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The International Monetary Fund said it is prepared to assist Tunisia with an aid package, after the Washington-based lender met with Tunisian officials earlier this week.

Forum members remain divided on whether to pass the draft proposal submitted by Jan Kubis, according to sources.

Egyptian Foreign Minister visits Tunisia to discuss Ethiopian dam

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Egyptian Foreign Minister visits Tunisia to discuss Ethiopian dam

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has visited Tunisia in order to explain his country's position on Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam, which Egypt believes could have catastrophic effects on water supply.

Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

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Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

In-depth: The supermarket is where the average Lebanese citizen feels the economic crisis most, with staple goods vanishing and other essential ...

US denies it funded Tunisian president's election campaign

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US denies it funded Tunisian president's election campaign

The United States denied financing the Tunisian president's 2019 election campaign, after accusations from an Islamist lawmaker.

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Tunisia mogul, ex-presidential candidate Karoui fined €6mn

One-time Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui has been ordered to pay a fine worth millions for failure to pay customs dues, authorities said on Thursday.

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Sheikh Jarrah and the ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem

In-depth: Palestinian families in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood are in danger of being forcibly evicted from their homes in an ...

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Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul ...

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Libya women bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

A women's bloc is challenging a largely male political class in Libyan politics, fearing they will try to delay elections to cling onto power.

Tunisia jails 'conman' rapper Swagg Man

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Tunisia jails 'conman' rapper Swagg Man

The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Iteb Zaibet and was born in Nice, became an internet celebrity as well as on television in both ...

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In Tunis, flamingos wade past waste in Africa wetlands

Today half of Tunis' residents live on the banks of the "sebkha", or mudflat, where more than 100,000 birds of around 100 different ...

France reopens Libya embassy after seven-year closure

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France reopens Libya embassy after seven-year closure

France has reopened its embassy in Libya after seven years of closure.

Google Doodle celebrates prominent Tunisian doctor Tawhida Ben Cheikh

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Google Doodle celebrates prominent Tunisian doctor Tawhida Ben Cheikh

Ben Cheikh is known as a pioneer of contemporary medicine, helping women access better healthcare across Tunisia.

Jordan first country to include refugees in COVID-19 vaccinations

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Jordan first country to include refugees in COVID-19 vaccinations

As the first country to start inoculating refugees against the coronavirus disease, Jordan is running its vaccination plan despite it struggles ...

France to reopen embassy in Libya Monday: Macron

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France to reopen embassy in Libya Monday: Macron

France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli next week, President Emmanuel Macron said.

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Tunisia makes history with first satellite in space

Tunisia has put its first satellite into orbit following a successful launch from a site in Kazakhstan.

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Italian FM in Libya for talks with new PM

Luigi Di Maio and interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, who was sworn in on Monday, discussed "cooperation and issues of common interest, ...

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Young Tunisian activists under police pressure

Young Tunisian activists still fear the police, a decade after the popular uprising established freedom of expression, because of a lack of ...

Sami Hamdi

In Libya, Washington wades into mess it helped make

Comment: Far from prioritising a democratic transition, US policy in Libya is first and foremost geared towards impressing its own goals and ...

Tunisian president in Libya for talks

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Tunisian president in Libya for talks

The Tunisian president will meet with Libya’s interim prime minister to discuss the democratic process in Libya.

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Libya arms embargo 'totally ineffective': UN report

A UN report found Libya's arms embargo to be "totally ineffective".

UN report confirms attempted bribes at Libya talks

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UN report confirms attempted bribes at Libya talks

A UN report found at least three participants in the Libya peace talks were offered bribes over votes for a prime ministerial candidate.

Tunisia starts coronavirus vaccinations month behind plan

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Tunisia starts coronavirus vaccinations month behind plan

Tunisia has launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign, one month later than originally planned

Tunisia receives first big vaccine delivery

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Tunisia receives first big vaccine delivery

Tunisia received its first major delivery of coronavirus vaccines, as 30,000 Sputnik V doses arrived in Tunis.

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