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He was replaced by Marouane El Abassi, a respected economist, whose integrity is unquestioned and has held senior jobs in Tunisia and the World Bank. The choice of El Abassi was made by the Prime minister, Youssef Chahed and supported by the president, Beji Caid Essebsi. It was endorsed by more ...
Strategically located in the center of the Mediterranean, Tunisia's ancient port of city of Bizerte has bcome the focus of a new Great Game struggle between the .... Ali Belakhoua, a Tunisian member of Parliament and Bizerte's highest elected official, told Capitol Intelligence that he stumbled on a group of ...

TUNIS, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Tunisia is expected to receive 8 million tourists in 2018, said Tunisian Minister of Tourism Salma Elloumi on Wednesday. "The prediction is based on indicators such as the recent increase rate of hotel bookings, the recovery of some traditional markets and the opening of new ...
TUNIS - Algeria will soon be exporting electricity to Libya through Tunisia, Algerian Energy Minister Mustapha Guitoni said on the sidelines of a working visit to Khenchela, adding that the export of electrical energy is part of the program of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who wants to export ...
Al-Chourouk asked the Tunisian minister about security concerns and the measures the authorities have taken to secure tourists. Elloumi replied “There ... A security official, who refused to be named, commented: “Tunisia has witnessed terrorist acts that have targeted the tourism sector. Therefore, we have ...
The official visit, the first by a Spanish prime minister to Tunisia since the “Arab spring” uprisings in 2011, saw the two countries sign eight ... Rajoy, accompanied by numerous ministers and high-level officials, expressed support for Tunisia's democratic transition and urged for economic operators to ...

TUNIS, March 1 (Xinhua) -- The Tunisian authorities said on Thursday that the country will build a new airport that meets international standards by 2030. The announcement was made by Tunisian Minister of Transport Radhouan Ayara at a press conference in the capital Tunis. With an estimated cost of ...
Al-Monitor spoke with Sufian al-Sulaiti, the official spokesman for the public prosecutor's office of the Tunis Court of First Instance and the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Unit. He said that on Feb. 9, the Tunisian government referred to the court's five Central Bank officials ...
TUNIS - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed emphatically defended his government's 18-month record in an interview but critics are demanding a cabinet reshuffle to tackle the country's economic and social woes. "The thing that most harmed Tunisia's interests after the revolution in 2011 was the lack ...
Former Tunisian Minister of Religious Affairs, Nourredine Khadmi, called for “a popular referendum as a constitutional mechanism to resolve the issue of equality in inheritance in accordance with the people's will and in application of the state's citizenship.” The official Tunisian news agency TAP quoted ...
Tunisia has rejected a NATO proposal that would allow NATO officials to use a planned military command center, according to Tunisia's defense minister. In a Monday statement, Abdul Karim al-Zubaidi said his ministry had rejected the proposal, by which Tunisia would receive a 3-million-euro grant in ...
TUNIS, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- "Tunisia is open to Chinese investment," said Mabrouk Korchid, Tunisian Minister of State Domains and Land Affairs, in an exclusive interview with Xinhua recently. "The visit of Chinese businessmen delegation in Tunisia this week was a good opportunity to exchange views on ...
TUNIS: Britain's Security Minister Ben Wallace on Friday praised efforts by Tunisia to boost security and said he expects a return of tourists from his country, two-and-a-half years after a terror attack on a beach in which 30 ... But in 2016, just 20,000 British visitors were recorded, official Tunisian figures show.
Abdullahi said that the agreements were signed after the JMC by the Tunisian Foreign Affairs Minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui, and his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama. He said that the two countries were re-committed to renewing their partnership and strengthening the long-standing political and ...
Officials say an American man from Keyes accused of trying to enter Libya to join ISIS has been arrested. ... A law enforcement official told ABC News Bernard Raymond Augustine, 20, was returned to the US from Tunisia on charges of attempting to provide material support to terrorism and was expected to ...
Relations between Tunisia and Russia are very friendly, and there are good prospects for developing and strengthening them, Tunisian Minister of ... Over the past two years, Salma Elloumi Rekik paid official visits to Russia three times, the minister's working visit to Moscow is scheduled for March 5-7, 2018 ...
Tunisia has struggled to contain an Islamist insurgency while reforming its security forces to respect human rights and build the economy. Tunisia's Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui admitted that his country still has a long way to go in a DW interview: “To be honest, we are not yet a democracy. (…) ...

The Tunisian government's overzealous security response to recent anti-austerity protests has put press freedom in jeopardy. ... In fact, during a 29 January hearing at the parliament's security and defense commission, interior minister Lotfi Brahem admitted to the wiretapping of the phone of Galtier, the ...
22 (Xinhua) -- The Algerian-Tunisian Energy Cooperation Committee is due to meet on Feb. 26-27 in Tunis to discuss enhancing energy cooperation, the Algerian Energy Ministry said Thursday. Preceded by a meeting of experts, the committee will be co-chaired by the Tunisian Energy Minister Khaled ...
TUNIS, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Saturday launched a five-year national strategy to promote handicraft with a funding of 50 million dinars (20.7 million U.S. dollars). "The five-year national plan aims to generate about 100,000 jobs by 2022, in addition to increasing the ...
A Tunisian parliamentary bloc called for holding Tunisian defense minister accountable for the issue of financial transfers attributed to a retired Qatari officer. The case against Abdel Karim al-Zubaidi also involves opening an account in a bank branch in Tataouine in 2014, and the use of these suspicious ...
Tunisia was listed on an EU tax haven blacklist after officials in Brussels refused to accept a letter promising reforms because it arrived several hours too ... But a senior Tunisian finance minister has told MEE that the country had agreed to review the low taxes charged in its "offshore" sector, the issue that ...
In this regard, Sahbi Ben Faraj, the leader of the Tunisian Project Movement parliamentary bloc, said that accountability will revolve around the identity of the associations benefiting from these funds and the history of remittances, stressing that the bank account contained money that came from an account ...
Tunis: Tunisia's central bank governor Chedli Ayari said on Wednesday he had resigned, opening the way for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to appoint a World Bank official in his place. “I offered my resignation to the prime minister to leave space for a new generation of governors,” Ayari, 84, said in a ...
The governor of Tunisia's Central Bank offered his resignation to the prime minister, according to a social media post by the ministry on Wednesday. Published on the Facebook account of the Tunisia's prime ministry, the footage showed Chedli Ayari resigned his position during a meeting with Prime ...
TUNIS, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- "Tunisia is open to Chinese investment," said Mabrouk Korchid, Tunisian Minister of State Domains and Land Affairs, in an exclusive interview with Xinhua recently. "The visit of Chinese businessmen delegation in Tunisia this week was a good opportunity to exchange views on ...
TUNIS: Britain's Security Minister Ben Wallace on Friday praised efforts by Tunisia to boost security and said he expects a return of tourists from his country, two-and-a-half years after a terror attack on a beach in which 30 ... But in 2016, just 20,000 British visitors were recorded, official Tunisian figures show.
A key outcome of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, a collective of civil society organisations that pulled Tunisia back from ... If the government is to start addressing the marginalisation of inland territories, Youssef Chahed the fifth prime minister since 2011, and his recently ...
But while the revolution raised many hopes, Tunisian youths still lament a lack of progress on civil liberties, corruption, joblessness and the escalating cost of living. According to the latest official figures, more than 625,000 people – in a country of just 11.4 million – are currently out of work, almost half of ...
Al-Irada Movement, led by former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, explained in a statement yesterday that the arrests affected a number of bloggers ... of incitement included foreign journalists which suggested the revival of the official propaganda institution which was present during the time of tyranny.
(Tunis) – Tunisia stalled during 2017 on reforming repressive laws and establishing key institutions to protect human rights, Human Rights Watch said today ... The police have used article 125, which criminalizes “insulting a public official,” to arrest people for arguing with them or being slow to heed orders, ...
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has prioritised improving the country's business climate, pushing for a 2016 investment law that aims to cut red tape. But many obstacles remain, including the near monopoly held by business tycoons over many sectors of Tunisia's economy since the 1970s, International ...
TUNIS, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Avian influenza has caused the death of 45 people with H1N1 virus in Tunisia since the beginning of winter, a health official said on Wednesday. "Most cases of death concern patients over the age of 50, particularly those who are chronically ill, or who have not followed the ...
“Because the other challenge of this year is that the government is supposed to release an official list of names people who died during the revolution, and it has been seven years that we are waiting for this.” Over the weekend, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, Mr. Essebsi and other government officials ...
Although officials in Tunisia, which is home to 3,000-6,000 foreign recruits who joined IS ranks in Iraq and Syria, acknowledged legitimate security concerns, the ban has created outrage in Tunisia. Tunisian unions and women's rights groups have pressured the country's politicians into taking a unified ...
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 ...
The Supreme Judicial Council of Tunisia, an independent constitutional institution, lifted the judicial immunity of the former Minister of Interior and Judge ... Office, judicial immunity in Tunisia is a social guarantee enjoyed by some political positions, such as judges, ministers, parliamentarians and diplomats.
Tunisia is demanding a public apology from the United Arab Emirates after Emirates Airlines denied boarding to Tunisian women on flights to the Gulf country. On Friday, the UAE-owned carrier stopped accepting Dubai-bound female passengers from Tunisia. UAE officials later cited security reasons for the ...
26 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday began a two-day official visit to Tunisia at the invitation of his Tunisian ... The Turkish president will hold talks with senior Tunisian leaders including President Beji Caid Essebsi, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and Speaker of the ...
Tunisia has banned Emirates airline from landing in the capital Tunis after a number of Tunisian women were prevented from boarding its flights. The move comes amid ... Tunisian government officials said the UAE had banned Tunisian women from flying to or transiting through its territory. On Friday the ...
Tunisian Prime Minister, Youssef Chahed, yesterday announced that he had rejected the collective resignation of ministers representing the Afek Tounes party. Chahed explained that he had decided to keep the ministers in their posts because “the state's interests are above partisan calculations”.
Tunisian officials were complicit in the assassination of engineer Mohamed Al-Zawari at the hands of Israeli Mossad agents, his defence team has said. Lawyer Hanan Al-Khomeeri told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that “senior” politicians, businessment and security agents were “complicit” in the assassination, ...
Former Tunisian Minister of Religious Affairs, Nourredine Khadmi, called for “a popular referendum as a constitutional mechanism to resolve the issue of equality in inheritance in accordance with the people's will and in application of the state's citizenship.” The official Tunisian news agency TAP quoted ...
More than 150 people have been arrested in Tunisia in a further sweep by police as authorities move to head off major protests this weekend against government-imposed price increases .... Youssef Chahed, the Tunisian prime minister, accused the opposition of fuelling dissent by calling for more protests.
[told the UAE foreign minister] that the perception is there because the move happened, and so there is no way that we can maintain business as usual," Jhinaoui told Shems FM. Youssef Cherif, a political analyst based in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, said the UAE's blanket ban was an over-reaction that was ...
A row has broken out in Tunisia over the decision by the country's rural ... has said that the use of the buses was fully in accordance with Tunisian law; not ... According to another official from the transport company, there had not been ... French foreign minister in four whistle-stop Libyan tour today · Maetig ...
A new maritime line connecting Tunisia to West Africa and South Africa passing ... according to Tunisia's minister of industry and trade, Zied Laadhari. ... At the occasion, the official indicated that his office was working with the ... few months in order to enable Tunisian firms better access the African market.
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi holds a press conference at ... In an interview with Tunisia's official local newspaper Al-Sahafa, Essebsi ...
The Tunisian premier has brought back the former defense minister in the previous government, Abdul-Karim al-Zubaidi, to succeed Farhat ...
Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has replaced 13 ministers, in a wide cabinet reshuffle which included the interior, defence and ...


 

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