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2014-09-01 Security Forces Assault Journalist & Blogger "Lina Ben Mhenni"
[HRInfo]Cairo: -Today, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemned the security forces' attack on "Lina Ben Mhenni"- a Tunisia journalist and blogger- on Saturday, August 30, 2014.

2014-09-01 Legislative Elections - 100 Lists Submitted in Constituencies of Sfax 1 and 2
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Sfax, -The overall number of candidate lists for the legislative elections in the Governorate of Sfax has reached 100, submitted in the two constituencies of Sfax 1 and Sfax 2.

2014-09-01 Legislative Elections - 47 Lists Filed in Zaghouan
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Zaghouan, -The regional chapter of the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE) in Zaghouan recorded the submission of 47 lists for the legislative elections, including 28 lists of parties, 14 independent lists and 5 coalition lists, said spokesman for the section Abdessattar ben Ahmed.

2014-09-01 Legislative Elections - 67 Electoral Lists Filed in Sidi Bouzid
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Sidi Bouzid, -The regional section of the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE) in Sidi Bouzid received a total of 67 electoral lists for the legislative elections, President of the Sidi Bouzid section Boujemaa Michi told TAP correspondent in the region.

2014-09-01 Legislative Elections - 1,500 Electoral Lists Filed and 15,652 Candidates
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The total number of electoral lists at the expiry of the statutory deadline of the submission of candidacies (Friday, August 29 at 6 p.m.), reached 1,500 lists comprising 15,652 candidates; 910 lists are from parties, 158 from coalitions and 472 are independent lists, President of the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE) Chafik Sarsar announced at a press conference on Saturday.

2014-09-01 Legislative Elections - 56 Lists Filed in Ariana
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Ariana, -The local chapter of the Independent Higher Authority for Elections (ISIE) in Ariana received 56 candidate lists for legislative elections, Coordinator Ridha Guizani said.

2014-09-01 Scope of Competence of Crisis Response Unit Expanded, Local Development Included - Government Spokesman
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The Prime Ministry decided to expand the scope of competence of the Crisis Response Unit to include the central and local executive branch and issues of development in regions.

2014-09-02 NCA to Resume Discussion of Draft Anti-Terrorism Law On Tuesday
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) will continue discussion, Tuesday, of the draft organic law on fight against terrorism and money laundering.

2014-09-02 Ben Jaafar Confers With American Congress Delegation
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -President of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mustapha Ben Jaafar received, Monday in Bardo, a delegation of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relation Commission led by its chairman Senator Tim Kaine.

2014-09-02 World School Chess Championships - Tunis 2016 - Marzouki Enquires About Preparations
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki enquired about preparations in progress to host the World School Chess Championships in 2016, said a Presidency press release.

2014-09-02 Marzouki Confers With UN Resident Coordinator in Tunis - Support to Transition Stage Evoked
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -Caretaker President of the Republic Moncef Marzouki conferred, Monday in the Carthage palace, with United Nations Resident Coordinator in Tunis Mounir Thabet, on the increase of the UN institutions' support to Tunisia during its transition period, as regards in particular of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

2014-09-02 Marzouki - Tunisia Must Establish Clear Strategy to Fight Against Poverty and Regional Disparities
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Caretaker President of the Republic Moncef Marzouki asserted, Monday, that the real challenge for Tunisia lies in the establishment of a strategy with clear and well-defined outlines to fight against poverty, regional disparities and the decline of the middle class which represents a large segment of the Tunisian society.

2014-09-02 President Marzouki Receives BCT Annual Report for 2013
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) Chedly Ayari presented, Monday in the Carthage palace, to caretaker President of the Republic Moncef Marzouki, the annual report of the BCT for 2013.

2014-09-02 Health Services Unaffected By Power Outage - Ministry of Health
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Hospital institutions provided normal health services, particularly the most sensitive ones, during the power outage that hit the country at around 5:30 p.m., the press service of the Ministry of Health told TAP.

2014-09-02 Police Patrol, Terrorists Trade Fire At Main Entrance of Kasserine
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Kasserine -A police patrol, on Sunday evening, repelled an attack by a terrorist group at the main entrance of the city of Kasserine, the Ministry of the Interior said on Monday in a statement.

2014-09-02 Power Outage Did Not Hinder Tunisian Airports and Ports Activities
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The power outage that hit the country (at around 5:30 p.m.) did not hinder Tunisian airports' and ports' activities and had no impact on security procedures in borders (passenger check in and search), the Ministry of Transport said on Sunday in a statement.

2014-09-01 81 Lists Filed With 3 Female Heads of Lists
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Gafsa, -81 electoral lists in legislative elections were filed in the constituency of Gafsa, President of the regional chapter of the Independent Higher Authority for Elections (ISIE) Mohamed Cherif told TAP correspondent.

2014-09-01 Tabarka Jazz Festival Maintained
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The Tabarka Jazz Festival will be maintained the Ministry of Tourism will provide needed support for the organisation of this cultural and tourist event scheduled from next September 6, the Ministry announced on Saturday.

2014-09-01 Five Independent Environmental Lists to Run in Legislative Elections
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Ben Arous -A group of environmental organisations presented their candidate lists for the forthcoming legislative elections at a news conference held, Sunday, in Rades (Tunis southern suburbs).

2014-09-01 "Air and Sea Navigation Went Smoothly During Power Outage" - Minister
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The crisis unit held a meeting on Sunday afternoon at Tunis-Carthage Airport during the power outage that hit the country at about 5:30 p.m., Minister of Transport Chiheb Ben Ahmed said in a statement to TAP.

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