China, Tunisia Pledge to Boost Cooperation in Trade, Infrastructure
[Focac] Tunis -Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday China is ready to strengthen cooperation with Tunisia in such areas as infrastructure and industrial capacity, as well as expand two-way trade and investment.
Despite Extremism, An Island Enclave of Tolerance
[Deutsche Welle] The Tunisian island of Djerba is a role model in terms of a peaceful co-existance between Jews, Christians and Muslims - in a region torn by religious extremism. Kristen McTighe reports from Djerba.
UN Panel Condemns Forced Anal Exams
[HRW] Tunis -The United Nations Committee Against Torture, in its most recent evaluation of Tunisia, condemned the use of forced anal examinations as an attempt to find "proof" against people accused of homosexual conduct, Human Rights Watch said today. Tunisia should uphold its commitments as a state party to the Convention Against Torture and ban the use of forced anal examinations.
Ghannouchi - 'Specialisation in Politics Is Not Driven By Stage's Constraints'
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Rades -Specialisation in politics, the flagship subject of the 10th congress of Ennahdha Movement, is not driven by the stage's constraints, it is a crowning of a historic development of the movement during 40 years, estimated Ennahdha President Rached Ghannouchi.
Ali Laarayedh Elected President of 10th Congress of Ennahdha Movement
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Rades -Ali Laarayedh was elected, Friday, President of 10th Congress of Ennahdha Movement with 678 votes against 414 for Noureddine Bhiri.
Malek Bensmail's 'Contre-Pouvoirs' At AFAC Film Week in Tunis
[Algerie Presse Service] Tunis -Algerian director Malek Bensmail's documentary film "Contre-pouvoirs" (counter-powers) will be screened at the 3th Film Week held by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) in Tunis (Tunisia) between 25 May and 1 June, according to AFAC's website.
Egyptian Military Finds Debris of Crashed Airliner
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Cairo -The Egyptian military said in a statement Friday morning that it has found debris from EgyptAir Flight 804 about 180 miles off Egypt's coastline.
'Political Islam Has No Future in Tunisia' (Caid Essebsi)
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Unis -"Political Islam has no future in Tunisia. I am against political Islam. Those who want to apply it as a system of governance in Tunisia failed," said President Beji Caid Essebsi during a meeting with Qatari media.
Earth Tremor of 2.7 Degrees West of Bousalem - Jendouba
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -An earth tremor measuring 2.7 degrees on the Richter scale was registered, Wednesday evening about 08.13 p.m. (local hour) west of the city of Bousalem (Jendouba), according to the national meteorology Institute.
Ten-Man Mazembe Advance Despite Gabesien Defeat
[CAF] TP Mazembe booked their place at the last courtesy a vital away goal despite suffering a 2-1 loss to Tunisian side Stade Gabesien on Tuesday in Gabes.
Tunisia-Czech Parliamentary Friendship Group to Be Established Soon
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Speaker of the House of People's Representative (HPR), Mohamed Ennaceur, on Thursday, announced an action plan to establish a Tunisia-Czech parliamentary friendship group.
Social Dialogue Only Way to Promote Labour Relations and Preserve Social Peace (PM)
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Prime Minister Habib Essid, on Thursday, said social dialogue is the only guarantor of the promotion of labour relations and preservation of social peace and the only way to reach the development objectives given its contribution to upholding the values of labour and attributes of social justice to achieve the desired development.
Seifeddine Jemmali, 'Dangerous' Terrorist Killed - Defence
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -One of the most "dangerous" terrorists Seifeddine Jemmali, better known under the name of Abu Al-Qaaqaa, was killed Wednesday evening, by the armed forces in Ain Zayane, in the delegation of Sbiba (Kasserine), said Thursday the Defence Ministry.
Conference in Tunis On Draft Common Core Document of Tunisian State On Human Rights
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -A conference was held, on Wednesday afternoon in Tunis, on the draft common core document of the tunisian state in matters of human rights.
International Economic Conference Likely to Revive Interest of Investors - Ridha Chalghoum
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Doha -First Adviser for the President of the Republic in Charge of the Follow-up of Economic Reforms Ridha Chalghoum said that the organisation of the international economic conference in Tunisia, by late November 2016, aims to revive the interest of the international investors for Tunisia, notably those of the Gulf countries as well as the financial institutions.
CPF Will Make of Tunisia Economic Hub - Murray
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis, -The Country Partnership Framework (CPF) adopted by the World Bank Group Board of Directors Tuesday in Washington is focused on three pillars aiming to make Tunisia an economic hub, reduce regional disparities and increase social inclusion, said World Bank Country Manager for Tunisia Eileen Murray.
Perez Trabelsi - 1,500 to 2,000 Visitors Expected This Year At Ghriba Synagogue
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Medenine -1,500 to 2,000 pilgrims are expected this year, said President of Ghriba Committee Perez Trabelsi. They will arrive to Tunisia as of Friday, he indicated.
Three Kalashnikovs and Ammunitions Seized in Mateur
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Bizerte -Three Kalashnikovs and ammunitions were seized by the anti-terrorist squad of El Aouina and that of the national guard of Bizerte at a raid in a house in Mateur, indicates, on Tuesday, a security source in Bizerte.
Isie Presents Roadmap for Municipal Elections
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -The Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE), on Tuesday, presented to political parties' representatives a roadmap for the organisation of municipal elections.
Government Determined to Play Leading Role in Upholding Human Rights - Minister
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -The government and all state institutions are determined to play a leading role in upholding human rights, Minister in charge of Relations with Constitutional Bodies, Civil Society and Human Rights Kamel Jendoubi said on Tuesday.