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5+5 Dialogue: 14th Conference of Foreign Ministers opens in Algiers

The 14th Foreign Ministers’ Conference of the 5 + 5 Dialogue began Sunday in Algiers, TAP reports. The meeting is co-chaired by Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel and his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian. Tunisia is represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khemaies Jhinaoui. The Conference held under the theme: ...

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Freedom House on democracy in the world: “Tunisia is free”

The Freedom House organization released its report for 2018 on  freedoms of the world, including political rights and civil liberties, focusing on the only country, namely Tunisia, in the MENA region. The report said that in 2017 democracy faced its most serious crisis for decades while its basic tenets – ...

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Over 20 illegal migrants rescued in Mediterranean

25 illegal migrants were rescued on the offshore of the east coast of the Sfax city, Tunisian naval forces said Thursday evening in a statement. “The Tunisian Naval Forces have rescued 25 illegal migrants from drowning after boat broken down due to the foul weather conditions off Sfax city,” the same ...

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State mobilises 600 thousand dinars as part of framework contract

The State will guarantee for three years a framework contract nationwide to ensure sustainability of projects for young people, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said at a meeting with unemployed university graduates held on Sunday at the Denden Sectoral Training Centre in the Manouba governorate. He said that the young promoter ...

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Tunisia: Anti-austerity protests prompt aid package for poor

A multi-million euro package was announced as the country marks the seventh anniversary of its revolution. There is something to celebrate in Tunisia – on the seventh anniversary of its revolution. The governement has responded to anti-austerity protests – some of them violent – by announcing a multi-million euro action ...

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Aid decided for poor as president meets with signatories of Carthage Document

(TAP) – President Beji Caid Essebsi and the signatories of the Carthage Document met on Saturday to consider an increase of aid for poor families in emergency talks in a bid to defuse tensions following anti-austerity protests. “We discussed the general situation in the country and the reforms, especially socio-economic, ...

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Tunisia: security forces must not ‘inflame’ tense situation as country prepares for more anti-austerity rallies

Tunisian security forces must refrain from using excessive force and end their use of intimidation tactics against peaceful demonstrators, Amnesty International said on Friday. During the past four days of anti-government demonstrations, security forces have used increasingly heavy-handed methods to disperse rallies and subsequently arrest protesters. One protester has died during ...

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Dozens hurt, 200 arrested in new Tunisia unrest

More than 200 people were arrested and dozens hurt during clashes in several parts of Tunisia, the interior ministry said Wednesday, after a second night of unrest driven by anger over austerity measures.  Ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani told local radio that 49 police officers were wounded during clashes across the country and ...

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“Year 2018 will be last difficult year for Tunisia,” Chahed promises

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed promised Tuesday an end to economic hardship, seeking to calm anti-austerity protesters. PM Chahed told reporters that demonstrations were acceptable but violence and looting was not. “People have to understand that the situation is extraordinary and their country is experiencing difficulties but we believe that 2018 ...

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Mixed Chambers Council Supports Chahed Government

The Council of Mixed Chambers reasserts its support for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed in his fight against corruption and smuggling and commends his determination to place Tunisia’s interests above all other considerations and his call for the unity of all Tunisians. The Council of Mixed Chambers considers the government’s commitment ...

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