Tunisia’s Jewish community eyes mass exodus amid security, tourism woes

Tunisia’s Jewish community eyes mass exodus amid security, tourism woes

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Tunisia’s sole Jewish community is one of the last remaining Jewish societies in the Arab world. But as the security situation worsens and the vital tourism industry struggles, the Jews of Djerba are considering moving en masse to Israel. Three major terrorist attacks since the beginning of 2015 have […]

‘Increased threats’: U.S. issues terror warning for travel to Turkey, Tunisia

‘Increased threats’: U.S. issues terror warning for travel to Turkey, Tunisia

Special to WorldTribune.com The U.S. State Department has in the past week warned U.S. citizens against travel to Turkey and Tunisia amid rising terrorist threats. On March 29, the State Department warned of “increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey” near the Syrian border. Family members of U.S. […]

From Arab winter to Persian spring?

From Arab winter to Persian spring?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Five years after the onset of the pro-democracy revolts against authoritarian rulers in much of the Middle East, the heady warm breezes of the Arab Spring have been replaced with swirling ill winds sweeping the region from Tunisia to Iraq. Governments were toppled, chaos ensued, […]