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Google to train 4,000 Mideast journalists amid mounting criticism of tech giants

Google will train 4,000 journalists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by the end of next year, a senior executive said at the Arab Media Forum in Dubai. The news comes as US technology giants come under increasing pressure over their impact on traditional media, the spread of ...

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Expert Explains Reason Behind Decline in Number of Migrants to Europe

The number of migrants who arrived in Italy in 2018 has decreased by 75% compared to the same period last year. The country’s interior ministry has reported that the number of arrivals from Libya has dropped. Sputnik discussed the issue of illegal migrants travelling to Italy with Paolo Salom, political ...

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Parliament: Startup Act passed

The Startup Act was passed by the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) at a plenary session on Monday evening. Anouar Maarouf, Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy described the draft law as “revolutionary”, considering that its adoption represents a first step on the road to the construction of country’s ...

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34th International Book Fair kicks off on April 6 in Tunis

The 34th edition of  International book fair of Tunis will kick off on April 6, by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, with attendance of figures from the world of culture, media and diplomats. A total of 259 exhibitors from 25 countries will take part in the most important cultural event nationwide. ...

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Kremlin says Trump suggested Putin visit the White House

A Kremlin aide said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump suggested the White House as the venue for a summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin when they discussed the idea of meeting in a telephone call last month. Since that call, on March 20, preparations for a possible summit have ...

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Cooperation agreements between Tunisia and Argentina inked

Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship Jorge Marcelo Faurie highlighted the importance granted by Argentina to promoting its relations with Tunisia and strengthening bilateral co-operation especially in the agricultural, trade and pharmaceutical industry fields when received on Monday by President Beji Caid Essebsi, Currently in a three-day working visit ...

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Arab countries ranked by youth unemployment

Figures showed a worrying 9 percent increase in youth unemployment compared to the results of the previous year. Last year, the results of the ninth ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey showed that more than half of the Arab youth in the region believe that their biggest concern about the future is the fear ...

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Islamic Development Bank to finance $185 mln projects in Tunisia

The Islamic Development Bank has agreed on Sunday to lend Tunisia $185 million to finance developments including an electricity project, an official told Reuters. The bank agreed to finance an electricity link worth $150 as well as the construction of hospitals in Kasserine and Kef worth $34 million. The agreement ...

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Tunisians demonstrate in solidarity with Palestine

Demonstrations Tunis, Sfax part of Palestine’s Land Day commemoration Tunisian cities on Saturday demonstrated in solidarity with Palestine as part of that country’s Land Day  Commemorations, Anadolu Agency reports. Protests were held in Tunisia’s capital of Tunis and Sfax, southeast of Tunis. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis ...

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Tunis exhibit celebrates long tradition of plastic art, highlights challenges

Plastic art, including painting, sculptures and installations, has a tradition in Tunisia dating to 1936. In celebration of Tunisia’s national heritage month, the Union of Tunisian Plastic Artists inaugurated an exhibition featuring more than 450 works from 265 Tunisian artists. The exhibition runs through April 4 at the Art Gallery ...

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