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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Unleash The Poet Within You Blossoms Again This Spring

Tunis - A year ago, in the spring of 2014, Aspire to Inspire Tunisia’s event “Unleash the Poet Within You” brought together  passionate students, inspiring poets and proud teachers. Gathered with the unifying love for poetry, the vital need for self-expression and the unbridled urge to aspire to inspire, they rendered a seemingly common April day into an exceptional day of inner and outer journeys, new acqu ...

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Tunisian Bardo Museum Reopens on Wednesday: Emotions and Complaints

Tunis - The Tunisian Ministry of Culture organized a symbolic ceremony on Tuesday, March 24 to honor the 21 victims, including a Tunisian police officer, and to announce the opening of Bardo Museum on Wednesday. "Tunisia has lived through bad and good events. We are very proud of this solidarity. Cultural projects are continuing in Tunisia because culture is the core of the people’s history. This event is a ...

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Morocco on High Alert after Terrorist Attacks in Tunisia

Rabat - Police across Morocco have been put on high alert in the wake of the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of 22 people, including many foreign tourists, at Tunisia's National Bardo Museum near the country's parliament earlier this week. According to daily newspaper Al Sabah, Moroccan authorities have raised the terror alert level after gunmen in Tunisia killed and injured tens of people, mostly ...

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Attacks on Moroccan Rabbis in Tunisia and Morocco Motivated by Robbery

Tunis - The Maghreb has experienced two attacks against sites associated with Moroccan rabbis this month. On March 11 in Tunis, Tunisia, the tomb of one of the most important rabbis, Moroccan Messaoud Raphael El-Fassi, was desecrated. The house of another rabbi in Bejaad, located near Khouribga city in Morocco, was set on fire the day before. It was the first time that acts such as these have occurred in sp ...

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Morocco, France Need to Step up Cooperation in Wake of Tunis Attacks: French MP

Rabat - Paris and Rabat are called upon to step up their bilateral cooperation relations in the wake of the terrorist attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis, Christian Cambon President of the France-Morocco friendship group at the French Senate said on Friday in Rabat. Speaking to the press following a meeting with Minister Delegate to the Foreign Minister Mbarka Bouaida, Cambon said that he discussed the late ...

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Tunisia Mourns Its Guests

Rabat- The culture of Arabs and Muslims is to honor guests, protect them and show them generosity and not to meet them with fire. Today's killings of tourists visiting Tunisia heralds the rise of a totally alien culture to Tunisians, a most macabre one. According to several commentators, Tunisian security and law enforcement services may have been infiltrated and the attack coordinated by insiders. Should t ...

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A Message From Tunisia to The World

By Nouha Habouria Tunis - We shall not fight just terrorism. We shall fight ignorance. We shall wage a merciless war on ignorance, for ignorance is the real terrorism. Today, the 18th of March, in our welcoming country, our peaceful land, our blessed soil, innocents were attacked in the very building that embraces the best of our glorious history. Bardo, our national museum whose name is derived from the Sp ...

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