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(French kɛrwɑ̃) ,




(Placename) a city in NE Tunisia: one of the holy cities of Islam; pilgrimage and trading centre. Pop: 124 000 (2005 est)


or Kair•wan

(kɛrˈwɑn, kaɪər-)

a city in NE Tunisia: a holy city of Islam. 72,254.
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Un deuxieme groupe de touristes chinois se rendra, le 24 fevrier courant, a la ville de Kairouan dans le cadre de la promotion de la destination Tunisie aupres du marche chinois, a indique le commissaire regional au tourisme a Kairouan, Khaled Klouiia.
TAP) -- Plans to create four regional hospitals will be launched in 2018, respectively in Kairouan, Siliana, Sidi Bouzid and Jendouba, with funding from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, for 242 million dinars ($ 100 million) , as well as a cancer hospital in Tunis, in 2019, at a cost of $ 100 million, Kuwait's ambassador to Tunis, Ahmed al-Dhafiri, announced on Friday during a working visit to Kairouan, as part of the Tunisian-Kuwaiti cooperation.
The onshore Sidi Kilani block, in the north-eastern province of Kairouan, has what was once Tunisia's third largest field Sidi Kilani.
11 (BNA): Four members of a terrorist cell, plotting attacks in the southern city of Sfax were arrested in Kairouan, Tunisian Interior Ministry said in a press statement.
Une greve de deux jours sera entamee par le personnel de l'hopital regional Ibn Jazzar a Kairouan, a partir de ce lundi 07 juillet.
Le groupe salafiste jihadiste tunisien Ansar Asharia, qualifie de "terroriste" par les autorites, a appele hier mardi a une manifestation de protestation vendredi a Kairouan (centre) contre l'arrestation de leur porte-parole Seifeddine Rais.
There was a heavy police presence at tollbooths along the main highway from the capital to the central city of Kairouan where the Salafists have vowed to hold Sunday's gathering, AFP correspondents reported.
First published in 1877, this is a travelogue of a Victorian-era English traveler's journey from Tripoli in present-day Libya to the city of Kairouan in present-day Tunisia.
Summary: Kairouan - Moroccan poet Mohammed Bennis was awarded, on Thursday in Tunisia, the Maghreb Culture Prize in recognition of his outstanding literary achievements and poetry works.
Summary: After being destroyed during the1969 floods, the railway network in the Governorate of Kairouan will be connected once again to Enfidha city (located 60km up North).
The onshore Sidi Kilani block, in the north-eastern province of Kairouan, has Tunisia's third largest oilfield also called Sidi Kilani.
Hamdan Al Maktoum, who was paying a rare visit to a German racecourse, was out of luck with Mudaa-Eb, but he did see his colours carried to victory by Kairouan de Jos (2-5) in the Shadwell Stakes, one of two Arab races which he sponsored.