, to remember victims of the attacks in ...

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Claiming rights cannot go hand in hand with violence

Since a couple of days, we have witnessed some demonstrations which erupted in many Tunisians regions for some reasons. Either for  high unemployment rate or for longstanding and extreme poverty,  for high living cost as well as economic inequality, in a  political landscape characterized by a dysfunctional economy and political ...

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Thomas Cook plans to quadruple number of tourists visiting Tunisia

Tour operator Thomas Cook France plans to quadruple the number of tourists visiting Tunisia to reach 25 to 30 thousand visitors, its president Nicolas Delord announced at the opening of the congress of the largest tour operator in Europe Monday in Djerba, TAP reported. The year 2018 will see the ...

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“Year 2018 will be last difficult year for Tunisia,” Chahed promises

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed promised Tuesday an end to economic hardship, seeking to calm anti-austerity protesters. PM Chahed told reporters that demonstrations were acceptable but violence and looting was not. “People have to understand that the situation is extraordinary and their country is experiencing difficulties but we believe that 2018 ...

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Algeria’s Sapped Tourism Potential

Battered by a sharp decline in its international reserves, Algeria made of tourism a key sector to relieve its economy from an acute dependency on oil revenues. However, little is done to boost the contribution of tourism in GDP, which remains limited to 1.4% in 2016 with most tourists being ...

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Mixed Chambers Council Supports Chahed Government

The Council of Mixed Chambers reasserts its support for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed in his fight against corruption and smuggling and commends his determination to place Tunisia’s interests above all other considerations and his call for the unity of all Tunisians. The Council of Mixed Chambers considers the government’s commitment ...

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Olives Grown at High Altitudes Found to Have More Antioxidants

A study found a positive relationship between altitude and levels of CoQ10, tocopherols and phenolic compounds. A new study links the altitude at which olives are grown to key health benefits, Olive Oil Times reveals. The study found a positive relationship between altitude and levels of CoQ10, tocopherols and phenolic compounds — ...

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