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Tunis - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed pledged to forge ahead with bold reforms despite the country's political and economic challenges. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) disbursed a $257.3 million instalment loan to Tunisia on March 23 as it endorsed Chahed's government's ...
TUNIS, Tunisia -- Simon Slama and his family are the only Jews left in the Tunisian city of Monastir, once home to a thriving Jewish community. ... While Nida Tounes and Ennahdha are currently in a government coalition together, they are the main rivals in the municipal vote, which will determine ... Muslim

Business leaders from Muslim nations will gather in the Tunisian capital on Sunday to review last year's performance by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), and discuss and approve its development agenda for the year ahead. Representatives of 57 member states, senior government officials ...
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde is greeted by Central Bank of Tunisia Chedly Ayari at the Central Bank Tunisia September 9, 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia. IMF Staff Photo ... In January 2018, the introduction of austerity by the Tunisian government sparked widespread discontent. Already strained by ...
... review of its Extended Fund Facility with Tunisia on March 26, granting the country access to a tranche of aid worth around $257 million. But it warned that the country's central bank will probably have to follow its recent sharp rate hike with further action to curb inflation. The country's government needs to ...
The Tunisian government has unveiled a new economic and social program, identifying a set of measures and mechanisms seen as a "roadmap" for the economy's revival until 2020. ... Tunisia's central bank expected inflation to amount to 7.2 percent this year, with the rate falling to between five and six percent in 2019.

TUNIS, Tunisia — Simon Slama and his family are the only Jews left in the Tunisian city of Monastir, once home to a thriving Jewish community. ... While Nida Tounes and Ennahdha are currently in a government coalition together, they are the main rivals in the municipal vote, which will determine the ...
Tourism revenue has resurged in recent months as Tunisia has not suffered any serious Islamist militant attack since 2015. But economic growth remains weak due to the reluctance of investors to come to a country in frequent turmoil since the 2011 uprising that toppled autocratic president Zine El Abidine ...
Follow the advice of the Tunisian security authorities and your travel company if you have one.” The UK government gave the all-clear for holiday companies to return to Tunisia in July 2017 after a two-year period of advising against all travel there, but there are still no-go areas to the south and the east of ...
The Tunisian government must end impunity for security forces accused of human rights violations, Amnesty International said today, in an open letter to the prime minister, which has been co-signed by 15 Tunisian and international human rights organizations. The letter calls on the Tunisian authorities to ...
At the same time, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) insist the Tunisian government pull back government subsidies and increase taxes. Tunisia must balance the need to provide economic opportunity and governmental services against the demands of the IMF.
Analysts said a change in the voting law would be a first step towards revamping Tunisia's political system, which divides powers between three branches of government. A new distribution of powers could only happen through amendments to the constitution. Caid Essebsi categorically excluded any such ...
Tunisia's ruling class is pursuing the same economic policies as the authoritarian regime it replaced. .... and the IMF is convenient for both: the government can blame the fund for imposing austerity policies, while creditors can claim that the Tunisian rulers willingly agreed to the loans and their conditions.
But Tunisia doesn't just have a problem with the economy. Several human rights organizations heavily criticized the government's handling of the protests. Human Rights Watch accused the Tunisian police of beating up some of the people detained and denying their right to a lawyer. Some people were ...
It was no surprise that Douar Hicher was one of the hotspots of violent protests that erupted across Tunisia in January over a government decision to raise ... In many cases for these marginalized communities, they have gotten worse,” said Romdhane Ben Amor of the Tunisian Forum for Economic and ...
Beyond these shortfalls, Tunisian and international observers agree that Tunisia's biggest challenge concerns the prevention of radicalisation and efforts to deal with radicalised individuals. The country's lack of an integrated, cross-government strategy is particularly apparent in this area. Tunisia appears to ...
Current tensions have also been stoked in part by Islamist movements seeking to endanger Tunisia's secular, modern democracy. That is why we must support the continued work of the Tunisian government under Beji Caid Essebsi and Youssef Chahed – secular, moderate, democratic leaders showing ...

“[Since the Sousse attack] the Tunisian government has worked to improve its security and the way its police and security teams can respond to terrorist incidents,” MacKenzie said. “It is this work which meant that the UK government were able to announce that they are not satisfied that British travellers can ...
Back then, the president was forced to cancel the measures, but today the Tunisian government has no choice but to follow through. Under incredible pressure from the IMF to curb public spending in return for emergency financial assistance, the government must urgently address its public debt, which jumped from 39.2 ...
Tunisia's trade deficit with Turkey grew from approximately $208 million in 2010 to more than $707 million in 2017, Tunisian government figures indicated. Turkish imports — from sunflower seeds to dried figs to wedding dresses — are popular in Tunisia. They are often described by traders as higher quality ...
The British government lifted its travel warning for most regions of Tunisia in 2017 and Thomas Cook, a leading tour operator, announced it would start flying British tourists to Tunisia as of mid-February. The news came as a relief to the Tunisian government, which has struggled against high inflation rates, ...
Tunisia was once a popular destination for British travellers to go on holiday. However, following the 2015 Sousse terror attack which killed 38 people, 30 of which were British citizens after a gunman stormed the resort, holiday companies ceased flights and packages to the destination in light of safety fears.
Tunisian politicians have proved capable of putting the transition above parochial interests and infighting whenever the country has seemed close to the precipice. In 2013, when Tunisia was thrust into a political crisis, governing political elites were able to act in the interest of the country and allow a ...
In response to the protests, the Tunisian government has promised to spend $70.3m to support poor families and provide better healthcare access across the country. But Tunisia's unemployment rate sits at around 15 percent, and it is nearly double that among young people. Many Tunisians are frustrated ...
Seven years on from the uprisings, Tunisia has made great progress in its political transition to democracy, but its economy still faces challenges in the economic field. The current Tunisian Government is working to boost the country's economic growth and develop its financial market. One of the ...
Since the beginning of the protests, in which a person was killed, Tunisia's powerful labor union has called for raising the minimum wage and increasing social assistance for poor families, whose members have engaged in protests against rising prices of some consumer goods, gasoline, cooking gas, and ...
TUNIS — The Tunisian authorities are moving to defuse the anger that has driven protesters to the streets over the past week and led to hundreds of arrests. As still more people gathered on Sunday to mark the seventh anniversary of the Tunisian revolution, a wave that set off the 2011 Arab Spring ...
Police vehicles stop in front of burning tires set up by protesters during demonstrations against rising prices and tax increases, in Tunis, Tunisia, on ... One person was killed on Monday during clashes between security forces and protesters in a Tunisian town, the government said, as demonstrations over ...
The economy has been in crisis since a 2011 uprising unseated the government and two major militant attacks in 2015 damaged tourism, which comprises 8% of gross domestic product. Tunisia is under pressure from the International Monetary Fund to speed up policy changes and help the economy ...
TUNIS - A demonstration in front of the Tunisian Interior Ministry by about a hundred young activists from the #Fech_Nestanew (What Are We Waiting For) movement, which aims to denounce price hikes and government policy, was broken up by security agents on Sunday evening on the centrally located ...
On Friday, two Libyans were killed in clashes between armed groups loyal to the unity government and Libyan border officials in the town of Ras Ajdir on the Tunisian border. Since 2011, when Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was ousted and killed in a bloody uprising, rival groups have fought for control ...
In September, the Tunisian government lifted a law mandating that if a Muslim woman was to marry a non-Muslim man, he'd have to convert to Islam first and be able to show documented proof of his conversion. Men, however, were legally allowed to marry a non-Muslim woman regardless of whether she ...
The aide also said that Turkey had given "sizable grants and assistance" to Tunisian security forces in the last five years in the form of providing equipment and training. "These provisions will continue,” he added. Erdogan and the government officials accompanying him arrived in Tunisia early Wednesday ...
More recently, the Tunisian government has taken a balanced approach to the crisis engulfing Arab countries in the Gulf, which has pitted Qatar against its former allies within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), namely the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt ...
In Tunisia, anger has been building after women said they had been banned at Tunis airport from boarding Emirates flights to Dubai. Tunisian civil organizations and political parties called on the government to respond. Foreign Minister Khemais Jhianoui told a local radio station the UAE should apologize ...
The government projects an image of Tunisian exceptionalism: it embraces Western liberal values, becoming the “modern,” “progressive,” and “democratic” exception within the colonially constructed image of the “Arab world.” This self-presentation is designed to obscure three decades of neoliberal ...
Ennahda, the Turkish-backed Islamist coalition partner in Tunisia's government, walked out of parliament when the measure was passed in December and has accused the government of discrimination against Turkey. Tunisian Islamists often tout Erdogan's economic policies as a model for Tunisia, the ...
Tunisia ranks 59th on the Basel AML Index. The European Union had designated Tunisia a tax haven in December 2017, but removed it from the list on Jan. 23. According to a study published in November by the Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies, a government research center, the parallel economy ...
Latest Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice states that the Tunisian government has improved protective security in major cities and tourist resorts. “But terrorists are still very likely to try to carry out attacks in Tunisia,” the FCO adds, saying that British tourists “should be vigilant at all times”.
The union for National Guard employees has called on the Tunisian government, including the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior, to tackle issues relating to the Internal Security Forces in order to overcome the tension among its members. Top priorities for the union include the completion of the ...
“There is a difference between freedoms, moral decay and chaotic values,” Tounsi Hor told Al Arabiya, adding that homosexuality is not compatible with Islam or Tunisian culture. He called on the government to suspend Radio Sham “to put an end to the messages which this minority, that doesn't respect ...
BENI HASSEN - Trucks loaded with boxes full of olives were queueing at a pressing plant in this small Tunisian town as a surge in olive oil production gives a badly-needed boost to the ailing economy. Tunisia, one of the world's top three olive oil producers, expects olive production to jump by 160 percent ...
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Monday met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Tunis to discuss recent political developments in neighboring Libya. The discussions were held on the sidelines of a tripartite meeting between Libya's neighbors -- Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria -- with the ...
Dr. Riadh Toukabri, President and Founder of Tunisia Economic City, stated to Asharq Al-Awsat that the project financiers have so far spent about 5 years negotiating with the Tunisian government and have suggested that they be partners in the project. But a group of economic advisers to the prime ...
Germany is pouring money into the creation of electronic surveillance systems along Tunisia's eastern border, designed to prevent extremists and migrants from slipping across into the country from neighboring Libya, a government spokesman said Friday. Tunisia stepped up security measures along the ...
By December 2013, the Ennahda-led government agreed to step down and appoint a new prime minister. In January 2014, the Tunisian parliament passed the country's current constitution, which recognizes equality between men and women and guarantees the freedom of worship, but also maintains ...
Tunis: Tunisia plans to launch long-awaited reforms to reduce its chronic budget deficit, but the measures could harm investment if the government imposes new taxes and resists cutting the bloated public sector in ... Tunisian officials also want to raise taxes on bank profits to 40 per cent from 35 per cent.
The EU has provided Tunisia with approximately €3.5 billion in a combination of grants and loans since 2011. After establishing a “Privileged Partnership” between the EU and Tunisia in 2012, the EU has strengthened relationships with the Tunisian government and civil society across a range of issues, ...
The government announced today that the laptop ban in cabins on most UK bound flights from Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt have been lifted, after additional security measures were introduced. Restrictions on carrying large phones, laptops and tablets in the cabin have been lifted on all UK-bound flights from ...
In the same month, Moody's downgraded five Tunisian banks, pointing to a faltering economic environment and the government's reduced ability to support them. “I'm not surprised. The banking sector is not in good shape, because it is short of capital,” commented a regional banker who is not affiliated with ...


 

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