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Cinema: Global Migration Film Festival in Tunisia

The second edition of the Global Migration Film festival is ongoing in Tunisia. The thematic film event is organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in over 100 countries at the same time. The festival, which runs on December 5-18 with short and feature films, is a unique opportunity ...

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Tunisia calls on UNESCO to include work of Ibn Khaldoun in its World Register

Tunisia has called on UNESCO to include its Prolegomena of Arab thinker and historian, Abderrahmane Ibn Khaldoun to the Memory of the World Register. Hosting a conference yesterday at the National Heritage on “Ibn Khaldoun and its contemporary readings”, presented by French historian Gabriel Martinez-Gros. The initiative of the Tunisian ...

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Tunisian Four Seasons opens with Roman-inspired spa

The Four Seasons Tunis has opened with a lavish spa inspired by Tunisia’s historic sites and traditions. Located just a short drive from the ancient Roman ruins of Carthage, the resort includes 203 bedrooms and a Roman-inspired spa which was 10 years in the making. Created by spa consultancy Blu ...

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Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2017

1 – Ruins of Roman City of Neapolis discovered underwater A vast 1,700 year old Roman settlement was discovered off the coast of Tunisia after several years of archaeological exploration in search of the ancient city of Neapolis.  Neapolis is believed to have been submerged after a tsunami in the 4th century AD destroyed ...

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EU and Tunisia end negotiations on new aviation agreement

The European Union (EU) has concluded a new set of negotiations with the Tunisian Government for the development of a futuristic aviation agreement. The agreement is expected to provide additional market access for airlines as well as offer improved connectivity, more choice and reduced fares for travellers. Negotiated by the ...

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European Commission announces €9 billion in climate aid for partner countries

During the One Planet Summit, the European Commission announced a series of climate-smart investments for Africa and the EU Neighbourhood countries worth €9 billion. The news is part of the EU External Investment Plan, which was adopted in September to boost climate investment in partner countries in Africa and the ...

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Libyan women seek greater role in forthcoming governance system

Leading Libyan women concluded a two-day consultative meeting on the political changes happening now in Libya and the impact on women’s participation in the forthcoming governance system. The meeting, organized last week by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as part ...

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Key Middle East Publics See Russia, Turkey and U.S. All Playing Larger Roles in Region

Most do not expect Syrian war to end in 2018 Majorities across five Middle Eastern and North African countries agree that Russia, Turkey and the United States are all playing more important roles in the region than they did 10 years ago, according to a spring 2017 Pew Research Center ...

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Britain’s shameful abandonment of Libya needs to end

The exposure of refugees being sold as slaves in Libya raises uncomfortable questions about our national debt of conscience You could be forgiven for not being aware of the horrific reports from Libya which have gained momentum in some parts of the press this week. I emphasise the word some ...

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How sustainable is our country”s food system? Ethiopia does better than US, China and Nigeria

Can lower-income countries develop sustainable food systems? ·         France, Japan and Germany lead the world ·         Ethiopia, coming 12th in our Food Sustainability Index, performed better than both the US and China. ·         Nigeria came 24th out of the 34 countries in the coverage, performing better than Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Brazil, India and United ...

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