Tunisians Under 35 Banned from Traveling to Morocco

Rabat - Following the terrorist attacks that hit Tunisia last Friday, the Tunisian government announced it will ban its citizens under the age of 35 to travel to Morocco, Turkey, Serbia, and Libya. According to Moroccan French-language website Yabildai, the measure, which was adopted few hours after the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 38 people, is provisional and was supposed to last a few hours ...

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Terrorism: three continents filled with blood in a single day

Tunis - Friday June 26 was a bloody and tragic day. Four countries have once again been struck by terrorism. While it was not Friday 13, one could say it was a “double Friday 13”. Tunisia, France, Kuwait and Somalia were all struck by terrorists in one day. Are these attacks linked, or simply a coincidence? It was the second Friday of Ramadan when the jihadists produced terror in the world. It would seem as ...

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After Deadly Attacks, Tunis to Close 80 Mosques

Taroudante- After a terrorist attack that killed 39 tourists in the coastal resort city of Sousse in Tunisia, Habib Essid, Tunisia’s Prime Minister, said on Friday night that the government is introducing several resolutions to prevent future attacks, including the closure of 80 mosques outside of state control. The Prime Minister said that these places of worship “will all be closed within a week,” accusin ...

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Morocco Expresses Solidarity With Tunisia, Condemns Terrorism

Rabat - Morocco firmly condemned the armed attack which targeted on Friday two hotels in the Tunisian city of Sousse, killing and wounding several victims. "The Kingdom of Morocco firmly condemns the armed attack which targeted on Friday two hotels in the city of Sousse in the Republic of Tunisia, claiming the lives and injuring many victims," said the foreign affairs ministry in a statement. “The Kingdom o ...

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Annual Pilgrimage in Djerba Island brings together Jews and Muslims

Tunis - On May 6 and 7 and June 6 and 7, 2015, Djerba sent Tunisians a message of peace and tolerance, characteristics that have long distinguished this historic island. "In 2015, the world became more unsecure. And Tunisia has been greatly affected by the wave of terrorism from both inside and outside the country. We want to fight terrorism together. Todaywe must beunited and tolerant to deal with the terr ...

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Second Moroccan Arrested in Connection With Tunisia Museum Attack

Rabat- A second Moroccan has been arrested in connection with the attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis that left 22 people dead. Tunisian authorities have arrested a Moroccan suspect in connection with a deadly attack in March on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis, the interior ministry said on Thursday. Noureddine al-Naibi was arrested on Sunday at the Ras Jedir border post on the frontier with nei ...

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Most ISIS Members Killed in Combat Are Moroccans and Tunisians

Rabat - Among the many Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) combatants who have died in Iraq and Syria, Moroccan and Tunisian citizens have been killed more than any other nationality, according to Akhbar al Youm. Abu Jaled al Yazraui, a director of ISIS, confirmed that these nationalities are the leaders in body count, followed by Chechens and Russians. The source adds that about 100 Moroccan soldie ...

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Algeria Seeks to Link Maghreb Countries via High Speed Train

Rabat - In a move that reflects a certain will for political integration, plans and negotiations are said to be underway to launch a high-speed rail service linking Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. In an interview with an Algerian Radio (Chaine I) on Sunday April 26th, Yacine Bendjaballah, director of Algeria's National Company for Rail Transport (SNTF), has revealed that studies are currently underway to lay ...

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World Social Forum in Tunisia: “No to Terrorism”

Tunis - The World Social Forum of 2015 was held in Tunisia from March 24th through March 28th. The theme of the event differed greatly from the event held in 2013, which was considered to be of a “revolutionary” theme. This year, the World Social Forum focused on the idea of “no to terrorism.” Abderrahmane Hedhili stated in a press conference, held in Tunis last week, “March 18th, (the date of the Bardo Mus ...

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Tunisia: An International March Against Terrorism

Tunis - Foreign heads of states, members of parliament, party leaders, and representatives of organizations took part in the international march against terrorism on Sunday, March 29, at the Bardo Museum, Tunis. At the same time, tens of thousands of citizens, mostly young people, participated in a second march at Bab Saadoun, near the city center, to denounce terrorism. In the different cities in Tunisia, ...

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Tunisia: Moroccans Participate in International March Against Terrorism

Tunis- A Moroccan delegation, headed by Abdeltif Menouni, one of the King’s advisers, participated in the international march against terrorism on Sunday in Tunis. "The participation of the Moroccan delegation in this march expresses the active solidarity of Moroccans. We have experienced terrorism, so we know what it is. We came to say together with our Tunisian brothers : No to terrorism," said Mohammed N ...

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Tunisian Party Secretary General Maya Jribi: “Tunisia Will Never Be Finished”

Tunis - After Secretary General of the Tunisian Al-Joumhouri party, Maya Jribi, presented Tunisia’s “Woman Citizen of 2015” award on March 19, she reacted strongly to a headline published in French newspaper La Libération that proclaimed that as a result of the Bardo Museum terrorist attack in Tunis,"Tunisia is finished, tourism is over.” She rejected that claim, announcing instead, “Tunisia Stands against ...

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