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Tunisia

Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic, is the northernmost country in Africa. It is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. 

Today Tunisia is an export-oriented country, in the process of liberalizing its economy while, politically it is a dictatorship in all but name. Tunisia has an authoritarian regime in the guise of a procedural democracy led by Zine El Abidine Ben Ali who has governed as President since 1987 and has systematically diminished freedom of press and political pluralism while keeping appearances of democracy. Read More

Headlines Around the Web

State Dept. issues warnings

Sep 16, 2012 - Politico

Mediterranean Oil inks deal with Genel

Aug 25, 2012 - Financial Times

S&P drops Tunisia rating to speculative

May 24, 2012 - France24

Tunisia: Pornographic Cencorship Trial Postponed

Feb 16, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Tunisia: Nation's Trade Deficit Doubles

Feb 16, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Tunisia: Municipalities On Strike

Feb 14, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Articles About Tunisia

Libya protests
Western Countries Alarmed as Libya Slides Towards Chaos

By Reuters

Western countries voiced concern on Thursday that tensions in Libya could slip out of control in the absence of a functioning political system, and they urged the government and rival factions to start talking. (Mar 07)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, EGYPT, UKRAINE, LIBYA

The Queen Mary 2 sets sail past the Sydney Opera House, February 19, 2014. Entering service in 2004, the flagship of the Cunard Line is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a three-week cruise that will circumnavigate Australia.   REUTERS/Jason Reed
Global Warming, Rising Sea Levels Will Wipe Out Statue of Liberty, Tower of London, Sydney Opera House; 100 Other Cultural Landmarks At Risk

By IBTimes AU

At least 100 world cultural landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Tower of London and Sydney Opera House will be wiped out from the face of the earth if ocean waters continue to rise spurred by the burgeoning global warming and climate change. (Mar 05)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, CHINA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, CLIMATE CHANGE

Zoya Akhtar
Ranveer, Priyanka, Anushka, Farhan in Zoya Akhtar's 'Dil Dhadakne Do'

By IBTimes IN

Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar has achieved an impossible feat, by signing some of the most in-demand stars of Bollywood for her next film "Dil Dhadakne Do". (Feb 23)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, BOLLYWOOD

Damascus Syria Rally
Looking for Syria Options, U.S. Remains Cool to Using Force

By Reuters

Despite a forthcoming review of options in the deteriorating Syria crisis, the White House on Tuesday signaled that President Barack Obama remains wary of any direct U.S. involvement in the three-year-old civil war. (Feb 19)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE

African militants (representational photo, Reuters file)
Police Kill Militant in Tunis Gunbattle, Capture Suspect

By Reuters

Tunisian police killed an Islamist militant in a gunbattle in Tunis and captured three people, including one suspected of involvement in the assassination of an opposition leader last year, authorities said. (Feb 09)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, ELECTIONS

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki (L) shakes hands with Tunisia's Prime Minister-designate Mehdi Jomaa after Jomaa spoke during a news conference in Tunis January 26, 2014.
Tunisia Approves New Constitution, Appoints Government

By Reuters

Tunisia's national assembly approved the country's new constitution on Sunday in one of the last steps to establishing full democracy three years after the uprising that toppled autocrat Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. (Jan 27)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, ELECTIONS, RELIGION, EGYPT, LIBYA, AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Another Dies in Saudi Arabia from MERS Virus, Death Tally Now at 56

By IBTimes AU

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) that has gripped Saudi Arabia since September 2012 has claimed another life, bringing to 56 its latest death tally in the kingdom. (Dec 23)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Mers-CoV: Pregnant Woman Dies after Delivery in UAE's First Virus Death

By IBTimes UK

Pregnant woman in Abu Dhabi diagnosed with Mers-CoV gives birth to baby. (Dec 03)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Tunisia: 50 Police Injured in Clashes with Youths

By IBTimes UK

Strike degenerates into violence in poor cities of Siliana and Gafsa. (Nov 29)

MORE TOPICS: UNEMPLOYMENT, STORM, INVESTMENT

Former Premier League Star Arrested in Match Fixing Sting

By IBTimes UK

Delroy Facey among group of current and former players arrested on suspicion of fixing games in the English Football Conference. (Nov 28)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA