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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

A student working on her laptop
Islamic State: Seized ISIS Laptop Yields Videos How to Make Bomb, Steal Car, Disguise To Avoid Arrest

By IBTimes AU

A laptop seized from an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighter yielded details on how jihadists would operate in their terrorism campaign. Among the files found in the computer in an ISIS hideout raided in earlier part of 2014 were instructio... (Aug 30)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, MEXICO

Corinna Schumacher Named Ambassador for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy

By IBTimes AU

Corinna is named ambassador for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. (Aug 15)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, THAILAND, MOROCCO, RORY MCILROY

Tunisian Marwa Amri Breaks History, No. 1 in Wrestling World Rankings

By IBTimes AU

Marwa Amri of Tunisia rewrote the wrestling history books after becoming the first-ever wrestler from the African continent to rise to no. 1 sport in the world rankings of the sport. (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Bullet holes are seen in a car at a checkpoint on the Egyptian border with Sudan and Libya, which was attacked on Saturday, in Wadi al-Gadid governorate July 19, 2014. Gunmen killed 21 Egyptian military border guards near the frontier with Libya on Saturd
Travel Alert on Libya: Worsening Humanitarian Condition Makes Travelling Dangerous

By IBTimes AU

The Australian government strongly advised against travelling to Libya (Aug 05)

MORE TOPICS: LIBYA

Two boats with 10 Cuban migrants are pictured anchored in Cayman Brac waters in this July 20, 2014 handout photo. The 10 migrants abandoned one of the boats and set out for Honduras in the other, but returned shortly after to drop off five of their number
Migrant Massacre at Sea: Five Arrested for the Deaths of 100

By IBTimes AU

All they wanted was a chance at a better life. But migrants aboard a boat enroute to Europe didn't realize death could come knocking while they pursue their journey. On Wednesday, Italian police arrested at least five men for the alleged deaths ... (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: LIBYA

Russia's national soccer team goalkeeper Akinfeev takes part in the training session at the municipal stadium in the town of Itu north-west of Sao Paulo
FIFA World Cup 2014 Predictions: Match #16 Russia vs. Korea Republic

By IBTimes AU

The seventeenth match of the FIFA World Cup 2014 is going to be held between Russia and Korea Republic. (Jun 13)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, GHANA, MOROCCO

Belgium's national soccer team players Eden Hazard and Axel Witsel fight for the ball during a training session at the squad's camp ahead of the World Cup, in Knokke-Heist
FIFA World Cup 2014 Predictions: Match #15 Belgium vs. Algeria

By IBTimes AU

The fifteenth match of the FIFA World Cup 2014 is going to be held between Belgium vs. Algeria. (Jun 13)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ALGERIA

Spain's national soccer team head coach Vicente del Bosque (2nd L) smiles next to players Xavi (L), Andres Iniesta (R) and Juan Mata
National Teams Make Preparations for The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

By IBTimes AU

With the domestic leagues and continental competitions out of the way, all eyes are on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals in Brazil which kicks off on June 12. National team players who have been selected have come home to participate in training sessions and international friendly matches. (May 30)

MORE TOPICS: UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, REAL MADRID, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, ARGENTINA, LIONEL MESSI

‘Star Wars’ 7 – The Plot Always Starts with Tatooine

By IBTimes AU

“Star Wars” 7 is reportedly being filmed in Abu Dhabi instead of Tunisia. The location is an ideal setting for the desert planet Tatooine, where the plot of “Star Wars” movies has begun previously. Here is a look at why the planet is so important and what fans can find there. (May 22)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, AUSTRALIA

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Liverpool FC Transfer News: Reds Join Chelsea in Race to Acquire River Plate Defender, Barca Also Interested

By IBTimes AU

Liverpool have reportedly joined the race to snatch River Plate defender Eder Alvarez Balanta, with Chelsea considered as primary rivals, while Barcelona are looming on the sidelines. (May 07)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, ARGENTINA