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Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)

Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, others that may begin fasts from Tuesday

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
  • Ramadan 2021: From Saudi Arabia to Asian countries like India and Pakistan and Western nations like USA and UK, here is a list of regions that begin fasting from Tuesday after sighting the crescent moon
In a second operation, in the Mount Mghila area, security forces killed a suspected leader of Tunisia's Jund Al Khilafa brigade(REUTERS)
In a second operation, in the Mount Mghila area, security forces killed a suspected leader of Tunisia's Jund Al Khilafa brigade(REUTERS)

Extremist kills self, her baby in Tunisia suicide bombing

AP | , Tunis
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 03:01 PM IST
  • Authorities said it was the first time they had reported the presence of a woman among the jihadis taking refuge in Mount Salloum area
Tunisia hopes to save its tourism season, as it will ease Covid-19 measures(Pexels)
Tunisia hopes to save its tourism season, as it will ease Covid-19 measures(Pexels)

Tunisia eases Covid-19 measures in hope to save tourism season

Reuters | , Tunis
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 07:35 AM IST
The Health Ministry of Tunisia, on Friday, revealed that they will ease the Covid-19 protocols, including nighttime curfew, quarantine for visitors and movement between cities in an attempt to bring the tourists back.
Tunisia extends curfew as Covid-19 'at a critical juncture', bans protests(Twitter/TheMosaicRooms)
Tunisia extends curfew as Covid-19 'at a critical juncture', bans protests(Twitter/TheMosaicRooms)

Tunisia extends curfew as Covid-19 'at a critical juncture', bans protests

AP |
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:48 AM IST
  • Amid rising Covid-19 cases which are also among the highest rates in Africa, Tunisia announces new restrictions and bans protests that erupted soon after the new lockdown measures were announced
Tunisia’s tourism revenue plunged by 65% in 2020 compared to 2019, to around $746 million, official figures showed on Thursday, as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic dealt a severe blow to the country’s economy.(Unsplash)
Tunisia’s tourism revenue plunged by 65% in 2020 compared to 2019, to around $746 million, official figures showed on Thursday, as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic dealt a severe blow to the country’s economy.(Unsplash)

Pandemic drives down Tunisia’s tourism revenue by 65%

Tunis | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:18 PM IST
Tunisia’s tourism revenue plunged by 65% in 2020 compared to 2019, to around $746 million, official figures showed on Thursday, as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic dealt a severe blow to the country’s economy.
Tunisia adds Denmark to air travel ban list(Reuters)
Tunisia adds Denmark to air travel ban list(Reuters)

Tunisia adds Denmark to air travel ban list until further notice

Cairo | By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 07:40 AM IST
After suspending air travel with Britain, Australia and South Africa, Tunisia has now put a ban on all air travel with Denmark amid fears of spread of the new coronavirus strain.
“I would never describe the act of self-immolation as an act of courage because even the bravest person in the world couldn’t do it,” Hosni Kalaia, 49, told the Associated Press in his family home(AP)
“I would never describe the act of self-immolation as an act of courage because even the bravest person in the world couldn’t do it,” Hosni Kalaia, 49, told the Associated Press in his family home(AP)

Self-immolation persists as grim form of protest in Tunisia

Kasserine | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 04:18 PM IST
Hundreds of Tunisians have turned to the desperate act of self-immolation in the past 10 years, following the example of Mohammed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old fruit seller in the town of Sidi Bouzid who set himself ablaze on December 17, 2010, to protest police harassment.
In December 2010, the uprising began in Tunisia and quickly spread from country to country in revolts against longtime authoritarian rulers(AP)
In December 2010, the uprising began in Tunisia and quickly spread from country to country in revolts against longtime authoritarian rulers(AP)

A decade later, Arab Spring legacy lost in wars, repression

Cairo | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:55 PM IST
For a time after 2011, the surge toward those dreams seemed irreversible. Now they are further than ever. Those who keep the faith are convinced that yearning was real and remains, or is even growing as people across the Arab world struggle with worsening economies and heavier repression.
Thanks to North African nation’s age-old textile-making traditions, Tunisia is a good fit for the eco-fashion they want to champion.(Unsplash)
Thanks to North African nation’s age-old textile-making traditions, Tunisia is a good fit for the eco-fashion they want to champion.(Unsplash)

Eco-fashion offers a renaissance for new Tunisian brands

Mahdia (Tunisia) | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Tunisian designers like Mechri are increasingly going back to their roots, embracing local artisans and environmentally conscious materials.
The Italian minister, Luciana Lamorgese, and French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin held talks in Rome on Friday.(Pixabay)
The Italian minister, Luciana Lamorgese, and French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin held talks in Rome on Friday.(Pixabay)

Italy, France consider giving Tunisia migrant boat alerts

Rome | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 08:33 AM IST
Italy and France are considering deploying sea or air craft to alert Tunisia to the departure of clandestine boats ferrying migrants north to Italian shores.
An assailant shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in Nice on Thursday, in France’s second deadly knife attack in two weeks with a suspected Islamist motive(Reuters)
An assailant shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in Nice on Thursday, in France’s second deadly knife attack in two weeks with a suspected Islamist motive(Reuters)

Six in custody over Nice church attack in France

Grasse | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 05:32 PM IST
The latest arrests in the case involved two men from the town of Grasse,near the southern French coast close to Nice,BFM TV reported
The seven men are in good health and formalities are being completed to facilitate their return to India, the external affairs ministry said in a statement.(ANI PHOTO.)
The seven men are in good health and formalities are being completed to facilitate their return to India, the external affairs ministry said in a statement.(ANI PHOTO.)

Indians abducted in Libya released, efforts on for their return home: MEA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 09:02 PM IST
On October 8, the external affairs ministry confirmed the seven Indians had been abducted at Asshwerif in Libya on September 14, while they were travelling to Tripoli airport to catch a flight back to India. The men belong to Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
Tunisian forensic police investigate the site of an attack on Tunisian National Guard officers on September 6, 2020, in Sousse, south of the capital Tunis.(AFP photo)
Tunisian forensic police investigate the site of an attack on Tunisian National Guard officers on September 6, 2020, in Sousse, south of the capital Tunis.(AFP photo)

Tunisia arrests 7 suspects after deadly weekend attack

Tunis | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 09:28 PM IST
Tunisian authorities say that they have arrested seven people suspected of links to a deadly weekend attack that left one security officer dead and another injured.
A plea bargaining is an arrangement between the prosecutor and accused whereby the latter pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence or an agreement to drop other charges.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A plea bargaining is an arrangement between the prosecutor and accused whereby the latter pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence or an agreement to drop other charges.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Markaz meet: 91 from 21 countries get bail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur granted bail to the accused on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each.
The pandemic has severely impacted the tourism sector, which contributes nearly 10% of gross domestic product and is a key source of foreign currency.(Unsplash)
The pandemic has severely impacted the tourism sector, which contributes nearly 10% of gross domestic product and is a key source of foreign currency.(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Tunisia reopens borders to tourists after curbing spread of coronavirus

Tunis | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 10:31 AM IST
Tunisia reopened its land, sea and air borders for the first time in more than three months after it announced it had brought the coronavirus outbreak under control.
The coast guard recovered the bodies and a search was launched with divers.(File photo for representation)
The coast guard recovered the bodies and a search was launched with divers.(File photo for representation)

Bodies of 20 African migrants recovered off Tunisia

Tunis | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 11:24 PM IST
The bodies of about 20 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were recovered Tuesday from waters off Tunisia, a legal official said, as a search was launched for 30 others.
The WHO is an issue of growing dispute between the world’s two major economic powers.(AP)
The WHO is an issue of growing dispute between the world’s two major economic powers.(AP)

US objects to UN resolution on coronavirus amid China dispute

United Nations | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2020 03:32 PM IST
The U.S. objection to the Security Council resolution drafted by France and Tunisia reflects rising tensions between Washington and Beijing, and apparent differences within the Trump administration.
Majid Al Futtaim CEO Alain Bejjani, center left, and store manager Arnaud Bouf, center, walk through heavy shopping traffic during the coronavirus pandemic in the world's busiest Carrefour supermarket, at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(AP)
Majid Al Futtaim CEO Alain Bejjani, center left, and store manager Arnaud Bouf, center, walk through heavy shopping traffic during the coronavirus pandemic in the world's busiest Carrefour supermarket, at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(AP)

Dinner on a doorstep: Reaching the Middle East’s vulnerable in lockdown Ramadan

Amman | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 01:12 PM IST
It’s a time of year when homeless and isolated people in the Middle East can count on hot meals and friendly conversations with strangers.
Islamic extremists have targeted Tunisia in recent years, killing scores of people.(AFP)
Islamic extremists have targeted Tunisia in recent years, killing scores of people.(AFP)

Explosion near US Embassy in Tunisia wounds 5 police officers

Tunisia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 06:03 PM IST
Two people on a motorcycle set off a blast near the U.S. Embassy in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, five police officers were wounded.
A file photo of Amit Panghal.(PTI)
A file photo of Amit Panghal.(PTI)

Amit Panghal reaches quarterfinals of World Military Games

Wuhan | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 11:37 PM IST
Amit Panghal beat Tunisia’s Boughanmi Bilel 4-1 in the men’s 52kg category as the boxers continued to impress.
Some 13,000 polling booths opened across Tunisia at 8:00 am (0700 GMT) on Sunday, with two dozen candidates vying for a five-year mandate.(REUTERS)
Some 13,000 polling booths opened across Tunisia at 8:00 am (0700 GMT) on Sunday, with two dozen candidates vying for a five-year mandate.(REUTERS)

Tunisia, cradle of Arab Spring, goes to polls in a tight presidential contest

Tunis | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 09:29 PM IST
Key players include media mogul Nabil Karoui, behind bars due to an ongoing money laundering probe, Abdelfattah Mourou, who heads a first-time bid for Islamist-inspired party Ennahdha, and Prime Minister Youssef Chahed.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

From mother to daughter, Tunisia potters pass on ancestral know-how

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Sejnane, Tunisia
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 12:18 PM IST
With bucket and spade in hand, Sabiha Ayari from Sejnane in northern Tunisia is among the women keeping alive an ancient tradition of creating pottery with all-natural materials.
India evacuated its entire contingent of peacekeeping forces comprising of 15 CRPF personnel from Tripoli after the situation there “suddenly worsened”, according to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
India evacuated its entire contingent of peacekeeping forces comprising of 15 CRPF personnel from Tripoli after the situation there “suddenly worsened”, according to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Indian CRPF contingent evacuated as situation worsens in Libya: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 10:35 PM IST
The Indian Ambassador in Tunisia has the concurrent charge of Libya. The CRPF contingent is deployed as the Peacekeeping force in Tripoli, Swaraj outlined.
Indian students fail to make cut for easier UK visa norms(HT File Photo)
Indian students fail to make cut for easier UK visa norms(HT File Photo)

Indian students fail to make cut for easier UK visa norms

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 09:12 AM IST
India once again failed to make the cut to be added to the expanded list of countries, which has now included Brazil, Kazakhstan, Mauritius, Oman, Peru and Tunisia.
Mohamed Salah will lead Egypt at the African Nations Cup.(REUTERS)
Mohamed Salah will lead Egypt at the African Nations Cup.(REUTERS)

African Nations Cup pushed back a week for Ramadan

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2019 11:51 PM IST
According to media reports, a request was made for the move by a number of mainly Muslim North African nations, including Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, who have all already sealed qualification
Once widespread in rural Tunisia, tattoos have long been considered vulgar and associated with people who are poorly educated or who have gone off the rails.(AFP)
Once widespread in rural Tunisia, tattoos have long been considered vulgar and associated with people who are poorly educated or who have gone off the rails.(AFP)

Long despised, tattoos emerge from shadows in Tunisia

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Tunis
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 11:52 AM IST
Tattooing is no longer a problem as in the past in Tunisia, with the evolution of media in the world and the frequent sighting of tattooed stars and celebrities.
Egypt's Mohamed Salah in action against Tunisia in the African Nations Cup.(REUTERS)
Egypt's Mohamed Salah in action against Tunisia in the African Nations Cup.(REUTERS)

African Nations Cup: Mohamed Salah scores late winner for Egypt, Morocco sink Cameroon

Johannesburg | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 11:18 AM IST
Mohamed Salah, who had a quiet match, produced yet another last-gasp winner for his country in the 90th minute with a deft chip over the goalkeeper after a quick interchange of passes.
File picture of Nick Kyrgios(AFP)
File picture of Nick Kyrgios(AFP)

Nick Kyrgios ‘surprised’ by Russian love

Moscow | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 09:37 AM IST
The 23-year-old Kyrgios, who has slumped to 37th in the world rankings after struggling for form and fitness this year, will meet Mirza Basic in the last 16, after the Bosnian saw off Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri 7-6 (7/4), 6-2.
Madagascar qualified for their first ever African Nations Cup finals after beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 at home(AFP/Getty Images)
Madagascar qualified for their first ever African Nations Cup finals after beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 at home(AFP/Getty Images)

Madagascar seal first ever Nations Cup berth along with Egypt, Tunisia

Cape Town | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 09:10 AM IST
Senegal won 1-0 in Sudan thanks to a late goal from Sidy Sarr as Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was left out of the team after hurting a thumb at the weekend.
England Coach Gareth Southgate attends a training session.(REUTERS)
England Coach Gareth Southgate attends a training session.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: In Russia, England plan revolution

Hindustan Times, Moscow | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2018 11:27 PM IST
Colombia up for the fight but hopes rise on Gareth Southgate’s young team
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