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Tunisia’s foreign currency reserves drop to record lows

The Central Bank said reserves stood at the equivalent of 70 days of imports — the lowest level in more than 25 years. Tunisia’s foreign currency reserves plunged to their lowest level in more than 25 years, even as the country secured loans and aid pledges from international lenders, increased ...

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Equal inheritance rights for women in Tunisia, landmark initiative for equal society

The proposal of the inheritance law sparked debate among Tunisians who were divided between the secular who commend the proposed law and support women’s equal rights in accordance with the Tunisian constitution and the cleric conservatives who opposed any changes on the law that might be seen as challenging the ...

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UK leisure travel rises in destinations previously hit with terror threats

Tourists from the UK this summer have returned to popular travel destinations previously considered at risk for unrest or terrorism, according to data from ForwardKeys and GfK, which showed a 4.9 percent jump in UK leisure travel. “These findings illustrate the ultimate resilience of travel and tourism. Tourists are prepared to reassess their ...

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Did Morocco let more migrants make dangerous Spain crossing?

 Morocco may have relaxed migration controls into Europe as leverage in key negotiations with Brussels, it’s been claimed. The country, 14 kilometres from Andalucía, is in fresh focus after its northern neighbour Spain emerged as the busiest route into the EU for migrants. Experts say while they cannot be certain, ...

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Record heatwave points to looming climate crisis for Maghreb

Temperatures this year are expected to remain above 35 degrees for more than 32 days in parts of the Maghreb. Southern Algeria likely registered Africa’s all-time highest temperature, hitting 51.3 degrees Celsius on July 5, part of a weeks-long heatwave that has turned North African cities into tinderboxes. The record ...

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Can Tunisia revive its tourist industry?

Seven years after its revolution, the country is luring visitors back with desert settlements and a diverse history In the cool interior of his troglodyte cave, Ali Diglish is speaking at full tilt. The 26-year-old guide from Chenini barely draws breath. Like much of the country these days, this Berber ...

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Home’s where the heart is: Tunisia in comeback

THERE’S a knack to eating a Brik, the traditional Tunisian delicacy of a runny fried egg stuffed inside a triangular case of pastry. And, as I sat under the scorching sun outside an open-air café, I hadn’t got it. You’re supposed to hold the concoction up over your head, take ...

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German government aims to streamline returns of irregular migrants to Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Georgia

The Cabinet of Germany’s federal government has decided to add Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Georgia to the category of “safe countries of origin”, which makes it easier to return irregular migrants who have not obtained a right to stay in Germany. Before this change can be signed into law, it ...

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IAEA Helps Researchers Worldwide Implement Sophisticated Isotope Techniques to Date the Age of Very Old Groundwaters

Nuclear techniques enable scientists to understand more accurately the age and flow of particularly old groundwaters. This information can prove important for the long-term management of water resources. Groundwater is the main source of freshwater in many places of the world, but it is a limited resource. Many developed and ...

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Tunisian Producers See Promise in Olive Oil Tourism

Tunisian producers are exploring how olives, one of the country’s biggest natural resources, can potentially lure a new kind of tourist. Tunisia has long been a tourist destination for mostly sun-seeking Europeans. But as alternative models for tourism are explored, there’s a new interest in developing opportunities for visitors to ...

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