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Anger as Italy arrests Tunisian fishermen ‘rescuing migrants’

Italy has been urged to release six Tunisian fishermen who were arrested at sea on suspicion of smuggling migrants. Supporters of the fishermen, from the south-east coastal town of Zarzis, say their colleagues were simply aiding a boat in distress. The boat, carrying 14 people, was trying to reach the ...

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Tunisian-British Trade and Investment Forum due next October in London

The Tunisian-British Trade and Investment Forum is due to be held in London on October 10 -12, 2018, according to a note from the Tunisian Embassy in the British capital, published by the Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX). The forum is part of efforts to raise awareness among Tunisian business community ...

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BWA Yachting Expand Operations to Tunisia

One of the leading agency services for superyachts, BWA Yachting, has taken the move into North Africa by opening a new office in Tunisia. With offices in Spain, Corsica, Malta, France and Monaco, this move is set to cement BWA Yachting’s presence in the western Mediterranean. Spearheading the Tunisian operations will ...

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Italy’s Diplomacy Is Floundering in the Mediterranean

There’s no doubt that the Mediterranean Sea has played a decisive role in elevating Italy’s stature on the world stage. The Romans referred to it as “Mare Nostrum” (“Our Sea”), a rather self-explanatory term that attested to Rome’s quest for maritime dominance. Throughout the Middle Ages, Italian merchants staked generous ...

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Mideast draws more European tourists

If middle east tourism remains competitive globally, it is down to key destinations, in particular, the  UAE, Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey. According to the latest Q2 data compiled by Expedia Group, the number of travellers visiting the Middle East from Europe is on the rise. The list of the top ...

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FOCAC Beijing summit to set new path for China-Africa cooperation

As African leaders are gathering in Beijing for a summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), expectations run high for the two sides to strengthen their already solid friendship and further enhance pragmatic cooperation to bring tangible benefits to the Chinese and African people. The summit, scheduled for Sept. ...

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Tunisia plans 1.7 GW solar complex

The solar park is set to be built across three phases and will be located in Tunisia’s southernmost region of Remada, in the Sahara Desert. The project was conceived by the Tunisian Government to support organic farming and improve security at the border with Libya. The Tunisian Government is preparing ...

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Tunisian Telecommunications engineer Houssem Haji invents autonomous receiver for a Mars exploration orbiter

The receiver, whose major stages of design and implementation were conducted by the Tunisian Telecommunication Engineer Houssem Haji, is the first of its kind and surpasses all previous designs in this area. The project had taken 40 months of analysis, design and research. It had also taken 20 months of ...

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Tunisia’s economy starts to rebound but structural issues persist – IMF

IMF approved $249m loan to Tunisia in July as part of four-year reform plan. Tunisia’s economy is displaying signs of economic recovery following difficult years since the Arab Spring, but remains dependent on consumption and imports, with weak investment and high levels of unemployment, prompting calls from the International Monetary ...

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Signs of economic progress in Tunisia overshadowed by political instability

Despite the gains, many have yet to find relief from economic hardships that have hit the country since 2011. The Tunisian economy showed signs of growth during the second quarter of 2018, giving ammunition to Prime Minister Youssef Chahed in his promise to turn the country’s economic indicators “green by ...

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