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Tunisia frees United Nations expert suspected of espionage

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A United Nations expert monitoring sanctions against Libya has left neighboring Tunisia after being jailed for nearly two months on suspicion of espionage. The U.N. office in Tunis said Moncef Kartas was released Tuesday on a provisional basis pending further investigation and is doing “relatively well.” He is a Tunisian-German citizen […]
Tags: News, Nation, United Nations, Libya, Tunisia, Tunis, Tunis Tunisia, Moncef Kartas


The most famous works of I.M. Pei

One of the most influential architects of all time, I.M. Pei passed away on Thursday at 102 years old, leaving behind a legacy that won’t soon be forgotten. The Chinese-born architect was responsible for some of the world’s most famous and widely recognized pieces of modern architecture, and you may have marveled at some of his works without even knowing it. He is perhaps best known for designing the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Louvre’s glass pyramid, an...
Tags: Travel, Washington, France, Architecture, Egypt, New York Times, Islam, The Times, Tunisia, Cleveland, Doha, Louvre, All, Rolling Stone Magazine, Jann Wenner, Pei


Facebook Removed Israeli-Based Pages and Accounts Mostly Focused on Africa

Facebook removed a total of 265 accounts, pages, groups and events for coordinated inauthentic behavior, saying that they originated in Israel but focused on Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Angola, Niger and Tunisia, with some activity geared toward Latin America and Southeast Asia. Head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in a Newsroom post that the people...
Tags: Facebook, Southeast Asia, Africa, Israel, Advertising, Tunisia, Latin America, Social Pro Daily, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook Removed Israeli Based Pages, Nigeria Senegal Togo Angola Niger


These are the world’s most fragile states in 2019

There are some rankings no nation wants to lead. Yemen has just been named most fragile nation in the Fund For Peace's 2019 Fragile States Index. The least fragile state is Finland.Between these two countries lies the whole spectrum of national stability. The good news is that conditions for most of the world's people are slowly improving, says JJ Messner, Executive Director of the Fund for Peace. "For all the negative press, there is significant progress occuring in the background," he says.The...
Tags: Politics, UK, Singapore, Africa, US, Georgia, Eu, War, Afghanistan, United States, Middle East, Innovation, Protests, Brazil, Finland, Luxembourg


It’s Illegal To Be Gay In Tunisia, But These Brave Souls Put On A Queer Film Festival There

“Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival, in its second year, differs significantly from other film festivals: some participants wear badges that read ‘No Photos’; attendees were invited through a private Facebook page and were told not to geo-tag locations on social media; venues were revealed only in the final days before the festival.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Tunisia, SJ, 05.14.19


Surfacing: A Queer Film Festival in Tunisia — Where Being Gay Is Illegal

“It is normal to be queer, to be different, and we have the right, of course, to exist.”
Tags: Movies, News, Festivals, Tunisia, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Surfacing 2019


Up to 70 dead after boat capsizes trying to reach Europe from Libya

Survivors report fishing vessel coming to their rescue 40 miles of coast of TunisiaAs many as 70 people trying to reach Europe from Libya have drowned after their vessel capsized in the deadliest such incident in the Mediterranean since January.According to survivors, at least 16 of whom were rescued, the boat left Zuwara in Libya, where renewed warfare between rival factions has gripped the capital, Tripoli, in the past five weeks. The vessel capsized 40 miles off the coast of Sfax, south of Tu...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Libya, Tunisia, Mediterranean, Tunis, Tripoli, Sfax, Zuwara


At least 70 migrants drown off coast of Tunisia after boat capsizes

At least 70 migrants drowned and 16 were rescued after their boat capsized near the Kerkennah Islands off Tunisia's eastern coast on Friday, according to the country's state-run Tunis Afrique Presse agency (TAP).
Tags: Cnn, Tunisia, Tunis Afrique Presse, Kerkennah Islands


Dozens feared dead as migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

Many migrants are thought to have died after a boat sailing from Libya capsizes in the Mediterranean.
Tags: News, Libya, Tunisia


Up to 70 migrants drown after their boat sinks off Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A U.N. migration official and Tunisia’s state news agency say as many as 70 migrants have drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea and at least 16 other people have been rescued. An official with the International Organization for Migration in Tunisia said the smuggling boat was coming from […]
Tags: News, World, Nation, Tunisia, International Organization for Migration, Mediterranean Sea, Tunis Tunisia, Nation & World


Dozens feared drowned as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

Vessel sinks 40 nautical miles off coast, with fishing boats rescuing survivors, say reportsDozens of people are feared drowned after a migrant boat sank in international waters off the coast of Tunisia.The vessel sank 40 nautical miles off the coast of Sfax, south of Tunis, the state-run Tunis Afrique Presse agency reported. Fishing boats rescued survivors, it said. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Refugees, Tunisia, Tunis, Tunis Afrique Presse, Sfax


At least 50 dead after sinking of migrant boat off Tunisia, says UN

Vessel capsizes 40 miles off coast, with fishing boats rescuing some survivorsAt least 50 people have drowned after a migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast, the United Nations migration agency has said.The state-run Tunis Afrique Presse agency gave a death toll of at least 70 people after one of the deadliest shipwrecks involving people trying to reach Europe from Libya this year. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, United Nations, Refugees, Libya, Un, Tunisia, Mediterranean Sea, Tunis Afrique Presse


UN confirms at least 50 drowned in migrant boat sinking off Tunisia

Vessel capsizes 40 nautical miles off coast, with fishing boats rescuing some survivorsAt least 50 people have drowned after a migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast, the United Nations migration agency has said.The state-run Tunis Afrique Presse agency gave a death toll of at least 70 people after one of the deadliest shipwrecks involving people trying to reach Europe illegally from Libya this year. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, United Nations, Refugees, Libya, Un, Tunisia, Mediterranean Sea, Tunis Afrique Presse


Tunisia seizes illegal red coral worth two million euros

Tunisian authorities said Friday they had seized 671 kilogrammes of illegally harvested red coral worth two million euros and arrested 10 people on suspicion of trafficking. Interior ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag said it was the first haul of that size in the North African country. The harvesting of Mediterranean red coral -- highly valued by jewellers -- is tightly controlled in Tunisia and has been banned for two decades in neighbouring Algeria.
Tags: Science, Tunisia, Mediterranean, Interior Ministry, Sofiene Zaag


What Should Be Done With the Women and Children of ISIS?

Tens of thousands of foreign fighters and their families are stuck in Iraq and Syria. Their countries are grappling with what to do with them.
Tags: Europe, Isis, News, Iraq, Syria, Terrorism, Torture, Tunisia, Detainees, Human Rights Watch, International Relations, Great Britain, Politics And Government, Women and Girls, Begum, Children and Childhood


H.I.G. Europe makes three acquisitions

H.I.G. Europe has acquired Cadica, Tessilgraf and Bernini. The newly acquired companies will form a trim and packaging manufacturer for the premium and ultra luxury fashion industry. No financial terms were disclosed. H.I.G. Europe is the European arm of H.I.G. Capital.  PRESS RELEASE MILAN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–H.I.G. Europe, the European arm of H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity investment firm with more than €26 billion under management, announced today that it has completed...
Tags: Europe, London, Trends, Turkey, Italy, Miami, Tunisia, Group, Sao Paulo, Bernini, PE Deals, CLO, Hamburg Madrid Milan Paris, BDC WhiteHorse Finance, Industrial/Manufacturing, Cadica Tessilgraf


Esperance, Wydad force draws and reach CAF Champions League final

Johannesburg (AFP) – Esperance of Tunisia and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco qualified for the CAF Champions League final Saturday, setting up a third consecutive title decider between north African clubs.    Trophy-holders Esperance drew 0-0... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Morocco, Johannesburg, Tunisia, Afp, CAF Champions League, Wydad Casablanca


Increased buying interests of foreign institutions lifts index

Increased buying interests of foreign institutions lifts index:The Qatar Stock Exchange settled near 10,500 levels this week which saw the listed companies cumulatively report net profit of QR10.49bn in the first three months of this year.Although 58% of the traded constituents were in the red, the market was overall bullish this week which saw Gulf International Services (GIS) bag six orders for rigs from the North Oil Company project.Increased buying interests of foreign institutions largely d...
Tags: Travel, Tunisia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, North Oil Company, Qatar Stock Exchange, Nebras Power, Gulf International Services GIS, Carthage Power Company


Africa Roundup: Jumia’s IPO, DHL launches Africa e-Shop, Cathay’s $168M VC fund, ConnectMed acquired

The biggest news in a month of weighty African headlines was Jumia listing on the New York Stock Exchange. After filing SEC IPO docs in March, the Pan-African e-commerce company’s shares began trading on the NYSE April 12, opening at $14.50 under ticker symbol JMIA. Jumia stock rose north of 70 percent on its first day of trading and started this week at $46. With the public listing, Jumia became the first startup from Africa to list on a major global exchange. The IPO raised nearly $200 million...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Spotify, UK, Technology, Ipo, Germany, Nigeria, Africa, Articles, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Tech, Merck, E-commerce, Ceo


Is the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group?

President Trump wants to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. The group says it isn’t, an assessment that many experts share.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Terrorism, United Arab Emirates, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Tunisia, Muslim Brotherhood, Sisi, Trump, Mohamed, Morsi, United States Politics and Government, Muslims and Islam, Muslim Brotherhood (Egypt


UN expert on Libya weapons ‘illegally jailed in Tunisia’

Tunis accused of holding Dr Moncef Kartas for investigating breaches of embargoAn imprisoned UN expert on illegal Libyan weapons, Dr Moncef Kartas, is being kept in prison by the Tunisian government in violation of international law, a letter signed by more than 90 weapons experts, academics and Libyan researchers has claimed.Kartas was seized four weeks ago by Tunisian police and accused of espionage and contacts with foreign parties. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Libya, Un, Tunisia, Arms trade, Tunis, Moncef Kartas, Kartas


Tunisia invokes sharia law in bid to shut down LGBT rights group

Judicial harassment and rise in arrests under anti-sodomy law add to climate of tension and fearOne of the Arab world’s most visible advocacy groups defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people is facing closure following legal threats by the government.Association Shams has been officially operating in Tunisia since 2015, helping the country’s LGBT community repeal article 230 of its penal code, a French colonial law, which criminalises homosexuality with up t...
Tags: Gender, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, LGBT rights, Global development, Tunisia, Women's rights and gender equality, Association Shams


UN expert on breaches of Libya arms embargo must be released by Tunisia | Letter

Letter: As a member of the UN panel of experts on Libya, Dr Moncef Kartas enjoys diplomatic immunity. His detention is a serious violation of Tunisia’s international obligationsWe, the undersigned, call for the immediate release of Dr Moncef Kartas, who has been unlawfully detained by the Tunisian authorities since 26 March 2019. As a member of the panel of experts of the United Nations security council committee established pursuant to resolution 1973 (2011) concerning Libya, Dr Kartas enjoys i...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Libya, Un, Tunisia, Moncef Kartas, Kartas, United Nations security council committee, Kartas Tunisia


Italy’s top leaders in Tunisia to shore up ties, security

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Italy’s chief of government and an array of top ministers are visiting Tunisia, a leading strategic and economic partner whose shared concerns include migration and the North African country’s unstable neighbor, Libya. Present for Tuesday’s inter-governmental summit were Premier Giuseppe Conte, Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio and anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo […]
Tags: News, Nation, Italy, Libya, Tunisia, Tunis Tunisia, Matteo, Luigi Di Maio, Giuseppe Conte


Julian Assange and the Woeful State of Whistle-Blowers

As the media’s indispensable helpmates, don’t they deserve constitutional protection too?
Tags: News, Sweden, Washington Post, Iraq, Russia, Newspapers, Afghanistan, Kenya, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Tunisia, Defense Department, Freedom Of The Press, Great Britain, United States Army, Columbia Journalism Review


Ataurique.

I’m reading the free sample of Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires, by Tim Mackintosh-Smith, that Amazon sent me for my Kindle (a very useful service), and I’m enjoying it greatly — he’s a fine writer with a deep knowledge of Yemen (where he lives) and history. But he has an unfortunate weakness for recondite words that will mean nothing to almost any conceivable reader and that (to my mind) are not worth the effort of winkling out from the resources of the internet. The...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Uncategorized, Jerusalem, Linguistics, Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain, Tim, Shi, Louis CK, Isle Of Mull, David Eddyshaw, Tim Mackintosh Smith, Andalusia Turkestan Sind, Baharnah


Tunisia holds UN Libya arms trafficking expert in jail

UN says arrest and detention of Moncef Kartas violates diplomatic immunityA UN-appointed expert on breaches of the Libyan arms embargo has been arrested and kept in a Tunisian jail for nearly a month.Moncef Kartas, a Tunisian-German dual national, was arrested on 26 March. He is one of six UN experts appointed to investigate breaches of the UN-imposed embargo on arms to Libya first introduced in 2011. The UN says his detention is a violation of his diplomatic immunity. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Libya, Un, Tunisia, UN Libya, Moncef Kartas


Confederation Cup: North African teams dominate

Tunisia's CS Sfaxien, Morocco's Renaissance Berkane and Zamalek of Egypt all qualify for the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup.
Tags: News, Egypt, Tunisia, Zamalek, CS Sfaxien Morocco


Questions, suspicion follow Sudan coup

Sudan (MNN) -- It’s a new week in Sudan, but is it the start of a new era? Protesters don’t think so. Their demands for civilian rule continue, even though President Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year reign is over. A few days ago , the Sudanese army ousted Bashir and announced a three-month state of emergency with mandatory curfew. They also officially disbanded the government. Voice of the Martyrs ’ Todd Nettleton tells us, “This is a very significant change – simply to have him (Bashir) out of ...
Tags: Egypt, Middle East, United Nations, Sudan, South Sudan, Algeria, Tunisia, Muslim Brotherhood, Al Azhar University, Bashir, Omar al Bashir, Nettleton, Jerusalem Post, Wikimedia Commons, Todd Nettleton, Voice of the Martyrs


Chaouat stars as Sfaxien move closer to fourth CAF Cup title

Johannesburg (AFP) – Record three-time CAF Confederation Cup trophy-holders CS Sfaxien of Tunisia were indebted to Firas Chaouat as they beat Nkana FC of Zambia 2-0 on Sunday to book a semi-final place. The 22-year-old... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Johannesburg, Tunisia, Afp, Sfaxien, CS Sfaxien, Firas Chaouat, Nkana FC of Zambia