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Tunisian pilot kicks off passenger over racist slur towards black stewardess

A pilot with Tunisair – Tunisia’s national carrier – kicked a passenger off the flight over racist comment towards a black flight attendant, as reported by Al Araby. Mounir Ajlani, the pilot, had made the decision on a flight to Tunis, Tunisia from Istanbul, Turkey earlier this month after the passenger ...

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Olive oil tourism of Ben Ismail Farm is new option for Rural Destination Development in Tunisia

From the very first steps you make in the landscape surrounding the Ben Ismail farm you realize that this is  an area unique in Tunisia with its greatness and fertility. The Ben Ismail farm that includes some 5,000 olive trees, is the land that gives the extra-virgin “Chétoui” oil “Triomphe ...

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The 6th MedUni concluded successfully acknowledging the role of youth in the path towards sustainable development

The 6th Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship (MedUni) concluded last Friday, 11 May 2018, with the launch of the national “No hate speech” campaign in Tunisia and with the presentation of the outcomes of the different parallel activities to the Chief of Government of Tunisia, who attended the ...

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Arab Index: 74% of Arabs support establishment of democratic regime in their countries

The results of the survey conducted by the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies showed that 74 per cent of the respondents in 11 Arab countries support democracy, compared to 16 per cent of the respondents who reject the establishment of democracy in their countries. These results were announced ...

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150 participants gathered for the 6th edition of the MedUni

The 6th edition of the Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship – MedUni – started Tuesday in Tunis. Once again, it provides a space where different national and international organisations run training activities within a multilateral cooperation context facilitated and coordinated by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in partnership ...

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A Record Number of Awards for Tunisian Olive Oil

Following a record 38 entries, Tunisian olive oil producers take home 11 awards at the 2018 NYIOOC. Tunisian olive oil producers are celebrating a record win of 11 awards at this year’s NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition. This year, 38 entries were received from Tunisia, with seven Gold and four Silver ...

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Return to Tunis: why now is the time to visit this historic city

Tourism is on the rise in Tunisia after the 2015 terror attacks, but international visitors remain in short supply in its capital, leaving its Roman ruins and key attractions largely empty It’s late evening at Tunis’s Sidi Bou Said TGM train stop. A group of teenage boys skip across the ...

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50-year-old Suffolk fishing boat found rusting in Tunisian harbour

Perhaps the last thing you would expect to see in a Tunisian harbour would be a link to the historic fishing industry of Lowestoft. The ship was spotted by travel writer Paul Clammer. Picture: Paul Clammer. But, for travel writer Paul Clammer, that is exactly what happened when he was ...

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Spotlight on the experience of international students in Tunisia

Students from Tunisia part of the Al-Jisir Exchange Program talk to UA students at the Daily Wildcat about the different practices of journalism in Tunisia and the U.S. Manal Issa (Center right) gives examples of how reporting is different in her hometown. Last week, four students studying in Tunisia visited ...

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In Tunisia, Jews gather at Africa’s oldest synagogue under tight security

Under tight security at Africa’s oldest synagogue, Jewish pilgrims on Wednesday staged their biggest religious ceremony in Tunisia since a 2011 revolution undermined security in the North African country. Mainly Muslim Tunisia is home to one of North Africa’s largest Jewish communities. Though they now number less than 2,000 people, ...

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