Serviceman Killed in Terrorist Attack On Zaarour Military Barracks
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -A corporal was killed, on Thursday night, in a terrorist attack on the military barracks of Zaarour, Menzel Bourguiba (governorate of Bizerte).
Presidential Elections in Tunisia - Essebsi Obtains 39.46 Percent of Votes, Marzouki 33.43 Percent
[Algerie Presse Service]Tunis -The head of the Tunisian party Nidaa TounÃ¨s, Beji Caid Essebsi, gained the highest share of the votes at Sunday's presidential elections in Tunisia with 39.46% of the vote, ahead of incumbent President Moncef Marzouki (33, 43%), the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) announced Tuesday.
Tunisia Boosts Intelligence Capacity
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisia on Tuesday (November 20th) established the Intelligence, Security and Defence Agency under the Ministry of Defence.
7+7 Committee Fails to Agree On Wage Negotiations in Public Service
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The 7+7 Committee bringing together the government and the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), on Thursday, failed to reach an agreement on wage negotiations in the public service.
PM to Attend Francophonie Summit in Senegal, November 29-30
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa will attend the Francophonie Summit in Dakar, Senegal, November 29-30.
Nation Braces for Presidential Runoff
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisian presidential candidate BÃ©ji Caid Essebsi is six percentage points ahead of incumbent Moncef Marzouki, but the margin is not big enough to prevent a run-off election in a fortnight.
Morocco Floods - Marzouki Sends Message of Condolences to King Mohammed Vi
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki sent a message of condolences to King Mohammed VI after flash floods killed many people in some regions of the Kingdom.
Situation in Libya Discussed As FM Meets Deputy Head of Unsmil Situation in Libya
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Minister of Foreign Affairs Mongi Hamdi met, on Wednesday, Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed.
Alertness Level Raised On Borders With Libya
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Kasbah -The crisis response unit in charge with the follow-up of the security situation in Tunisia decided to raise the level of alertness of the security and army forces on borders and at cross border points with Libya, the Prime Ministry announced in a statement.
Ben Jaafar Convenes Inaugural Session of House of People's Representatives for Next December 2
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo, -President of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mustapha Ben Jaafar decided, on Tuesday, to convene members of the House of People's Representatives to meet on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in an inaugural session.
Tunisia 'Deeply Concerned' About Repeated Operations Targeting Its Nationals in Libya
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Tunisia is "deeply concerned" about repeated operations targeting its nationals in Tunisia.
Jomaa Offers Condolences On Morocco Floods
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa sent, Tuesday, a message of condolences and sympathy to his Moroccan counterpart Abdelilah Benkirane in the aftermath of floods that killed several citizens in Southeastern Morocco.
Tunisia - "There's No Revolution ... It's Just a Show"
[The Daily Vox]The Arab Spring may have fizzled out, but for Tunisia's youth the revolution is not over. After the 2011 protests and downfall of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, young journalists, artists and bloggers are still taking to the streets to fight for democracy under a police state.
Run-Off Likely in Presidential Polls
[AEP]Tunisia's elections on Sunday appears set for a runoff vote after exit polls suggests that neither interim president, Moncef Marzouki, nor the ex-premier, Beji Caid Essebsi - was likely to garner an absolute majority and that a runoff would be inevitable. Official results are expected after one or two days.
Foreign Minister Steinmeier On the Presidential Elections in Tunisia
[PR Newswire]Berlin -Speaking on the fringes of the nuclear negotiations with Iran in Vienna, Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on 24 November on last Sunday's presidential elections in Tunisia:
Tunisians Describe Ideal President
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisian voters had a choice of 22 potential presidents on Sunday (November 23rd), but since no clear winner emerged from the historic election, citizens will cast their ballots again next month.
Ban Applauds Tunisian Presidential Vote As Country's Democratic Transition Continues
[UN News]United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today extended his congratulations to the people of Tunisia on the occasion of their first presidential election since revolution swept the country and ushered in an era of democratic change.
Govt Welcomes 'Climate of Calm' During Polls
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria welcomed "the climate of calm, serenity and responsibility" that marked the first round of the presidential elections in Tunisia, Foreign Ministry said Monday in a statement to APS.
Tunisia Heads to Presidential Runoff
[Magharebia]None of the candidates in the Tunisian presidential elections on Sunday (November 23rd) was able to pass the 50% ballot threshold to win the vote.
Hostility to Daesh Grows Among Arabs
[Magharebia]Tunis -The majority of the citizens of the Arab region oppose the Islamic State (ISIS) and support the idea of an international coalition to eliminate it, a recent study found.