Tunisia News

  • 'Never keep silent': Tunisia confronts racism
    'Never keep silent': Tunisia … Al Jazeera - 13 hours ago

    A number of black-rights advocacy organisations have emerged in recent years to tackle legacy of discrimination. More »'Never keep silent': Tunisia …

    'Never keep silent': Tunisia confronts racism

    A number of black-rights advocacy organisations have emerged in recent years to tackle legacy of discrimination.

  • Tunisian security forces denied suffrage
    Tunisian security forces denied suf … Al Jazeera - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Tunisians are divided on whether to lift a long-standing voting ban for members of the army, police and national guard. More »Tunisian security forces denied suf …

    Tunisian security forces denied suffrage

    Tunisians are divided on whether to lift a long-standing voting ban for members of the army, police and national guard.

  • Libyan kidnappers of Tunisian diplomat … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    (Adds quotes, background) By Tarek Amara TUNIS, April 18 (Reuters) - Libyan militants who kidnapped a Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli on Thursday have demanded the release … More »Libyan kidnappers of Tunisian diplomat …

    (Adds quotes, background) By Tarek Amara TUNIS, April 18 (Reuters) - Libyan militants who kidnapped a Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli on Thursday have demanded the release of Islamist fighters detained in Tunisia, its foreign minister said. Such kidnappings have become commonplace as Libya's political landscape fragments, …

  • Kidnappers of Tunisian diplomat demand … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The kidnappers of a Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli have demanded the release of Islamist militants detained in Tunisia, Tunisia's foreign minister said on Friday. "They … More »Kidnappers of Tunisian diplomat demand …

    The kidnappers of a Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli have demanded the release of Islamist militants detained in Tunisia, Tunisia's foreign minister said on Friday. "They belong to the family of a group of terrorists detained in Tunisia because of their involvement in attacks (three years ago) against security forces in Rouhia …

  • Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan … Reuters Middle East - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    TRIPOLI, April 17 (Reuters) - A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped on Thursday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Libya's foreign ministry said, days after gunmen seized … More »Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan …

    TRIPOLI, April 17 (Reuters) - A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped on Thursday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Libya's foreign ministry said, days after gunmen seized Jordan's ambassador. A spokesman for the foreign ministry said it was unclear who was behind the kidnapping of the Tunisian diplomat. An official in Tunisia's …

  • Dubai Airport bag handler goes on trial for theft of passenger’s credit cards
    Dubai Airport bag handler goes on trial … 7DAYS - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    A worker from a baggage handling company at Dubai Airport has gone on trial accused of stealing a passenger’s bag and using the man’s credit cards to go shopping. Dubai … More »Dubai Airport bag handler goes on trial …

    Dubai Airport bag handler goes on trial for theft of passenger’s credit cards

    A worker from a baggage handling company at Dubai Airport has gone on trial accused of stealing a passenger’s bag and using the man’s credit cards to go shopping. Dubai Court of First instance was told the 28-year-old Tunisian employee was manning the Dnata excess baggage counter at Dubai Airport Terminal 1 last October …

  • Tunisia gives Roman artefact back to Algeria
    Tunisia gives Roman artefact back to … Al Jazeera - Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    The 300kg Gorgon Mask was allegedly stolen from Algeria 20 years ago during the country's civil war. More »Tunisia gives Roman artefact back to …

    Tunisia gives Roman artefact back to Algeria

    The 300kg Gorgon Mask was allegedly stolen from Algeria 20 years ago during the country's civil war.

  • Tunisia court orders release of former … Reuters Middle East - Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS, April 13 (Reuters) - A Tunisian military court has ordered the release of ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali's former interior minister and … More »Tunisia court orders release of former …

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS, April 13 (Reuters) - A Tunisian military court has ordered the release of ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali's former interior minister and security chief, who were jailed after the country's 2011 revolution, the government and lawyers said. The release of security chief Ali Seriati and former …

  • Tunisia lawmakers start debate on key … Reuters Middle East - Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    * Need to pass election law before vote date set * Differences over timing, schedule of ballot * Transition peaceful in contrast with Egypt, Libya By Tarek Amara  … More »Tunisia lawmakers start debate on key …

    * Need to pass election law before vote date set * Differences over timing, schedule of ballot * Transition peaceful in contrast with Egypt, Libya By Tarek Amara TUNIS, April 8 (Reuters) - Tunisian Islamist and secular parties have begun a parliamentary debate on an election law, the final step before setting a ballot …

  • Arab youths speak out on issues close to their hearts in major survey
    Arab youths speak out on issues close … 7DAYS - Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    The sixth annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey, unveiled in Dubai on Monday, included interviews with 3,500 men and women aged 18 to 24 from 16 countries … More »Arab youths speak out on issues close …

    Arab youths speak out on issues close to their hearts in major survey

    The sixth annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey, unveiled in Dubai on Monday, included interviews with 3,500 men and women aged 18 to 24 from 16 countries in the Arab world.  As well as the UAE, the survey also included young people from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Algeria and Iraq, alongside …

  • Tunisian protesters, one being Amina Sboui (C), hold placards during a demonstration in solidarity with a young woman who was raped by two Tunisian policemen on March 31, 2014 outside a court in Tunis
    Tunisia seeks tougher sentences for … AFP - Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Tunisia's public prosecutor appealed a seven-year jail term on Monday for two policemen jailed for rape, and demanded a retrial with a view to seeking tougher sentences. … More »Tunisia seeks tougher sentences for …

    Tunisian protesters, one being Amina Sboui (C), hold placards during a demonstration in solidarity with a young woman who was raped by two Tunisian policemen on March 31, 2014 outside a court in Tunis

    Tunisia's public prosecutor appealed a seven-year jail term on Monday for two policemen jailed for rape, and demanded a retrial with a view to seeking tougher sentences. The prosecution insists on characterising the facts as "sex under duress with the threat of violence, under Paragraph 227 of the Penal Code, Article 1," …

  • World Bank outlines corruption under Ben Ali
    World Bank outlines corruption under … Al Jazeera - Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Report shows how Tunisian president and family tailored laws to enrich themselves and supporters at public's expense. More »World Bank outlines corruption under …

    World Bank outlines corruption under Ben Ali

    Report shows how Tunisian president and family tailored laws to enrich themselves and supporters at public's expense.

  • Revealing Tunisia's corruption under Ben Ali
    Revealing Tunisia's corruption under … Al Jazeera - Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    New World Bank report shows how Tunisia's ousted Ben Ali regime tailored laws to enrich cronies at the public's expense. More »Revealing Tunisia's corruption under …

    Revealing Tunisia's corruption under Ben Ali

    New World Bank report shows how Tunisia's ousted Ben Ali regime tailored laws to enrich cronies at the public's expense.

  • Tunisia sees elections in 2014, despite … Reuters Middle East - Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Tunisia's presidential and parliamentary elections will go ahead as planned later this year despite delays in approving a new election law, authorities said on Wednesday. … More »Tunisia sees elections in 2014, despite …

    Tunisia's presidential and parliamentary elections will go ahead as planned later this year despite delays in approving a new election law, authorities said on Wednesday. No date has yet been set for the elections, the second ballot since the 2011 uprising that ousted autocrat Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and the first since …

  • Obama, Tunisian PM to meet in early … IANS - Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Washington, March 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jemaa will meet at the White House April 4, a government official said Tuesda … More »Obama, Tunisian PM to meet in early …

    Washington, March 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jemaa will meet at the White House April 4, a government official said Tuesday.

  • Yemeni protestors gather around mock coffins as they commemorate the anniversary of an attack on pro-democracy protesters that left scores dead, in Sanaa, on March 18, 2014
    Yemen youth demand Saleh trial over … AFP - Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    Hundreds rallied in Yemen's capital on Tuesday, anniversary of the 2011 killing of 45 protesters against Ali Abdullah Saleh, demanding that the former president and aides … More »Yemen youth demand Saleh trial over …

    Yemeni protestors gather around mock coffins as they commemorate the anniversary of an attack on pro-democracy protesters that left scores dead, in Sanaa, on March 18, 2014

    Hundreds rallied in Yemen's capital on Tuesday, anniversary of the 2011 killing of 45 protesters against Ali Abdullah Saleh, demanding that the former president and aides be tried for their deaths. This was at the beginning of a popular uprising against Saleh's three-decade rule inspired by the so-called Arab Spring that …

  • Tunisia police kill 'fighters' near Algeria
    Tunisia police kill 'fighters' … Al Jazeera - Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Officers shoot three suspected fighters and arrest six others in raid near border with Algeria, Tunisia government says. More »Tunisia police kill 'fighters' …

    Tunisia police kill 'fighters' near Algeria

    Officers shoot three suspected fighters and arrest six others in raid near border with Algeria, Tunisia government says.

  • Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou (C) attends the funeral of a policeman killed by militants, during his funeral in Jendouba on February 17, 2014
    3 suspected jihadists dead in Tunisia … AFP - Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Security forces killed three suspected jihadists in an anti-terrorist operation Monday in a region of northwest Tunisia where Islamist militants shot dead four people … More »3 suspected jihadists dead in Tunisia …

    Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou (C) attends the funeral of a policeman killed by militants, during his funeral in Jendouba on February 17, 2014

    Security forces killed three suspected jihadists in an anti-terrorist operation Monday in a region of northwest Tunisia where Islamist militants shot dead four people last month, the interior ministry said. The police surrounded a house in the Jendouba region straddling the Algerian border and killed "three terrorists," …

  • People take part in a ceremony and candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of the start of the violent conflict in Syria, at Campidoglio in Rome, on March 14, 2014
    Syria war enters fourth year with no … AFP - Sat, Mar 15, 2014

    Syria's civil war enters a fourth year Saturday, with at least 146,000 people dead, millions more homeless, cities and historical treasures in ruins, the economy devastated … More »Syria war enters fourth year with no …

    People take part in a ceremony and candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of the start of the violent conflict in Syria, at Campidoglio in Rome, on March 14, 2014

    Syria's civil war enters a fourth year Saturday, with at least 146,000 people dead, millions more homeless, cities and historical treasures in ruins, the economy devastated and no end in sight. On March 15, 2011, just weeks after popular uprisings toppled dictators in Tunisia and Egypt, protests erupted in Syria's southern …

  • Algerian army kills eight militants IANS - Sat, Mar 15, 2014

    Algiers, March 15 (IANS) Algerian army Friday killed eight militants, including seven near its border with Tunisia, and seized a large amount of ammunition suspected … More »Algerian army kills eight militants

    Algiers, March 15 (IANS) Algerian army Friday killed eight militants, including seven near its border with Tunisia, and seized a large amount of ammunition suspected for planning a terrorist attack, the media reported. "Detachments from the army killed on Friday at around 1 p.m. (GMT) seven armed militants in the locality …

  • Morocco, Spain break up militant cell … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Moroccan citizens * Spain says cell was biggest group recruiting for Syria (Adds details on Spanish arrests, comment from Spain) By Aziz El Yaakoubi RABAT, March 14 (Reuters) … More »Morocco, Spain break up militant cell …

    Moroccan citizens * Spain says cell was biggest group recruiting for Syria (Adds details on Spanish arrests, comment from Spain) By Aziz El Yaakoubi RABAT, March 14 (Reuters) - Morocco and Spain made seven arrests and dismantled an Islamist militant cell led by a Spanish citizen that sent fighters to "hotbeds of tension" …

  • Tunisian Minister of Tourism Amel Karboul during an interview with foreign media on March 14, 2014 in Tunis
    Tunisia denies discriminating against … AFP - Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Tunisia's tourism minister on Friday denied Israeli tourists aboard a cruise ship who were prevented from entering the country had been discriminated against, saying … More »Tunisia denies discriminating against …

    Tunisian Minister of Tourism Amel Karboul during an interview with foreign media on March 14, 2014 in Tunis

    Tunisia's tourism minister on Friday denied Israeli tourists aboard a cruise ship who were prevented from entering the country had been discriminated against, saying there had been a procedural problem. The Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line said on Monday a "small number" of Israeli passengers on one of its ships were …

  • Morocco says breaks up militant cell … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Morocco has dismantled an Islamist militant cell led by a Spanish citizen that sent fighters to "hotbeds of tension" abroad, the interior ministry said on Friday. Hundreds … More »Morocco says breaks up militant cell …

    Morocco has dismantled an Islamist militant cell led by a Spanish citizen that sent fighters to "hotbeds of tension" abroad, the interior ministry said on Friday. Hundreds of fighters from Morocco and other Maghreb states like Tunisia and Algeria have joined Islamist-dominated rebel forces in Syria's civil war and North …

  • Imam's arrest sparks debate in Tunisia
    Imam's arrest sparks debate in  … Al Jazeera - Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    The arrest of Khamis El Mejri has led to a critique of government control over mosques and imams. More »Imam's arrest sparks debate in  …

    Imam's arrest sparks debate in Tunisia

    The arrest of Khamis El Mejri has led to a critique of government control over mosques and imams.

  • India's EXIM Bank for project development … IANS - Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM) is planning to set up a project development company with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to encourage … More »India's EXIM Bank for project development …

    New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM) is planning to set up a project development company with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to encourage public-private partnership (PPP) projects in Africa, Yaduvendra Mathur, chairman and managing director of the export finance institution, said here. …

 

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