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National Guard Official Injured in Brawl with “Salafists” in Douar Hicher
Wissem Ben Slimen, head of the Manouba National Guard unit, was attacked by someone he described as a “Salafist” wielding a sharp object in the neighborhood of Douar Hicher in Manouba governorate on Saturday night. Ben Slimen recounted the incident in a video that is available on Mosaà¯que FM’s website. He explained ...

Tunisian Secretary of State Visits U.S. to Consolidate Bilateral Relations
Hedi Ben Abbes, Tunisia's Secretary of State to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of the Americas and Asia, is visiting the U.S. from October 28 to November 4. According to a statement released yesterday by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the visit is part of a plan to reinvigorate Tunisian-American relations in light of recent e...

Tunisia to become Privileged Partner to European Union
Tunisia's Secretary of State to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of European Affairs, Touhami Abdouli, announced on October 25 that Tunisia is set to become a privileged partner of the European Union (EU) in an interview with TAP made available on the Foreign Affairs ministry's website. Abdouli stated that this decision will ...

Tunisia Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of First Democratic Elections Amid Protests
About 500 people demonstrated outside the plenary session of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) today, protesting broken promises by the government on the one-year anniversary of Tunisia’s first democratic elections. The day also marks the non-binding, self-imposed deadline for the NCA to draft a new constitution, which assembly members ...

Tension Continues to Escalate in Gabes
Residents of a district in the industrial coastal city of Gabes held a general strike today to protest a government-imposed curfew, as police and protesters clashed for the fifth day. The Ministry of Interior implemented a curfew yesterday in four districts of the Gabes governorate, including the district of Bouchemma, following unrest trigge...

National Dialogue Congress Looks to Establish Political Consensus in Transitional Period
On October 16, 50 political parties and various other civil society organizations took part in the National Dialogue Congress (NDC ), organized by the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT). The goal was to reach a broad consensus among all parties over the next steps to take for the transitional period that the country is going...

Qatar to Cover the Medical Charges of 20 Tunisians Wounded During the Revolution
The ambassador of Qatar in Tunis, Naceur Al Hamid met with the Tunisian Minister of Human Rights and Transitional Justice, Samir Dilou yesterday and announced that Qatar will cover the medical charges of 20 people wounded during the Tunisian Revolution. The Qatari ambassador said that seven of the wounded will be transported to Qa...

A Growing US-Tunisia Partnership Strives for the Success of Tunisia’s Democracy
Following a six-day visit to the United States, Hedi Ben Abbes, Tunisia’s Secretary of State to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of the Americas and Asia, sat down for an exclusive interview with Tunisia Live in which he spoke about forthcoming programs in partnership with the US. Ben Abbes announced the creation of...

A Tunisian-French Graffiti Piece Brings Color to Downtown Tunis
A team of Tunisian and French graffiti artists are putting the finishing touches on a huge graffiti mural in downtown Tunis. The two-day event started on March 29, and is organized by Kif Kif Tunisia and Kif Kif France. Hend Tekaya, secretary general of Kif Kif Tunisia, described the two-day event as a great occasion to promote...

The United States Increases Economic Aid to Tunisia with $100 Million Grant
Today, the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton announced that the United States will provide a $100 million cash transfer to the Government of Tunisia for short-term fiscal relief. The grant, which still has to obtain congressional approval, will go to pay Tunisia’s debt to the World Bank and the African Development Bank, thus allowing ...