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and filmmaker I listen to this he's even speak Luke Skywalker's home in the Tunisian desert the force is strong in that one with someone on BBC Radio Wales.
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of things and this is brutal to people. I can imagine trying to deal with things like the Tunisian incident, people picked off on a beach
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Oscilloscope has acquired U.S. rights to Beauty And The Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit), the film that's playing in the Cannes Film Festival 's Un Certain Regard section. A 2017 release is planned for the pic written and directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, about a young Tunisian woman (Mariam Al Ferjani) who is raped by police officers after leaving a party and is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights even though justice lies on the side of her...
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A doctor at a Tunisian hospital says one protester has died and several more have been injured during clashes with police in a southern region where tense protests over social demands have gone on for weeks
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Tunisian protesters demanding jobs have closed down a second oil pumping station in the south in defiance of government attempts to protect oil and gasfields with troops and negotiate an end to unrest, two local radios reported on Sunday. Protesters peacefully shut a pumping station at Faouar in southern Kebili province, where French oil company Perenco operates, according to one local witness and Mosaique FM and Shems FM radio stations. "We shut down the pumping station for Perenco, where we are carrying out our sit-in protest. We had no problem with the army. We are just demanding jobs," said Faker Ajmi, one of the protesters told Reuters by telephone. The energy ministry did not reply to a request for comment. A spokesman for Perenco also did not immediately reply to an email asking about the status of their operations. Officials said earlier this month Perenco's production halted at Baguel and Tarfa fields, which are for gas and condensate output.
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Tunisian protesters shut an oil pumping station that feeds a coastal terminal Saturday after a standoff with troops, escalating a weeks-long protest for jobs in their marginalized southern region. Tunisia is a small oil producer with around 44,000 barrels per day nationwide. But weeks of protests in southern provinces have forced two foreign oil and gas companies to stop production or close fields and another removed staff as a precaution. Army protection The army has been protecting energy facilities in south Tataouine province. But after troops fired in the air to disperse a crowd, an agreement was reached to allow a local engineer to close the Vana pumping station to avoid any clashes, state radio and two witness said. "After the army intervened by firing twice in the air, the young protesters got in and with the help of a local engineer were able to close the station," witness Jamel Daifallah said by telephone.
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There are calls to cancel a pro-migrant rally in Italy after an army officer and policeman were stabbed by a half Tunisian man suspected of “radicalisation”, the Italian media is reporting.
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After years of falling tourist numbers, the iconic Tunisian resort of Djerba is seeing a rise in visitors.
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Berlin's top security official says a document has surfaced that suggests it might have been possible to arrest Anis Amri, the Tunisian who drove a truck into a Christmas market, before the attack
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A red palm weevil infestation is decimating trees and posing a threat to the country’s date crop, a mainstay of the fragile economy It’s an unlikely but very real crisis for a country with a teetering economy: a tiny red devil is invading Tunisia and it could cost hundreds of thousands of people their livelihoods. Morched Garbouj, president of a Tunisian environmental group, smiled as he told the popular legend of how the red palm weevil first arrived in Tunisia. “Some people say that it was the former dictator Ben Ali’s son-in-law who brought it here. He was known for bringing in exotic animals, exotic trees, that kind of thing.” He points to the fact that the area suffering the greatest devastation is in Carthage, around the presidential palace. “Well, maybe it’s true!” Related: Tunisian political party fights for women's rights with gender violence bill Continue reading...
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Adel Dridi describes setting himself on fire after police barred him from selling strawberries on the side of a Tunisian road
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The number of pilgrims visiting the Ghriba synagogue has fallen sharply since a suicide bombing claimed by Al-Qaeda struck Ghriba just before the 2002 pilgrimage, killing 21 people. Before then the event attracted as many as 8,000 pilgrims a year. Believed to have been founded in 586 BC by Jews fleeing the destruction of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, the Ghriba synagogue has long been a destination for pilgrims, especially for Jews of Tunisian descent. Around 1,500 Jews live in Tunisia today, down from an estimated 100,000 before the country won independence from France in 1956. Many of today's pilgrims came from Europe, the United States and Israel. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed was in Ghriba on Sunday to deliver what he called "a double message". "Firstly... Tunisia is a country several thousand years old, with a deep-rooted history of openness to all religions," he told AFP.
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5 percent unemployment, the state fares worse than the national rate of 5.8 percent, she said. "Through intelligent policies and solid finances, and by doubling our investments in research, we have managed to reduce the number of jobless people to half that in 2005 when I became chancellor," she said, campaigning for CDU candidate Armin Laschet. - Security, traffic jams - Mindful that local issues can tip the balance, Merkel has also blamed the incumbents for persistent traffic jams that "are longer than from here to the moon". The CDU has also accused the state's SPD-Green governing coalition of security failures. State interior minister Ralf Jaeger has faced criticism for failing to detain Anis Amri, the Tunisian asylum seeker suspected in the deadly Berlin Christmas market rampage last year. Amri had lived in the state and was deemed a threat by intelligence officials, but Jaeger argued that there was insufficient evidence to lock him up.
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They said pilgrims were expected from Belgium, Spain, the United States and even Israel, despite the government there warning its citizens for the third consecutive year against taking part. The festival passed off without incident last year and in 2015. Since its 2011 revolution, Tunisia has experienced an increase in jihadist attacks that have cost the lives of dozens of members of the security forces and 59 foreign tourists. The country has also been under a state of emergency since November 2015, when a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed 12 presidential guards. "We trust the Tunisian authorities to guarantee security," the head of the synagogue, Perez Trabelsi, told AFP. "I am optimistic." A helicopter overflew the area and checkpoints were set up around the synagogue which was heavily guarded by police, soldiers and members of the anti-terror brigades.
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