International Conference On Launch of ‘Truth and Dignity Commission’

An international seminar was held on Monday in Bardo on the establishment of the “Truth and Dignity Commission.” The meeting was opened by the Caretaker President of the Republic, the President of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) and the Interim Prime Minister, in the presence of many national and international personalities, representatives of NGOs, government members, deputies and international experts […]

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Financial Agreement Between Tunisia and Germany Adopted

The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) adopted, on Monday, for 2011, a financial co-operation agreement worth 76 million euros (about 163 million dinars MTD), concluded between Tunisia and Germany. The adoption of this agreement took place before Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa’s visit to Germany, June 18-19, according to Secretary of State to Foreign Affairs Faycal Gouia. This amount will serve to […]

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Number of International Observers Will Be Higher Than in 2011

The number of international observers in the next elections will be higher than in 2011, Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE) President Chafik Sarsar said during a meeting, on Monday, with US ambassador in Tunis Jacob Walles, a news release of ISIE says. The meeting notably turned on the furtherance of preparations for the next elections. The US diplomat […]

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ARAB TRAFFIC CHIEFS TO MEET IN TUNISIA WED.

TUNIS, June 10– The 15th conference of heads of the Arab traffic departments will open in Tunis on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Secretary General of the Arab Interior Ministers’ Council (AIMC) Dr. Mohammad Koman. The Arab League and the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) will be represented at the gathering, AIMC Secretariat said in a statement on […]

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Marzouki Receives UFM Secretary-General

Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki received, on Friday in the CarthagePalace, Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Fathallah Sijilmassi. The talk turned on the development of co-operation between Tunisia and UfM in all fields. Both sides underlined the need to support a progressive approach in the building of the Euro-Mediterranean space. The aim being to achieve an effective integration […]

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Army Units Shell Heights of Ouergha, Kef

Army units, on Friday, conducted a sweeping operation on the heights of Ouergha, Governorate of Kef and shelled some suspected sites in the area, Spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defence Colonel Major Taoufik Rahmouni told TAP. Based on intelligence indicating the presence of suspicious elements on the mount of Ouergha, a military force from the 2nd Infantry Brigade, backed […]

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Sweeping Operation in Northwest Tunisia – Defence Ministry Recommends Discretion

Large military and security operations are underway in Northwest Tunisia hunting down terrorists, spokesman for the Defence Ministry Colonel Major Taoufik Rahmouni said to TAP news agency. In order not to put the lives of mobilised troops at risk, he explained, the Defence Ministry recommends to the media not to broadcast details on the operations carried out by the army […]

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NCA – Plenary Session Monday and Tuesday for Examination of Draft Laws

The National Constituent Assembly will examine in a plenary session, Monday and Tuesday, a number of draft laws. Three draft laws included in plenary session of next Monday, namely : A draft law completing the law 2009-10 of February 2009 related to the National Meteorology Institute A draft law providing for the ratification of the financial agreement between Tunisia and […]

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Marzouki Receives Burkinabe Minister of Higher Education

Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki stressed, as he received, on Friday, Burkina Faso’ Minister of Higher Education Moussa Ouattara, the importance of the African dimension in Tunisia’s foreign policy. Marzouki said Africa represents the strategic depth of Tunisia, stressing the need to maximise the potentials and opportunities offered by the African continent. On his part, the Burkinabe minister called to increase […]

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National Dialogue Fails to Decide Which Elections to Hold First – UGTT SG

The National Dialogue failed, on Saturday, to decide which elections to hold first in spite of marathon talks, Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Houcine Abbassi announced. Notwithstanding an earlier consensus on separate polls, political parties disagreed on whether presidential or legislative elections should precede, Abassi said following the meeting in Bardo. Leaders of political parties were granted […]

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Members of Truth and Dignity Authority Sworn in Before President of the Republic

The fifteen members of the Truth and Dignity Authority were sworn in, Friday evening, in the Carthage palace, before caretaker President of the Republic Moncef Marzouki. In a statement to the press, Sihem Ben Sedrine said that members of the Authority will convene on June 17 for the distribution of tasks within the new structure. The members of the Authority […]

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