Soumoud calls for withdrawal of decree law No. 54-2022

The Soumoud coalition called on Thursday for the withdrawal of decree-law No.54-2022 of September 13, 2022 on the fight against offences related to information and communication systems.   Considered as unconstitutional by the coalition, this decree-law targets the freedom of expression and aims to repress journalists and opponents.   Since the enactment of the Constitution of August 17, 2022 and […]

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Kasserine: 3 dead and 9 injured in road accident

Three people died and nine others were injured in a deadly traffic accident, which occurred Tuesday afternoon on the road connecting the delegation of Sbeitla (governorate of Kasserine) and Mghila, governorate of Sidi Bouzid, said local director of civil protection in Kasserine Youssef E Aafi.   In a statement to TAP, the same source said four among the injured were […]

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SNJT and UGTT’s media union announce protests

The National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) and the General Media Union, under the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) have decided to stage in the coming days protests against the declining situation of public and confiscated media.   The starting date of these protests will be announced shortly, the unions said in a statement, after a meeting with representatives of […]

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Tunisia condemns Sunday’s terrorist attack in Istanbul

Tunisia condemned Sunday’s cowardly terrorist attack in the Taksim avenue downtown Istanbul (Turkey), killing and injuring several people.   Tunisia expresses its full solidarity with the brotherly Turkish people and offers its deepest condolences to the families of the victims on this painful day, according to a Presidency of the Republic statement.   According to the Turkish media, at least […]

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LTDH elects new steering committee

The Tunisian League for Human Rights (French: LTDH) elected a new fifteen-member steering committee during its eighth congress.   Members are Bassem Trifi, Chedi Trifi, Saoussen Rihani, Mondher Bejaoui, Najet Zammouri, Jameleddine Sabaa, Brahim Sebaii, Moheddine Lagha, Hamida Chaieb, Fadhel Bedhiafi, Jamel Melki, Ahlem Jellali, Hamdi Belouafi, Kaies Mohsni and Torkia Chaieb.   Bassem Trifi, member of the new steering […]

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Tunisia-France: Joint military commission meeting to be held from November 15 to 17 in Tunis

Minister of National Defence, Imed Memmich, met on Monday, at the department’s headquarters, French ambassador to Tunisia, André Parant.   This meeting, which is part of the preparation of the 29th session of the Tunisian-French joint military commission ( November 15-17) in Tunis, was an opportunity to stress the importance of strengthening military cooperation between the two countries.   Quoted […]

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Zelenskiy says investigators document more than 400 Russian war crimes in Kherson

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has accused Russian soldiers of committing war crimes and killing civilians in Kherson, parts of which were retaken by Ukraine’s army last week after Russia pulled out.   “Investigators have already documented more than 400 Russian war crimes. Bodies of dead civilians and servicemen have been found,” Zelenskiy said in his nightly video address on Sunday. […]

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Turkey blames Istanbul blast on Kurdish militants, arrests 22, including bomber

Turkey’s government blamed Kurdish militants on Monday for a blast that killed six people in Istanbul’s main shopping street, and said police had detained 22 suspects, including the person who had planted the bomb.   Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the order for the attack on Istiklal Avenue was given in Kobani, a city in northern Syria, where Turkish forces […]

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OIPEM warns families of irregular migrants against child trafficking and organ smuggling

(TAP) – President of the International Organisation for the Protection of Mediterranean Children (French: OIPEM) Rim Belkhedhiri warned parents of irregular migrants against the dangers of child trafficking and organ smuggling.   Suspicions of organ trafficking have been reported by volunteer doctors within this organisation after the repatriation of the remains of Tunisians over the past two years, she told […]

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Kais Saied meets European Commissioner for Justice

(TAP) – President of the Republic Kais Saied met on Friday, at Carthage Palace, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders.   He affirmed the importance for the European side, which is aware of many facts and details, to admit that the process launched on July 25, 2022 was necessary to save the state and the country. Today, the last word […]

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COP 27: Ministry of Environment holds side event on food security and climate action

The Tunisian Ministry of Environment, through its project IPDLI “Pilot Initiative for Local Integrated Development”, on Wednesday, co-organised a side event on “Issues of food security in local climate action in Tunisia,” in co-opoeration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF). The European Union-funded IPDLI project implemented by the International Labour Office (ILO) […]

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