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Tunisia tourism revenues jump as Europeans return

Tourists enjoy on the beach of the Tunisian hotel where foreign tourists were massacred in 2015, as it reopens Tuesday May 2, 2017 in Sousse. Photos; Sami Toukef/AP/SIPATunisia's tourism revenues grew by 40 percent in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period last year, the government said Thursday, driven by a strong return of European tourists three years after they were targetted in militant attacks.

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Deaths surpass 1,000 this year after surge in attempts to cross Mediterranean, IOM says

A child has a light moment aboard the Open Arms aid boat, of Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO, Sunday, July 1, 2018, the day after being rescued from a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast. Photo: Olmo Calvo/AP/SIPAMore than 1,000 people have drowned in the Mediterranean this year sailing from Libya to Europe, with a rush in the past few days to beat an anticipated crackdown by the European Union, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday (July 2).

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Tunisia fans celebrate first World Cup victory in 40 years

Tunisia fans wave to the players after the group G match between Panama and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Saransk, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. Photo: Darko Bandic/AP/SIPATunisia fans praised the team for claiming a 2-1 victory over Panama in their final World Cup Group G match in Saransk.

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Burdened by cash shortages, Libyans struggle to welcome Ramadan

Men and children gathered for prayer on the first day of muslim festival Eid al-Adha at a mosque in Misrata, Libya, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Photo: Gaia Anderson/AP/SIPAAs the Muslim world prepares for the holy month of Ramadan, Libyan shoppers are crippled by a cash crisis that has hit their annual shopping sprees.

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Egypt signs MOU with China's GCL for $2 bln solar panel factory

10052018EgyptChina's GCL Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Egypt's ministry of military production to build a solar panel facility at a cost of up to $2 billion, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Thursday.

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I won’t change the constitution: Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President, Mauritania

 

Photo: Watt Abdel JelilWithout mincing his words, the head of state reviews some of the country’s issues, including his succession, relations with neighbouring countries and the Bouamatou saga

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