More Schools and Fewer Tanks for the Mideast

Prominent columnist Thomas L. Friedman highlighted in his last article, published in new York Times “More Schools and Fewer Tanks for the Mideast“, the importance of schools pointing out that Tunisia – as a success model in Middle East- deserves help to continue its democratic transition in education. He concluded that “It’s time we focused on giving more Arabs and Iranians access to the ingredients that enabled Tunisia to transform itself by itself into a democracy without a single U.S. war fighter”. It is a significant recognition that Tunisia has succeeded to…

No roaming charges for Algerian tourists visiting Tunisia and vice versa

The mobile network roaming fees between Algeria and Tunisia will be removed, both pledged on Sunday, APS news agency reported. This was announced on the sidelines of the third Joint Technical Committee for Cooperation in Post and ICT, held in Algeria’s capital Algiers. “We have decided to encourage regulatory authorities of both countries … to ensure their trade is transparent to customers travelling on both sides of the border without having to pay more fees for roaming and without being forced to make any changes on their phones,” said Algerian…

Tunisian delegation in Libya to complete repatriation procedures for children of ISIS parents

A delegation from the Tunisian government visited the Libyan Red Crescent branch in Misurata Sunday, to take blood samples of six children of ISIS parents, in order to verify their identity prior their return to Tunisia, The Libya Observer said in its website. The police technical team has initiated in taking samples of Tunisian children housed in the Care and Custody unit of Misurata Red Crescent branch, since December 2016 in the presence of a representative of the Attorney-General and coordinator of the Libyan-Tunisian Relationship, as well as representatives of…

Kuwait- Arab Fund signs KD 30 mln loan deal for Tunisian dam projects

The Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) on Monday signed a KD 30 million (USD 100 million) loan for the Tunisian government, meant to prop up strategic dam projects for provinces in the northwest, KUNA reports. The plan will respond to the growing demand for water intended for agricultural purposes and will ensure flood protection in northwestern towns.  AFESD and Tunisia have maintained close cooperation over the years, the fund’s chairman Dr. Abdullatif Al-Hamad told the press on the sidelines of the signing ceremony, citing the pan-Arab…