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Travel safe to most of Tunisia - Foreign Office

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Travel safe to most of Tunisia - Foreign Office

- The Government had advised against all but essential visits to the country after the beach attack in the resort of Sousse, where a gunman killed 30 Britons - and 38 in all - in 2015. The FCO said it had now withdrawn the advice for the capital and major tourist resorts. But it continued to caution against "all travel" and "all but essential travel" to some areas of the country, including those nearer the Libyan border
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Brits can now holiday in Tunisia again as Foreign Office declares the country is safe to travel to

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Brits can now holiday in Tunisia again as Foreign Office declares the country is safe to travel to

- TUNISIA is back open for business from British holidaymakers today, after the Foreign Office lifted its restrictions against travel to the country. The government no longer advise against travel to Tunisia, except for parts of the south and interior and certain areas near the borders with Algeria and Libya. Flights to resorts in the north African country had been banned since 30 Brits were killed during an attack by an Islamic State extremist in Port El Kantaoui in 2015
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UK says no longer advises against travel to most of Tunisia

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UK says no longer advises against travel to most of Tunisia

- LONDON: Britain is no longer advising against travel to most of Tunisia, including Tunis and major tourist destinations, the Foreign Office said on Wednesday. In June 2015 a gunman killed 30 Britons in the Tunisian resort of Sousse and the following month the government changed its travel guidance to advise against all but essential travel to Tunisia. "This update reflects our latest assessment that the risk to British nationals in Tunisia has changed," Alistair Burt, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, said
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Tunisia bans Wonder Woman over Gal Gadot

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Tunisia bans Wonder Woman over Gal Gadot

- A Tunisian court has banned the US film Wonder Woman, which stars Israeli actress Gal Gadot, more than a month after it had been scheduled to open in cinemas, a legal source said yesterday. Lebanon has also banned Wonder Woman, on the grounds of a long-standing boycott of Israel. The film was to have been screened at two venues in Tunis in early June, but the showings were "suspended" following a complaint from the nationalist Al-Chaab party
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The Malaysian example: 'A beautiful image of Islam'

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The Malaysian example: 'A beautiful image of Islam'

- Tunisian leader Rached Ghannouchi’s mild demeanour belies the political storm he had weathered in his country for decades. Upon returning from exile in the United Kingdom, Rached remained a firm believer in democracy and understood the sacrifices needed to uphold peace. Here on an official invitation from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and an interview organised by the Global Movement of Moderates, he expresses admiration for Malaysia’s success in upholding Islam and unity, writes SYED UMAR ARIFF
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Malaysia a leading example in Muslim world: Tunisian leader

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Malaysia a leading example in Muslim world: Tunisian leader

- PUTRAJAYA: Tunisian leader Rached Ghannouchi has praised Malaysia's fortitude in upholding Islam despite the "complexity" posed by a multiracial composition. "Malaysia is seen as a global example, where Islam has been given a beautiful image despite current adversity. "Moreover, Malaysia is able to unite its people even though there is complexity in its plural community," Rached said during an interview with the media after attending a closed-door meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak
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Abazannyi ba KCCA FC balumbye ey'e Tunisia nga beemulugunya

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Abazannyi ba KCCA FC balumbye ey'e Tunisia nga beemulugunya

- KCCA, eggulo akawungeezi yatuuse mu kibuga Tunis ekya Tunisia gye bagenda okuttunkira ne bannyinimu aba Club Africain, mu mupiira gwe beetaagamu amaliri okuyitawo okuzannya ‘quarter’ y’empaka za CAF Confederations Cup. Nga tebannasitula ku Lwokubiri, baasoose kwevumba kafubo ne Josephine Namukisa, akulira emirimu gya ttiimu eno omuggya gwe baalaajanidde nga bwe bafuna ssente entono bw’ogeraageranya ne ttiimu ze battunka nazo mu mpaka zino
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Ex-prisoners say Tunisia homeland worse than Gitmo

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Ex-prisoners say Tunisia homeland worse than Gitmo

- TUNIS, Tunisia — The two Tunisian former Guantanamo Bay detainees call their homeland an open-air prison and yearn for escape, even back to the U.S. detention centre in Cuba. At least two other Tunisians freed from Guantanamo made their way to Syria, and another has seemingly vanished. Hedi Hammami and Salah Sassi have been free for seven years, nearly as long as the two were imprisoned at the American military base on the Caribbean island
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Austria double murder linked to extremism

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Austria double murder linked to extremism

- Vienna: A Tunisian man suspected of brutally murdering an elderly couple in their Austrian home is believed to have acted with an extremist motive, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said Wednesday. If confirmed, Friday’s killings in the northern city of Linz — in which an 85-year-old woman’s throat was slit and her 87-year-old husband was stabbed and beaten to death — would be the first attack in Austria, which had so far avoided the extremist assaults seen elsewhere in Europe
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KCCA egenze Tunisia: Yeeswanta kudda na buwanguzi

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KCCA egenze Tunisia: Yeeswanta kudda na buwanguzi

- Lwakutaano mu CAF confederations cup: Club Africain - KCCA FC. Omupiira gwa Lwakutaano kyokka leero, KCCA lw'esuubirwa okusitula okugenda okuddihhana ne bannyinimu aba Club Africain mu mpaka zino. Ogwasooka KCCA yaguwangula 1-0 e Lugogo. Omupiira KCCA egwagalamu maliri, eweza obubonero 10 okwesogga 'quarter' y’empaka zino, efuuke ttiimu ya uganda esoose okukikola. Club Africain yalumbye Rivers united e Nigeria n’egikuba ggoolo (20), n’erinnyisa emikisa gy’okuva mu kibinja kuba ye ttiimu esoose okufuna obuwanguzi ku bugenyi mu kibinja kino
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Tunisian smoker jailed for not fasting during Ramadhan

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Tunisian smoker jailed for not fasting during Ramadhan

- A leading rights group has condemned the imprisonment of a man in Tunisia for smoking a cigarette in public during the dawn-to-dusk Muslim fast. A court in north-western Bizerte town sentenced the man to one month in jail for "public indecency". The ruling was an "absurd violation" of personal freedoms, Amnesty International said. Dozens protested on Sunday in the capital, Tunis, for the right to eat and drink in public during Ramadan
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No Smoking: Man sentenced to jail in Tunisia for smoking in public during Ramzan

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No Smoking: Man sentenced to jail in Tunisia for smoking in public during Ramzan

- A Tunisian court on Tuesday sentenced to one month in prison a man who smoked a cigarette in public during the Muslim dawn-to-dusk holy fasting month of Ramzan, a spokesman said. The man was seen smoking outside the Bizerte courthouse by a judiciary official who informed the police before they arrested him and referred him to the prosecution, the spokesman Chokri Lahmar told AFP
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Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

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Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

- TUNIS: Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated on Sunday (Jun 11) to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested. There is no law against eating or drinking in public during Ramadan, but every year the issue comes to the fore in the North African country. Tunisia's constitution guarantees "freedom of belief and conscience", but the state is also the "guardian of religion"
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Tunisia seeks UNESCO status for Jewish pilgrimage isle

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Tunisia seeks UNESCO status for Jewish pilgrimage isle

- Tunisia plans to seek UNESCO World Heritage status for the island of Djerba, site of Africa's oldest synagogue and an annual Jewish pilgrimage, its culture minister said on Sunday.Some 3,000 pilgrims attended this year's Jewish pilgrimage to the island, which ended Sunday under tight security following a string of jihadist attacks in Tunisia.The number of pilgrims visiting the Ghriba synagogue has fallen sharply since a suicide bombing claimed by Al-Qaeda struck Ghriba just before the 2002 pilgrimage, killing 21 people
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Israel issues Tunisia travel warning over terror threat ahead of Lag Ba'Omer

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Israel issues Tunisia travel warning over terror threat ahead of Lag Ba'Omer

- Israel issued an increased warning on travel to Tunisia on Wednesday in light of terrorist threats ahead of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer, the Prime Minister's Office announced.Due to assessments by the government's Counter-Terrorism Bureau, Israel urged all of its citizens to avoid travel to the North African nation, and advised all nationals currently in the country to immediately return to Israel
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Tunisian hotel where ISIS fanatic slaughtered 38 people reopens two years on

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Tunisian hotel where ISIS fanatic slaughtered 38 people reopens two years on

- A HOTEL where British tourists were massacred in an ISIS attack two years ago has reopened. The owner of the former Imperial Marhaba hotel in the Mediterranean resort of Sousse said the beachfront property had been given an overhaul with “a view to the future” and to remove its association with the horrifying terror attack. Zohra Driss told The Associated Press that the hotel was renamed Kantaoui Bay to erase “the painful memory of the drama” of June 26, 2015
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  • Brits can now holiday in Tunisia again as Foreign Office declares the country is safe to travel to
    Brits can now holiday in Tunisia again as Foreign Office declares the country is safe to travel to

    , thesun.co.uk

    TUNISIA is back open for business from British holidaymakers today, after the Foreign Office lifted its restrictions against travel to the country. The government no longer advise against travel to Tunisia, except for parts of the south and interior and certain areas near the borders with Algeria and Libya. Flights to resorts in the north African country had been banned since 30 Brits were killed during an attack by an Islamic State extremist in Port El Kantaoui in 2015
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Politics & Government

  • Merkel to press Tunisia PM on migrant repatriations
    Merkel to press Tunisia PM on migrant repatriations

    , newvision.co.ug

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to press Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to speed up the return of rejected asylum seekers when he visits Berlin Tuesday. The issue has become more urgent for Germany since the deadly jihadist attack on a Berlin Christmas market last December, blamed on Anis Amri, a Tunisian who should have been sent back months before. After the attack which claimed 12 lives, it emerged
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Sports

  • Rugby Africa Gold Cup: Phillip Wokorach to start at flyhalf against Tunisia
    Rugby Africa Gold Cup: Phillip Wokorach to start at flyhalf against Tunisia

    , ntv.co.ug

    Wokorach played Uganda's first two fixtures against Kenya and Senegal as a fullback. On Saturday, he will be asked to fill in as flyhalf as Ivan Magomu gets some much needed rest. The Rugby Cranes team that will come up against Tunisia in a Rugby Africa Gold Cup match on Saturday has been named and a host of changes have been made to the side that beat Senegal 17-16 in Dakar
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Business

  • Tunisia to accelerate reforms as IMF freezes loan: minister
    Tunisia to accelerate reforms as IMF freezes loan: minister

    , reuters.com

    TUNIS Tunisia plans to sell stakes in three state-owned banks this year and cut up to 10,000 public sector jobs as part of reforms demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which has frozen the second tranche of a loan, the finance minister said. Six years after its 2011 pro-democracy uprising, Tunisia is struggling to make economic progress. Last June, the IMF released the first tranche of a loan worth
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Family & Parenting

  • Teen tried to shield grandfather from gunman
    Teen tried to shield grandfather from gunman

    , sky.com

    The coroner presiding over the inquests into the Britons killed in the Tunisian resort massacre has praised the "extraordinary courage" of a teenager who tried but failed to protect his elderly grandfather from the gunman. Owen Richards also saw his brother and his uncle killed, but escaped with just a graze. Sixteen-year-old Owen and 19-year-old Joel Richards had gone on holiday along with their uncle Adrian Evans and their grandfather
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Society & Culture

  • Austria double murder linked to extremism
    Austria double murder linked to extremism

    , gulfnews.com

    Vienna: A Tunisian man suspected of brutally murdering an elderly couple in their Austrian home is believed to have acted with an extremist motive, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said Wednesday. If confirmed, Friday’s killings in the northern city of Linz — in which an 85-year-old woman’s throat was slit and her 87-year-old husband was stabbed and beaten to death — would be the first attack in Austria, which had so far avoided the extremist assaults seen elsewhere in Europe
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Tunisia seeks UNESCO status for Jewish pilgrimage isle
    Tunisia seeks UNESCO status for Jewish pilgrimage isle

    , dailystar.com.lb

    Tunisia plans to seek UNESCO World Heritage status for the island of Djerba, site of Africa's oldest synagogue and an annual Jewish pilgrimage, its culture minister said on Sunday.Some 3,000 pilgrims attended this year's Jewish pilgrimage to the island, which ended Sunday under tight security following a string of jihadist attacks in Tunisia.The number of pilgrims visiting the Ghriba synagogue has fallen sharply since a suicide bombing claimed by Al-Qaeda struck Ghriba just before the 2002 pilgrimage, killing 21 people
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Tunisia bans Wonder Woman over Gal Gadot
    Tunisia bans Wonder Woman over Gal Gadot

    , tnp.sg

    A Tunisian court has banned the US film Wonder Woman, which stars Israeli actress Gal Gadot, more than a month after it had been scheduled to open in cinemas, a legal source said yesterday. Lebanon has also banned Wonder Woman, on the grounds of a long-standing boycott of Israel. The film was to have been screened at two venues in Tunis in early June, but the showings were "suspended" following a complaint from the nationalist Al-Chaab party
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Travel & Recreation

  • Brits can now holiday in Tunisia again as Foreign Office declares the country is safe to travel to
    Brits can now holiday in Tunisia again as Foreign Office declares the country is safe to travel to

    , thesun.co.uk

    TUNISIA is back open for business from British holidaymakers today, after the Foreign Office lifted its restrictions against travel to the country. The government no longer advise against travel to Tunisia, except for parts of the south and interior and certain areas near the borders with Algeria and Libya. Flights to resorts in the north African country had been banned since 30 Brits were killed during an attack by an Islamic State extremist in Port El Kantaoui in 2015
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Law & Crime

  • No Smoking: Man sentenced to jail in Tunisia for smoking in public during Ramzan
    No Smoking: Man sentenced to jail in Tunisia for smoking in public during Ramzan

    , dnaindia.com

    A Tunisian court on Tuesday sentenced to one month in prison a man who smoked a cigarette in public during the Muslim dawn-to-dusk holy fasting month of Ramzan, a spokesman said. The man was seen smoking outside the Bizerte courthouse by a judiciary official who informed the police before they arrested him and referred him to the prosecution, the spokesman Chokri Lahmar told AFP
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Media & Information

  • Q&A: Amira Yahyaoui on press freedom and fake news
    Q&A: Amira Yahyaoui on press freedom and fake news

    , aljazeera.com

    Paris, France - Hailed as one of the most influential Arab women in the world, Tunisian Amira Yahyaoui is a self-described "human rights extremist". She rallies against censorship and fights for free speech. Exiled from Tunisia while protesting against the government of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, she moved to France where she remained stateless for a few years until the longtime leader stepped down
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