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Tunisia: most detainees abroad in Italian jails

An estimated 3,246 Tunisian citizens are detained outside of Tunisia. Most of them, or 2,037, are detained in different Italian prisons on charges of illegal immigration, drug trafficking, human trafficking and murder, the president of the parliamentary commission for Tunisians abroad, Ibtissem Jebabli said Tuesday. He added that according to ...

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Tunisian Researchers Probe the Roots of Radicalization

The ministry of higher education and scientific research here has allocated 2.5 million Tunisian dinars (about $1.2 million) over four years to support academic efforts to better understand the roots of radicalization in young people, and how to combat it. Four research projects have been selected for support under the ...

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Tunisia dismantles 129 mines since 2014

Since setting up a specialist team to deal with suspect objects in 2014, Tunisia has dismantled 129 mines, according to defence ministry spokesman Belhassen Oueslati. Speaking on Nessma TV, Oueslati said the team, trained by British, American, French, Spanish and German experts, has been in place since 2014. “We even ...

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Tunisian PM starts working visit to Morocco

Tunisian Prime minister Youssef Chahed started on Sunday a two-day working visit to Morocco. Upon his arrival at Rabat airport, Chahed was greeted by his Moroccan peer Saadeddine El Othmani. Chahed will participate in the 19th session of the High Joint Commission of Morocco and Tunisia on Monday. The commission ...

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Absenteeism of MPs “cause for concern” (I Watch)

(TAP) –”I Watch” organisation considers that absenteeism of the deputies is a “recurring phenomenon” which constitutes “a cause for concern” likely to have an impact on the legislative and supervisory mission of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR). “I Watch” responded to the decision of the Committee on Rules of ...

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Maryland Man Arrested For International Child Kidnapping

A Maryland man allegedly kidnapped his two children and took them to Tunisia in 2011. After Faical Chebbi landed at the Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested him for international parental kidnapping. Chebbi allegedly picked the children up for ...

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