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Tunisia declares mountainous area 'military zone'
April 17, 2014

Tunisia's presidency on Wednesday declared a mountainous region near the border with Algeria where its forces have been hunting jihadists a "closed military zone".


"Mount Chaambi and some surrounding areas including the mountains of Sammama, Salloum and"...

 
 
Pollution Ravages Old Port of Tunis
April 17, 2014
The poor men who fish in the old port of Tunis have seen the harbor basin spoiled by pollution. Industrial discharge and sewage have affected the water, while construction waste has accumulated on the docks. People rummage in piles of waste for something that may be of use, with many collecting plastic bottles and empty soda cans.

Ali Mezri goes there to search for “rags and tissues that can be used in our workshop to wipe our hands,” he said. Others seek to...
 
 
Tunisia MPs condemn “light” verdicts for Ben Ali officials
April 17, 2014

A dozen Tunisian MPs have frozen their membership at the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) to condemn the reduced sentences received by top officials of the former Ben Ali regime earlier this week; sentences they and many other Tunisians slam as “too lenient”.


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April 17, 2014
Tunisian Minister of Economy and Finance, Hakim Hammouda, on Tuesday have the assurance that salaries of civil servants would be paid without delay despite the difficult economic situation in the country.

He said that the government would not adopt a policy of austerity, even if there was a need to take steps to better manage consumption during the coming period while mobilizing the country's own resources and seeking additional resources from the outside.

According to him, the government would also adopt a complementary financial law to solve the deteriorating economic situation.

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April 17, 2014
A Siege of Salt and Sand, a new documentary film about Tunisia, promises to be an important motivator in redefining the current political agenda towards adapting to climate change and mitigating environmental issues in Tunisia.

Climate Change, as we know by now and has been reconfirmed this year through the ......

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