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the woman protecting tunisia's cultural heritage


as ancient buildings fall into disrepair and traditional crafts are in danger of disappearing, entrepreneur leila ben gacem has taken it upon herself to save and preserve what she can of the country's rich culture.






the woman protecting tunisia's cultural heritage


as ancient buildings fall into disrepair and traditional crafts are in danger of disappearing, entrepreneur leila ben-gacem has taken it upon herself to save and preserve what she can of the country's rich culture.






the woman trying to protect tunisia's heritage


as ancient buildings fall into disrepair and traditional crafts are in danger of disappearing, entrepreneur leila ben gacem has taken it upon herself to save and preserve what she can of the country's rich culture.






the un added a horse game from kyrgyzstan and dolma to a list of important cultu


representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity inducted 33 new elements this year






eu’s tusk says europe should preserve its cultural heritage


brussels (ap) — european union chief donald tusk has weighed in on the continent’s migration debate, describing europe as a “cultural community” whose heritage must be preserved. the president of the european council has told the european parliament that europe’s cultural legacy should be a source of pride, not of superiority. he says the continent […]






eu to crack down on illegal sale of cultural heritage


brussels (ap) — the european union plans to tighten rules and enforcement on the illegal import of art heritage objects which now are often used to finance extremist groups. the eu commission said thursday it wants to extend and toughen the bans on the import of cultural goods from war-torn third countries which lack a […]






there is no such thing as white cultural heritage. the west’s legacy is open to


their claims to western culture—an essentially multi-racial, multi-ethnic legacy—are fake. the alt-right is attacking, not protecting, this culture.






jihadi launchpad tunisia hesitates taking extremists back


kelibia, tunisia (ap) — tunisia has the unhappy distinction of being one of the world’s biggest exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the islamic state return home to kill western tourists, soldiers and even an unfortunate shepherd. now, as the extremists suffer one battlefield defeat after another, tunisia is being […]






un warns that destroying cultural heritage may be war crime


united nations (ap) — the u.n. security council unanimously adopted a resolution friday condemning the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage and warning the islamic state extremist group, al-qaida and other combatants that such attacks may constitute war crimes. the resolution approved by the u.n.’s most powerful body expands previous measures which were limited to the […]






the pizza! the pizza! unesco recognizes napoli’s gift to the world


unesco’s committee for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage put the roughly 3,000 pizza makers, or pizzaiuoli, of naples on its representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. napoli celebrates with, of course, pizza!






world donors pledge $75 million to protect cultural heritage sites from war, ter


world donors pledged more than $75 million monday to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the wave of ideological-driven destruction carried out by islamic state militants. french president francois hollande, speaking at a donors' conference in the louvre museum in paris, said...






eu to crack down on illegal sale of cultural heritage


the european union plans to tighten rules and enforcement on the illegal import of art heritage objects which now are often used to finance extremist groups.






why every american should study western heritage 101


america's lack of civic and cultural knowledge is an existential threat, says hillsdale college president larry arnn in his introduction to 'history 101: western heritage.'






unesco declares hebron old city a world heritage site


un's cultural arm voted 12 to three to give heritage status to the old city of hebron in the israeli-occupied west bank.






the myth of tunisia's exceptionalism


the popular idea of tunisia being a post-arab spring 'success story' is quite harmful.






how will tunisia recover from its economic woes?


fears of instability in tunisia as protests over government's austerity measures continue.






donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism


france is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars from international donors to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the kind of destruction carried out by islamic state group militants.






how can tunisia rebuild its economy?


some blame an imf loan as the main reason tunisia's government included strict austerity measures in its 2018 budget.






tunisia: officials say man blew himself up after standoff


tunis, tunisia (ap) — tunisia’s interior ministry says a suspected extremist blew himself up in the ben guerdane area near the border with libya following a standoff with police. the man’s identity hasn’t been disclosed. the ministry said in a statement issued monday that a second suspect was shot during an exchange of fire. authorities […]






protester dies amid fears of more unrest in tunisia


one protester is killed after a national guard vehicle ran him over and at least 50 others injured in south tunisia.






more protests expected in tunisia after mass arrests


the un says it is concerned about the number of arrests during anti-government demonstrations in tunisia.






adel chihi: how sport can make a difference in tunisia


the story of one man who chose to leave tunisia's sport cafe culture behind and live the experience instead.






eritrea's capital added to unesco world heritage list


eritrean officials say the decision by the u.n. cultural agency to put the african nation's capital city of asmara on the unesco world heritage list is a "victory."






$75 million pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones


world donors pledged more than $75 million monday to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the wave of ideological-driven destruction carried out by islamic state militants.






tunisia, shaken by protests, marks 7 years since revolution


tunis, tunisia (ap) — tunisia, shaken by days of nationwide unrest over price hikes, is marking seven years on sunday since the north african nation drove out its long-time autocratic ruler. tunisians are calling for peaceful protests on the anniversary to tell the country’s new leaders that they have failed to fix problems that stirred […]






$75 million pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones


world donors pledged more than $75 million monday to an historic unesco-backed alliance to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the wave of ideological-driven destruction carried out by islamic state group militants.






amnesty accuses tunisia security forces of abuses


tunisia denies policy of torture by state forces after group says rise in 'brutal tactics' threatens democratic reforms.






tunisia’s bank governor is fired after eu blacklists nation


tunis, tunisia (ap) — tunisia’s prime minster has removed the governor of its central bank hours after the european parliament put the north african country on a blacklist of non-eu nations amid fears it posed a risk over money laundering and terrorist financing. prime minister youssef chahed proposed wednesday to replace chedli ayari with 58-year-old […]






old german caves, poland silver mines make un heritage list


the united nations' cultural agency has added to its list of world heritage sites six caves in west germany with art dating back to the ice age and old silver ore mines in southern poland.






eritrea's capital added to unesco world heritage list


eritrean officials on saturday claimed "victory" after the u.n. cultural agency unanimously decided to put the african nation's capital city of asmara on the unesco world heritage list — the result of years of lobbying by one of the world's most reclusive governments.






old german caves, poland silver mines make un heritage list


ancient caves in west germany with art dating back to the ice age and disused silver ore mines in southern poland were among the sites that a united nations cultural agency has added to its list of heritage treasures during its current session.






trade and security to dominate macron visit to tunisia


french president emmanuel macron will be in tunisia this week, but analysts say the visit is 'just business as usual'.






do mass protests in tunisia mark the start of a new arab spring?


as if by some cosmic irony, tunisia is once again being rocked by mass protests and its government, once again, is cracking down.






switzerland returns millions linked to ex-leader to tunisia


switzerland is transferring 3.5 million euros ($3.9 million) to tunisia that had been frozen in connection with a close relative of former president zine el abidine ben ali.






are muslim women closing the gender gap in tunisia?


tunisia lifts ban on muslim women marrying non-muslims despite opposition from mainstream clerics.