Rapper Begins Prison Term
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisian rapper Weld El 15 will spend the next four months in prison, unless he wins the appeal filed by his attorney on Monday (December 9th).
Consultation Meeting Between Quartet and Seven Political Parties
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The Quartet sponsoring national dialogue started on Wednesday a meeting with representatives of seven political parties to consult about the new methodology decided by the quartet to carry on dialogue.
Periodic Security Meeting Held
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -A security meeting has been held at the Government Palace in Kasbah, under the chairmanship of Interim Prime Minister Ali Larayedh.
Laarayedh Optimist About Possibility to Reach Consensual Solutions
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh said he rejected "the policy of frightening citizens about the idea of a hypothetical failure of national dialogue."
Ben Jaafar Confers With EUSR for Southern Mediterranean Region
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo -National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar conferred on Thursday with Bernardino Leon, European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the Southern Mediterranean region.
National Volleyball Championship - Day 4 Results
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Results of Tunisia's national volleyball Championship day-4 games played on Wednesday afternoon:
Ben Jaafar - Mandela, Icon of Tolerance
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -A Mandela memorial service has been held in the Tunis Cathedral, after the iconic leader and former president of South Africa passed away, last December 5, aged 95.
Tunisian Hostages Set Free
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Medenine -Forty Tunisian nationals taken hostage, on Monday, by an armed group in Libya, were set free and returned back to the homeland on Tuesday.
'You Can Go to Jail for a Word or an Idea'
[AI London]When Jabeur Mejri, a Tunisian blogger, expressed views online that were deemed offensive to Islam, it cost him his freedom. He was jailed in 2012 for over seven years for "attacking sacred values through actions or words" and "undermining public morals".
Conceiving Appropriate Frameworks to Promote Handicrafts Sector - PM
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Prime Minister Ali Larayedh called for setting up "frameworks to help professionals iron out impediments to the developoment of the handicrafts sector and solve craftsmen's debt problems."
Tunisia Thwarts New Suicide Bombing
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisian security services foiled a new suicide attack, Shems FM reported on Monday (December 9th).
Tunisia to Create African ICT Centre of Excellence - Minister
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Tunisia is readying to create, in co-operation with the African Development Bank (AfDB), an African Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
World Human Rights Day - NCA Presidency for Enacting Decree Laws 115 and 116
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo -In a statement made public, on Tuesday, on the World Human Rights Day, the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Presidency asserts determination to set up a legislative arsenal that guarantees the citizens' rights and liberties.
President Marzouki Visits Bouchoucha Detention Centre and Manouba Women's Prison
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki paid on Monday an inspection visit to the Bouchoucha detention centre and the Manouba women's civil prison.
Bomb Explodes Outside Kabul Airport
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Kabul -A car bomb has exploded early Wednesday morning near a gate used by NATO troops in the northern section of the Kabul airport. There were no casualties in the attack, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.
Tifert Starts Production Phase With Some Difficulties - Head of Project
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Sfax -The Tunisian-Indian Fertilisers Company "TIFERT" set up in the Skhira industrial area, in the governorate of Sfax, by means of 760 million Tunisian dinars (MTD), started the production phase last June after a delay of two years and a half.
Marzouki Confers With Democratic Alliance S-G On Possible Alternatives in Case of Dialogue Failure
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki met on Monday with Secretary-General of the Democratic Alliance party Mohamed Hamdi to study the best ways likely to ensure success of the national dialogue, as well as the possible alternatives and scenarios to end the crisis in the country in case of failure of the dialogue.
Separating Rumours and Suspicions From Fact
[Africa In Fact]Three years ago Tunisians famously took to the streets demanding "jobs, dignity and freedom", in the first of a wave of popular uprisings in the region that would become known as the Arab spring.
Army Taking Seriously Terrorist Threats in Year-End Holidays - MoD
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The national army is taking seriously intelligence reports about terrorist threats in the year-end holidays, said Colonel Major Taoufik Rahmouni, Spokesman for the National Defence Ministry.
"Issue of Corruption Stalling" - Presidency
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -"The issue of corruption has often stood still and is making slow and sometimes messy progress," said Legal Adviser to the Caretaker President Ahmed Ouerfelli.