Tunisia: Organisations hold PM responsible for deviation of security establishment

Tunisian organisations and syndicates on Friday held Prime Minister and Acting Minister of the Interior Hichem Mechichi directly responsible for what they described as "the deviation of the security establishment". This came in a joint statement signed by 43 Tunisian organisations, associations a

Tunisia Fears Fourth Wave of COVID-19

Tunisian Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi has warned of a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic over a new surge in infections and deaths. In a press statement on Monday, Mehdi said he expects a new wave of infections in mid-June due to the new variants detected in the country. He called on people

Ghannouchi: 'Heroic actions of Palestinian resistance will map out another future for the region'

The head of Tunisia's Ennahda movement and Speaker of Parliament has said that the bravery of the Palestinian resistance will establish another future for the Arab world. Rached Ghannouchi added that the Levant will be rearranged in a way that puts the Palestinian cause on the right path. "The Pa

Hundreds of Tunisians rally in support of Palestinians

Hundreds of Tunisians rallied in support of the Palestinians on Wednesday, calling for their own government to outlaw relations between Tunisians and Israelis. The protests, organised by the influential General Tunisian Worker’s Union, or UGTT, drew almost 1,000 people to downtown Tunis. T

Tunisia launches Palestine Week in schools

The Tunisian Ministry of Education yesterday launched "Palestine Week" in schools in order to educate younger generations about the Palestinian cause. The initiative took place in a school in Hamam Chott, a southern suburb of the capital, Tunis, in solidarity with the Palestinian people, after th

Tunisia orders lockdown amid ‘worst’ ever health crisis

Tunisia ordered a partial lockdown from Sunday for the week-long Eid Al-Fitr holidays, warning that any further increase in coronavirus infections could overwhelm specialist care facilities.Announcing the measure on Friday, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said Tunisia was going through “the w

3 terrorists, baby killed in 2 operations in Tunisia

Three terrorists and a toddler were killed during two security operations in Tunisia, the country's Interior Ministry announced on Friday, Anadolu reports. In a statement, the ministry said it carried out a pre-emptive security operation with the country's Defense Ministry in the Djebel

Tunisia: MPs call for an end to attempts to disrupt parliament

Members of parliament in Tunisia from various parliamentary groupings have demanded that the competent authorities should take measures to stop attempts by the head of the Free Destourian Party to "disrupt" parliament and MPs in their work. During a plenary session in parliament yesterday, the de

Tunisia's Ghannouchi: 'Dissolving parliament is not an option'

Rached Ghannouchi, head of the Tunisian parliament and leader of the Ennahda Movement, said on Sunday that "there is no way to dissolve parliament, whatever be the reasons may be." The statement came a day after dozens of Tunisians held a march in the capital, Tunis, urging President Kais Saied t

Tunisia starts vaccination campaign with Sputnik V shots

Tunisia launched its vaccination campaign on Saturday, four days after receiving the first 30,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines.First up for a shot in the arm in the North African country were health care workers, soldiers and security officers, plus people over 65 and peo

Tunisia's parliament speaker urges dialogue to end political crisis

The speaker of Tunisia's parliament, Rached Ghannouchi, said he backs calls for a new national dialogue to address the country's political standoff and constant disputes over the constitution.Speaking to Reuters in an interview, Ghannouchi, head of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, reaffirmed h

Tunisia set to receive first coronavirus jabs

Mass inoculation in Tunisia starts on Tuesday when the first coronavirus vaccines arrive in the North African nation using Russia's Sputnik V jabs.Initially 30,000 doses are due to arrive Tuesday from Russia, followed by 500,000 doses "in coming weeks" said a presidency statement citing "constant

Tunisia faces calls to investigate officials' free vaccine from UAE

Tunisian MPs have called for an investigation into allegations that senior state officials received 1,000 free doses of the coronavirus vaccine from the UAE at the beginning of February. This, the MPs insist, is an act of "high treason". The presidency in Tunis confirmed that it has received the

Tunisia’s main party apologizes for attacks against journalists during rally

Tunisia’s biggest political party apologized Sunday for violence against journalists during Saturday’s rally, state news agency TAP reported.Ennahda apologized for “the abuses committed against journalists” during the march in the capital Tunis, that had been organized by t

China gives Tunisia 100,000 doses of vaccine against Corona

The Tunisian presidency said, Thursday, that in the context of its follow-up to the process of providing various types of vaccines against the Covid-19 virus, China confirmed its readiness to provide part of these vaccines to Tunisia as a gift. In a statement, the presidency stated that the Chine

Ghannouchi says Tunisian revolution needs help

The Speaker of Parliament and leader of the Ennahda movement has said that Tunisia needs help from its international partners. "Especially those who believe in democracy, as it is unable to implement all the reforms on its own," Rached Ghannouchi wrote in USA Today. "Tunisia," he added, "is s

Tunisia president accuses PM of violating constitution

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Monday accused Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi of "violating the provisions of the constitution" while conducting the last cabinet reshuffle. In a letter the president reminded Mechichi of a number of principles related to the necessity for the political authority

Fresh Tunisia protests break out in southern region

TATAOUINE: Dozens of Tunisian youths on Friday blocked roads in the long-marginalized southern Tataouine region in anger over unkept government promises to provide work and investment.In November last year, the administration of Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi pledged to create hundreds of jobs and