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2014-07-21 Head of Govt Issues a Decision to Close Satellite Channels and Social Networking Pages
[HRInfo]Cairo -The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) deprecated the decision issued by the Tunisian government on July 19 to close some satellite channels and social networking pages.

2014-07-22 Jebel Chaambi Slaughter Spurs Tunisia to Action
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisia arrested 63 suspected terrorists in El Kef, Sidi Bouzid and Kasserine provinces at the week-end, the interior ministry announced Saturday (July 19th).

2014-07-21 Head of State Prosecutes Whoever Makes Statement Offends State Institutions Over Supporting Terrorism, and a Journalist Precluded From Carrying Out His Work
[HRInfo]Cairo: -The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) denounces the announcement released by Presidency of the Republic of Tunisia on July 18 about its intention to sue whoever makes any statements that prejudice national security or offend state institutions. In another context, ANHRI condemns the attack on Al-Shorouk newspaper reporter "Nabil Wezdo" on July 11 during his coverage of "Qelala" incidents.

2014-07-22 Ennour of Koran and Sunna FM in Mahdia Suspended, Unknown People Assaulted Partisan Convoy
[HRInfo]Cairo: -The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) denounces the suspension of Radio "Ennour of Koran and Sunna" along with "Al-Insen" TV, on July 19, by the national security units in Mahdia city, after the authorities alleged that they have switched from channels to podiums for infidelity and incitement.

2014-07-22 Dialogue With Government to Be Limited to Conference of Presidents - Deputy
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo, -The dialogue with the government on the security issue will be limited to the conference of presidents, National Constituent Assembly (NCA) member Mohamed Chairat said on Monday.

2014-07-22 NCA to Begin Plenary Discussion of Supplementary Finance Bill Next Wednesday
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo -The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) will start plenary discussion of the 2014 supplementary finance bill next Wednesday.

2014-07-22 Tunisia Promotes Peace Through Song
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisia's popular Hammamet International Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this year by promoting peace, religious tolerance and unity.

2014-07-22 Foreign Minister Holds Phone Call With Egyptian Counterpart
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Minister of Foreign Affairs Mongi Hamdi received, Sunday, a phone call from his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Chokri, according to a press release of the department issued Monday.

2014-07-22 Marzouki Meets Presidents of Utica, Bar Association
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage, -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki received, Monday at Carthage Palace, President of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) Wided Bouchamaoui and President of the Bar Association Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh.

2014-07-22 Marzouki Discusses With Party Leaders National Initiative to Support Palestinian People
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -The need to launch a national initiative to support the Palestinian people was discussed as Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki had a series of talks with party leaders on Monday in the Palace of Carthage.

2014-07-21 Palestinian Death Toll Tops 500
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Gaza Strip -The death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has reached 510, health officials said on Monday.

2014-07-22 Ten People Arrested in Douar Hicher for Celebrating Terrorist Attack Against Tunisian Troops
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Manouba, -10 people tied to the Salafist movement have been arrested over the last 24 hours in Douar Hicher, Manouba, for having celebrating the recent terrorist attack that killed 15 National Army troops, a security source told TAP correspondent in the region.

2014-07-22 Nearly Half a Million Registered Voters Until Monday At Midday (ISIE)
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -495,000 new voters have registered voluntarily until Monday at midday. The overall number of voters registered on the electoral roll therefore stands at 4,867,600, according to a counting announced Monday by the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE).

2014-07-21 Egyptian Fishing Boat Intercepted in Reserved Fishing Area
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -An Egyptian fishing boat was intercepted, Sunday, in the reserved fishing area close to the Tunisian-Libyan borders.

2014-07-21 Arab League Condemns Terrorist Attack in Mount Chaambi
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil al-Arabi condemned the terrorist attack perpetrated, Wednesday, against two checkpoints of the national army in Mount Chaambi (Kasserine) which killed 15 soldiers and injured more than 20 others.

2014-07-21 Scheduled Monday Plenary Session Devoted to Government On Country's Security Situation Postponed - Karima Souid
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo -Monday's plenary session scheduled for the government about the country's security situation has been postponed until further notice.

2014-07-21 Crisis Cell - Activities of Associations Linked to Terrorism to Be Suspended
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The crisis cell in charge of following up the security situation in the country, decided during its meeting, Sunday, under the chairmanship of interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, a new series of measures. They consist in :

2014-07-21 Presidency of Republic to Initiate Legal Action Against Any Statement Hostile to National Security
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage, -The Presidency of the Republic announced intention to initiate a legal actionagainst all those who made untimely statement towards the national security, made misleading accusations against the state officials or uttering threats of violence.

2014-07-21 Sixteen Persons Arrested for Celebrating Terrorist Attack in Mount Châambi - Interior Ministry
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Sixteen persons among the religious fundamentalists were arrested after having confirmed their participation in events celebrating the terrorist attack on Wednesday night in Mount Châambi which killed 15 soldiers of the National Army.

2014-07-21 Decision to Close "Ennour" and "Al Insan" Radio Stations Was Made in Co-Ordination With Haica - Prime Ministry
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The decision to close the two radio stations "Ennour" and "Al Insan" was made in co-ordination with the High Independent Authority of Audio-visual Communication (HAICA), as it is a constitutional authority, according to a communiqué of the Presidency of the Republic issued Sunday.

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