Tunisia’s President Suspends Parliament

Tunisian troops blocked the head of parliament from entering the building early Monday, hours after President Kais Saied announced he had fired Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspended parliament for 30 days. Saied, a political independent, said he was acting in response to the country’s economic woes and political deadlock and added that the country’s constitution gave him that authority. […]

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Tokyo 2020/Fencing (Women’s sabre): Tunisian Amira Ben Chaabane knocked out

Tunisian sabre fencer Amira Ben Chaabane was knocked out by Hungarian Liza Pusztal (12-15) in the Women’s individual sabre table 32 at the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games. Earlier Nadia Ben Aziza left the same competition and at the same stage, after losing to Indian Chadalavada Bhavani Devi (15-3), as did Yasmine Daghfous, beaten by Hungarian Renata Katona (15-6).   Source: TAP […]

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Tokyo 2020/Volley: Tunisia-France 0-3

Tunisia’s senior men’s team conceded a second defeat on Monday in the Men’s tournament Preliminary round of the Olympic Games volleyball tournament, losing to France by three sets to nil (25-21, 25-15, 25-21).   Source: TAP News Agency

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IOC congratulates Tunisian Olympic champion Ayoub Hafnaoui and silver medalist Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi

Director of Olympic Solidarity and NOC Relations at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) James Macleod and Director for Africa Yassine Youssefi went on Sunday to the headquarters of the Tunisian delegation in the Olympic village in Tokyo, to extend the IOC’s congratulations to Tunisian Olympic swimming champion Ahmed Ayoub Hafnaoui in the 400m NL and Taekwondo silver medalist Mohamed Khalil […]

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Tokyo 2020/Boxing: Tunisian Khouloud Hlimi knocked out

Tunisian boxer Khouloud Hlimi was knocked out on Monday by Japanese Irie Sena (0-5) in the round of 16 of the women’s featherweight 54kg-57kg at the Tokyo 2020 Games. Hlimi is the first Tunisian boxer to be eliminated. Her compatriot Mariem Homrani (57kg-60kg) will take on Algerian Imen Khelif next Friday at the round of 16.   Source: TAP News […]

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WTA: Ons Jabeur has moves up one spot to 22nd

Tunisia’s tennis player Ons Jabeur has moved up one spot to 22nd at the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking issued Monday, with 2390 points. This is her best ranking since the beginning of her career. Australian Ashleigh Barty remains the world number one with 9635 points, followed by Japanese Naomi Osaka (7336 pts) and Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (6965 pts).   […]

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Sfax logs 13 coronavirus-related fatalities and 90 more infections

Sfax governorate logged 13 more coronavirus-related fatalities over the last 24 hours, while further 90 people tested positive for the virus from 349 conducted tests, taking the caseload to 47,141, including 1,366 fatalities, according to the latest figures released Monday by the Local Health Directorate. 395 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 42,685. There are currently […]

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Gabes: demonstrations for and against President’s decisions

Demonstrations for and against the decisions of President of the Republic Kais Saied were observed on Monday in Ain Salem square in Gabes. Supporters of Ennahdha party in Gabes condemned the President’s decisions, considering these measures «unconstitutional.» On the other hand, a crowd of young people in favour of the President’s decisions gathered to affirm their support for the presidential […]

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COVID-19: Tunisia logs 204 more fatalities and 4,105 infections on July 24

Tunisia logged 204 more COVID19-related fatalities and 4,105 infections from 14,598 tests on July 24, the Health Ministry announces Monday. The death toll in the country has so far hit 18,804 and the caseload 573,394, the ministry specified in its latest report on the epideomological situation. The number of recoveries has reached 471,196 after the recovery of 10,855 patients, reads […]

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Manouba logs 16 deaths of coronavirus, 255 more infections

Manouba governorate logged 16 more deaths of the coronavirus during the last 48 hours, while 255 other people tested positive for the virus. This takes the overall number of cases to 25,975, including 2,612 active cases and 883 fatalities, according to a report published on Monday by the Local Health Directorate. 740 people have recovered from the infection during the […]

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