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Morocco, Tunisia, Libya Organize a Regional Workshop on Public Policy

Casablanca- Supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), the Moroccan Center for Civic Education (MCCE) and the Tunisian Social Development and Empowerment Center organized a regional workshop on public policy in Hammamet, Tunisia from June 5 to June 7, 2014. The event sought to engage youth and civil society organizations (CSOs) from Morocco, Tunisia and Libya to discuss the best ways to address ...

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Morocco Denies Reports Over Alleged Spat Between King Mohammed VI and Tunisian President

Rabat - Morocco flatly denied this Sunday reports by some news outlets over an alleged spat between King Mohammed VI and Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, says a release of the Royal office according to Maghreb Arab Press. "The absurd and unfounded information, reported by some ill-intentioned press, over an alleged divergence between HM King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, and Tunisian President, His Ex ...

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Tunisian President Hosts Dinner in Honor of King Mohammed VI

Tunis- Tunisian president, Moncef Marzouki, hosted this Saturday at the Presidential palace of Carthage in Tunis, a dinner banquet in honor of King Mohammed who is paying an official visit in Tunisia. The King, who is accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and Prince Moulay Rachid, was welcomed at the presidential palace by the Tunisian head of state. On this occasion, the King awarded to the Tunisian ...

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King Mohammed VI to pay official visit to Tunisia

Rabat - King Mohammed VI will pay, on May 30 to June 1, 2014, an official visit to the Republic of Tunisia, at the invitation of president Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, the ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery announced on Tuesday in a statement. During this royal visit, the King will hold official talks with the president of Tunisia. The two heads of states will chair the signing ceremony o ...

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Tunisia police deny rape, accuse ‘victim’ of seeking sex

TUNIS - Two Tunisian policemen accused of raping a young woman in 2012 denied the charge on Monday, instead accusing the alleged victim of seeking to have sex with them. "They denied everything," Radhia Nasraoui, the lawyer of the young woman known by the pseudonym Meriem Ben Mohamed, told AFP. One of the accused claimed instead that the young woman had tried to perform oral sex, Nasraoui added. Koutheir Bo ...

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Ex-Tunisian leader, family milked economy: World Bank

WASHINGTON - Companies controlled by ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family garnered 21 percent of all his country's private sector profits, according to a new World Bank report. The report, released Thursday, depicted the huge extent to which the Tunisian strongman of 24 years took control of much of the country's economy and enriched his family, feeding the resentment that led to ...

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Tunisia police raid kills three ‘terrorists’: ministry

TUNIS - Tunisian security forces on Monday killed three suspected jihadists implicated in attacks last month that left four people dead, including two policemen, the interior ministry said. Special police units surrounded the house of a "takfirist", or Muslim extremist, in the northwest Jendouba region near the Algerian border at around 0200 GMT, ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui told reporters. "The ter ...

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Tunisia denies discriminating against Israeli tourists

TUNIS - Tunisia's tourism minister on Friday denied Israeli tourists aboard a cruise ship who were prevented from entering the country had been discriminated against, saying there had been a procedural problem. The Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line said on Monday a "small number" of Israeli passengers on one of its ships were not allowed to disembark in Tunis "because of a last-minute decision made by the T ...

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Tunisia prostitutes petition parliament to return to work

Tunis - A group of Tunisian prostitutes demanded Tuesday to be allowed back to work, 18 months after their brothel in the resort town of Sousse was attacked by hardline Salafists and closed down. A delegation handed deputy parliament speaker Meherzia Laabidi, a woman, a petition signed by 120 prostitutes calling for their brothel in the popular coastal resort to be allowed to reopen. "We know the state cann ...

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Tunisia prostitutes petition parliament to return to work

TUNIS- A group of Tunisian prostitutes demanded Tuesday to be allowed back to work, 18 months after their brothel in the resort town of Sousse was attacked by hardline Salafists and closed down. A delegation handed deputy parliament speaker Meherzia Laabidi, a woman, a petition signed by 120 prostitutes calling for their brothel in the popular coastal resort to be allowed to reopen. "We know the state canno ...

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Israeli tourists prevented from entering Tunisia

TUNIS - Israeli tourists aboard a cruise ship were prevented from entering Tunisia due to a surprise decision by the Tunisian government, the cruise operator said on Monday. "During Norwegian Jade's port call in La Goulette, Tunisia on Sunday, March 9, 2014, a small number of guests holding Israeli passports were not allowed to go ashore because of a last minute decision made by the Tunisian government," th ...

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Tunisia lifts emergency rule in force since 2011 uprising

Tunis — Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has lifted a state of emergency in force since the 2011 uprising that triggered the Arab Spring, his office said Thursday. "The president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces... issued a decree lifting the state of emergency in the whole country from Wednesday, March 5, 2014," a statement said. Tunisia has been rocked by sporadic attacks blamed on jihadists s ...

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