Alarming Threats Ahead of Polls
[ICG]Tunis/Brussels -The growing link between cartels and armed jihadi militants along Tunisia's borders with Algeria and Libya, combined with heightened ideological polarisation, could form an explosive mix ahead of Tunisia's legislative and presidential elections.
Tunisians Fear Libya Fallout As Vote Nears
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisians will head to the polls this Sunday (October 26th) amid fears that the relentless violence in neighbouring Libya could disrupt the legislative vote.
Situation in Tunisia Could Be Improved - Mohamed Abbou
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Monastir -Democrat Current Secretary-General Mohamed Abbou estimated, Tuesday during a meeting in Monastir, that the situation in Tunisia could be improved, exhorting the next governments to endeavour to implement law.
Terrorism, Main Challenge for Any Government in Tunisia - Khalil Zaouia
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Hammamet -Ettakatol Party leader Khalil Zaouia said that terrorism represents the main challenge for any government in Tunisia.
Instability Threatens Polls
[ICG]Since the December 2010-January 2011 uprising, Tunisia has successfully overcome successive political crises, yet seems less able to absorb the impact of major jihadi attacks.
'Political Bipolarisation Is Positive' - Yassine Brahim
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Monastir -Analysing the current political landscape, Afek Tounes Party Secretary-General Yassine Brahim estimated that the bipolarisation of the political life is positive since a single party can not dominate the country.
Tunisia Invited to Arab-Russian Co-Operation Forum in Khartoum
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Tunisia, on Tuesday, received an invitation from Russia to participate in the 2nd Arab-Russian Co-operation Forum scheduled for December 3 in Khartoum.
Tunisia's General Consulate in Istanbul Inaugurated
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Minister of Foreign Affairs Mongi Hamdi inaugurated, on Tuesday, the offices of Tunisia's General Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
Tunisian-Qatari Partnership in Military Industry Reviewed
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -National Defence Minister Ghazi Jribi and Qatari opposite number General-Major Hamad Ben Ali Al-Attia looked, Tuesday, at means to establish a Tunisian-Qatari partnership in the military industry field.
Army Mobilised to Secure Elections
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -Army forces, including reservists, will be fully mobilised to secure the upcoming elections, Spokesman for the Ministry of Defence Lieutenant-Colonel Belhassen Oueslati said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Ben Jaafar Meets Fatah Central Committee Member Azzam Al-Ahmad
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo -The political and military developments and non-stop assaults on the Palestinian people were the centrepiece of a talk that President of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mustapha Ben Jaafar had, Tuesday, with Member of Fatah Central Committee Azzam Al-Ahmad.
The UK Donates Security Equipment to Tunisian Authorities
[PR Newswire]London -British Ambassador to Tunisia presents advanced security equipment to Tunisian authorities to help counter terrorism
Upcoming Elections Mark Successful Conclusion of Democratic Transition in Tunisia (Ahmed Davutoglu)
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Ankara -At the invitation of his Turkish counterpart, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mongi Hamdi is paying a friendship visit to Turkey from October 20 to 21.
PM 'Optimistic' About Successful Conduct of Elections
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa said he is optimistic about the successful conduct of the forthcoming elections, considering the security measures taken. "We are both optimistic and vigilant," he emphasised.
Libyan Government Fully Responsible for Safety of Abducted Tunisian Journalists - FM
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi held the Libyan government "fully responsible" for the safety of the two Tunisian journalists Sofiene Shourabi and Nadhir Ktari abducted in Libya.
Coast Guard Thwarts Illegal Emigration Attempt By Syrians in Chott Mariem
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Sousse -Coast Guard in Sousse, on Saturday, thwarted, an illegal emigration attempt to Italy by a group of 46 Syrians.
Tunisia Prepares for Terror Trials
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisia plans to try hundreds of terrorism suspects in the first such prosecutions since the ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Turkey Will Provide Logistical Support to Army, Security Forces to Help Combat Terrorism
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Ankara, -Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his country's readiness to contribute to the construction of the headquarters of the Diplomatic Academy in Tunisia, in association with the Turkish Co-operation and Co-ordination Agency and the Diplomacy Academy of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.
"Number of "Al-Moubadara" Deputies Will Be Multiplied By Ten After Legislative Elections" Morjane
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Sousse -"The number of the "Al-Moubadara" deputies will be multiplied by ten after the legislative election" promised, Sunday, president of the party Kamel Morjane.
Abassi - National Dialogue to Resume After Elections
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The National Dialogue will resume next October 31 after the announcement of the results of legislative elections, Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Houcine Abassi announced Monday.