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Country in Northern Africa

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Tunisia: Country in Northern Africa
Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 163,610 square kilometres. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is the northernmost point on the African continent. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia's population was 11.435 million in 2017. Tunisia's name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on its northeast coast.

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Jews and Muslims pray together during annual pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue

This year's annual pilgrimage to the Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba off the coast of Tunisia, where Jews ask a saint to grant wishes, coincides with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan for the..
France 24 - Published

Tunisia Releases UN Diplomat Accused Of Spying

tunisia releases un diplomat accused of spying
United Nations diplomat and arms expert Moncef Kartas, a German-Tunisian who was jailed nearly two months ago in Tunisia on suspicion of espionage, has returned to his home in Berlin, Germany’s DW..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Tunisia

'Tragic, terrible': Scores die as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia [Video]'Tragic, terrible': Scores die as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

UN refugee agency says 65 refugees and migrants drowned after vessel went down in the Mediterranean Sea.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

Tunisia migrant boat disaster: Survivor watched passengers slip under water 'one after one' [Video]Tunisia migrant boat disaster: Survivor watched passengers slip under water 'one after one'

A survivor of a migrant boat disaster in the Mediterranean has told how he watched fellow passengers slip away and sink to their deaths.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Libya crisis: Tunisia 'disarms' French nationals trying to cross border [Video]Libya crisis: Tunisia 'disarms' French nationals trying to cross border

France supports the unrecognised government in Tripoli but also maintained ties with the other government led by Haftar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Tunisia detains armed European diplomats en route from Libya [Video]Tunisia detains armed European diplomats en route from Libya

Tunisia detains armed European diplomats en route from Libya

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:49Published

After Coup, Sudan Faces Fragile Transition to Democracy [Video]After Coup, Sudan Faces Fragile Transition to Democracy

While ousting a 30-year autocrat is a major step, Sudan now has to successfully transition to a democracy instead of another dictatorship.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Libya fighting: Tunisians fear more deaths on coast [Video]Libya fighting: Tunisians fear more deaths on coast

As the conflict intensifies in Libya, Tunisia faces challenges dealing with an increasing number of displaced migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean and ending up on its shores.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:00Published

Libyans flee Tripoli fighting to Tunisia [Video]Libyans flee Tripoli fighting to Tunisia

While many Libyans are trapped because of the fighting around Tripoli, others are crossing the border into Tunisia to seek safety.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:55Published

UN: Libya militias in Tripoli profiting from human trafficking [Video]UN: Libya militias in Tripoli profiting from human trafficking

As fighting over Libya's capital rages, armed groups are making a windfall from many African migrants trying to reach Europe through Tunisia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Analysis: Will Arab League summit push for Palestinian state? [Video]Analysis: Will Arab League summit push for Palestinian state?

Leaders at the Arab League summit in Tunisia were making a new, unified push for the creation of a Palestinian state.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:21Published

U.N. Chief Wants Democratic Transition In Algeria [Video]U.N. Chief Wants Democratic Transition In Algeria

According to Reuters, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that he welcomed efforts towards a peaceful and democratic transition in Algeria. Addressing an Arab League summit in Tunis,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Qatar Emir Abruptly Leaves Arab League Summit In Tunisia [Video]Qatar Emir Abruptly Leaves Arab League Summit In Tunisia

According to Reuters, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Sunday left a summit of Arab leaders in Tunis. The summit had gathered the rulers of Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the first time..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Libya Quartet meets in Tunis to reconcile warring factions [Video]Libya Quartet meets in Tunis to reconcile warring factions

The so-called Libya Quartet hopes to end the years-long conflict in the African nation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:00Published

 

Tunisian court temporarily releases U.N. official after two-month detention

A Tunisian appeal court on Tuesday temporarily released a United Nations official after two months in detention as part of an investigation by an anti-terrorism unit, an official spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

U.N. calls on Tunisia to immediately release detained official

The United Nations called on Tunisia on Wednesday to immediately release a U.N. official who was detained more than six weeks ago as part of an investigation by a Tunisian anti-terrorism unit.
Reuters - Published

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