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Tunisia to block HSBC settlement in Geneva

Tunisia has filed an objection to HSBC's agreement to pay 40 million Swiss francs ($42.5 million) to settle a money laundering investigation at its Swiss private bank, Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung reported on Sunday.

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Tunisia declares state of emergency after hotel attack

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday to give his government more powers following an Islamic militant attack on a beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly Britons, were killed. Tunis

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Tour operators evacuate thousands from Tunisia

Tour companies were evacuating thousands of foreign holidaymakers from Tunisia on Saturday, a day after a gunman killed 39 people at a beach hotel in an attack claimed by Islamic State. Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid sai

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Friday attacks show Islamic State's growing reach

The attacks came one after the other in the space of a few hours. In France, a decapitated body covered in Arabic writing was found after an attacker rammed his car into a gas container, triggering an explosion. In Kuwait, a suici

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Gunman kills 39 at Tunisian beachside hotel

A gunman disguised as a tourist opened fire at a Tunisian hotel on Friday with a rifle he had hidden in an umbrella, killing 39 people including Britons, Germans and Belgians as they lounged at the beach in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

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Revamped Tunisian job portal launched

Silatech, a social enterprise which promotes large-scale job creation, and Microsoft announced the launch of a new-look Tounes Ta3mal jobs portal targeted at unemployed Tunisian youth. The revamped portal (tounes.ta3mal.com) was unveile

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Microsoft Imagine Cup winners announced

The winners of this year's Microsoft Imagine Cup Pan-Arab Semi-Finals were announced last night (June 2). Team T2 from Tunisia took top spot in the Games category, while Team BCR from Palestine won first prize for Innovation a

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Al Baraka Tunisia Q1 income doubles

Al Baraka Bank Tunisia, a subsidiary banking unit of Al Baraka Banking Group, announced that first quarter net income jumped by 100 per cent to reach four million Tunisian dinars ($2.1 million) compared to the same period in 2014.

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Bahrain wins Arab media awards

Bahrain won four awards in the 16th edition of the Arab Festival for Radio and Television, which concluded yesterday (May 17) in Hammamet, Tunisia, in the presence of senior Arab officials and artists. The Arab States Broadcasting

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Tunisian business environment to be highlighted at forum

The new characteristics of the Tunisian business environment, measure implemented to sustain inward investment and bring together industry leaders, key decision makers, senior officials and foreign companies from emerging and developing countrie

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