Tunisian Police Say They Shot, Wounded Extremist Trying to Attack Them

TUNIS, TUNISIA — Tunisian police on Friday shot and wounded an extremist who sought to attack them with a knife and cleaver in the capital, authorities said. The 31-year-old man, whose identity was not disclosed, shouted, “God is great. You are infidels,” as he ran toward police officers near the interior ministry, the ministry said in a statement. Witnesses and local […]

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Defence Ministry: 487 undocumented migrants rescued off Kerkennah

The National Defence Ministry said Friday 487 undocumented migrants, including 13 women and 93 children, were rescued at dawn off Kerkennah. The National Navy received reports Wednesday according to which 430 undocumented migrants set sail from Libya on Tuesday night in a bid to reach European coasts. The migrants include a Tunisian national, 162 from Egypt, 104 from Bengal, 81 […]

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Former agriculture minister Samir Taieb and 3 other officials provisionally released

The investigating judge at the Economic and Financial Judicial Division in charge of the case of suspected fraud in a public contract between the Ministry of Agriculture and a private company specialised in computer equipment decided, on Friday, the provisional release of former Agriculture Minister Samir Taieb. The adviser to the Ministry of Agriculture, the manager of the company that […]

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Climate change: tourism could incur losses of 3.6 billion dinars (study)

A 50 cm sea-level rise could result in economic losses amounting to 3.6 billion dinars for tourism: this is the main finding of a study entitled “Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Tunisia: Risks and Opportunities.” The study is commissioned by the Ministry of Environment and supported by the UK embassy in Tunis. The sector, which accounts for 14.2% of […]

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FAAPA Holds 8th Executive Council Meeting in Dakar

Speaking at the opening of the meeting, the President of FAAPA expressed his satisfaction with the convening of the 8th meeting of the Executive Council of the Pan-African Federation in Dakar, following meetings held in Abidjan, Brazzaville, and Praia, commending the Senegalese News Agency for the choice of the conference theme, namely “the digital transition of African news agencies, urgency and […]

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Turkey Plans To Jointly Manufacture ‘Hurjet’ With Malaysia If Tender Process Successful

Turkey plans to jointly manufacture the country’s home-made Light combat-trainer jet, “Hurjet”, with Malaysia should the tender process be successful, said the President and Chief Executive Officer of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Prof Temel Kotil. He said this is an effort to strengthen the global aviation industry in their respective regions, and that 15 jets will be built in Malaysia […]

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