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News Tunisia: Trump budget spotlights Tunisia in pitch to overhaul foreign military aid

Published on: Tuesday 11 February 2020
Trump budget spotlights Tunisia in pitch to overhaul foreign military aid
News source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/02/trump-budget-tunisia-foreign-military-aid.html

The State Department is dangling potential US aircraft sales to Tunisia as part of its pitch to overhaul foreign military aid. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi Tunisian soldiers stand in front of military ...

News Tunisia: Tunisia Sacks U.N. Ambassador for Opposing Trump’s Peace Plan

Published on: Friday 07 February 2020
Tunisia Sacks U.N. Ambassador for Opposing Trump’s Peace Plan
News source: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/02/07/tunisia-fires-un-ambassador-trump-middle-east-peace-plan-israeli-palestinian/

The country’s newly elected president seeks to maintain good relations with Washington as opposition to the Israeli-Palestinian scheme builds.

News Tunisia: Tunisia to shelve plan for UN vote on Trump's Middle East plan

Published on: Monday 10 February 2020
Tunisia to shelve plan for UN vote on Trump's Middle East plan
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/10/tunisia-to-shelve-plan-for-un-vote-on-trumps-middle-east-plan

Security council vote was seen as test of support for deal and of Britain’s relations with US ...

News Tunisia: FIVB Senior World Ranking, Men: Tunisia 17th globally

Published on: Saturday 01 February 2020
FIVB Senior World Ranking, Men: Tunisia 17th globally
News source: https://www.albawaba.com/sport/fivb-senior-world-ranking-men-tunisia-17th-globally-1336430

Tunisia ranked 17th globally and 1st at the African level in the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Men Senior World Ranking, advancing by 5 positions compared to the last ranking. Tunisia ...

News Tunisia: Lina Ben Mhenni: The woman who blogged Tunisia's revolution

Published on: Friday 31 January 2020
Lina Ben Mhenni: The woman who blogged Tunisia's revolution
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-51310557

Image caption Lina Ben Mhenni's mother and father, who had been a political prisoner, inspired her activism Many appeared to be there to remind each other of a shared struggle in the past and a new ...

News Tunisia: Tunisia country profile

Published on: Thursday 23 January 2020
Tunisia country profile
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-14107241

Home of the ancient city of Carthage, Tunisia was once an important player in the Mediterranean, thanks to its location in the centre of North Africa, close to vital shipping routes. The Romans, Arabs ...

News Tunisia: Tunisia gets ready for refugee influx from neighboring Libya

Published on: Tuesday 21 January 2020
Tunisia gets ready for refugee influx from neighboring Libya
News source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/01/libya-conflict-tunisia-humanitarian-crisis-refugees.html

Customs officers check Libyan refugees at the Libyan-Tunisia border crossing in Dehiba, June 10, 2011. During the National Security Council meeting at the presidential palace Jan. 7, Tunisian ...

News Tunisia: Tunisia's Saied tasks former finance minister to form new gov't

Published on: Monday 20 January 2020
Tunisia's Saied tasks former finance minister to form new gov't
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/tunisia-saied-tasks-finance-minister-form-gov-200121073922874.html

Following the voting down of Jemli's proposed cabinet on January 10, Saied had 10 days to designate a new prime minister, as per Tunisia's constitution. The former constitutional law professor, whose ...

News Tunisia: Opinion: Lesson from Tunisia: Curb coastal erosion — stop building along Southern California beaches

Published on: Sunday 19 January 2020
Opinion: Lesson from Tunisia: Curb coastal erosion — stop building along Southern California beaches
News source: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-19/southern-california-coastal-erosion-development

The beach seemed to be disappearing because of sea level rise, he said. Many people make that observation, but from research I helped conduct off the coast of Tunisia, I knew the reason was probably ...

News Tunisia: Germany downplays flap over Tunisia invite to Libya summit

Published on: Monday 20 January 2020
Germany downplays flap over Tunisia invite to Libya summit
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/germany-downplays-flap-tunisia-invite-libya-summit-68400821

BERLIN -- The German government on Monday downplayed Tunisia's rejection of a last-minute invitation to a weekend conference on Libya that had ruffled feathers in the North African nation. Chancellor ...

News Tunisia: Tunisia goes into 'diplomatic coma'

Published on: Thursday 16 January 2020
Tunisia goes into 'diplomatic coma'
News source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/01/tunisians-president-libya-hifter-intervention-turkey-erdogan.html

Following the Turkish intervention in Libya and the Tunisian diplomatic silence in the face of the Libyan developments, Tunisians have launched a campaign calling on officials to break their silence and play an effective role in any mediation process aimed at putting an end to the Libyan conflict.

News Tunisia: In Tunisia, a showcase of Roman mosaics

Published on: Thursday 16 January 2020
In Tunisia, a showcase of Roman mosaics
News source: http://www.startribune.com/in-tunisia-a-showcase-of-roman-mosaics/567053892/

The expanded Bardo Museum in Tunis holds a treasure trove of Roman mosaics. The Bardo’s original palace, which dates to the 1100s, became a museum in the late 1800s and home to local treasures, ...

News Tunisia: 'The dates are drying': profits shrivel for farmers as the heat rises in Tunisia

Published on: Monday 13 January 2020
'The dates are drying': profits shrivel for farmers as the heat rises in Tunisia
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jan/14/the-dates-are-drying-profits-shrivel-for-farmers-as-the-heat-rises-in-tunisia

Irrigation systems and oases in the arid south are failing to keep up with the demands of thirsty palm plantations ...

News Tunisia: Safa stop ref Gomes from handling Tunisia game between Esperance and Etoile Sahel

Published on: Monday 13 January 2020
Safa stop ref Gomes from handling Tunisia game between Esperance and Etoile Sahel
News source: https://www.timeslive.co.za/sport/soccer/2020-01-13-safa-stop-ref-gomes-from-handling-tunisia-game-between-esperance-and-etoile-sahel/

Top referee Victor Gomes has been invited to handle the traditionally contentious Tunisian league fixture between Esperance and Etoile Sahel but was denied permission by the South African Football Association as he is allegedly needed at home in SA.

News Tunisia: Lawmakers vote down Tunisia's new government amid opposition

Published on: Friday 10 January 2020
Lawmakers vote down Tunisia's new government amid opposition
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/lawmakers-vote-tunisias-government-amid-opposition-68206773

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Tunisian lawmakers voted down the North African country's new government Friday, declaring no confidence in a Cabinet proposed by the moderate Islamist party that has the most ...

News Tunisia: Neighbors Tunisia, Algeria both announce new governments

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Neighbors Tunisia, Algeria both announce new governments
News source: https://apnews.com/d0fdeddd80c09c89549acdb67a5843d4

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — North African neighbors Tunisia and Algeria both announced the make-up Thursday of new governments, with an unprecedentedly high number of women put forward by the Tunisian prime ...

News Tunisia: Ex-Tunisia international Tarek Dhiab re-appointed sports minister

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Ex-Tunisia international Tarek Dhiab re-appointed sports minister
News source: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50981964

Ex-Tunisia international Tarek Dhiab, has been re- appointed as the country's new minister of youth and sports. The 65-year-old Dhiab won over 100 international caps including playing at the 1978 ...

News Tunisia: Embattled Tunisia edges closer to elusive government

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Embattled Tunisia edges closer to elusive government
News source: https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Embattled-Tunisia-edges-closer-to-elusive-14944900.php

Tunisia's prime minister on Thursday unveiled a proposed government of technocrats, including a veteran Finance Ministry official, which authorities hope will help end the political limbo delaying sorely-needed reforms in the North African nation. Prime Minister-designate Habib Jemli tapped Abderrahmane Kochtali, the Finance Ministry's secretary-general, to head the key ministry, while veteran diplomat Khaled Shili, a former ambassador to Jordan, would take the Foreign Ministry. The proposed cabinet mostly comprises independents -- an apparent bid by Jemli to bridge a fractured parliament in which no one party holds the majority. He disclosed the names in a televised press conference almost 24 hours after he had submitted the list to President Kais Saied. Saied forwarded the list to parliament on Thursday. Jemli was picked as prime minister in November by Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party that won the most seats in the previous month's legislative elections. None of the parties, however, won a majority and Jemli has struggled to draw up a coalition government because larger groups such as the populist Heart of Tunisia refused to join forces. The prime minister-designate said Thursday he was "sure" the majority of parliament would support his choices. Other cabinet nominees include: - Fadhel AbdelKafi: Planning, Development and International Cooperation Ministry - Hédi Kédiri: Justice Ministry; retired judge and former head of the Supreme Judicial Council - Sofien Sliti: Interior Ministry; currently spokesman of the country's counter-terrorism judiciary body - Mongi Marzouk: Industry Ministry - Rene Trabelsi: retains Tourism Ministry The lack of a clear winner in the legislative elections late last year reflected the challenges confronting Tunisia, whose 2011...