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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When Algeria Plays the Hate Game

By Majid Morcili San Francisco - The organizing committee of the 13th World Social Forum (WSF), taking place in Tunis, has "vigorously" denounced the Algerian delegation’s attacks on members of the Moroccan delegation taking part in the event, highlighting that these provocations are a "flagrant denial" of the principles of the Forum's charter. The organizing committee of the WSF said in a statement that th ...

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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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GNC lauds Morocco’s Historic Role by Hosting Libyan Talks

Skhirate - Chairman of the delegation of the General National Congress (GNC), known as Tripoli Parliament", Saleh Makhzoume, lauded on Wednesday the historic role by Morocco which is hosting on its territory the inter-Libyan political talks meant to find a solution to the crisis in Libya. By hosting these talks, Morocco plays a historic role which was applauded by UNSG special representative for Libya Berna ...

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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 Condemns Algeria’s ‘Maneuvers’ Before UN Human Rights Council

Geneva - Morocco condemned, on Monday in Geneva, Algeria's maneuvers before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to mislead the international community regarding the situation in the Kingdom's southern provinces (the so-called Western Sahara). In a speech before the Council on behalf of a group of countries including Guinea, Senegal, Central Africa and the Comoro Islands, Morocco's permanent representative t ...

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Libyan Factions Continue Peace talks in Morocco

Skhirate, Morocco - The Libyan factions resumed, on Sunday afternoon in Skhirate (Rabat’s outskirts), the UN-sponsored peace talks for the third consecutive day with a view to finding a solution to the crisis in Libya. Prior to the start of negotiations, the Special Representative for the UN Secretary General for Libya Bernardino Leon held informal meetings with representatives of the parties to the conflic ...

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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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Libyan negotiator Praises Morocco for Facilitating Libyan Peace Talks

Skhirate- Member of the Libyan political talks commission, Mohamed Cherif Ouafi, applauded, on Thursday in Skhirate, Morocco for its efforts in the peace talks between the Libyan factions with a view to reaching a peaceful solution to the conflict in Libya. "We thank Morocco’s King, Government and people for the generous hospitality that they showed us and for their efforts," Cherif Ouafi told the national ...

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UN-led Libya Peace Talks Resume in Morocco

Rabat - The UN-backed peace talks between Libya’s rival factions resumed in Skhirate near Rabat with the aim to reach a comprehensive political agreement to the crisis in the north African country. The parties to the Libyan conflict have paused the negotiations for consultation in preparation for a more "decisive" phase of the UN-led talks in Skhirate. The talks agenda include security arrangement, ceasefir ...

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