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2014-08-26 Legislative Candidates - Five Lists Filed in Gabes
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Gabes -The local chapter of the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE) in Gabes has received, from the first day of the filing of legislative candidates on August 22 until Monday, five lists, a source from the ISIE section said.

2014-08-27 Jomaa Confers With AFRICOM Commander
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Kasbah -Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, Tuesday, met, in Kasbah Palace, with US Africa Command (AFRICOM) Commander, General David Rodriguez.

2014-08-27 Legislative Elections - 95 Lists Submitted So Far
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The Independent Higher Authority for Elections (ISIE) has received till Monday, August 25, ninety-five lists with a total of 1016 candidates (537 men and 479 women) in legislative elections, the election body announced on Tuesday.

2014-08-26 Cinematographic Framework of Hergla August 26-31
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The 10th Cinematographic Framework of Hergla will begin on August 26 with a programme combining socially-engaged cinema, environment and African music and with a strong presence of the Algerian and African cinema.

2014-08-26 Foreign Visitors to Pay Departure Tax From October 1, 2014
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The 30-dinar (around 13 euros) departure tax for tourists visiting Tunisia will come into force on October 1, 2014, the Ministry of Tourism said in a statement.

2014-08-26 Legislative Candidates in Mahdia - Two Lists Filed
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Mahdia, -The local section of the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE) in Mahdia has recorded, from the first day of the filing of candidacies for the legislative elections on Friday until Monday, the submission of two lists, one from a coalition and another from a party, said co-ordinator of the ISIE section Mahjoub Belkhir.

2014-08-26 FM Reiterates Tunisia's Commitment to Peaceful Settlement of Crisis in Libya
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -Minister of Foreign Affairs Mongi Hamdi reiterated Tunisia's commitment to a peaceful settlement of the crisis in Libya and its opposition to any foreign intervention in this country.

2014-08-26 Islamic State Beheading Shocks Tunisia
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisia on Thursday (August 21st) called on the international community to intensify its efforts to support Iraq in its fight against the "Islamic State" (ISIS) terror group.

2014-08-26 Ministry of Defence Denies Unknown Planes Flew Over Tunisian South
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Spokesman for the Ministry of National Defence Belhassen Oueslati denied unknown planes had flown over the Tunisian south near the border with Libya.

2014-08-25 Marzouki, Abdullah Al-Thinni Discuss Situation in Libya By Phone
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -Libya's Interim Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni and Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki discussed Sunday by phone the situation in Libya and efforts to put an end to the conflicts that hit several regions in the country.

2014-08-25 Commission in Charge of Large-Scale Projects - String of Measures in El-Khbayet Spa, Bukhater Sports City
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The High Commission in charge of large-scale projects took measures relating to the realisation of El-Khbayet spa project in El-Hamma (governorate of Gabès) and Bukhater sports city in the capital city.

2014-08-25 FM Meets Algerian, Tunisian, Libyan Counterparts, Al Chief
[Egypt Online]Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri met on Monday 25/8/2014 with his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra ahead of the 4th ministerial meeting of Libya neighboring countries.

2014-08-25 Yog 2014 (athletics) / Fares Jelassi Wins Silver Medal in 400 M Hurdles
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -Tunisian athlete Fares Jelassi, on Monday, won a silver medal at the 400 m hurdles tournament in the Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing, China, after clocking 50.61.

2014-08-25 Entry Into Force of Departure Tax Deferred to October 2014
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The Government has decided to postpone the application of the 30-dinar departure tax for foreign nationals initially scheduled for August 28, 2014 to October 2014, a source from the Ministry of Economy and Finance told TAP.

2014-08-25 "Al Bina Al Watani" Party Says Decision to Dissolve Associations Is Illegal
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The recent measures taken by the Crisis Response Unit chaired by Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa have transgressed the law and violated the guarantees of rights and freedoms, Al Bina Al Watani party said on Friday.

2014-08-25 Candidacy for Legislative Elections - 9 Independent Lists, 9 From Parties and 27 From Coalitions Filed At Day 1
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -Offices of the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE) recorded on Friday until 6 p.m. on the first day of the filing of candidacies for the legislative elections, the registration of 9 independent lists, 7 from parties and 27 from coalitions.

2014-08-25 Ras Jedir - Army Seizes Nine Tunisian Vehicles Loaded With Libyan Smuggled Fuel
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Nine Tunisian vehicles loaded with Libyan smuggled fuel were seized Friday afternoon in the south of the border crossing of Ras Jedir, a source of the Ministry of Defence said Saturday.

2014-08-25 Tunisair Suspends Flights to Libyan Airports of Tobruk and Labreg
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -National carrier Tunisair announced in a statement Friday the suspension of all its flights to the Libyan airports of Tobruk and Labreg, pending the revision of the reinsurance contract for these two destinations.

2014-08-25 Yog 2014 - Handball - Placement Match (5th-6th) /Tunisia - Brazil 31-38
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -Tunisia's national handball team conceded defeat to Brazil (31-38) at a Youth Olympic Games handball tournament placement match (5th-6th place) first-leg game played Sunday in Nanjing, China.

2014-08-25 CAF Champions League - Group Stage - 6th and Last Day/ Cs Sfaxien Finish On the Top of Group B
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Club Sportif Sfaxien drew 1-1 with Algeria's ES Sétif at an African Champions League group stage (group B) sixth and last-day game played on Saturday evening in Sfax.

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