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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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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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4 ways Tunisia is moving toward greater gender equality

The North African country is making major strides. When it comes to championing for women’s rights, its safe to say the Arab world has had a relatively prosperous couple of years. From lifting the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia to abolishing a rape law in Lebanon, the region ...

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Djerba to host First International Congress on Energy Security & Environment ESE’2018 Tunisia

Djerba will host the First International Congress on Energy Security & Environment ESE’2018 Tunisia, on February1-4, 2018 according to the European Commission website. The ESE 2018 congress will be supported the The EU-funded FETRIC project. ESE’2018 Tunisia is organised by General Direction of Technological Studies of the Tunisian Ministry of ...

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Extra $600 Million given by Trump administration to Middle East and N. Africa Allies to combat ISIS

The Trump administration has given the Pentagon $600 million more to arm and aid  allies in the Middle East and North Africa in their battle against the remnants of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) following its defeat in Iraq and Syria, Al-Monitor reports. The Defense Department is giving arms packages and ...

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