Archive for May 17th, 2011

Remada: Two terrorists and ammunition found

Remada: Two terrorists and ammunition found

| 17 May 2011 | 1 Comment

On May 14, the National Guard and Security of Remada arrested two terrorists in the region of Douar Nekrif. The men were between the ages of 31 and 32, one was of Libyan descent and the other Algerian. Both men were in possession of explosives that they planned to use for terroristic activity. One man threw a grenade at [...]

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2011 AL GHRIBA PILGRIMAGE

2011 AL GHRIBA PILGRIMAGE

| 17 May 2011 | 0 Comments

Asma Ghribi Located on the island of Djerba South of Tunisia, La Ghriba Synagogue is the location of Jewish pilgrimage(s) which is held each spring. Known as one of the oldest Synagogue’s in the world, and the home of a Jewish community of some 1100 people. During the time of the pilgrimage, a ritual in which visitors light candles in the Ghriba synagogue [...]

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Tunisia elected as chair of general union of Arab Accountants and Auditors

Tunisia elected as chair of general union of Arab Accountants and Auditors

| 17 May 2011 | 15 Comments

Tunisia was unanimously elected to the Presidency of the General Union of Arab Accountants and Auditors; Mr. Salah Dhibi, Chairman of the Tunisian Accountants Board, during the Union’s general assembly, held on May 13, in Cairo.The Union is a member of the Council of Arab Economic Unity stemming from the Arab League. It is made up [...]

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G8 summit a breakthrough for the Tunisian Economy

G8 summit a breakthrough for the Tunisian Economy

| 17 May 2011 | 0 Comments

 The economist and former minister Elyes Jouini met today with a number of leading economists around the Prime Minister, Beji Caid Essebsi.    Guests included among others, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, Jean-Louis Reiffers (Femis, Dean of the university of the Mediterranean in Aix) and Olivier Pastre, a specialist in Islamic finance. Other economists who were not present [...]

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Tunis plays host to Albert Londres Award ceremony

Tunis plays host to Albert Londres Award ceremony

| 17 May 2011 | 0 Comments

TUNIS (TAP) The 2011 Albert Londres Award ceremony was held on Saturday afternoon at the Municipal Theatre of Tunis in tribute to the Tunisian Revolution. The Albert Londres Award, created in 1933, rewards the best journalists in the Francophone press. Agence France Press (AFP) journalist Emmanuel Duparcq was awarded the written press prize of this [...]

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Prime Ministry: 2 weekly meetings with the media:

Prime Ministry: 2 weekly meetings with the media:

| 17 May 2011 | 0 Comments

The communication unit under the Prime Ministry has organizeed on friday the 20th, his first meeting with the media. This meeting comes in the wake of the decision of the Prime Minister to strengthen the role of this cell. It is an opportunity to get closer to the national public opinion and better inform the Government’s activities [...]

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Sit-in of Essahafa employees who refuse the return of Ben Romdhane H’mida

Sit-in of Essahafa employees who refuse the return of Ben Romdhane H’mida

| 17 May 2011 | 0 Comments

  (Tunis TAP) Journalists, technicians and agents of the journal Essahafa conducted a sit-in on Monday May 16,  at the headquarters of the newspaper. The newspaper’s staff, on the same day held a meeting to discuss developments in their protests since it began last April 25. They condemned in a statement “the slowness of the Prime Ministry in the treatment of [...]

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Assarih, (the truthful) May 17th

Assarih, (the truthful) May 17th

| 17 May 2011 | 0 Comments

Page 3: “Inquiring Friaa and Safra postponing withdrawing Rajhi’s Immunity” Ahmed Friaa and Monji Safra, respectively former Minister of Interior and former advisor of  ousted presidentBen Ali, were called into inquiry yesterday. It has been decided to release them until the completion of investigation. In the same regard, the announcement of whether Rajhi’s immunity will withdrawn or [...]

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Taxi Drivers strike!

Taxi Drivers strike!

| 17 May 2011 | 0 Comments

Asma Ghribi Taxi drivers are not an exception to the wave of open strikes that have recently shaken Tunisia. On Sunday May 15th, they announced that they will be in an open strike starting from Monday May 16th. Hence on Monday morning, many Tunisians thought they would find yellow free streets and resort to other forms of  public transportation yet [...]

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Slim Chiboub’s funds are no longer frozen in Europe.

Slim Chiboub’s funds are no longer frozen in Europe.

| 17 May 2011 | 0 Comments

By: Ibrahim Ben Slama Slim Chiboub, the son-in-law of Ben Ali, has won an appeal against the Council of the European Union concerning blocking his bank accounts in Europe. A copy of the Official Journal of the European Union was published on May 16th on EUR-Lex (the official website that provides free access to European Union [...]

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