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(Placename) a variant spelling of Djerba


or Jer•ba

(ˈdʒɛr bə)

an island off the SE coast of Tunisia: Roman ruins. 92,269; 197 sq. mi. (510 sq. km).
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Driving from the forbidding Sahara to the pristine blue Mediterranean, I arrived at Jerba, Tunisia's south-eastern jewel, otherwise known as 'The Island of Tolerance'.
Project saneamienot of doEana, phase vi: extension of collectors in the municipalities of castilleja de la cuesta, jerba, and tomares sanlE[bar]car la mayor (sevilla).
Yesterday morning, thousands of Egyptian nationals fleeing the unrest in Libya were evacuated by planes from Jerba airport to Cairo airport after Tunisian border guards denied them entry to Tunisia, AFP reported.
Buses picked up dozens of them on Saturday afternoon at the Ras Jedir border crossing to take them to Jerba airport, 100 kilometres (60 miles) north, where flights were to evacuate them to Egypt, journalists said.
SNC Gets US Diplomatic Mission As Jerba Seeks Advance Arms: Syrian National Coalition's formal diplomatic mission in Washington now acts as the only legitimate representative of Syrian interests in the US.
In 1871 the US had seven consular agents in the towns of Jerba, Goleta, Mehdia, Monastir, Sfax.
There is also very nice desert three or four hours from Jerba with heated tents and very nice facilities.
Among their topics are Muslim pilgrims at Marian shrines, how Pharping people manage an exclusivist response to the procession of Vajrayogini, ritual polytropy in China, the Ghriba on the Island of Jerba or the re-invention of a shared shrine as a metonym for a multicultural Tunisia, and new ancestral shrines after the Cold War.
It said Health Minister Mohammed Hijazi and Social Affairs Minister Ibrahim Sherif arrived on Sunday in the tourist resort of Jerba, southern Tunisia, where the talks were underway.
North Africa is a strategic region for our expansion plans and we will continue to seek additional opportunities in Tunisia, in Jerba and Hammamet; in Morocco, in Casablanca and Marrakech, as well as in Egypt.
Del Rosario's two-and-a-half-hour trip late Sunday back to the Tunisian border region of Jerba with the Filipino workers aboard buses and vans passed off without any security problems, foreign affairs spokesman Ed Malaya said.
TUNISIA Combine culture and relaxation with three nights at the Dar Said in Sidi Bou Said in North Africa followed by four nights on the island of Jerba at the Movenpick Ulysse Palace (right).