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This Old Town In Tunis Will Make You Want To Pack Your Bags

HuffPost Tunisia | Sara Elkamel | Posted 09.16.2016 | Travel

Tunisia’s capital has a few incredible spots to visit, including Carthage and the Bardo National Museum. But if you’re planning a trip to Tunis, y...

Soft Targets And Tourist Terrorism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The Brussels, Istanbul and Paris terrorism attacks on soft targets and airports are all designed to maximize fear among two target populations: citizens and tourists.

Business and Government Must Work Together to Enhance Global Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

One of the most important reminders of the slaughter in Orlando and San Bernadino is that terrorists often prefer to attack "soft" targets because the...

Conflict, Ethics and Arab Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.30.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab media aren't facing up to their responsibility of not fanning the flames of hate speech and sedition, and should exert more effort to mitigate conflicts they help provoke.

Tunisia's Unfinished Revolution

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 01.25.2017 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Few would dispute the significant advances Tunisians have made towards democratization since escaping Ben Ali's dictatorship in 2011. But these accomplishments have remained elitist matters, viewed with apathy by the wider population.

Deadly Explosion Hits Military Bus In Tunisia

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.24.2015 | World

TUNIS, Nov 24 (Reuters) - At least 12 people were killed on Tuesday when an explosion tore through a bus full of Tunisian presidential guards in an at...

What the Islamic State Is Teaching the West About Social Media

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Daesh used brutality and fear as a form of seduction, appealing to a sense of individualism while glamorizing death and martyrdom.

18 Outstanding Young Photographers From The Arab World

HuffPost Tunisia | Aymen Gharbie | Posted 01.23.2015 | Arts

“Close to here: Young Photographers from North Africa and the Middle East” is an exhibition comprised of 18 young photographers from 10 Arab count...

Tunisia: Parliamentary Elections Will Decide the Future of Democracy, Stability

Ali Younes | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Ali Younes

As the Tunisian elections are scheduled to take place next Sunday, political groups and parties are gearing up for a battle they described as "transformative moment" in the history of Tunisia.

North African Soccer Pitches Return as Venues for Anti-government Protests

James Dorsey | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The incidents reflect mounting anger and frustration among North African youth who have few if any social and economic prospects.

Google Shows People Around The World Have Lots Of The Same Questions

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 08.12.2014 | World

If you are in New York and type the words "why am" into Google's search bar, the first two suggestions offered by Google's Autocomplete function are "...

Bardo Museum: A Tunisian Treasure

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.04.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I couldn't get enough of the fabulous mosaics dating from ancient Greek times to well after the Christian era at Tunisia's renovated National Bardo Mu...

Dead Sea Declaration Gives boost to Community Media in MENA region

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

More than 120 community radio activists from 14 Arab countries gathered at the lowest spot on Earth to talk about the challenges of producing, broadcasting and sustaining community owned media, especially radio.

Radio Beijing in the Middle East

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

Like American public diplomacy efforts in the Arab world, the Confucius Institute--the franchise of Chinese educational facilities that was promoted in the Arabic CRI broadcast--also encounters opposition in some countries where it maintains a presence.

Tunisian Food Is Exotic and Delicious... and Here It's Kosher!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Alain Cohen is the Tunisian/French/Jewish-American who runs this restaurant. I am a non-practicing Jewish guy who exercises my Zen Juddhist beliefs...

Has Syria's Famous Brocade Survived?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It dawned on me that period piece attire worn in popular Arabic TV serials resembles the elaborate and beautiful brocade designs I used to see in the ...

From Tunis to Cairo, the Other Path

Kader A. Abderrahim | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Kader A. Abderrahim

Both countries are now weakened by violence. Another path is possible. Taking it requires the willingness of politicians, especially those who are governing, to open the dialogue and create a broad consensus. This is the only choice; the other leads to the abyss.

Tunisia Puts Topless Activists On Trial

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

Three European women went on trial in Tunis on Wednesday for holding a topless anti-Islamist protest, and their French lawyer said he was confident ab...

Tensions With Tunisia's Jihadists: Who Will Blink First?

Daniel Nisman | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Tunisia's jihadists have made their stance perfectly clear regarding their refusal to compromise with any push toward liberal democracy. The ball is now solely in the court of the moderate Islamists currently holding Tunisia's seat of power.

Thousands Protest Slaying Of Tunisian Opposition Leader

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

Tunis, Feb 6 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Tunisians protested on Wednesday outside the Interior Ministry against the killing of opposition figure Sho...

Tunisia Eyes Its Cops and Spies

Joseph Braude | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Joseph Braude

Today in Tunisia and Egypt, most of the people who staff the police and intelligence services are holdovers from the deposed regime -- while some of the very Islamists whom they were trained to undermine hold the reins of power.

Restoring The Hope, Dignity Ignited By The Arab Spring

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

Over the last two days in Tunis I have met with leaders of the business community, government agencies, development agencies and young people, and they all believe that there is hope and the biggest challenge is to restore dignity.

Arab Spring Activists Inspired to Capture Airwaves

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.15.2012 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

Palestine's experience of capturing airwaves in a period of transition was of extreme interest to media activists from Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.

The World Turns Its Back Again: Tunis 2012-Bermuda 1943

Barry Lando | Posted 04.26.2012 | World
Barry Lando

Imagine if anyone with the Internet had been able to follow the massacre of the civilians in the Warsaw Ghetto. Imagine if the world had seen all that 69 years ago: the scenes we've been witnessing every day from Homs.

TV Director In Tunisia Goes On Trial For Airing 'Persepolis'

Human Rights Watch | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Human Rights Watch

A Tunis court announced that Nabil Karoui, director of Nessma TV, will go on trial for airing the French animated movie Persepolis, a disturbing turn for the nascent Tunisian democracy.