Tunisia Participates in 16th Conference of Interior Ministers of Western Mediterranean

Tunisia took part in the 16th Conference of Interior Ministers of the Western Mediterranean (CIMO) that started Tuesday in Lisbon, Portugal. Interior Minister Mohamed Najem Gharsalli expressed, in his speech, Tunisia’s concern to establish an active and efficient partnership in view of the security challenges. He also stressed the need to achieve security and stability in the region. Leading a […]

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Deduction From Pay Decided After Each Future Strike of Public Employees (official)

A Cabinet meeting held Wednesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Habib Essid decided deduction from pay after each future strike of public employees. The decision is in compliance with the legal provisions organising labour law in force, said Secretary-General of the Government, spokesman for the Cabinet meeting Ahmed Zarrouk. “Any legal or illegal strike will be followed by wage […]

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Democratic Transition in Tunisia Remains the Most Successful in Arab Spring Countries, Says Caid Essebsi

The experience of democratic transition in Tunisia, which was strewn with pitfalls and about falling apart at some point, remains though the most successful in Arab Spring countries, President of the Republic Beacuteji Caid Essebsi said. Consensus helped overcome political polarisation between Islamists and secularists, the main feature of the period that saw the drafting of Tunisia’s charter. A pioneer […]

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Foreign Ministry Invites Tunisian Nationals in Libya for More Vigilance (statement)

The Foreign Affairs Ministry invited, Wednesday, the Tunisian nationals in Libya “to show more vigilance and caution in Libya during their travels, keep away from the tension zones and return to Tunisia in case of necessity to preserve their security.” The Ministry reminds the Tunisian nationals that “all travels in Libya should be avoided except in case of urgent needs.” […]

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Tunisia, U.S. Sign MOU On Long-Term Co-Operation

A Memorandum of Understanding on long-term co-operation between Tunisia and the United States was signed Wednesday in Washington. The signing ceremony was attended by President Beji Caid Essebsi and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The document provides for new mechanisms for a long-term strategic partnership between the two countries. It covers the economic, educational, cultural, security and defence fields. […]

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President Caid Essebsi Meets in Washington With US Secretary of State

President Beji Caid Essebsi met, on Wednesday in Washington, with US Secretary of State John Kerry. The meeting discussed bilateral relations and ways to expand them in different fields. On the first day of his two-day official visit to the United States, at the invitation of US President Barack Obama, Caid Essebsi and John Kerry attended a signing ceremony of […]

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WFP RESUMES FOOD ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES DISPLACED BY CONFLICT IN LIBYA

TUNIS, Tunisia, May 20, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations World Food Progamme (WFP) has resumed food assistance to support displaced people whose lives have been impacted by the continuing armed conflict in Libya. WFP is currently providing assistance for 51,000 of the most vulnerable Libyans who have been displaced in the west of the country. Through its […]

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Moroccan National Involved in Bardo Attack Arrested By Italian Police

The Italian police arrested a Moroccan national suspected of assisting the terrorist group that carried out last March 18 attack on Bardo Museum, said Spokesman for the Interior Ministry Mohamed Ali Laroui. He told TAP Abdelmajid Tawil is on the wanted list of Tunisian authorities and is the subject of an international arrest warrant. Tunisia is currently coordinating his repatriation […]

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Our Concern Is to Know the Truth As It Is On Chourabi and Ktari – Taieb Baccouche

Our concern is to know the truth as it is, on Sofiene Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari asserted, Tuesday in Bardo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Taieb Baccouche. “The information we have today confirms that they are still alive,” he added, answering a deputy in a hearing session in the House of the People’s Representatives (HPR). Taieb Baccouche pledged to carry on […]

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Habib Essid – Government Is Developing Strategy to Organise Social and Solidarity Economy

Prime Minister Habib Essid said the government is currently developing a comprehensive national strategy to organise, structure, regulate and define the areas of intervention, funding and managing the sector of social and solidarity economy. Speaking Tuesday in Gammarth at the opening of a tripartite national conference on “Social and Solidarity Economy: Catalyst for Development and Employment,” Essid spoke of the […]

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Tobrouk Government Renounces Omar Kouiri’s “Hostile” Declarations Towards Tunisia

The government of Tobrouk renounced Libyan Information Minister Omar Kouiri’s “hostile” declarations towards Tunisia, said an authorised source at the Foreign Ministry, Tuesday. “Omar Kouiri’s declarations towards Tunisia are not worthy of any comment and should not be reported by Tunisian media,” the same source estimated. Source : Tunis Afrique Presse

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