Saudi Embassy in Tunisia Celebrates KSAs’ 88th National Day

A ceremony was held last Saturday in the Saudi Embassy in Tunis to mark the celebration of the 88th National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the presence of a number of senior Tunisian officials, ambassadors accredited to Tunisia, a number of political, economic, cultural and media figures and Saudis in Tunisia. On this occasion, Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia, Mohamed bin Mahmoud Al-Ali voiced his best wishes and congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud hailing the  successive and comprehensive developments in…

Tunisia to reinforce national strategy, fighting cybercrime

Tunisia is working hard to reinforce its cyber defense capabilities, through the establishment of a national strategy to combat cybercrime, said Kamel Akrout, a senior advisor for national security, on Monday. “No country in the world is safe from cyber threats and that’s why Tunisian authorities are developing competencies in this area,” said Akrout, at a workshop on Tunisia National Cyber Defense Strategy. Akrout said 82 percent of all crimes in the world are cyber crimes and 12 percent of these crimes are related to the espionage of government and…

Five dead in heavy rainfall in Tunisia

A heavy rainfall killed five people in Nabeul province in northeast Tunisia, Tunisian Civil Protection Spokesman Moez Triaa toldmedia on Sunday. According to Triaa, the dead included two sisters and a 13-year-old child. Most of the Tunisian territory suffered a heavy rainfall since Saturday morning, especially the province of Nabeul, where the maximum rainfall reached 197 millimeters, according to Tunisian National Meteorology Institute.  Tunisian civil protection units and security forces helped 86 vehicles trapped on road and rescued a group of 25 Japanese tourists who were stranded near a beach area.…

Saudi Embassy in Tunisia Celebrates KSAs’ 88th National Day

A ceremony was held last Saturday in the Saudi Embassy in Tunis to mark the celebration of the 88th National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the presence of a number of senior Tunisian officials, ambassadors accredited to Tunisia, a number of political, economic, cultural and media figures and Saudis in Tunisia. On this occasion, Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia, Mohamed bin Mahmoud Al-Ali voiced his best and wishes congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud hailing the  successive and comprehensive developments in all…

Tunisian manufacturing industry investment up 3.9 % in first 8 months

Investment in manufacturing industry in Tunisia reached 2.5 billion dinars ($ 900 million), registering a leap of  3.9 % compared with same period last year,  Ministry of Industry and Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) revealed on Friday. The January-August period was marked by the increase of job creation reaching 41,188, up 2.4 % compared with last year, the ministry said. Investment in leather and footwear sector almost tripled to 29.4 million dinars, up 272.7 % in growth, against only 7.9 million dinars of the first eight months last year. Besides,  foreign…

Tunisian fishermen retained by Italian authorities released

The Tunisian fishermen retained by the Italian authorities for several weeks, have been released and are expected back in Tunisia in the next few days, announced Saturday, the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (UTAP). The fishing vessel “Bourassine hc 1015” that belongs to the port of Zarzis had been seized since August 30, 2018, by the Italian authorities and its crew arrested, as they had rescued a group of 14 illegal immigrants after informing the concerned Italian authorities in advance. TunisianMonitorOnline (Source:TAP) Share+1TweetShare0 Shares

Tunis to host PALU 9th Annual Conference on September 27-29, 2018

Tunis will host the 9th Annual Conference of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) on September 27-29, 2018. “One Continent, One People, One Economy: Developing Africa through continental free trade and free movement” is the theme of the 9th Annual Conference of the Pan African Lawyers Union which will bring together at least 600 lawyers from all corners of the African continents. The PALU 9th conference will provide the opportunity for the participants to attend debates of current issues in the African continent and to voice aspiration for a united,…

Tunisia’s first contemporary art fair opens

Women in watermark, calligraphic portraits, ceramics with almost lively folds: dozens of Tunisian artists exhibit until Sunday in the heart of Tunis works usually confined to galleries, first attempt to open the market of contemporary art in Tunisia.  “A place like this in Tunisia did not exist,” Sabrine Chaouch, a visual artist exhibiting at the first Journées de l’art contemporain de Carthage (JACC), told AFP. “Having worked for years, and finally getting there, is (…) really a very nice satisfaction,” adds the young artist, very moved to have found a potential…

Aquarius requests disembarkation of 11 migrants rescued off Libyan coast

The vessel has refused to transfer the migrants to a Libyan patrol boat insisting the country was not a safe haven. The humanitarian vessel MV Aquarius has refused to hand over a group of 11 rescued migrants to a Libyan patrol boat, insisting that Libya was not safe for people to be returned to. The vessel said it had requested permission to disembark 11 migrants in Tunisia, Malta or Italy, however a spokesperson for the Armed Forces of Malta, which is responsible for Malta’s search and rescue zone, said it…

World bank disburses $500 million loan to support Tunisia budget

The World Bank has disbursed a $500 million loan to support Tunisia’s budget, an official source told Reuters on Thursday. The disbursement raised Tunisia’s foreign exchange reserves to the equivalent of 78 days of imports, up from the equivalent of 68 days seen in recent weeks. Tunisia plans to issue $1 billion in bonds in early October to help cover 2018’s deficit, a senior official told Reuters last week. Tunisia expects economic growth to accelerate to 3.5 percent next year from an expected 2.9 percent in 2018, driven by a…